The National Team Coach Graham Henry has announced his squad to face Ireland in the opening game of the Lloyds TSB Six Nations Championship in Dublin on the 3rd February 2002. He announced his 22 man squad at the end of a four-day preparatory training camp held this week.
The Cardiff wing Craig Morgan is the one new name to rugby at this level. An injury on the summer tour of Japan prevented him from winning his first cap back in June. The other uncapped player is Newport's Andy Marinos, although he has played in an uncapped game and has sat on the replacement bench.
At the end of a tough and very rewarding weeks work with a group of 38 players Henry said, "We spent a very profitable week together and with the players having given so much I felt that it was only right that they went away knowing exactly where they stood. Having seen all of them work at close quarters during the week and watched them playing over the last few months I am comfortable with the fact that we have selected from strength. Craig Morgan is rewarded for his return to fitness and form and around him we have a nucleus of players who have grown in confidence as the club game has upped its tempo over recent weeks."
Kevin Morgan (Swansea)
Dafydd James (Bridgend)
Rhys Williams (Cardiff)
Craig Morgan (Cardiff)
Jamie Robinson (Cardiff)
Andy Marinos (Newport)
Iestyn Harris (Cardiff)
Stephen Jones (Llanelli)
Robert Howley (Cardiff)
Dwayne Peel (Llanelli)
Scott Quinnell (Llanelli)
Martyn Williams (Cardiff)
Nathan Budgett (Bridgend)
Brett Sinkinson (Neath)
Chris Wyatt (Llanelli)
Craig Quinnell (Cardiff)
Ian Gough (Newport)
Chris Anthony (Newport)
Duncan Jones (Neath)
Spencer John (Cardiff)
Robin McBryde (Llanelli)
Barry Williams (Neath)
Wales U20 face a tough group in the Junior World Championship with France, England and Japan lying in wait but Attack coach Jason Strange and back rower Tom Phillips are looking forward to the campaign ahead.
Angus O'Brien has quickly settled into the Wales Sevens squad after solid performances in Hong Kong and Japan. With two rounds remaining in Glasgow and Twickenham on the World Series, WRU TV's Graeme Gillespie chats to the rising star.
Wales winger Luke Morgan has established himself as one of the deadliest finishers on the Sevens World Series. WRU TV's Graeme Gillespie catches up with him on the eve of this weekend's round in Glasgow.
All roads lead to Cardiff on Sunday for the SSE SWALEC Finals Day at the Millennium Stadium. Cambrian Welfare tackle Ystradgynlais in the Bowl final, Ystrad Rhondda play Newcastle Emlyn in the Plate final while defending champions Pontypridd face Bridgend in the Cup final.
WRU Chief Executive Roger Lewis, Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism Ken Skates and WRU Chairman Gareth Davies earlier this week launched a new competition in conjunction with the WRU unveiling its archive room.
Welsh players and management joined Deputy Minister for Sport Ken Skates at the Pierhead Building, Cardiff Bay earlier this week to reveal the Union's pioneering school-club hub initiative has been so successful the project will now almost double the scale of the original project.
The Scarlets, Newport Gwent Dragons, Cardiff Blues and the Ospreys look ahead to Judgement Day III which sees the Blues take on the Ospreys (2.30) and the Dragons tackle the Scarlets (4.45pm) at the Millennium Stadium tomorrow afternoon.
Ystradgynlais and Ynysddu played out a titanic struggle at Taffs Well in the SSE SWALEC Bowl semi-final. At the end of the game neither team could be separated after a 15-15 stalemate but Ystradgynlais go through on try count.
Blues strike first in JD III battle - Newport Gwent Dragons lock Andrew Coombs, WRU referee Dylan Llyr Jones and Cardiff Blues hooker Matthew Rees decide dressing room allocations for Judgement Day III