Wales are to send a strong squad to Australia and New Zealand for Rounds 4 and 5 of the IRB World Sevens Series in February.
Manager John Ryan bloods four new players, Llanelli's Gareth Bowen, Darren Berry from UWIC, James Strong of London Welsh, and Gareth Gravell of Newport.
Wales are currently ranked in seventh place after two rounds. The hugely popular tournament runs 11 rounds and reaches its zenith this year in the Millenium Stadium at the end of May.
AUSTRALIA/NEW ZEALAND SQUAD
1. JON THOMAS SWANSEA D/D, C/A
2. ROBIN SOWDEN-TAYLOR CARDIFF D/D ,C/A
3. GAVIN VAUGHAN-EVANS E.VALE D/D
4. DARREN BERRY UWIC
5. GARETH BOWEN LLANELLI
6. SHAUN JAMES PONTYPRIDD C/A
7. GARETH CHAPMAN UWIC. D/D, C/A
8. EMYR LEWIS NEWPORT D/D
9. PHIL EDWARDS UWIC D/D, C/A
10. CRAIG RICHARDS WHITLAND D/D,C/A
11. JAMES STRONG LONDON WELSH
12. GARETH GRAVELL NEWPORT
MANAGER JOHN RYAN D/D, C/A
COACH COLIN HILLMAN D/D, C/A
PHYSIO IONA MORGAN D/D
Wales U20 captain Tom Phillips and performance psychologist Dr Rich Neil explain why spending three days at Monmouth RFC has further strengthened the togetherness of the squad ahead of the #WorldRugbyU20s
Alongside Scarlets flanker James Davies and Cardiff Blues centre Cory Allen, three Wales Sevens core players have made the extended training squad for GB Sevens. Wales Head coach Gareth Williams tells WRU TV's Graeme Gillespie why Luke Treharne, Sam Cross and Luke Morgan earned selection in the initial training squad for Rio.
Wales Sevens head coach Gareth Williams tells WRU TV's Graeme Gillespie he has had to overcome a number of injuries before naming a competitive squad for this weekend's penultimate round of the World Series in Paris.
Merthyr were officially crowned champions of the SSE SWALEC Championship at Dowlais on Saturday where captain Andy Powell paid tribute to his side who have earned promotion to the Principality Premiership
Coleg y Cymoedd's season has had a spectacular ending with victory in two cup finals and a massive victory over one of the best rugby playing schools in the world - Welsh coach Warren Gatland's old alma mater, Hamilton Boys' High School.
WRU chief executive Martyn Phillips hosted the second meeting of the WRU Youth Board last weekend ahead of the Judgement Day IV regional double-header. Tthe board, made up of 15 under-21-year-olds from around Wales, heard presentations from head of participation Ryan Jones, policy and integrity manager Jeremy Rogers and national women's rugby manager Caroline Spanton, with Pro Rugby Wales CEO Mark Davies also on hand to hear the range of views aired.
Wales duo Rhun Williams and Liam Belcher, who makes a welcome return after five months of injury woe, look ahead to next month's World Rugby U20 Championship in Manchester where they will face Ireland, Georgia and New Zealand.