Wales coach Steve Hansen has made three changes to his 22 man squad for the Lloyds TSB Six Nations match with Italy at the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff, on Saturday 2 March (kick-off 2.00 pm).
Llanelli second row Chris Wyatt has recovered from the ankle injury that ruled him out of the match against France and is named in the squad, replacing Cardiff's Craig Quinnell who is out with knee damage.
Iestyn Thomas, the Ebbw Vale prop who broke a toe in the match against Tonga back on 17 November, takes over from Duncan Jones (Neath) with Neath flanker Brett Sinkinson coming in on rota for Gavin Thomas (Bath Rugby).
WALES SQUAD (v Italy)
Backs: Kevin Morgan (Swansea), Rhys Williams (Cardiff), Dafydd James (Bridgend), Craig Morgan (Cardiff), Tom Shanklin (Saracens), Andy Marinos (Newport Rugby), Iestyn Harris (Cardiff), Stephen Jones (Llanelli), Rob Howley (Cardiff), Dwayne Peel (Llanelli). Forwards: Iestyn Thomas (Ebbw Vale), Spencer John (Cardiff), Chris Anthony (Newport Rugby), Robin McBryde (Llanelli), Barry Williams (Neath), Ian Gough (Newport Rugby), Chris Wyatt (Llanelli), Andy Moore (Swansea), Brett Sinkinson (Neath), Nathan Budgett (Bridgend), Martyn Williams (Cardiff),Scott Quinnell (Llanelli, captain).
The WRU has teamed up with Crawshay's to tour Georgia in June. The side, which will be called the Crawshays WRU President's XV, will play Emerging Georgia twice, in a tour which supports the Welsh Government's efforts to grow relations between the two countries.
Wales Sevens are looking to re-group after a disappointing tournament last time out in South Africa. The next double leg in New Zealand and Las Vegas offers Gareth Williams a chance to redeem themselves.
Wales Women's head coach Rhys Edwards was at Llandovery to see the conclusion of an entertaining Women's Regional championship where any one of three teams were in contention for title glory on the last day of action.
Christmas has come early at Glynneath rugby club, one of a number around Wales who have received an array of merchandise and equipment this December courtesy of the Welsh Rugby Union's £750,000 participation points scheme.
The WRU have been delivering on the scheme - which gives individual clubs access to up to £5,000 worth of supplies and equipment each for the 2014/2015 season - over the last two weeks and today (Friday) were received by a special guest in Glynneath, club president and pitch marker Max Boyce.