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 launched a campaign to create a long term legacy for Welsh club rugby by highlighting the advantages of volunteering. Rhian Edwards, a volunteer at Seven Sisters, has enjoyed many benefits of her volunteering at a grassroots rugby club including being part of the Rugby World Cup volunteer workforce after being nominated by the WRU - and the WRU is asking for more people to develop their 'Welsh rugby roots'.
Wales head coach Warren Gatland and captain Sam Warburton say their first prioirty on Sunday in the opening game of the World Cup is to win against Uruguay and not get overly concerned with points difference.
With only days to go until the biggest rugby competition in the world begins, rugby fans visiting Cardiff this autumn will be able to enjoy a special display at National Museum Cardiff as part of the celebrations surrounding the Rugby World Cup.