Wales under-18 Youth gained their first victory of the season as they beat the Spain under-19 team by 33-8 in the second of three matches that Wales are playing in a quadrangular tournament in Portugal.
After losing to the Wales Senior Schools by 24-0 in a non-cap match last month, Wales opened the tournament with a shock 25-15 loss to Italy, but the Italian side surprisingly lost their next match to Portugal by 29-27.
Despite conceding a year in age, Wales ran in six tries against Spain through wing Andrew Kingdom (2), scrum half James Ireland, prop Lee Fender, wing Dan Hitchings and new full back Leon Andrews (Penarth). Fly half Tomas Marks added a penalty. Wales now meet the Portugal under-19 side on Sunday at Coimbra with Italy taking on Spain.
Twelve young people have been selected to follow a one year WRU Coach Core apprenticeship programme. Coach Core was set up by the Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry as part of the Olympics legacy in 2012 and the Duke of Cambridge was on hand to meet the apprentices on their first day in the job. The programme has been funded by the Hunter Foundation.
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.