Wales gained victories in under-16 and under-18 away matches last Saturday in Italy and Portugal respectively. The under-16 side played their first international of the season and followed up the A team win last Thursday by 16-13 as they met and defeated the full Italian side in Calvisano and came away with a 27-17 success.
Three of the four Wales tries came from their wings with a brace for Jon Brinkworth (Bishop of Llandaff, Cardiff) and one for Chris Czekaj (Corpus Christi). The final try of the match was scored by full back Aaron Bramwell (Llangatog Comp), who converted two of the tries.
In Coimbra, Portugal, Wales under-18 Youth defeated the Portugal under-19 side by 46-12 to win the quadrangular tournament.Andrew Kingdom (Llandovery) on the Wales wing scored one of the tries, thus Marks (Llandovery) 2, wing Dan Hitchings (Treorchy) 2, centre Aaron May (Swansea) and centre Viv Jenkins (Carmarthen Quins).Full back Leon Andrews converted four of the tries and landed a penalty with Wales having lead 27-0 at the interval.
Porthcawl recently received a WRU facilities grant and funding from Natwest RugbyForce in order to give their changing rooms a facelift. This came after receiving £10,000 in a WRU facilities grant last year to tarmac their car park. The improvements have already helped to make the club more accessible, not only for their own members and players but for the whole community.
The Welsh Rugby Union has launched a new, accredited Safeguarding and Protecting Children course - funded by the WRU and delivered in partnership with Sport Wales and the NSPCC - fo rugby club volunteers around Wales.
The SWALEC semi-final draws threw up some mouth-watering clashes in the Cup, Plate and Bowl as the 12 teams aim for the Millennium Stadium Finals Day. All the semi-finals are to be played on the weekend of April 12.
Welsh whistler Rhys Thomas continues to scale the heights of the game as he prepares to be an official in this weekend's Hong Kong Sevens tournament, undoubtedly the showpiece event on the World Series calendar.
Wales International Ian Evans and Wales and Lions legend Scott Quinnell swapped rugby balls for paint pots at Tonna during the RBS 6 Nations. They surprised club players with a special clubhouse makeover to launch NatWest RugbyForce 2014 - a programme developed in partnership with the WRU to make rugby clubs stronger businesses by improving and renovating their facilities with the support of volunteers and the local community.
Fresh from claiming the Bowl honours in Tokyo last Sunday, the Wales Sevens squad have settled into their routine as they prepare for this weekend's Hong Kong tournament where Iolo Evans is aiming high, as WRU TV's Graeme Gillespie discovers.
The Welsh Rugby Union has recently teamed up with Prostate Cymru to help the charity launch its latest campaign to raise awareness of the disease. Members of the Wales squad helped produce a short video and promotional material for the campaign titled 'The Best Defence - is to know the FACTS'.