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.
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.
Geraint John has taken up the new role of WRU elite coach development manager having arrived in Wales last week. WRU TV caught up with him at the WRU rugby department's strategy day at the Millennium Stadium.
The entire Welsh Rugby Union Rugby Department gathered at the Millennium Stadium earlier this week where WRU Head of Rugby Josh Lewsey looked back on a year where structural and strategic changes have seen significant progress made
The Welsh Rugby Union has released a specially produced video to spearhead a new campaign to help promote the values of rugby union. The video, entitled Let us Play underpins the WRU rugby department's philosophy - to engage, transfer and retain players, coaches and referees.