Cardiff scrum half Ryan Powell has won a place in the Wales A squad to face Italy at St Helen's, Swansea, on Friday 1 March (kick-off 7.05pm).Powell was a try scorer for Cardiff in their Principality Cup win at Aberavon on Saturday .Pontypridd lock Robert Sidoli is also included, while Bath flanker Gavin Thomas switches with Brett Sinkinson in the senior squad.
WALES A SQUAD
Backs: Adrian Durston (Bridgend), Gareth Wyatt (Pontypridd), Gareth Thomas (Bridgend), Matthew Watkins (Newport), Leigh Davies (Llanelli), Shane Williams (Neath), Craig Warlow (Bridgend), Lee Jarvis (Neath), Ryan Powell (Cardiff), Andrew Moore (Neath)
Forwards: Duncan Jones (Neath), Martyn Madden (Llanelli), Mefin Davies (Pontypridd), Gareth Williams (Bridgend), Andrew Millward (Neath), Robert Sidoli (Pontypridd), Gareth Llewellyn (Neath), Deiniol Jones (Bridgend), Neil Edwards (Ebbw Vale), Colin Charvis (Swansea), Dafydd Jones (Llanelli), Gavin Thomas (Bath), Michael Owen (Pontypridd), Will Thomas (Ebbw Vale)
Despite drawing with Ireland in the opening round of the RBS 6 Nations, Wales defence coach Shaun Edwards believes the championship 'is still in our hands' as he prepares his side to face Scotland at Principality Stadium tomorrow.
Meet the members of the WRU's inaugural Youth Board - after an online selection process which saw a host of high calibre candidates submit video applications the WRU has made its first 15 appointments.The board is made up of individuals aged between 16 and 21, and will meet for the first time at Principality Stadium on Monday 15th February.
The Wales Women's team headed to Dare Valley Country Park on a team bonding exercise as the entire squad got together for the very first time in preparation for this season's Six Nations championship which kicks off on Saturday with a clash against defending champions Ireland, in Donnybrook.
Wales Head Coach Warren Gatland discusses his team selection for the opening round of the RBS 6 Nations where he leads his side against Ireland, on Sunday. As WRU TV's Luke Brodley discovers, Gatland is fully aware of the challenges the defending champions pose