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)
The Welsh Rugby Union has awarded a unique 'President's Cap' to a specific group of players who represented their country between 1945 and 1979, but missed out on international recognition at the time.
Prabhat Mathema, the WRU's National Medical Manager explains the four part Pitchside Suspected Concussion Assessment process the IRB has devised that is being implemented throughout the Dove Men Series and in the LV= Cup this season, which includes the provision for a five minute temporary substitution to allow an assessment to take place.