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 Webb Ellis Cup visited Lampeter on Monday to recognise the fact that the town is celebrating a major milestone as it is believed the first ever game of rugby played in Wales, was in fact played in Lampeter 150 years ago.
Cardiff Blues U18 Girls will go into Sunday's Gemau Cymru with an extra spring in their step after Welsh internationals Elinor Snowsill and Philippa Tuttiett offered some last minute tips at a training session earlier this week.
Rob Howley and Josh Lewsey addressed more than 250 community club coaches and referees at the first WRU National Community Conference on the weekend. The volunteers benefitted from coaching masterclasses and workshops in a bid to connect all levels of the rugby pathway in Wales.
UEFA has today confirmed the Football Association of Wales (FAW) has been successful in its bid for the Millennium Stadium to host the 2017 UEFA Champions League Final on Saturday 3rd June, 2017 (kick-off: 19.45hrs GMT).