Wales A recovered fronm their eight try mauling in Ireland to get back on the victory trail with an impressive win over France at Cardiff Arms Park.
Neath wing Shane Williams scored the only try of the game, while his club-mate Lee Jarvis kicked three penalties and a drop goal to grab a morale boosting win.
The French took an early lead with a 40 metre penalty from outside half Jean-Frederic Dubois, but by the break Jarvis had kicked three peanlties to edge his team infront.
Dubois kicked a second penalty shortly after the restart, but the decisive moment came when Gareth Wyatt kicked from the right wing to the left to allow his fellow speedster Shane Williams the chance to run 15 metres to the line for a try. Jarvis added a late drop goal and the game was won.
Scorers: Wales A: Try: S Williams; Pens: L Jarvis 3;DG: L Jarvis.
Twelve young people have been selected to follow a one year WRU Coach Core apprenticeship programme. Coach Core was set up by the Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry as part of the Olympics legacy in 2012 and the Duke of Cambridge was on hand to meet the apprentices on their first day in the job. The programme has been funded by the Hunter Foundation.
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.