'The WRU holds no prejudice against any of its players and all are welcome to play and enjoy the game of rugby football regardless of gender, race, religion or sexuality. In fact the WRU actively promotes equality and equal opportunity at all levels of the game in Wales.
Women and Girls rugby in particular has made significant progress in recent years and the WRU is keen to maintain its development. Comments such as those made can only do harm to a game which is trying its best to provide sporting opportunities for young Welsh girls and women.'
As the countdown continues for RWC2015, Tournament Chief Executive Debbie Jevans visited the Millennium Stadium to discuss preparations for the eight matches and reveal the positive news that 100,000 tickets for games at the home of Welsh rugby have sold in the last seven days.
Jason Harries is targeting a first win on the World Series circuit this season with Wales. The series returns to action this weekend in Dubai where Harries is part of a team hoping to build from its efforts in round one in October.
Wales skipper Jevon Groves says his side have addressed a few points from Gold Coast and aim to 'hit the ground running' in the next two rounds of the World Series, kicking off with this weekend in Dubai before heading off to South Africa next week.
Wales Sevens manager Steff Thomas is hopeful his side can build from a quarter-final spot in the opening round of the World Series in Australia when his side take part in the forthcoming double header in Dubai and South Africa.