The death has occurred of the former Swansea prop Neil Webb, who skippered his club in the 1976 Welsh Cup final against Llanelli.
Webb took over the captaincy after British Lion Mervyn Davies had suffered a serious injury in the semi-final against Pontypool. However, Llanelli won the final by 16-4.
Former Cross Keys scrum half Alex Givvons, who became a loose forward in Rugby League with Oldham, has died at the age of 88.
Givvons, from Pill in Newport, turned professional in 1932 and was capped by Wales at that code. He gave 60 years to Oldham and Huddersfield as player, coach and committeeman, winning the RL Cup with Huddersfield, but being honoured in Oldham by having a street - Givvons Fold - named after him three years ago.
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.