Canada defeated the United States on Saturday by 26-9 in the first match of the final Americas qualifying group of the World Cup.
The win was gained by a Canada side that included seven players with experience in the Welsh Premier Division.
The entire front row of Jon Thiel (Bridgend), Pat Dunkley (Swansea) and Rod Snow (Newport) was backed by other pack members in the Cardiff duo of John Tait and Dan Baugh.
In the home backs were Nik Witkowski (Swansea) at centre and scrum half Morgan Williams, who has appeared for Cardiff.
The United States included the Llanelli forwards Luke Gross and Dave Hodges, with the latter skippering the side.
The Welsh presence was added to by touchjudge Nigel Whitehouse, who backed up referee Alan Lewis of Ireland.
The countries meet again in Chicago on July 13.
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).
The winners of a filmmaking competition organised by the education charity Into Film and the WRU enjoyed a behind the scenes tour of the Millennium Stadium - and a chance to be photographed with the WRU's fire-breathing, rugby loving mascot, Scorch The Dragon, and Welsh international, Jake Ball.
The Wales Under 20 camp are in a quietly confident mood as they face Ireland in the U20 Championship, with Coaching Co-Ordinator Allan Lewis and full back Dafydd Howells targeting a top five finish in the tournament.