WRU Manager of Match Officials Rob Yeman will be joined by former World Cup final referee Derek Bevan at a special press conference to be held in the WREX Suite, Millennium Stadium on Wednesday, 12 January to launch a campaign to tackle the rising problem of abuse of match officials.
Also present will be WRU General Manager Steve Lewis, professional referees Hugh Watkins and Nigel Owens and president of the Welsh Society of Referees Tony Lynch.
The initiative comes at a time when there is growing concern within rugby in Wales, and around the world, regarding abuse of match officials. This has a crippling effect on the recruitment and retention of referees and therefore the game of rugby in Wales.
The Wales Women's team headed to Dare Valley Country Park on a team bonding exercise as the entire squad got together for the very first time in preparation for this season's Six Nations championship which kicks off on Saturday with a clash against defending champions Ireland, in Donnybrook.
Wales Head Coach Warren Gatland discusses his team selection for the opening round of the RBS 6 Nations where he leads his side against Ireland, on Sunday. As WRU TV's Luke Brodley discovers, Gatland is fully aware of the challenges the defending champions pose
WRUTV caught up with Wales Women captain Rachel Taylor at the RBS 6 Nations launch and how a good crowd really helps boost the girls performance. Tickets for all three Women's home games at The Gnoll, Neath are available from www.wru.wales/tickets