Replacement hooker Rhys Thomas got the vital try nine minutes from time to earn the Welsh region their first success of this season's Heineken Cup. But Ulster had to play a large part of the game without influential fly half David Humphreys. The Irish international staggered from the field with a suspected fractured cheekbone suffered during Cardiff's opening try. Humphreys, who had levelled the scores with a second penalty early in the second half, collided with teammate Kevin Maggs as Tom Shanklin burst through to set up Jonny Vaughton's score. Two penalties from replacement Adam Larkin set-up a nail-biting finish but Cardiff's defence for once held firm to record only their third European victory in three seasons.
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.