Former Wales flanker Richard Parks completed the first leg of his world first 737 Challenge over the Christmas period.
Parks arrived at the South Pole, completing the first of three poles he will face during his seven-month race to climb the highest mountain on each of the world's continents and venture to The South and Geographical North Poles.
Parks, who received a rousing send off from 74,500 rugby fans at the Millennium Stadium when Wales faced New Zealand in November, arrived at the pole at 6.10am UK time, 3.10am Chile time and 7.10pm local time on 27th December.
He remained on the South Pole, the southernmost point on the surface of the Earth, until January 1st to ensure he reaches all poles within the same calendar year - achieving the world record he has set his sights on.
The world's three Poles are The South Pole, The Geographic North Pole and the summit of Everest.
Porthcawl recently received a WRU facilities grant and funding from Natwest RugbyForce in order to give their changing rooms a facelift. This came after receiving £10,000 in a WRU facilities grant last year to tarmac their car park. The improvements have already helped to make the club more accessible, not only for their own members and players but for the whole community.
The Welsh Rugby Union has launched a new, accredited Safeguarding and Protecting Children course - funded by the WRU and delivered in partnership with Sport Wales and the NSPCC - fo rugby club volunteers around Wales.
The SWALEC semi-final draws threw up some mouth-watering clashes in the Cup, Plate and Bowl as the 12 teams aim for the Millennium Stadium Finals Day. All the semi-finals are to be played on the weekend of April 12.
Welsh whistler Rhys Thomas continues to scale the heights of the game as he prepares to be an official in this weekend's Hong Kong Sevens tournament, undoubtedly the showpiece event on the World Series calendar.
Wales International Ian Evans and Wales and Lions legend Scott Quinnell swapped rugby balls for paint pots at Tonna during the RBS 6 Nations. They surprised club players with a special clubhouse makeover to launch NatWest RugbyForce 2014 - a programme developed in partnership with the WRU to make rugby clubs stronger businesses by improving and renovating their facilities with the support of volunteers and the local community.
Fresh from claiming the Bowl honours in Tokyo last Sunday, the Wales Sevens squad have settled into their routine as they prepare for this weekend's Hong Kong tournament where Iolo Evans is aiming high, as WRU TV's Graeme Gillespie discovers.