Jonathan Spratt, Ryan Jones and Sonny Parker enjoy an outing at Chicago White Sox's home baseball game.
Even before stepping onto the pitch at Toyota Park in Chicago to take on the USA Eagles this Welsh squad has scored a major victory for rugby.
Their presence here in the United States has delivered a powerful boost for the game which has ambitions to grow in a nation where sport is dominant.
The people who run rugby in the USA were delighted when the Wales visit to the Chicago Bears which attracted stateside publicity which got folks talking.
A visit to a baseball game in Chicago also raised a metaphorical flag for rugby when images of the Welsh players in the crowd popped up on the big screen.
Team manager Alan Phillips insists that all public appearances take place with the squad in co-ordinated Under Armour gear so there is no mistaking who they are.
The citizens of Chicago are friendly folk and there have been numerous occasions when the sight of a group of athletic looking Welshmen in matching sports gear strolling down the sidewalk has attracted a question or two.
When the match takes place it will be transmitted live on television in the USA so hundreds of thousands of new pairs of eyes will be watching.
Those are the some of the reasons that the rugby administrators in the USA are so pleased to have the Welsh squad here as ambassadors for our sport. Over the past six years there has been strong growth in the number of people playing rugby in the USA but the sport has a long way to go against the dominance of American football, baseball and ice hockey.
The new USA Head Coach Eddie OSullivan acknowledges that he faces a huge task and is following the Argentina model in his bid to get more of his players into the professional game.
That means those with the talent and ambition to make it at international level will be encouraged to play professionally abroad.
That is already happening with some of the current USA squad which means that their international team can prove tough opponents.
His long term aim will be to oversee home grown professional leagues in the USA but he concedes that is very much an ambition for the future.
Right now he says his focus is on a good show against Wales which will be ideal preparation for the Churchill Cup and then his priority of getting qualification for the next Rugby World Cup.
Meanwhile the Welsh team are already focused on a big performance on Saturday with the important Thursday training session proving an intense and physical workout.
Robyn McBryde says he is pleased with the development of this squad and particularly happy that some new young players have stepped up.
He has told his players that the USA will pose a physical threat for a full eighty minutes of play so there will be no hiding place on Saturday.
The on the field training has been balanced with hours of analysis and planning for individuals and groups of players so everyone knows exactly what is expected of them.
The Welsh players have already visited the stadium, strolled through the changing rooms and walked the pitch.
Wales and Ospreys back row James King, who came through the North Wales age grade system, nominated North Wales Regional Community Rugby Manager Marc Roberts, in the WRU's 'Diolch' initiative where squad players thanked those who played a part in their rise to the top.
Beating Merthyr has boosted Carmarthen Quins hopes of reaching a top eight spot in the Principality Premiership. Quins captain Haydn Pugh is delighted with his team's progress and is determined that everyone from the Under 6s through to the senior team, enjoys the ride.
When the Wales squad were asked to nominate individuals who played a big part in their early playing days, Wales and Dragons full back and wing Hallam Amos thought of his former Monmouth School rugby coach John Bevan.
Sam Cross and Luke Treharne have been named as co-captains of the Wales Sevens side as head coach Gareth Williams names his 12-man squad to play in the first leg of the HSBC World Series in Dubai next weekend.
Bedwas head coach Steve Law and players Nicky Griffiths and Alun Rees extol the virtues of the close knit club as they prepare to host third place RGC 1404 - who are one place head of them on the Principality Premiership points table - on Saturday.
Many of the Wales squad have said Diolch (thank you) to someone who played an important part in their early playing days by nominating them to be invited to the Wales v South Africa match. One person, Gowerton Comprehensive geography teacher Mr Dean Mason was nominated by two of his former pupils, Dan Biggar and Sam Davies.
The second WRU disability rugby pilot has been delivered, this time in Caerphilly schools, culminating in a festival at the Caerphilly Centre of Sporting Excellence, Ystrad Mynach tomorrow. Plans are in place to set up a Disability Rugby Club in Newbridge to provide long-term playing opportunities.
WRU TV: Hear from inside the Wales camp as Neil Jenkins discusses this weekend's clash with South Africa and how the squad are looking to put in a strong performance to round of the 2016 Under Armour Series