The Welsh Rugby Union today announced its full support for a Great Britain team should the International Rugby Board be successful in its campaign to see Sevens introduced as an Olympic sport for the 2016 Games.
The Wales men's team won the Rugby World Cup Sevens title in Dubai earlier this year and for the WRU, a combined Great Britain Sevens side would be an extension of a long Rugby tradition - the British & Irish Lions.
Welsh Rugby Union Chairman, David Pickering, said: "We would be delighted to be part of a GB Sevens team competing at the 2016 Olympic Games.
"In Rugby we are already familiar with the concept of a GB team through the British & Irish Lions so transferring that to Sevens would be an easy fit.
"There is growing momentum behind the idea of Rugby Sevens being part of the Olympic Games and I am certain that a GB team would instantly prove a great success and attract an important following."
Pickering, who follows Wales star Shane Williams in pledging his full support of the Sevens campaign, also believes that a Rugby Sevens tournament would positively contribute to the Olympic Games, while offering Rugby the opportunity to continue its development in more and more nations around the world.
"Rugby Sevens is an extremely exciting and broadcast friendly sport that is exhilarating for both spectators and television audiences. Sevens has a young following and a massive travelling fan base which would deliver a vibrant and passionate atmosphere during the Games.
"The inclusion of Rugby Sevens in the Olympic Games would also offer medal potential for smaller nations - many of whom have been increasingly successful in the IRB World Sevens Series - bringing a new Olympic dream alive for many of them," he said.
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.
Wales U20 may start as favourites against Japan this evening in the U20 Championship, but Team Manager Mark Taylor is warning against complacency. He is also hoping a good win will boost morale and 'kickstart' performances.
Coach Richard Hodges is hoping Wales U20 can put a disappointing campaign behind them when they tackle Japan tomorrow as they look to finish the U20 Championship strongly to secure a good seeding for next year's tournament.