Dan Carter keeps a watchful eye on the All Blacks training session this afternoon.
Try scoring sensation Zac Guildford will make his New Zealand debut against Wales on Saturday in the opening clash of this autumn's Invesco Perpetual Seriesat at the Millennium Stadium. In doing so he will come face to face with former age-grade foe Leigh Halfpenny.
Guildford starred for the all conquering New Zealand Under 20s in last year's IRB Junior World Championship. He is no stranger to Blues winger Halfpenny as they have met on the international calendar on three previous occasions at age grade level.
The 20-year-old Guildford has had a stunning domestic season with Hawkes Bay, racing over for 13 tries. He is included in an All Blacks side which has made six changes to the side which brushed aside Australia 32-19 in Tokyo last weekend.
New Zealand coach Graham Henry has recalled Wyatt Crockett who has benefitted from Tony Woodcock's one-match suspension while Dan Carter is selected despite having an injury cloud hovering above him. The Canterbury Crusader has recovered from a calf problem which he picked up against the Wallabies.
There are three other changes in the All Blacks pack. Second row Jason Eaton, flanker Jerome Kaino and number eight Kieran Read are also brought in while nuggety scrum half Brendan Leonard replaces Jimmy Cowan.
New Zealand: Mils Muliaina; Cory Jane; Conrad Smith, Ma Nonu; Zac Guildford; Dan Carter, Brendan Leonard; Wyatt Crockett, Andrew Hore, Neemia Tialata, Brad Thorn, Jason Eaton, Jerome Kaino, Richie McCaw (capt), Kieran Read.
Replacements: C Flynn, O Franks, T Donnelly, A Thomson, J Cowan, S Donald, B Smith
Rob Howley and Josh Lewsey addressed more than 250 community club coaches and referees at the first WRU National Community Conference on the weekend. The volunteers benefitted from coaching masterclasses and workshops in a bid to connect all levels of the rugby pathway in Wales.
UEFA has today confirmed the Football Association of Wales (FAW) has been successful in its bid for the Millennium Stadium to host the 2017 UEFA Champions League Final on Saturday 3rd June, 2017 (kick-off: 19.45hrs GMT).
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.