Samoa have called up 16 players playing in England and France for their three Test tour of Europe this month that kicks-off against Wales at the Millennium Stadium on Friday, 13 November.
London Irish skipper and No 8 George Stowers is joined in the 27-man squad by clubmates Sailosi Tagicakibau and Seilala Mapusua, while former Scarlets hooker Mahonri Schwalger, now with Sale Sharks, is also included up front.
The Bath duo of Eliota Fuimaono-Sapolu and Jonny Fa'amatuainu. Have also made the party, along with French based players Census Johnson, Henry Tuilagi, Iosefa Tekori, Kane Thompson and GaSamoa have called up 16 players playing in England and France for their three Test tour of Europe this month that kicks-off against Wales at the Millennium Stadium on Friday, 13 November.
Backs: Junior Poluleuligaga (Bay of Plenty), Uale Mai (Apia West), Fa'atonu Fili (Wellington), Lolo Lui (Apia), Seilala Mapusua (London Irish), Eliota Fuimaono-Sapolu (Bath), Gavin Williams (ASM Clermont Auvergne), Anitelea Tuilagi (Sale), Henry Fa'afili (Leeds Carnegie), Sailosi Tagicakibau (London Irish), David Lemi (London Wasps), Titi Esau (Apia West)
Forwards: Cencus Johnston (Toulouse), Justin Va'a (Glasgow), Jeremiah Fatialofa (Counties-Manukau), Sakaria Taulafo (Tasman), Mahonri Schwalger (Sale Sharks), Andrew Williams (Apia West), Filipo Levi (Newcastle Falcons), Iosefa Tekori (Castres Olympique), Kane Thompson (Dax), Jonny Fa'amatuainu (Bath), Ofisa Treviranus (Apia West), George Stowers (London Irish), Misioka Timoteo (Apia), Henry Tuilagi (Perpignan), Semiperive Semeane (Apia)
The Webb Ellis Cup visited Lampeter on Monday to recognise the fact that the town is celebrating a major milestone as it is believed the first ever game of rugby played in Wales, was in fact played in Lampeter 150 years ago.
Cardiff Blues U18 Girls will go into Sunday's Gemau Cymru with an extra spring in their step after Welsh internationals Elinor Snowsill and Philippa Tuttiett offered some last minute tips at a training session earlier this week.
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.