Marc Sfakianakis packing down with Cardiff Quins International players: Kerry Jenkins (Wales), Amber Penrith (England), Rachel Taylor (Wales), Claire Malloy (Ireland), Catrin Edwards (Wales) and Becky Newton (Wales)
Cardiff Quins have been given a boost to their season thanks to Eazychem, who have kindly sponsored the squad's training kit this year.
Following the success of the team winning the Women's National Cup back in April for the second consecutive year, Eazychem were only too happy to renew their sponsorship deal for another year.
Speaking about the deal, team captain Rachel Taylor said: "The sponsorship by Eazychem is a real bonus for us. As women's rugby is completely amateur and we normally have to pay for everything, gestures like these are amazing and welcomed by all the players."
Marc Sfakianakis, managing director of Eazychem commented: "It is fantastic that we are able to support sport at grass roots level where it really makes a difference to local players and community clubs. I wish the players a successful season and hope that they can go on and retain the National Cup for another year."
The team train every Thursday evening at Cardiff High School Old Boys in Whitchurch, Cardiff and play their matches on Sundays. The club also run girls' Under 18 and Under 15 teams. To find out more about joining the club visit www.chsobrfc.co.uk for more information.
The Welsh Rugby Union is forming a new Youth Board with a brief to help keep more young people involved in the game during their late teenage years and beyond. The first task of the fifteen strong Board will be to analyse and consider the issues which lead to a number of youngsters drifting away from the sport between the ages of 16 and 21. To apply visit www.wru.wales/youthboard
The Foster's Challenge Cup will involve the 12 Principality Premiership sides and will run during European and British & Irish Cup weeks, providing vital fixtures for the participating clubs and an opportunity for upcoming players to step up to semi-professional rugby and make a claim for starting places within the Premiership squads.
Eighty schools and colleges in Wales now have a full time rugby officer as part of the WRU's school club hub scheme. All of the school club hub officers recently gathered at the National Centre of Excellence for various workshops.
With Liam Williams forced out of the World Cup through injury, lock Luke Charteris and Skills Coach Neil Jenkins say they have to put yesterday's defeat behind them as Wales now look ahead to another physical encounter against South Africa in the quarter-finals of the Rugby World Cup.
WRU Consultant Head of Physical Performance Paul Stridgeon praises the Physical Performance department for their work and dedication as he addresses the media ahead of Wales' Pool A clash against Australia
Twelve young people have been selected to follow a one year WRU Coach Core apprenticeship programme. Coach Core was set up by the Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry as part of the Olympics legacy in 2012 and the Duke of Cambridge was on hand to meet the apprentices on their first day in the job. The programme has been funded by the Hunter Foundation.
The WRU has launched a campaign to create a long term legacy for Welsh club rugby by highlighting the advantages of volunteering. Rhian Edwards, a volunteer at Seven Sisters, has enjoyed many benefits of her volunteering at a grassroots rugby club including being part of the Rugby World Cup volunteer workforce after being nominated by the WRU - and the WRU is asking for more people to develop their 'Welsh rugby roots'.