The results of the WRU Disciplinary Panel held in the Millennium Stadium on 20 January, 2009, are:
SPENCER BESSENT (Dunvant) - Two yellow cards v Bonymaen: Two (2) week suspension. Mr Bessent may resume playing on 4 February, 2009.
ADAM CRADDOCK (Newport Saracens) - Two yellow cards v Caerphilly: Two (2) week suspension. Mr Craddock may resume playing on 4 February, 2009.
LEE MULLANE (Caerphilly) - Punching v Newport Saracens: Five (5) week suspension. Mr Mullane may resume playing on 24 February, 2009.
KEVIN JAMES (Nantymoel) - Stamping Fairwater: Five (5) week suspension. Mr James may resume playing on 25 February, 2009.
CARL ROSE (UWIN) - Verbal abuse of referee v Aberystwyth University: Twelve (12) week suspension. Mr Rose may resume playing on 15 April, 2009.
RHYL & DISTRICT - Failure to fulfil Swalec Plate match v Fairwater, 20 December, 2008: Club barred from entering the Swalec Cup Competitions next season and £500 deducted from the Club's core grant next season. The sum of £100 deducted from the Club's core grant this season and paid to Fairwater RFC by way of compensation
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'.
Wales head coach Warren Gatland and captain Sam Warburton say their first prioirty on Sunday in the opening game of the World Cup is to win against Uruguay and not get overly concerned with points difference.
With only days to go until the biggest rugby competition in the world begins, rugby fans visiting Cardiff this autumn will be able to enjoy a special display at National Museum Cardiff as part of the celebrations surrounding the Rugby World Cup.