As the 2009-10 season approaches regional trials and training are taking place across Wales.
DRAGONS: Trials are taking place at Risca RFC on Friday 4th September, for under 15s at 5.30pm and under 18s at 6.30pm. Contact Claire Wilson for details 07528 780626
SCARLETS: Training for the Scarlets Under 15 and U18 Girls Squads will commence on Friday 11th September 2009 at the Carmarthen Quins Rugby Training Ground, Abergwili. Arrive 7pm to commence training at 7.30 prompt. Anyone requiring any further information should contact Helen Rees on 07790 727006.
BLUES: Training begins Friday 4th September for both under 15s and under 18s at Cardiff High School Old Boys RFC, Forest Farm Road, Whitchurch, CF14 7JH. Contact Alan Robert for further details 07841 471018.
GOGLEDD CYMRU: Training takes place on Wednesday evenings, 6.30pm at Llandudno RFC. Contact Ann Tilakawardane for more information 07725 032149
OSPREYS: Under 15s should contact Amanda Williams 07775 808137. Under 18s contact Donna Crossman 07787 290298.
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.