In this week's Principality Welsh Rugby Union Podcast we look at the historic participation agreement between the WRU and the four Welsh regions.
We hear from WRU group chief executive Roger Lewis, chairman David Pickering and also Regional Rugby Wales chief Executive Stuart Gallacher.
National Academy Manager Phil Davies explains the announcement of the age grade, womens and sevens coaches, while we also look at the recipients of the two new bursaries named after Welsh rugby giants Keith Rowlands and Vernon Pugh.
It has also been a big week for Wales captain Ryan Jones who was inducted into the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children at the Childline offices in Swansea.
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'.