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.
Meet the members of the WRU's inaugural Youth Board - after an online selection process which saw a host of high calibre candidates submit video applications the WRU has made its first 15 appointments.The board is made up of individuals aged between 16 and 21, and will meet for the first time at Principality Stadium on Monday 15th February.
The Wales Women's team headed to Dare Valley Country Park on a team bonding exercise as the entire squad got together for the very first time in preparation for this season's Six Nations championship which kicks off on Saturday with a clash against defending champions Ireland, in Donnybrook.
Wales Head Coach Warren Gatland discusses his team selection for the opening round of the RBS 6 Nations where he leads his side against Ireland, on Sunday. As WRU TV's Luke Brodley discovers, Gatland is fully aware of the challenges the defending champions pose