The Barbarians have invited three players from the Welsh regions to play on their annual summer tour.
Cardiff Blues' skipper Paul Tito and full-back Ben Blair, together with Scarlets' international prop Iestyn Thomas, are likely to be part of a star-studded squad that also includes global names such as All Blacks Doug Howlett, Jerry Collins and Luke McAlister, Wallabies Rocky Elsom and Justin Harrison, and England's Martin Corry and Josh Lewsey.
Blair played for the Baa-Baas in the match to celebrate the opening of Parc y Scarlets last January, while Tito and Thomas will be making their debuts for the famous touring club.
Blues' director of rugby David Young will be in charge of the coaching and assisted by Mike Catt.
Other confirmed names for a tour that features games against England at Twickenham on 30 May and Australia at Sydney Football Stadium on 6 June include former rugby league star Sonny Bill Williams, Samoan centre Seilila Mapusua and three Frenchmen, Dimitri Yachvili, Sebastien Bruno, and Serge Betsen.
A Barbarian spokesman said, "We are breaking new ground this year with Australia becoming the twenty-third country visited by the club. It will be a tough test and we are assembling the strongest possible squad. Several other players are being confirmed this week and will be announced shortly.
Wales Sevens are looking to re-group after a disappointing tournament last time out in South Africa. The next double leg in New Zealand and Las Vegas offers Gareth Williams a chance to redeem themselves.
Wales Women's head coach Rhys Edwards was at Llandovery to see the conclusion of an entertaining Women's Regional championship where any one of three teams were in contention for title glory on the last day of action.
Christmas has come early at Glynneath rugby club, one of a number around Wales who have received an array of merchandise and equipment this December courtesy of the Welsh Rugby Union's £750,000 participation points scheme.
The WRU have been delivering on the scheme - which gives individual clubs access to up to £5,000 worth of supplies and equipment each for the 2014/2015 season - over the last two weeks and today (Friday) were received by a special guest in Glynneath, club president and pitch marker Max Boyce.
As the countdown continues for RWC2015, Tournament Chief Executive Debbie Jevans visited the Millennium Stadium to discuss preparations for the eight matches and reveal the positive news that 100,000 tickets for games at the home of Welsh rugby have sold in the last seven days.
Jason Harries is targeting a first win on the World Series circuit this season with Wales. The series returns to action this weekend in Dubai where Harries is part of a team hoping to build from its efforts in round one in October.
Wales skipper Jevon Groves says his side have addressed a few points from Gold Coast and aim to 'hit the ground running' in the next two rounds of the World Series, kicking off with this weekend in Dubai before heading off to South Africa next week.
Wales Sevens manager Steff Thomas is hopeful his side can build from a quarter-final spot in the opening round of the World Series in Australia when his side take part in the forthcoming double header in Dubai and South Africa.