Following victory over Northampton Saints by 11 points to 5 in the semi final of the the EDF Energy Cup at Coventry, Cardiff Blues will be aiming to make it six wins out of six, when they take on Edinburgh this Friday at Murrayfield, 7.30pm kick off.
Edinburgh returned to winning ways last Friday, with a 32-5 victory over Connacht following on from a pair of defeats. The Scotsmen have won their last five games at Murrayfield in the Magners League since Munster won there, 20-15, on 5 September
However, Edinburgh have won just one of their last five encounters with the Blues: 11-10 at the Arms Park in the Magners League on 4 January, whilst the Blues have won on their last three visits to Murrayfield
Director of Rugby, David Young has selected the following squad to visit the Scottish capital, in their first of three visits to National Stadiums over the forthcoming weeks. In addition to the Edinburgh clash the Blues have big matches against Toulouse in the Millennium Stadium on Saturday the 11th of April in the Heineken Cup and then face Gloucester in the final of the EDF Energy Cup in Twickenham on Saturday 18th of April.
15 Ben Blair
14 Chris Czekaj
13 Jamie Robinson
12 Jamie Roberts
11 Leigh Halfpenny
10 Nicky Robinson
9 Richie Rees
8 Sam Warburton
7 Robin Sowden Taylor
6 Ben White
5 Paul Tito (c)
4 Bradley Davies
3 Gary Powell
2 T Rhys Thomas
1 John Yapp
16 Taufa'ao Filise
17 Gareth Williams
18 Deiniol Jones
19 Scott Morgan
20 Darren Allinson
21 Ceri Sweeney
22 Richard Mustoe
Porthcawl recently received a WRU facilities grant and funding from Natwest RugbyForce in order to give their changing rooms a facelift. This came after receiving £10,000 in a WRU facilities grant last year to tarmac their car park. The improvements have already helped to make the club more accessible, not only for their own members and players but for the whole community.
The Welsh Rugby Union has launched a new, accredited Safeguarding and Protecting Children course - funded by the WRU and delivered in partnership with Sport Wales and the NSPCC - fo rugby club volunteers around Wales.
The SWALEC semi-final draws threw up some mouth-watering clashes in the Cup, Plate and Bowl as the 12 teams aim for the Millennium Stadium Finals Day. All the semi-finals are to be played on the weekend of April 12.
Welsh whistler Rhys Thomas continues to scale the heights of the game as he prepares to be an official in this weekend's Hong Kong Sevens tournament, undoubtedly the showpiece event on the World Series calendar.
Wales International Ian Evans and Wales and Lions legend Scott Quinnell swapped rugby balls for paint pots at Tonna during the RBS 6 Nations. They surprised club players with a special clubhouse makeover to launch NatWest RugbyForce 2014 - a programme developed in partnership with the WRU to make rugby clubs stronger businesses by improving and renovating their facilities with the support of volunteers and the local community.
Fresh from claiming the Bowl honours in Tokyo last Sunday, the Wales Sevens squad have settled into their routine as they prepare for this weekend's Hong Kong tournament where Iolo Evans is aiming high, as WRU TV's Graeme Gillespie discovers.
The Welsh Rugby Union has recently teamed up with Prostate Cymru to help the charity launch its latest campaign to raise awareness of the disease. Members of the Wales squad helped produce a short video and promotional material for the campaign titled 'The Best Defence - is to know the FACTS'.