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
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.