Wales have released six players from national squad duty back to Regional rugby in time for Magners league action this weekend.
Blues trio Bradley Davies, Robin Sowden-Taylor and John Yapp are available to face Glasgow Warriors at Cardiff Arms Park on Friday night, Ospreys pair Jonathan Thomas - who has recovered from shoulder problems - and Andrew Bishop are in contention to face Connacht at the Liberty Stadium on Sunday and Rhys Thomas has been released for the Dragons' clash with Ulster Rugby, also on Sunday, at Rodney Parade.
Both Shane Williams and Gavin Henson are on course to recover from respective ankle and calf injuries in time to add to the selection debate ahead of Wales' visit to France in a fortnight's time - although neither will return to the Ospreys this weekend .
Gareth Cooper and Dwayne Peel have returned to their English Premiership clubs, Gloucester Rugby and Sale Sharks.
The results of a precautionary scan to Blues centre Jamie Roberts shoulder should be known over the next 24hrs.
The Webb Ellis Cup visited Lampeter on Monday to recognise the fact that the town is celebrating a major milestone as it is believed the first ever game of rugby played in Wales, was in fact played in Lampeter 150 years ago.
Cardiff Blues U18 Girls will go into Sunday's Gemau Cymru with an extra spring in their step after Welsh internationals Elinor Snowsill and Philippa Tuttiett offered some last minute tips at a training session earlier this week.
Rob Howley and Josh Lewsey addressed more than 250 community club coaches and referees at the first WRU National Community Conference on the weekend. The volunteers benefitted from coaching masterclasses and workshops in a bid to connect all levels of the rugby pathway in Wales.
UEFA has today confirmed the Football Association of Wales (FAW) has been successful in its bid for the Millennium Stadium to host the 2017 UEFA Champions League Final on Saturday 3rd June, 2017 (kick-off: 19.45hrs GMT).