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.
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