Due to weather conditions in some parts of the country, Scottish Rugby has received inquiries from supporters about the status of the RBS 6 Nations Championship fixture between Scotland and Wales at Murrayfield tomorrow.(Sunday 8 February, kick-off 3pm).
We have undersoil heating at Murrayfield and, at this juncture, with the current weather forecast, there is no threat to the match going ahead as scheduled. The match is close to a sell-out but Scottish Rugby's Ticket Centre is open today for the last few remaining tickets.
Scottish Rugby urges all supporters bound for Murrayfield tomorrow to check their proposed travel arrangements at regular intervals.
There will be no public car parking at Murrayfield for any of Scotland's three home 2009 RBS 6 Nations Championship fixtures. Supporters are encouraged to make alternative travel arrangements to and from Murrayfield
Coach and minibus parking will no longer be available within the national stadium but, in association with Lothian & Borders Police, will now be available in two locations, on a first-come first-served basis. All coach and minibus drivers are advised to approach the area - no earlier than 12 noon - from the A8 Corstorphine Road or A71 Calder Road where they will be directed to park by police officers. Lothian and Borders Police are urging drivers to co-operate in this regard, to ensure maximum capacity.
The WRU has launched a campaign to create a long term legacy for Welsh club rugby by highlighting the advantages of volunteering. Rhian Edwards, a volunteer at Seven Sisters, has enjoyed many benefits of her volunteering at a grassroots rugby club including being part of the Rugby World Cup volunteer workforce after being nominated by the WRU - and the WRU is asking for more people to develop their 'Welsh rugby roots'.
Wales head coach Warren Gatland and captain Sam Warburton say their first prioirty on Sunday in the opening game of the World Cup is to win against Uruguay and not get overly concerned with points difference.
With only days to go until the biggest rugby competition in the world begins, rugby fans visiting Cardiff this autumn will be able to enjoy a special display at National Museum Cardiff as part of the celebrations surrounding the Rugby World Cup.
Geraint John has taken up the new role of WRU elite coach development manager having arrived in Wales last week. WRU TV caught up with him at the WRU rugby department's strategy day at the Millennium Stadium.