Mellissa Berry will skipper Wales for the 50th time against Scotland on Sunday.
Wales Women head coach Jason Lewis has set his side the target of finishing in the top three of this year's Women's Six Nations to gain an automatic qualifying spot for next year's Rugby World Cup to be staged in England.
Wales kick off their 2009 championship at Meggatland on Sunday (midday kick-off) against Scotland where victory would put Lewis's side on their way towards qualification for next year's showpiece event.
France and England have already qualified for the tournament which means Wales face a daunting challenge if they are to guarantee an early qualification spot.
Lewis explains: "We will need to do something we have never done before and that is to go to France and beat them on their own soil.
"I believe we've got a realistic chance of achieving that. With England and France having already gained automatic qualification for next year's World Cup, we have to ensure we finish the Six Nations campaign ahead of Scotland, Italy and Ireland.
"As far as I'm concerned we've assembled a very strong squad for the game against Scotland. We are very mindful that Scotland - who are at home - will be just like the men. They will provide a real test up front so it's important we meet that physicality up front in order we get a good platform to play the sort of game we want to play.
"Scotland know we play a game with a bit more width and we'll be trying to establish that regardless of the weather."
Lewis has named an experienced squad for the clash against Scotland with just one new cap, wing Ali Wright while inspirational captain Mellissa Berry will lead out the side for a 50th time in her 70th international.
"Mel is probably playing some of the best rugby of her career," said Lewis. "She is really on fire at the moment. She is a tremendous player and a tremendous captain in all senses. She ticks most of the boxes in the traits you look for in a captain."
Wales Women (v Scotland) - Sunday 8th February 2009 - Meggatland, Edinburgh (KO midday)
15 Non Evans (Cardiff Quins)
14 Louise Rickard (Woodbridge Amazones)
13 Rachel Poolman (UWIC)
12 Clare Flowers (Bristol Ladies)
11 Ali Wright (Lichfield)
10 Naomi Thomas (Bristol ladies)
9 Amy Day (UWIC)
1 Hannah Roberts (UWIC)
2 Rhian Bowden (UWIC)
3 Jenny Davies (Waterloo)
4 Gemma Hallett (Pontyclun)
5 Louise Horgan (Saracens)
6 Catrina Nicholas (Cardiff Quins)
7 Jamie Kift (Bristol Ladies)
8 Mellissa Berry (Bristol Ladies - capt)
Replacements: 16 Claire Horgan (Saracens)
17 Rachel Taylor (Cardiff Quins)
18 Claire Donovan (Saracens)
19 Carys John (UWIC)
20 Laura Prosser (Pontyclun)
21 Awen Thomas (Cardiff Quins)
22 Aimee Young (UWIC)
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'.