In this week's Principality Welsh Rugby Union Podcast we start a fabulous new series of nutrition advice for the club rugby player from the top in the Welsh Rugby Union
National squads nutritionist John Williams will be passing on his expert guidance, while the WRU's head of performance nad development Joe Lydon explains the new play-off system in the Principality Premiership. Neath head coach Patrick Horgan looks forward to the British and Irish Cup, WRU child protection consultant Mark Williams-Thomas updates us on this vital area, while former Wales international Fenton Coles looks back in the latest in our series of Millennium memories.
With Liam Williams forced out of the World Cup through injury, lock Luke Charteris and Skills Coach Neil Jenkins say they have to put yesterday's defeat behind them as Wales now look ahead to another physical encounter against South Africa in the quarter-finals of the Rugby World Cup.
WRU Consultant Head of Physical Performance Paul Stridgeon praises the Physical Performance department for their work and dedication as he addresses the media ahead of Wales' Pool A clash against Australia
Twelve young people have been selected to follow a one year WRU Coach Core apprenticeship programme. Coach Core was set up by the Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry as part of the Olympics legacy in 2012 and the Duke of Cambridge was on hand to meet the apprentices on their first day in the job. The programme has been funded by the Hunter Foundation.
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'.