Coaches Chris Davey and Kevin Hopkins have selected four of last season's winning WRU Presidents Under-21 squad for the annual fixture against the
Nike New Zealand Youth XV to be played at Cardiff Arms Park on Friday (kick-off 7.00pm).
The President's team were 28-7 victors last season. New skipper Richie Pugh, hooker Kieran Crawford, centre David Bishop and full back Matthew Nuthall
are the survivors from last season's win..
Those four, plus Luke Charteris, James Malpas and James Merriman have all won caps for Wales at this level, while their there is place for the exciting Llandovery wing Ifan Evans, who played last season with Aberystwyth.
The WRU President's Under-21 team is: Matthew Nuthall (Warriors); Ifan Evans (Llandovery), David Bishop (Warriors), Lee Thomas (Warriors), Richard Fussell (Pontypridd); Gareth McCarthy (Cardiff), Rhodri Wells (Ospreys); Cai Griffiths (Neath), Kieran Crawford (Dragons), Nathan Williams (Scarlets), Ian Evans (Pontypridd), Luke Charteris (Dragons), Richard Dale (Newport), James Malpas (Blues), Richie Pugh (Ospreys, captain).
Replacements: Scott Roberts (Pontypridd), Will Kay (Newcastle Falcons), Gavin Quinnell (Llanelli), James Merriman (Gloucester), Richie Rees (Swansea), Matthew Jones (Ospreys), Richard Payne (Newport).
Angus O'Brien has quickly settled into the Wales Sevens squad after solid performances in Hong Kong and Japan. With two rounds remaining in Glasgow and Twickenham on the World Series, WRU TV's Graeme Gillespie chats to the rising star.
Wales winger Luke Morgan has established himself as one of the deadliest finishers on the Sevens World Series. WRU TV's Graeme Gillespie catches up with him on the eve of this weekend's round in Glasgow.
All roads lead to Cardiff on Sunday for the SSE SWALEC Finals Day at the Millennium Stadium. Cambrian Welfare tackle Ystradgynlais in the Bowl final, Ystrad Rhondda play Newcastle Emlyn in the Plate final while defending champions Pontypridd face Bridgend in the Cup final.
WRU Chief Executive Roger Lewis, Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism Ken Skates and WRU Chairman Gareth Davies earlier this week launched a new competition in conjunction with the WRU unveiling its archive room.
Welsh players and management joined Deputy Minister for Sport Ken Skates at the Pierhead Building, Cardiff Bay earlier this week to reveal the Union's pioneering school-club hub initiative has been so successful the project will now almost double the scale of the original project.
The Scarlets, Newport Gwent Dragons, Cardiff Blues and the Ospreys look ahead to Judgement Day III which sees the Blues take on the Ospreys (2.30) and the Dragons tackle the Scarlets (4.45pm) at the Millennium Stadium tomorrow afternoon.
Ystradgynlais and Ynysddu played out a titanic struggle at Taffs Well in the SSE SWALEC Bowl semi-final. At the end of the game neither team could be separated after a 15-15 stalemate but Ystradgynlais go through on try count.
Blues strike first in JD III battle - Newport Gwent Dragons lock Andrew Coombs, WRU referee Dylan Llyr Jones and Cardiff Blues hooker Matthew Rees decide dressing room allocations for Judgement Day III
Wales Under 18 captain Calum Haggett has received a conditional offer to read Biomedical Science at St Anne's College, Oxford. WRU chairman Gareth Davies went to meet Calum and Coleg y Cymoedd Principal Judith Evans to wish him luck in his exams and pass on some of his personal experience.