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).
As the countdown continues for RWC2015, Tournament Chief Executive Debbie Jevans visited the Millennium Stadium to discuss preparations for the eight matches and reveal the positive news that 100,000 tickets for games at the home of Welsh rugby have sold in the last seven days.
Jason Harries is targeting a first win on the World Series circuit this season with Wales. The series returns to action this weekend in Dubai where Harries is part of a team hoping to build from its efforts in round one in October.
Wales skipper Jevon Groves says his side have addressed a few points from Gold Coast and aim to 'hit the ground running' in the next two rounds of the World Series, kicking off with this weekend in Dubai before heading off to South Africa next week.
Wales Sevens manager Steff Thomas is hopeful his side can build from a quarter-final spot in the opening round of the World Series in Australia when his side take part in the forthcoming double header in Dubai and South Africa.