Elen Evans (with ball) and Philippa Tuttiett are both playing for Wales this weekend in Amsterdam.
The quest for World Cup glory begins this weekend in the unusual surroundings of Amsterdam for the Wales Women's Sevens side.
Coach Rhys Edwards has quietly gone about the business of creating a competitive side with one eye on next year's World Cup in Russia in mind. However to reach the showpiece event next June Wales have to ensure qualification first - with this weekend's warm-up tournament a vital step towards that goal.
The Welsh side will face the daunting prospect of taking on South Africa, USA and England but with Wales Six Nations backs Charlie Murray, Rebecca de Filippo, Elen Evans, Philippa Tuttiett, Laura Prosser and Rosie Fletcher featuring in the side, Wales don't lack for firepower.
Sian Williams and Rachel Taylor also figured in Wales' Six Nations campaign while Elinor Snowsill returns to international duty for the first time since returning from travelling the world.
Promising trio Jade Phillips, Cerys Ballett and Rachel Rees complete the Welsh side. Phillips is a Welsh Uni 7s representative and is in the long squad for the GB Student 7s side while both Ballett and Rees earned selection after eye-catching performances in the recently held UK School Games where the duo were in the victorious Dragons side which won the Bowl.
There will also be another warm-up tournament in Richmond next weekend at the Rugby Rocks tournament as Wales prepare for the FIRA European Sevens Championship, to be staged on June 9-10th in Bulgaria.
Competition is extremely tight for the World Cup and only the top two teams go through to then attend the actual World Cup qualifying tournament in Moscow (June 30th).
Simultaneously there is also another qualifying tournament in Belgium at the same time where another two teams will be hoping to advance their claims. All eventual qualifiers then travel to Moscow for the final tournament for qualification.
Members of the WRU Board were invited to attend a training session where sumo wrestlers were being put through their paces and as WRU President Dennis Gethin reveals, the Tokyo visit will live long in the memory.
Wales U20 reach the semi-finals of the Junior World Championships for the second year running in this week's Principality Welsh Rugby Union Podcast. He hear from coach Danny Wilson and captain Ellis Jenkins. We also hear from coach Robin McBryde and WRU group chief executive Roger Lewis on the Wales tour to Japan. Pontypridd points machine Dai Flanagan talks about being the highest scorer in the Principality Premiership, Lyn Jones on his new role at the Dragons and Blues chief executive Richard Holland on the new artificial pitch at the Arms Park.
Reaction from Australia, Japan and France in this week's Principality Welsh Rugby Union Podcast. We hear from Lions captain Sam Warburton in Australia, while from Japan we get the thoughts of Andrew Coombs, Shaun Edwards, Rhys Gill and James King. We speak to coach Danny Wilson, debutant Owen Jenkins and captain Ellis Jenkins at the Junior World Championships where Welsh referee Ian Davies is also getting his first taste of international action.
Wales Under 20 coach Danny Wilson, captain Ellis Jenkins and winger Owen Jenkins give their post match reaction after recording a comfortable win over Samoa in the opening game of the Junior World Championship in France.
Danny Wilson's men scored six tries as Wales got their Junior World Championship campaign off to a comfortable 42-3 victory over Samoa. Coach Danny Wilson and captain Ellis Jenkins give their reaction.