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.
Wales will face South Africa, Argentina and Tonga in the three match autumn series at the Millennium Stadium this autumn, it was announced today, as ticket price reductions for the 2013/14 international season in Cardiff were confirmed.
Re-live Wales England and look forward to Judgement Day on the Principality WRU Podcast. We hear from captain Gethin Jenkins, coach Rob Howley, Alex Cuthbert and Sam Warburton. Jonathan Davies and Rob Sidoli look back and forward to Judgement Day. We also speak to coach Rhys Edwards, along with Catrin Edwards, Jenny Davies and Elinor Snowsill as Wales Women qualify for the next World Cup, as well as assistant coach Richard Hodges and scrum half Rhodri Williams as Wales U20 narrowly miss out on a Grand Slam.
Gethin Jenkins returns from injury to lead Wales against England in Cardiff on Saturday and is one of two personnel changes to the side that beat Scotland last weekend with Justin Tipuric (Ospreys) also named in the starting XV.