The Welsh Rugby Union has signed a new four year deal with specialist equipment supplier Rhino Rugby, which is set to benefit both the grass roots game in Wales and the national squad in equal measure.
We hear from new WRU chairman Gareth Davies in this week's Principality Welsh Rugby Union Podcast. We also speak to WRU group chief executive Roger Lewis and outgoing chairman David Pickering, while Wales coach Warren Gatland explains his selections for the November internationals.
Pioneering rugby coach and dedicated administrator Ray Williams has been named as the 2014 winner of the prestigious Vernon Pugh Award for Distinguished Service as a mark of the significant positive contribution he has made to the game throughout his lifetime.
Wales head coach Warren Gatland paid tribute to rugby administrator, Stuart Gallacher who passed away at the weekend before he talked about the squad which he has selected for the autumn internationals.
Wales get their HSBC Sevens World Series campaign underway this weekend where they face South Africa, Kenya and American Samoa on the Gold Coast on day one. Head coach Gareth Williams is hopeful of a good start to the season.
Wales at the Commonwealth Games and World Cup in this week's Principality Welsh Rugby Union Podcast. We speak to coach Gareth Williams and captain Adam Thomas about the Commonwealth Games Sevens. Amy Day looks forward to the Women's World Cup, while Ospreys Ross Jones, Scarlets Kristian Phillips and Dragons Ollie Griffiths talk about the benefits of Sevens.
The Ospreys have rewarded Wales Under-20 hooker Scott Otten with his first professional contract. The promising front-rower, who turns 20 this month, has put pen-to-paper on a three-year deal after impressing at the Liberty Stadium towards the end of last season.
Wales in South Africa and reaction back home in this week's Principality Welsh Rugby Union Podcast. We hear from Ken Owens and Jonathan Davies in South Africa, Sam Warburton back in Wales. We speak to Wales U20 and also hear about the special Millennium Stadium which is 15 this week.
The WRU's Talent ID day for women has captured the imagination with a number of top class athletes from other sports having already registered for tomorrow's event being staged at the National Centre of Excellence.
The massive strides Wales Under 18 Girls have made under the guidance of Rhys Edwards and Richie Pugh was fully illustrated when they finished runners-up to England in last weekend's Rugby Europe Under 18 tournament in Enkoping, Sweden.
The Welsh Rugby Union, in conjunction with Sport Wales, is sending out an open invitation for talented sportswomen to attend a Talent Identification event at the WRU's National Centre of Excellence on Saturday, September 27. (8.30am-4.30pm)