Wales A national rugby union team
The Wales A team were the second national rugby union team behind the Welsh national side. They have not played a game since April 2002.
|Union||Welsh Rugby Union|
|Emblem(s)||the Prince of Wales's feathers|
On 20 February 2003, the Welsh Rugby Union were given permission to withdraw from the "A" team Six Nations Championship, citing costs as the primary reason. In September 2007 it was reported that the union turned down an offer to enter a "Wales A" side into the 2008 Churchill Cup competition. In August 2011, an agreement was reached between the Welsh Rugby Union and the Welsh Rugby Players Association which expressed a desire to bring back the side with match funding being assured. In August 2014 it was announced that the Wales A team would return to playing from January 2015 onwards. 
Prior to their current period of inactivity, their last coach was Mike Ruddock for the 2002 Six Nations "A" tournament, and included notable Wales internationals such as Tom Shanklin and Shane Williams.
- BBC SPORT | Rugby Union | International | Wales 'A' team cut approved
- Scrum.com – Rugby News, Results, and Action, including the Rugby World Cup, from Scrum, the best Rugby Football site in the World : WRU rule out 'A' team return
- Ireland A 55 Wales A 22
- BBC SPORT | WALES | Boks nous overcomes Wales