The union is asking its passionate home guard of supporters to head to rugby clubs for the semis, but promises a Principality Stadium party to surpass all others if Wales beat the Springboks to reach a potentially historic first final.
Club packs, to help create that special atmosphere to cheer on Gatland’s side, have been distributed to the 320-member clubs around the country by the WRU.
Both clubs and supporters can now also download extra resources online https://www.wru.wales/rugbyworldcup/show-your-support/, with the Union strongly recommending local rugby clubs as the best venues for the shared experience of uniting behind the national team this weekend.
When the 31-man Wales RWC Squad for 2019 was announced on 1st September each player nominated a grass roots club to reveal the selection (which can be found below).
And fans can also use the WRU’s online clubfinder https://community.wru.wales/club/club-finder/ to seek out the clubhouses of the likes of Alun Wyn Jones (Bonymaen), Justin Tipuric (Trebanos) and Jonathan Davies (Whitland) to watch the semi-final showdown.
WALES’ 2019 RWC SQUAD AND THEIR NOMINATED GRASS ROOTS CLUBS
(Player / Community club / Club
Josh Adams – Hendy | Cardiff Blues
Hallam Amos – Monmouth | Cardiff Blues
Dan Biggar – Gorseinon | Northampton Saints
Aled Davies – Whitland | Ospreys
Gareth Davies – Newcastle Emlyn | Scarlets
Jonathan Davies – Whitland | Scarlets
Leigh Halfpenny – Gorseinon | Scarlets
George North – Llangefni | Ospreys
Hadleigh Parkes – Hunterville |Scarlets
Rhys Patchell – CRICC | Scarlets
Owen Watkin – Bryncethin | Ospreys
Liam Williams – Waunarlwydd | Saracens
Tomos Williams – Treorchy Zebras | Cardiff Blues
Jake Ball – Camberley | Scarlets
Adam Beard – Birchgrove | Ospreys
Rhys Carre – St Joseph’s | Saracens
James Davies – Whitland | Scarlets
Elliot Dee – Newbridge | Dragons
Ryan Elias – Carmarthen Athletic | Scarlets
Tomas Francis – Malton & Norton | Exeter Chiefs
Alun Wyn Jones – Bonymaen | Ospreys
Wyn Jones – Llandovery | Scarlets
Dillon Lewis – Beddau | Cardiff Blues
Ross Moriarty – Morriston | Dragons
Josh Navidi – Bridgend Athletic | Cardiff Blues
Ken Owens – Carmarthen Athletic | Scarlets
Aaron Shingler – Hendy | Scarlets
Nicky Smith – Waunarlwydd | Ospreys
Justin Tipuric – Trebanos | Ospreys
Aaron Wainwright – Whitehead | Dragons
Bradley Davies – Llantrisant (injury replacement for Cory Hill – Pontypridd | Dragons)