Six Staffie cross puppies have been named after their Welsh heroes ahead of this afternoon's game.
The playful nine week old pups have been named Sam Pawburton, Leigh Halfstaffie, Dan Waggar, Toby Furletau, Gethin Puppykins and Alex Ruffbert by the Dogs Trust Bridgend who says it was keen to spur on their national team.
Beverley Price, Dogs Trust Bridgend rehoming centre Manager, says:
“These mischievous little pups are full of energy so will need active owners with a strong throw to keep them entertained. They are only nine weeks old and like any rugby team would benefit from a little extra training.
"The team requires active homes with owners who appreciate the demands of young puppies and are at home most of the day to help them settle in. ”
Staff at the Dogs Trust in Bridgend say that five-year-old Holly the boxer charmed her way into crossbreed Griff's heart. The nine-year-old has now become very attached to her, and lacks confidence alone.
Max and Patch have never spent a day apart in seven years.
"When attached pairs come into the centre we do everything we can to ensure they are rehomed together", said Beverley Price from the Dogs Trust in Bridgend.
"Rehoming two dogs means double the reward, and this bromance is no exception. They share a dream of growing grey muzzles together."
For Holly and Griff it was apparently "love at first bark".
"They are a sweet pair of family dogs who enjoy a good run off their leads together", Beverley Price said. "If you think you could offer two loving dogs a home please call Dogs Trust Bridgend on 01656 725 219 or visit www.dogstrust.org.uk."