Wales Deaf Rugby team are heading to Australia for the World Deaf Rugby Sevens Championship.
It's the first Deaf Rugby Sevens tournament and will include teams from Australia, New Zealand, Japan and England.
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Wales won the inaugural World Deaf Rugby Championship in New Zealand in 2002 but there hasn't been a major international tournament since.
The team is managed by volunteers and runs a community programme to introduce young deaf people to rugby.
The objective is to help young deaf people participate in the sport, encouraging them to join a local club and identify players who can represent Wales Deaf in the future.
To play for the team a player needs a combined average hearing loss of 25 decibels or more in both ears. Players attend an audiology test to see if they meet the qualifying criteria.
Wales Deaf play an annual international test match against England but at present there's no 'Six Nations' style tournament since France, Scotland and Ireland do not have international deaf teams.