Bridgend's Matt James has confirmed he will play for French outfit Bourgoin next season after completing his transfer from the Brewery Field.
The Wales A full-backhas agreed a one-year deal with the French outfit with an option to extend for another season.
The move coincides with Pontypridd's signing of Kevin Morgan who will now be favourite for the number 15 jersey for the new Ponty-Bridgend province next season.
"This is a great opportunity for me to play at a high level of club rugby in good weather and in front of big crowds in the French first division," said James.
"I've always admired the French game and I think I will thrive in those conditions. I'm certain it will help improve and develop me as a player.
"I'm still young and this is a phenomenal opportunity to broaden my experience. It was a chance to do something different that I just couldn't turn down."
As the countdown continues for RWC2015, Tournament Chief Executive Debbie Jevans visited the Millennium Stadium to discuss preparations for the eight matches and reveal the positive news that 100,000 tickets for games at the home of Welsh rugby have sold in the last seven days.
Jason Harries is targeting a first win on the World Series circuit this season with Wales. The series returns to action this weekend in Dubai where Harries is part of a team hoping to build from its efforts in round one in October.
Wales skipper Jevon Groves says his side have addressed a few points from Gold Coast and aim to 'hit the ground running' in the next two rounds of the World Series, kicking off with this weekend in Dubai before heading off to South Africa next week.
Wales Sevens manager Steff Thomas is hopeful his side can build from a quarter-final spot in the opening round of the World Series in Australia when his side take part in the forthcoming double header in Dubai and South Africa.