Scott Gibbs has ended speculation over his future by signing for the new Swansea-Neath province.
The Wales legend had been targeted by clubs in both rugby codes having been linked with French outfit Castres and Warrington in the Super League but has committed himself to the new West Glamorgan region for at least the next two seasons.
Former Swansea teammate Colin Charvis said: "That's a great signing for the region but there's still some other top quality players who are free to join different clubs."
Meanwhile Charvis, who left the All Whites after the club went into administration last month, has hinted that he could be looking to join former coach Mike Ruddock at the new Gwent province.
He said: "Swansea-Neath is an obvious choice but Mike Ruddock played a huge part in my career eight years ago when he brought me down from London Welsh to join Swansea.
"There's been a lot of speculation but at the moment I'm just waiting to see how the coaching set-ups are, what kind of facilities there's going to be, and what kind of teams are going to shape together that I'd like to be a part of.
I came from a division four team and within 18 months he'd got me capped for Wales. so I've had a chat with him to see what his plans are."
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.