Former left wing threequarter Lyn Davies who died earlier this month at the age of 64 made three appearances for Wales during the 1966 Championship season.
Davies was an outstanding performer for the Bridgend club in particular, firstly as a player and then as a coach, but began and finished his playing career with his home village of Blaengarw.
He was born at Blaengarw on February 02 1940 and was later to appear for Bridgend Sports, London Welsh and then the Army and the British Army of the Rhine during his National Service. A former colliery worker, he often used his bulk to force his way over the opposing line.
In later years he made one appearance for Bridgend alongside his son Lee, both playing in the pack with Lee still playing this season for the Blaengarw club.
His international debut was at Twickenham, when he played outside clubmate Keith Bradshaw in a 1-6 win over England, then appearing in the 8-3 victory over Scotland in Cardiff and the 9-6 loss to Ireland in Dublin.
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.