Welsh international Mefin Davies has turned down an attractive offer from French giants Stade Francais to keep his Welsh dream alive.
The 15st hooker has been looking for a new club since the sudden collapse of the Warriors last month.
But despite a two-year deal with French champions Stade on the table, 31-year-old Davies snubbed the offer because it would have spelt the end of his international career.
The Parisian outfit would not have allowed Davies to combine club duties with adding to his 21 caps for his country.
Davies' decision still leaves his rugby future in doubt as despite being first choice for Wales' summer tours to Argentina and South Africa, none of the four remaining regions have shown any interest in the 5'10" international, and Wales coach Mike Ruddock is unlikely to pick a player not at the highest level - meaning Davies could be left out in the cold altogether.
If the former Warriors man had swapped Wales for life in Paris, he would have joined the growing ranks of high-profile Welsh stars already plying their trade in France. Threequarters Gareth Thomas is now with Heineken Cup finalists Toulouse, Fly-half Stephen Jones has left Llanelli for Montferrand while Gareth Llewellyn, the most capped player in Welsh history, has agreed a deal with Narbonne - after talking the club into allowing him to continue his test career.
Beating Merthyr has boosted Carmarthen Quins hopes of reaching a top eight spot in the Principality Premiership. Quins captain Haydn Pugh is delighted with his team's progress and is determined that everyone from the Under 6s through to the senior team, enjoys the ride.
When the Wales squad were asked to nominate individuals who played a big part in their early playing days, Wales and Dragons full back and wing Hallam Amos thought of his former Monmouth School rugby coach John Bevan.
Sam Cross and Luke Treharne have been named as co-captains of the Wales Sevens side as head coach Gareth Williams names his 12-man squad to play in the first leg of the HSBC World Series in Dubai next weekend.
Bedwas head coach Steve Law and players Nicky Griffiths and Alun Rees extol the virtues of the close knit club as they prepare to host third place RGC 1404 - who are one place head of them on the Principality Premiership points table - on Saturday.
Many of the Wales squad have said Diolch (thank you) to someone who played an important part in their early playing days by nominating them to be invited to the Wales v South Africa match. One person, Gowerton Comprehensive geography teacher Mr Dean Mason was nominated by two of his former pupils, Dan Biggar and Sam Davies.
The second WRU disability rugby pilot has been delivered, this time in Caerphilly schools, culminating in a festival at the Caerphilly Centre of Sporting Excellence, Ystrad Mynach tomorrow. Plans are in place to set up a Disability Rugby Club in Newbridge to provide long-term playing opportunities.
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