The Celtic League Champions have taken the decision as they look to attract even more fans from the rest of the region - including Aberavon, Bridgend and the Valleys - to their new 20,200 capacity home at The Morfa.
Since forming two years ago, the Ospreys have quickly established themselves as Wales' pre-eminent region, blending the traditional Neath-Swansea rivalries into a brand new side which has attracted a remarkable number of core supporters from both teams.
As Roger Blyth, Joint Managing Director of the Ospreys explains, "Over the last two years, we've worked extremely hard to establish a truly regional rugby side. We have a superb set of core supporters from Neath and Swansea and now we really want to reach out to the rest of the region. It is vital for the future of Welsh rugby that all the other professional sides take regional rugby as seriously as we do."
Mike Cuddy, Joint Managing Director, adds, "We've merged two great clubs with differing ideals and visions into one of the most exciting teams Europe. In renaming ourselves as the Ospreys we're showing the whole area, and the whole of Wales, just how committed we are to regional rugby. Furthermore, expanding our fanbase is a vital step if we are to maintain our position as the best team in Wales and it also provides a huge springboard in our quest to win the Heineken Cup."
The Welsh Rugby Union is forming a new Youth Board with a brief to help keep more young people involved in the game during their late teenage years and beyond. The first task of the fifteen strong Board will be to analyse and consider the issues which lead to a number of youngsters drifting away from the sport between the ages of 16 and 21. To apply visit www.wru.wales/youthboard
The Foster's Challenge Cup will involve the 12 Principality Premiership sides and will run during European and British & Irish Cup weeks, providing vital fixtures for the participating clubs and an opportunity for upcoming players to step up to semi-professional rugby and make a claim for starting places within the Premiership squads.
Eighty schools and colleges in Wales now have a full time rugby officer as part of the WRU's school club hub scheme. All of the school club hub officers recently gathered at the National Centre of Excellence for various workshops.
With Liam Williams forced out of the World Cup through injury, lock Luke Charteris and Skills Coach Neil Jenkins say they have to put yesterday's defeat behind them as Wales now look ahead to another physical encounter against South Africa in the quarter-finals of the Rugby World Cup.
WRU Consultant Head of Physical Performance Paul Stridgeon praises the Physical Performance department for their work and dedication as he addresses the media ahead of Wales' Pool A clash against Australia
Twelve young people have been selected to follow a one year WRU Coach Core apprenticeship programme. Coach Core was set up by the Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry as part of the Olympics legacy in 2012 and the Duke of Cambridge was on hand to meet the apprentices on their first day in the job. The programme has been funded by the Hunter Foundation.
The WRU has launched a campaign to create a long term legacy for Welsh club rugby by highlighting the advantages of volunteering. Rhian Edwards, a volunteer at Seven Sisters, has enjoyed many benefits of her volunteering at a grassroots rugby club including being part of the Rugby World Cup volunteer workforce after being nominated by the WRU - and the WRU is asking for more people to develop their 'Welsh rugby roots'.