Dean Dewdney has been forced to retire from professional rugby following an injury to discs in his neck sustained playing for Cardiff RFC.
Dean arrived in Britain from Zimbabwe to spend a gap year teaching at Clifton College, whilst playing for Clifton he quickly came to the
attention of the Bristol selectors and joined the playing staff in 1995.
Dean then moved to Neath in 2001 and joined Cardiff RFC on a full-time contract in August 2002. He had made a fleeting appearance for Cardiff against Cambridge University in the club's 125th anniversary season in November, 2001.
He began the game at scrum-half, played the final half-hour at fly-half, and converted his own try in Cardiff's 40-11 victory. Dean was a popular member of the squad making a total of 58 games for Cardiff and the Blues and scored 18 tries he also won three caps for his native Zimbabwe.
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.
WRU TV: Hear from inside the Wales camp as Neil Jenkins discusses this weekend's clash with South Africa and how the squad are looking to put in a strong performance to round of the 2016 Under Armour Series