Ken Hewitt, the vice-chairman of the Welsh Rugby Union, has today (Monday) won a District A election to continue as their representative and retain his place on the Board of the WRU.
He received 48 votes against 15 for Steve Lewis, the former Chief Executive of the WRU.
Ken Hewitt said: "I'm delighted to be continuing to serve as a Board member. It's an honour for me personally and it shows the support the clubs have for the Board at the moment as we take our game forward."
WRU chairman David Pickering said: "It's extremely healthy that people of calibre put their names forward for election. However, the outstanding service that the vice-chairman of the WRU has given to this District over the years has been recognised by the overwhelming support of the clubs of District A."
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.