Lee Beach is one of several Welshmen to stay at Old Deer Park
The heartbeat at Old Deer Park will reverberate as loud ever next season with nearly all of the club's Welsh players agreeing new deals.
Wales' 2009 World Cup Sevens winning captain Lee Beach, who joined Welsh from Neath in 2009, is one of a host of players to pen new deals. The back-row forward is loving life with the Exiles and looks forward to another season in the English Championship.
"These signings are good because it is London Welsh and the people behind the scenes are keen to keep it that way," said Beach.
"I've enjoyed my last two years here, so I was more than happy to re-sign. I left Wales to play here and it's a different level than at home.
"The semi-pro league in Wales is good, but the Championship is very, very competitive. Most of the teams are full-time professional and that's great."
Also to re-sign are scrum half Rob Lewis, centres James Lewis and Paul Mackey, hooker Dan George and second row Mike Powell.
The quintet will be joined under contract at the famous club by captain Jonathan Mills, who along with Paul Mackey embarks on his fifth full season with the Exiles, hooker Saul Nelson and new head coach Lyn Jones.
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'.