Phil Bennett has paid tribute to Stephen Jones after the record-breaking fly-half announced his retirement from rugby.
Jones, Wales' most capped player, will hang up his boots at the end of the season and move into a coaching role with London Wasps.
It draws the curtain on an illustrious 17 year career in which he won 104 Welsh caps, played in six British & Irish Lions Test matches and racked up 970 international points.
Jones enjoyed two stints in Llanelli and his fellow Scarlets, Wales and Lions great has led the plaudits.
"It is great to see that Stephen has being given a coaching role with Wasps," Bennett told the South Wales Evening Post.
"Hopefully, he can get some valuable experience coaching in the Premiership under Dai Young and then maybe he can come back to Wales one day.
"He has spoken about the Scarlets being the club dear to his heart, it would be fantastic to see him back here in a coaching capacity.
"Stephen has been a wonderful role model for younger players and the one thing that has stood out throughout his career is his attitude.
"I was speaking to some of the Wasps coaching team at the start of the season when I was a guest for a game at Bath and they couldn't speak highly enough about his professionalism.
"I remember Stephen when he first came through at Stradey. Frano Botica was fly-half at the time and was doing some kicking practice after training. Who was out there with him? Stephen Jones.
"He has worked incredibly hard at his game throughout the career and has been up against some class fly-halves for Wales over the years.
"It is testament to his ability and work ethic that he still managed to win more than a century of caps and played in six Tests for the Lions. He deserves all the accolades and plaudits he gets and I wish him all the best in his new role."
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