Newport Gwent Dragons assistant coach Iestyn Thomas is set to leave the men of Gwent to pursue new challenges.
With an extensive rugby background Thomas was a successful addition to the coaching team, and helped develop the current crop of young front row players at Rodney Parade. He joined the Dragons as a coach in July 2012 after retiring from the game.
Director of Rugby Robert Beale, said: "It's been a pleasure working with Iestyn this season, his ability to pass on his knowledge and experience of front row play will be sorely missed on the training field."
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.