Josh Turnbull will play his final game for the Scarlets on Saturday.
Josh Turnbull has admitted emotions will be running high when he bids farewell to Parc y Scarlets in Saturday's RaboDirect PRO12 finale against Cardiff Blues.
I said a few weeks ago I was fully committed to the Scarlets, I owe it to them. I have been here eight seasons now and want to finish with a bang, everyone around here does
The back-rower turned in a man-of-the-match performance in the 34-23 win over Newport Gwent Dragons on Friday to cement the West Walians' place in the inaugural European Rugby Champions Cup next season.
But he will leave his home region at the end of the season and head for the capital, linking up with this weekend's opponents as he bids to add to his tally of a handful of Wales caps.
"I am sure it will be emotional," said Turnbull, ahead of his goodbye to the region where he has spent eight years.
"I said a few weeks ago I was fully committed to the Scarlets, I owe it to them. I have been here eight seasons now and want to finish with a bang, everyone around here does.
"Even though I am moving on, I am still going to support the Scarlets, I am still going to be a fan - I have been since I was a young boy.
"I am going to miss this place, but it is going to be a new challenge. I am going in to the Blues to try to set my stall out early doors and hopefully I will get some game time in my favourite position of six."
Saturday will also be the last time Lions centre and Turnbull's former academy team-mate Jonathan Davies pulls on the Scarlets jersey as he prepares for his move to French giants Clermont Auvergne.
Davies' exit will also add to the sense of occasion for Turnbull, although he insists that it isn't the end of an era for the Scarlets and he is tipping the talent to keep coming through the ranks in Llanelli.
"The guys here are friends and a lot of boys have grown up together. Myself and Jon came into the academy at the same time. There were five of us that year and we are the last two and both leaving at the same time, which is a bit sad," added Turnbull.
"But the Scarlets are renowned for their development of young players and there is a whole host of players coming through to fill those gaps. I am sure the Scarlets will only go upwards from here."
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'.
Wales head coach Warren Gatland and captain Sam Warburton say their first prioirty on Sunday in the opening game of the World Cup is to win against Uruguay and not get overly concerned with points difference.
With only days to go until the biggest rugby competition in the world begins, rugby fans visiting Cardiff this autumn will be able to enjoy a special display at National Museum Cardiff as part of the celebrations surrounding the Rugby World Cup.