Former Wales coach Graham Henry is on his way home to New Zealand.
The man who coached the Lions in Austrlaia last summer will take up a new post as a rugby resource manager with Auckland later this year.
The 55-year-old Henry has signed an 18-month contract with his former employers.
"It was imperative that we create a role for Graham that would utilise his talents," said Auckland chief executive David White.
"To have confirmation he is back on board has delighted everyone. It will be tremendous to have a coach of Graham's expertise and experience available to act as a resource for coaches of all age groups.
"It will be great to have him back and once again part of Auckland rugby."
Henry coached Auckland between 1992 and 1998, winning the Super 12 title with the Blues in 1996 and 1997.
He signed a four year contract with the Welsh Rugby Union in 1998 and coached Wales up until this season's Lloyds TSB Six Nations Championship.
Following the defeat in Ireland, he asked the WRU to release him from the final 20 months of his contract.
Wales and Ospreys back row James King, who came through the North Wales age grade system, nominated North Wales Regional Community Rugby Manager Marc Roberts, in the WRU's 'Diolch' initiative where squad players thanked those who played a part in their rise to the top.
Beating Merthyr has boosted Carmarthen Quins hopes of reaching a top eight spot in the Principality Premiership. Quins captain Haydn Pugh is delighted with his team's progress and is determined that everyone from the Under 6s through to the senior team, enjoys the ride.
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.
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