Former Newport coach Allan Lewis has signed a three-year deal to become the new director of rugby at Bridgend.
Lewis, who has also served as assistant coach with Llanelli and Wales, has been at the Brewery Field in a caretaker capacity since leaving Rodney Parade.
Lewis said: "Since I have been at Bridgend most of my time has been spent out on the park with the players and I have thoroughly enjoyed working with them.
"There are no egos here. It's a great pleasure to work with them. It's important that a club progresses, but you must have goals that are sustainable.
"We need to be continually improving. There's a great bunch of boys here and there are a lot of good youngsters in the area who will come through aswell.
"The talent in the area is phenomenal. we have to put faith in the squad and take one step foward as a time. You have to have long-term objectives rather than trying to get everything done overnight."
Owner Leighton Samuel said, "Allan can bring confidence here. We have quality players but have had a disappointing season. We are attracting new players and Allan will give us stability."
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.