Neath have secured the services of three of their top players for next season.
Prop Duncan Jones and centre James Storey have both signed on the dotted line to a two-year extension to their existing contracts which will see them through to the end of the 2003/2004 season.
Meanwhile scrum-half Patrick Horgan has committed himself for a further four years and will stay at the Gnoll until at least the end of the 2005/06 season.
Neath coach Lyn Jones said: "It is great that three key players have shown their commitment to the club in extending their contracts.
"At Neath we are committed to player development and giving individuals a happy environment in which they can improve their game.
"All three players have responded to this environment over the past few seasons, and it is significant they have agreed to stay with us at the Gnoll."
Welsh players and management joined Deputy Minister for Sport Ken Skates at the Pierhead Building, Cardiff Bay earlier this week to reveal the Union's pioneering school-club hub initiative has been so successful the project will now almost double the scale of the original project.
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Dodgy tattoos, carthorses, Avatar and soft chins are revealed by Wales Sevens players Tom Williams and Sam Cross as they profile the Wales Sevens squad taking part in Hong Kong this weekend in the latest round of the HSBC Sevens World Series.