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."
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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'.