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."
Rob Howley and Josh Lewsey addressed more than 250 community club coaches and referees at the first WRU National Community Conference on the weekend. The volunteers benefitted from coaching masterclasses and workshops in a bid to connect all levels of the rugby pathway in Wales.
UEFA has today confirmed the Football Association of Wales (FAW) has been successful in its bid for the Millennium Stadium to host the 2017 UEFA Champions League Final on Saturday 3rd June, 2017 (kick-off: 19.45hrs GMT).
The winners of a filmmaking competition organised by the education charity Into Film and the WRU enjoyed a behind the scenes tour of the Millennium Stadium - and a chance to be photographed with the WRU's fire-breathing, rugby loving mascot, Scorch The Dragon, and Welsh international, Jake Ball.
The Wales Under 20 camp are in a quietly confident mood as they face Ireland in the U20 Championship, with Coaching Co-Ordinator Allan Lewis and full back Dafydd Howells targeting a top five finish in the tournament.