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."
Meet the members of the WRU's inaugural Youth Board - after an online selection process which saw a host of high calibre candidates submit video applications the WRU has made its first 15 appointments.The board is made up of individuals aged between 16 and 21, and will meet for the first time at Principality Stadium on Monday 15th February.
The Wales Women's team headed to Dare Valley Country Park on a team bonding exercise as the entire squad got together for the very first time in preparation for this season's Six Nations championship which kicks off on Saturday with a clash against defending champions Ireland, in Donnybrook.
Wales Head Coach Warren Gatland discusses his team selection for the opening round of the RBS 6 Nations where he leads his side against Ireland, on Sunday. As WRU TV's Luke Brodley discovers, Gatland is fully aware of the challenges the defending champions pose