At the age of 36 the former Cardiff captain and Wales utility back David Evans has decided to retire from club rugby.
Evans won 12 caps from 1989 to 1995 and appeared in both the 1991 and 1995 World Cup final rounds. He skippered Cardiff in 1991/92 and was an Oxford Blue in 1988.
Born in Wootton Basset in Wiltshire, Evans schooled at Aberdare Comprehensive and won Wales caps at School, Student and University levels.
He was the first player to score a point in the Premier Division of Heineken rugby when he kicked a second-minute penalty against Swansea in September 1990.
He went on to score over 1,000 league points with Cardiff, Treorchy and latterly Dinas Powys.
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.