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.
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'.
Wales head coach Warren Gatland and captain Sam Warburton say their first prioirty on Sunday in the opening game of the World Cup is to win against Uruguay and not get overly concerned with points difference.
With only days to go until the biggest rugby competition in the world begins, rugby fans visiting Cardiff this autumn will be able to enjoy a special display at National Museum Cardiff as part of the celebrations surrounding the Rugby World Cup.
Geraint John has taken up the new role of WRU elite coach development manager having arrived in Wales last week. WRU TV caught up with him at the WRU rugby department's strategy day at the Millennium Stadium.