Scrum half Robert Howley, who played 59 times for Wales and was the captain in 22 of those matches, has left Cardiff and signed a three-year contract with Wasps.
With Cardiff only offering a years contract for the 31-year-old, he reluctantly ended a second spell with the Cardiff cub and will now be based in London.
"This is the opportunity to play in the best league in the Northern Hemisphere," he said. "I am here to win medals and show Wasps the commitment they have shown me."
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.