Welsh sides could be put on red alert for the services of former Scarlets full-back Barry Davies after he was told his services were no longer required at Brive.
The French club has revealed that they will not be extending the contracts of a number of foreign players next season. Davies, who was seeking a two-year extension but offered one, along with Fiji's Norman Ligairi and Englishman Ben Johnston will not have their current deals extended.
Davies made 91 appearances for the Scarlets between 2003-2007, scoring 36 tries and four conversions, in a stint which saw him capped for Wales.
Romania's Alex Manta and Sukanaivalu Hufanga of Tonga were also told that they have no future with a club which hopes to play in the European Cup next season.
Brive recently unveiled English centre Riki Flutey as a new signing for next season but have seen fellow England international Ben Cohen cross back over the English Channel to play for Sale Sharks.
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.