Having led Wales to World Cup Sevens victory, Lee Beach didn't think his season could get any better - but a SWALEC Cup victory at the Millennium Stadium soon changed his mind.
After captaining Wales to glory in Dubai, Beach donned the armband again, this time in a winning Neath side at the home of Welsh rugby.
Beach felt that to lift the SWALEC Cup for the second season in a row crowned a perfect season for him with both club and country.
He said: "Winning the SWALEC Cup tops off a great year for me on a personal level. To win the World Cup with the sevens and now this, I didn't believe it would get much better but it has!"
Beach believes he and his Neath team-mates countered the threat posed by the youthful Llanelli, and the 28-21 victory proved they knew what they needed to do to win.
"We knew what Llanelli would bring and I think this showed in the lineout and our defence," Beach added. "At half time we stuck to our game plan, and it worked well for us to lift the cup.
"We took our foot off the peddle early in the second half, but we played with commitment for the full match and regained control to win the cup."
Neath head coach Rowland Phillips agreed with Beach's assessment, and felt it was a credit to his team that they could stand firm against an exciting Llanelli team. Phillips said: "Llanelli have been playing very well throughout the season, and have played a lot of really positive attacking rugby.
"But we were strong as a team, played some good stuff as well and I felt we deserved the victory."
Neath's kicking hero Arwel Thomas said: "It was a cracking game, a good advert for the Welsh Premiership."
Twelve young people have been selected to follow a one year WRU Coach Core apprenticeship programme. Coach Core was set up by the Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry as part of the Olympics legacy in 2012 and the Duke of Cambridge was on hand to meet the apprentices on their first day in the job. The programme has been funded by the Hunter Foundation.
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.