Young Dragons prop Hugh Gustafson has had his contract at Rodney Parade extended.
Newport Gwent Dragons have reinforced their front row for next season with the signing of Ali McKenzie from Calvisano whilst rising star Hugh Gustafson has signed a one-year extension to his current contract.
London born McKenzie joined Calvisano from London Wasps in 2007 having won the European Challenge Cup with Wasps in 2003 and was part of the Wasps squad which went on to the lift the Heineken Cup at Twickenham in 2004.
"We are delighted that Hugh is staying with us at the Dragons," said Dragons Rugby manager Robert Beale.
"He is a talented young player and although he has struggled with injury this season, we consider him to be very much a part of the future of the side at Rodney Parade.
"Ali will be a great addition to our squad. He has plenty of experience of big games from his time at London Wasps and he will certainly reinforce our already quality front row."
The Webb Ellis Cup visited Lampeter on Monday to recognise the fact that the town is celebrating a major milestone as it is believed the first ever game of rugby played in Wales, was in fact played in Lampeter 150 years ago.
Cardiff Blues U18 Girls will go into Sunday's Gemau Cymru with an extra spring in their step after Welsh internationals Elinor Snowsill and Philippa Tuttiett offered some last minute tips at a training session earlier this week.
Rob Howley and Josh Lewsey addressed more than 250 community club coaches and referees at the first WRU National Community Conference on the weekend. The volunteers benefitted from coaching masterclasses and workshops in a bid to connect all levels of the rugby pathway in Wales.
UEFA has today confirmed the Football Association of Wales (FAW) has been successful in its bid for the Millennium Stadium to host the 2017 UEFA Champions League Final on Saturday 3rd June, 2017 (kick-off: 19.45hrs GMT).
The winners of a filmmaking competition organised by the education charity Into Film and the WRU enjoyed a behind the scenes tour of the Millennium Stadium - and a chance to be photographed with the WRU's fire-breathing, rugby loving mascot, Scorch The Dragon, and Welsh international, Jake Ball.