The Millennium Stadium opened its doors to the most exclusive club in Wales at the weekend as it welcomed 'home' more than 100 players who had won a Welsh cap.
The ex-internationals 'Garden Party' was the second gathering of the season hosted by the Welsh Rugby Union and this time included families and friends.
Gareth Edwards was one of the many stars of the past who brought his grandchildren to see where he performed some of his greatest sporting feats and there were 800 people at the event.
"It was an incredible day and the buzz, camaraderie, warmth and humour was very special. It was an honour to be among the players who helped to make Welsh rugby great," said WRU chief executive Roger Lewis.
"So many players from so many different generations turned up and it developed into a real 'Who's Who' of Welsh rugby. The history and heritage of our national game needs to be celebrated. Most of these great players are very modest people and we need to properly recognise them.
"There was a fantastic range of players, from 90-year-old Gwyn Evans to current Cardiff Blues professional Chris Czekaj. It was an honour for me to say hello to the great Lewis Jones and it was marvellous having him and other former rugby league converts like Garfield Owen and Glyn Shaw at the event to show once and for all that all the old prejudices are very much a thing of the past."
Former Cardiff back row man Gwyn Evans won his first cap alongside Bleddyn Williams in the first official international after World War 11 in 1947. They were the oldest surviving players at the event and Jones still remembered the day he won his first cap.
"It was a huge honour to be picked to play for Wales and I can still remember running 40 yards to score a try on my debut. To me that was the highlight of my career," said Evans. "The Millennium Stadium is a magnificent place, quite different to the old wooden North Stand that had been damaged by a German bomb during the war."
There were 26 British & Irish Lions and 19 former captains of Wales among the exclusive gathering and a few stars of the future as well. The sons of Glyn Llewellyn and Mark Taylor won the kicking competition to prove the production line of talent is still in operation.
Other guests at the event were Liza Burgess and four members of the Welsh Women's rugby team, former international referees and ex-groundsman Bill Hardiman.
The former WRU Coaching Organiser and Secretary, Ray Williams, was also present.
Head coach Rowland Phillips and key front rower Carys Phillips look ahead to games against Spain and Ireland as Wales Women ramp up their preparations for the forthcoming Six Nations. The two warm-up games are a 'massive opportunity to refine the squad' according to the Welsh camp.
Martyn Phillips has discussed details of the newly published 'Strategy for Welsh Rugby' which puts in black and white terms the plans and direction of the governing body of the national sport in Wales for the next decade.
WRU chief executive Martyn Phillips has urged Welsh rugby fans to follow in the footsteps of their soccer counterparts at last summer's Euro Championship by backing their team to the hilt in the upcoming RBS 6 Nations campaign.
Chief executive Martyn Phillips has highlighted the plans for Wales to become a breeding ground for national and elite club rugby coaches, which are contained in the WRU's 10-year 'Strategy for Welsh Rugby'.
Andrew Coombs is enjoying his new role as Nelson forwards coach. The former Dragons and Wales lock has big ambitions to become a professional coach but feels it's important to learn the ropes in grassroots rugby and where better than his home club Nelson, with friends and family close to hand.
Students at Brynllywarch Hall School, near Newtown, have transformed their own lives, and are now having a positive impact on others through rugby. The sport has had a life-changing effect on the well-being of the students who are now delivering rugby sessions to local primary schools and playing for a new mixed ability side
Wales reached their first semi-final since 2013 in the opening round of this season's HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series in Dubai. WRU TV's Graeme Gillespie recaps on what proved to be an eventful tournament
Wales and Ospreys back row James King, who came through the North Wales age grade system, nominated North Wales Regional Community Rugby Manager Marc Roberts, in the WRU's 'Diolch' initiative where squad players thanked those who played a part in their rise to the top.
Beating Merthyr has boosted Carmarthen Quins hopes of reaching a top eight spot in the Principality Premiership. Quins captain Haydn Pugh is delighted with his team's progress and is determined that everyone from the Under 6s through to the senior team, enjoys the ride.
When the Wales squad were asked to nominate individuals who played a big part in their early playing days, Wales and Dragons full back and wing Hallam Amos thought of his former Monmouth School rugby coach John Bevan.
Sam Cross and Luke Treharne have been named as co-captains of the Wales Sevens side as head coach Gareth Williams names his 12-man squad to play in the first leg of the HSBC World Series in Dubai next weekend.
Bedwas head coach Steve Law and players Nicky Griffiths and Alun Rees extol the virtues of the close knit club as they prepare to host third place RGC 1404 - who are one place head of them on the Principality Premiership points table - on Saturday.
Many of the Wales squad have said Diolch (thank you) to someone who played an important part in their early playing days by nominating them to be invited to the Wales v South Africa match. One person, Gowerton Comprehensive geography teacher Mr Dean Mason was nominated by two of his former pupils, Dan Biggar and Sam Davies.
The second WRU disability rugby pilot has been delivered, this time in Caerphilly schools, culminating in a festival at the Caerphilly Centre of Sporting Excellence, Ystrad Mynach tomorrow. Plans are in place to set up a Disability Rugby Club in Newbridge to provide long-term playing opportunities.