Newport Gwent Dragons are delighted to announce that Wales' most-capped forward and former British and Irish Lion Colin Charvis will remain with the region as Defence Coach for the 2009/10 season, although the Dragons flanker, who recently underwent knee surgery, is unlikely to be gracing the pitch as a player.
"We are delighted that Colin is staying with the Dragons," said Head Coach Paul Turner. "He worked very hard both on and off the pitch last season and he will be a great asset to the side as a full-time coach."
Charvis, who scored a try in the last of his 94 Welsh appearances against South Africa in 2007 will be drawing on his international experience as he works with some of Wales' brightest young players.
"I thoroughly enjoyed my experience as player-coach at the Dragons last season and I am looking forward to the challenge of a new season at Rodney Parade," said Charvis "The Dragons have some real rising stars and it's great to be working with them again this season."
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.
Geraint John has taken up the new role of WRU elite coach development manager having arrived in Wales last week. WRU TV caught up with him at the WRU rugby department's strategy day at the Millennium Stadium.
The entire Welsh Rugby Union Rugby Department gathered at the Millennium Stadium earlier this week where WRU Head of Rugby Josh Lewsey looked back on a year where structural and strategic changes have seen significant progress made
The Welsh Rugby Union has released a specially produced video to spearhead a new campaign to help promote the values of rugby union. The video, entitled Let us Play underpins the WRU rugby department's philosophy - to engage, transfer and retain players, coaches and referees.