Wales skipper Colin Charvis starred in Tarbes' 21-6 win over Mont de Marsan at the weekend, scoring a try as the small club starts making headlines in France.
The victory was one of only two away wins in the League at the weekend, with backrower Charvis scoring in the third minute.
Newspaper Midi Olympique, under the headline 'The new Tarbes have arrived!' called it a 'precious victory' as Tarbes battle financial problems and mixed form to make their presence felt in the French Second Division.
'I'm not completely settled in yet,' Charvis admitted after the game.
'It's difficult for someone like me who speaks only a little bit of French, but I'm getting better and there are four English speakers in the team.
'This weekend, I found the players more relaxed than in my first game against La Rochelle. We managed to score 15 points quickly which put us in the box seat.'
Tarbes coach Michel Conques added: 'We wanted this result - it reassures us and puts us back on course.
'Charvis brings a lot to this team - he takes the ball forward and gets us over the gain line.'
As the countdown continues for RWC2015, Tournament Chief Executive Debbie Jevans visited the Millennium Stadium to discuss preparations for the eight matches and reveal the positive news that 100,000 tickets for games at the home of Welsh rugby have sold in the last seven days.
Jason Harries is targeting a first win on the World Series circuit this season with Wales. The series returns to action this weekend in Dubai where Harries is part of a team hoping to build from its efforts in round one in October.
Wales skipper Jevon Groves says his side have addressed a few points from Gold Coast and aim to 'hit the ground running' in the next two rounds of the World Series, kicking off with this weekend in Dubai before heading off to South Africa next week.
Wales Sevens manager Steff Thomas is hopeful his side can build from a quarter-final spot in the opening round of the World Series in Australia when his side take part in the forthcoming double header in Dubai and South Africa.