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.'
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.
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