Newport Gwent Dragons assistant coach Iestyn Thomas is set to leave the men of Gwent to pursue new challenges.
With an extensive rugby background Thomas was a successful addition to the coaching team, and helped develop the current crop of young front row players at Rodney Parade. He joined the Dragons as a coach in July 2012 after retiring from the game.
Director of Rugby Robert Beale, said: "It's been a pleasure working with Iestyn this season, his ability to pass on his knowledge and experience of front row play will be sorely missed on the training field."
The Welsh Rugby Union has awarded a unique 'President's Cap' to a specific group of players who represented their country between 1945 and 1979, but missed out on international recognition at the time.
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This week we celebrate the contribution of the Millennium Stadium to Wales in the Principality Welsh Rugby Union Podcast. We speak to WRU group chief executive Roger Lewis and stadium manager Mark Williams. Warren Gatland, Sam Warburton, George North, Mike Phillips and Ryan Bevington reflect. Scarlets coach Simon Easterby and Blues captain Sam Hobbs look ahead to the Heineken Cup, while former Wales Sevens player James Harris is getting ready for his second Oxford Blue when they take on Cambridge in this year's Varsity Match.