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."
Nearly 40 players were involved in the first Wales Under 18 training session of the season. WRU National Performance Manager Gethin Watts is excited at the potential shown by the group and expects the Regional Under 18 Championship to hone their skills even further.
All the build up to Australia and the Dove Men Series in this week's Principality Welsh Rugby Union Podcast. We hear from Wales assistant coach Rob Howley, captain Sam Warburton, centre Jamie Roberts and lock Alun Wyn Jones. We also find out moe about the new pitch at the Millennium Stadium from WRU group chief executive Roger Lewis and Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism Ken Skates, while Ospreys coach Steve Tandy looks ahead to the LV Cup.