Former Wales and Lions back row Andy Powell is to join the Newport Gwent Dragons next season.
The Brecon-born forward has signed a one-year contract with the PRO12 side.
The 32-year-old, who has played for Wigan Warriors, London Wasps, Cardiff Blues, and the Llanelli Scarlets, said: "I am extremely delighted to be back in Wales. I have very fond memories of playing for Newport RFC and can remember the great support we had from fans when I previously played for them.
"I have been very impressed through the season with both Kingsley and Lyn's ambitions for the region. I am very excited for the challenges that lie ahead and look forward to challenging the other Welsh regions for silverware."
Dragons head coach, Kingsley Jones said: "I am very excited that we are bringing Andy back to Gwent to play. He has the X-factor and brings a lot to the team dynamics not forgetting his great ball carrying skills.
"He will be coming back here to challenge the likes of Taulupe Faletau for a first team spot as well as adding experience to the squad."
Newport Gwent Dragons have announced the appointment of Kingsley Jones as head coach on a three-year contract.
The 44-year-old former Wales flanker worked at the Dragons last season as an assistant coach.
"To be back in Gwent and coaching the Dragons is a big honour for me," said Jones, who won 10 Wales caps during a playing career that included spells with Ebbw Vale, Pontypridd and Gloucester.
"For the last seven or eight years we have been tagged as the fourth Welsh region, and the coaching post here is seen by many as a tough job. But I relish the challenge and feel that it is a great honour for me to be coaching Gwent, as I am born and bred in the region."
Dragons rugby director Lyn Jones said: "I am delighted that we have been able to recruit someone of such high coaching standards. It was great to have Kingsley here to help out at Rodney Parade last season, but having him here full-time will be beneficial to both the players and the coaching staff."
Wales international Dan Evans has signed a three year contract with the Ospreys and will complete his move at the end of the season.
25-year-old Evans, who won two international caps in 2009, has scored 11 tries in his 42 appearances for the Rodney Parade outfit.
This is a great opportunity for me...there is some real world-class talent in the squad so it’s a big challenge for me personally, but I can’t wait to get involved and fight for my place. I want to be a part of a successful Ospreys team.
Cardiff Blues clinched a much-needed 21-13 derby win against Newport Gwent Dragons at the Arms Park.
Leigh Halfpenny's reliable boot helped the Blues on their way to victory as they brought an end to their four-match winless streak in the Pro 12.
Dragons' Will Harries scored the only try of the match, but it wasn't enough to deny the home supporters the win they wanted, as Halfpenny secured five penalties, to score 15 of the home side's 21 points.
Cardiff Blues welcome Newport Gwent Dragons to the Arms Park today hoping it will be third time lucky after two derby defeats in the festive period.
The Blues lost 19-22 at home to Ospreys on 20 December, before their 22-16 defeat against the Dragons at Rodney Parade on Boxing Day.
Cardiff Blues: Leigh Halfpenny; Alex Cuthbert, Richard Smith, Dafydd Hewitt, Harry Robinson; Rhys Patchell, Lloyd Williams; 1 Sam Hobbs (capt), Marc Breeze, Benoit Bourrust, Macauley Cook, Filo Paulo, Rory Watts-Jones, Robin Copeland, Josh Navidi.
Replacements: Rhys Williams, Gethin Jenkins, Scott Andrews, Chris Dicomidis, Ellis Jenkins, Lewis Jones, Gareth Davies, Gavin Evans.
Dragons: Daniel Evans; Will Harries, Pat Leach, Ashley Smith, Matthew Pewtner; Jason Tovey, Wayne Evans; Owen Evans, T Rhys Thomas, Dan Way, Matthew Screech, Rob Sidoli (capt), Netani Talei, Toby Faletau, Lewis Evans.
Replacements: Sam Parry, Aaron Coundley, Francisco Chaparro, Adam Jones, Nic Cudd, Richie Rees, Steffan Jones, Ross Wardle.