A new £60million participation agreement between the four Welsh rugby regions and the Welsh Rugby Union has been signed.
Wales prop Adam Jones has explained his move to the Cardiff Blues in an open letter to Ospreys fans.
The pitch will replace the old system of removable grass pallets, and feature a combination of real grass and synthetic material.
Injured Welsh rugby star Owen Williams took to Twitter this weekend to express his thanks to the many people who have wished him well.
The Wales and Blues centre suffered a significant injury to his cervical vertebrae and spinal cord, while playing in Singapore in June.
The 22-year-old posted a picture from hospital, with his pet dog Riley.
Cardiff Blues have launched a fundraising and awareness campaign to support Williams as he makes his recovery.
Wales rugby star Alun Wyn Jones will receive an honorary degree from Swansea University today.
He was born in Swansea and graduated from the university in July 2010, after completing his law degree part-time while playing rugby at the top level.
The 29 year old second row is now being recognised for his outstanding achievements as a rugby player with the Ospreys, Wales and the British and Irish Lions.
Welsh rugby was reported to be in crisis on Friday after Regional Rugby Wales announced the participation agreement proposed by the Welsh Rugby Union was "completely unacceptable" after "indescribably tortuous" negotiations.
The four regions which form RRW - the Blues, the Dragons, the Ospreys and the Scarlets - released a statement claiming every time progress was made "two steps back" followed.
The participation agreement, which ended on June 30, covers issues such as the competitions the teams play in, payment for international player release, overseas player quotas and the fourth autumn Test match.
No resolution to talks throws into doubt the future of the regions and, potentially, professional rugby in Wales.
The WRU said it was "saddened and surprised" that Regional Rugby Wales had chosen to publish a statement which i"s highly critical of the process aimed at concluding a new Rugby Services Agreement "
The WRU said it would not respond to the highly emotional content of the document and says the governing body will continue to work on reaching agreement with the four Regional Organisations.
Cardiff Blues and Wales centre Owen Williams has been moved to the Welsh Spinal Injuries and Neurological Rehabilitation Unit at Rookwood Hospital to continue his 'long-term recovery, the club has said.
In a letter to WRU member clubs, Gerald Davies said he made his decision not to stand for re-election to the board "with considerable sadness".
'On and off the field I hope I have demonstrated my passion and commitment to the game at all levels and I have endeavoured at all times to bring my lifetimes experience and knowledge to help contribute to the well-being of the game and all those who are involved in it throughout Wales as well as on the International stage.
– Gerald Davies
I have always believed and stated that as rugby changes so its organisation must also change anD develop for the common good of all.
I do not wish to sever my ties completely with rugby and will constantly look for opportunities to encourage and support the game that is so dear to my heart.
I will watch with interest how the WRU meets the many challenges ahead."
Former Wales international Gerald Davies has written to Welsh clubs confirming he will not stand for re-election to the WRU board when his tenure is up.
The 69-year-old gave an impassioned speech to club delegates and fellow board members at last month's Extraordinary General Meeting of the Welsh Rugby Union in which the current regime overwhelmingly survived a vote of no confidence brought upon them after a campaign by David Moffett.
Cardiff Blues have confirmed that Owen Williams has returned home to Wales following a serious injury playing in Singapore.
The Blues and Wales centre suffered "a significant injury to his cervical vertebrae and spinal cord" playing in the World Cup 10s on June 22.
Williams was flown back by air ambulance and is now being assessed and monitored at the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff.
"Cardiff Blues and the Williams family would like to take this opportunity to pay tribute to all the staff and specialists at Tan Tock Seng Hospital in Singapore for their care and support for Owen following his injury", a spokesperson said.
They also thanked well-wishers for "overwhelming messages of support".
Wales captain Sam Warburton told ITV News that "everyone is devastated" at the news of Cardiff Blues teammate Owen Williams' injury.
The region confirmed today that the 22-year-old centre suffered "a significant injury to his cervical vertebrae and spinal cord" playing in the World Cup 10s in Singapore on Sunday.
Warburton said: "We're absolutely gutted for him and his family. All of us are keeping our fingers crossed - and hopefully he comes back home safe and sound."