The Cardiff Blues have confirmed the arrival of Gethin Jenkins and Matthew Rees to the region ahead of the new season.
Jenkins rejoins the Blues after a stint in France with Toulon, while former Wales skipper Rees has traded the Scarlets for Cardiff.
Wales Sevens regular and Cardiff RFC man Richard Smith has been handed a full-time contract, while six players have been promoted from the academy.
"I'm hugely excited be the new arrivals from the experienced Gethin Jenkins and Matthew Rees to the youngsters we have coming through," commented director of rugby Phil Davies.
"Players like Ellis Jenkins, Tom Pascoe, Ben Roach, Aled Summerhill, Will Thomas and Richard Smith who have all come through our pathway.
"They are exciting youngsters who I look forward to working with them as we continue to develop."
Unfortunately for Cardiff their departures list is a rather lengthy one, with the loss of star centre Jamie Roberts a particular blow.
Hooker Andi Kyriacou, who was forced to retire due to a neck injury, takes up a place on the coaching staff. Xaiver Rush has left his position of defence coach in order to pursue interests outside of rugby.
Gethin Jenkins - Toulon
Matthew Rees - Scarlets
Richard Smith - Cardiff RFC / Wales sevens
Miles Normandale - Blues Academy
Aled Summerhill - Blues Academy
Ben Roach - Blues Academy
Ellis Jenkins - Blues Academy
Tom Pascoe - Blues Academy
Will Thomas - Blues Academy
Jamie Roberts - Racing Metro
Ceri Sweeney - Exeter Chiefs
Tom James - Exeter Chiefs
Michael Paterson - Sale Sharks
Jason Tovey - Newport Gwent Dragons
Campese Ma'afu - Nottingham
Ryan Harford - Cardiff RFC
Nathan Trevett - London Welsh
Matthew Screech - Newport Gwent Dragons
Darren Harries - Scarlets
Jake Cooper Wooley - London Wasps
Cory Hill - Cornish Pirates
Petru Tamba - Unattached
Andi Kyriacou - Retired