Bath will sign Wales back-rower Taulupe Faletau from Pro12 side Newport Gwent Dragons at the finish of the season.
He had been set to join them in October but a move was blocked by Warren Gatland, his national team coach.
The Tonga-born 25-year-old has been capped 52 occasions by Wales, and represented the British and Irish Lions in the course of the 2013 tour of Australia.
Faletau, who has been with Dragons considering that 2009, played 4 instances as Wales reached the World Cup quarter-finals.
“The way Bath strategy the game suits my style of play,” he stated.
“The chance to function with Darren (Edwards, Bath first-group coach) again after performing so with Wales Below-20s and the Dragons was also too very good to turn down.”
Faletau has won three Six Nations titles and two Grand Slams. A Welsh Rugby Union statement stated it was committed to keeping its greatest players in the nation when Faletau’s transfer was turned down earlier this year.
Nonetheless, he will now join the Premiership club when his contract has run out in the summer season of 2016, a move head coach Mike Ford described as “evidence” of their ambition.
“When we speak about this club being ambitious, we’re not just paying lip service,” stated Ford. “Signing a player of Toby’s calibre is proof of that.
“He is a globe-class player who never ever requires a backwards step and he will add competitors to an equally amazing back row.”
Wales rugby player Dan Biggar is BBC Cymru Wales Sports Character 2015.
The Ospreys fly-half succeeds cyclist Geraint Thomas, who won in 2014.
Final results of a public vote had been revealed at the Wales Sport Awards in Cardiff exactly where BBC Cymru Wales and Sport Wales celebrated Welsh sporting good results.
The Wales football team had been named team of the year award following qualifying for the Euro 2016 finals and their manager Chris Coleman is the elite coach of the year.
Biggar gave outstanding performances for Wales in the course of the Rugby Globe Cup, the Six Nations and for regional side Ospreys.
The 26-year-old scored 23 points in a man-of-the-match functionality in the 28-25 win more than England in the pool stage at the Planet Cup, which includes a long-range winning penalty.
In total he scored 56 points in 4 matches as Wales had been knocked out in the quarter-finals against South Africa.
In the 2015 Six Nations, he scored 26 points in five games as Wales missed out on the Championship on points distinction with four wins from five. He also helped Ospreys to the semi-finals in the Pro12.
Biggar secured the public vote ahead of second-placed Geraint Thomas and globe flyweight boxing champion Lee Selby.
Thomas became the initial British rider to win the formidable E3 Harelbeke race in Belgium in March and as a key member of Team Sky helped Chris Froome claim his second Tour de France title.
Selby became the 12th Welsh globe boxing champion by beating Russia’s Evgeny Gradovich to claim the IBF featherweight title and defended his crown against Mexican Fernando Montiel in the USA.
The other nominees chosen by an specialist panel for BBC Cymru Wales Sports Personality 2015 had been footballers Gareth Bale and Ashley Williams, triathlete Non Stanford, taekwondo competitor Jade Jones and Para-athlete Aled Sion Davies.
Wales’ footballers ended a 57-year wait when they qualified for the final stages of a key tournament for the first time considering that the 1958 Planet Cup.
Beneath manager Coleman, and inspired by on the field by Bale, Wales completed second behind Belgium in their qualifying group.
Legendary rugby player Sir Gareth Edwards received a lifetime achievement award.
Edwards played 53 consecutive Test matches for Wales in between 1967 and 1978, winning three Five Nations Grand Slams.
Previous 10 winners
2014: Geraint Thomas
2013: Leigh Halfpenny
2012: Jade Jones
2011: Chaz Davies
2010: Gareth Bale
2009: Ryan Giggs
2008: Shane Williams
2007: Joe Calzaghe
2006: Joe Calzaghe
2005: Gareth Thomas
All the previous winners
He inspired the British and Irish Lions to Test series wins against New Zealand in 1971 and South Africa in 1974 and scored the most famous attempt in history for the Barbarians against the All Blacks in 1973.
The Carwyn James Award for the best young sportswoman was won by sprinter Hannah Brier. The 17-year-old Swansea Harrier won the 100m and 200m at the 2015 Welsh Championships and then equalled the Welsh 100m record of 11.39 seconds at the Planet Youth Championships.
The best young sportsman award went to tennis player Matt Story, who won the Welsh National Junior Championship Below-18 title for the third year in a row.
Volunteer of the Year: Wendy Pressdee
Community Coach of the Year: Angeline Tshiyane
Young Coach of the Year: Lowri Haf Barker
Young Volunteer of the Year: Elan Môn Gilford
Coach to Disabled Men and women of the Year: John Wilson
Lifetime Achievement Award (Community): Dorothy Neyland MBE
The Unsung Hero award has currently been given to Jane Roberts and Nerys Ellis for their operate at Llanrwst Swimming Club. They have been at the ceremony to collect the award and will go on to represent Wales at the UK BBC Sports Character of the Year occasion in Belfast on Sunday, 20 December.
The 2015 Rugby Planet Cup final referee Nigel Owens was recognised in the course of Monday’s event for his achievements and contribution to the worldwide game.
A review of the sporting year will be broadcast on BBC Cymru Wales tv on Friday, 18 December at 21:00 GMT.
Please note the occasion is not connected with the UK Sports Personality of the Year and is for the Wales award only.
Mike Phillips, Wales’ most-capped scrum-half, has announced his retirement from international rugby.
The 33-year-old Racing 92 player has appeared in 99 Tests – 94 for Wales and five for the British and Irish Lions.
He scored nine tries for his country and was a key member of the teams that won the Six Nations title in 2013 and Grand Slams in 2008 and 2012.
“This is a chance for me to bring this chapter of my life to a close,” said Phillips in a statement.
“Playing for Wales has been such a huge part of my adult life and this is a chance for me to say thank you to everyone from family and friends, the coaches and management of the Welsh Rugby Union, all of the great players that I have been fortunate enough to play with and against and of course the fantastic Welsh fans for their great support.
“It was always a dream of mine to play for Wales, it meant everything to me and it’s an amazing feeling to represent your country. For me it was a privilege.”
Phillips’ last match for Wales was the 35-21 defeat by Ireland in a World Cup warm-up match on 8 August this year.
He was initially left out of coach Warren Gatland’s squad for the tournament, but recalled as cover for the injured Rhys Webb before the opening game against Uruguay.
However, he was not included in the match-day squads for any of Wales’ World Cup games.
Having spent the early part of his international career as understudy to Dwayne Peel after making his debut against Romania in 2003, Phillips became Gatland’s go-to scrum-half after his appointment as Wales coach in 2007 until the autumn internationals in 2014.
The 6ft scrum-half could not have made a bigger impression in his first game under the New Zealander, scoring a try as Wales beat England 26-19 to end a 20-year losing streak at Twickenham.
Phillips regularly produced big performances in important matches for Wales, notably the quarter-final and semi-final of the 2011 World Cup, and the 31-30 defeat by South Africa in June 2014.
By the time of the 2009 Lions tour to South Africa, Phillips was the number one scrum-half in the home nations and played in all three Tests against the Springboks.
And when Gatland was named coach for the 2013 Lions tour to Australia, he put his faith in Phillips – selecting him in the first and third Tests as the Lions won the series 2-1.
Phillips’ career off the field was not without controversy. He was temporarily suspended from the national squad in 2011 following a late-night altercation with a doorman in Cardiff, but re-instated in time for that year’s World Cup.
His position as first choice with Wales ended during the 2014 autumn internationals when he was displaced by Webb.
And by the time the squad was named for the 2015 World Cup, Phillips had been relegated to fourth-choice number nine behind Webb, Gareth Davies and Lloyd Williams.
But his place in the hall of fame of Welsh half-backs is assured, and he stands eighth in the all-time list of Wales’ most-capped players.
Phillips has a contract with Racing 92 until the end of this season, but has indicated he wants to extend his time in Paris.
Mike Phillips’ story will be portrayed in a documentary film – The Real Mike Phillips – to be shown on BBC One Wales on Monday, 7 December 21:00 GMT