The Welsh Rugby Union has elected its first ever female Board member in more than 130 years of history.
Former Wales captain Liza Burgess will officially join the WRU Board on Tuesday, after also being named the first female Council Member.
Burgess, known as ‘Bird’, played in Wales’ very first international against England in 1987 where she led as number eight.
She finished her test career in the final day of the Women’s Six Nations in 2007 with 93 caps.
Burgess made history when she coached the first Women’s Barbarians team and is currently coaching Gloucester-Hartpury in the Tyrrell’s Premier 15s in England.
North Wales Rugby official Sian Griffiths was also a candidate for the position.
Griffiths and Burgess were up against Old Illtydians chairman John Manders and Roy Wilkinson of Porth Harlequins.