Indigo Group Premiership

Indigo Group Premiership

With another season starting to close, the rumour mill is in full flow and players start settling moves for next season. Robert Rees brings you the latest on the transfer front from the Indigo Group Premiership. Craig Hudd (Confirmed) Hudd will be joining Cardiff from long-term bitter rivals Newport ahead of next season where he’ll […]

Indigo Group Premiership

Indigo Group Premiership transfer season is now underway as club’s start announcing retained staff before moving on to those who they are bringing in. Robert Rees brings you the destination of either incoming or outgoing Prem players. Kristian Dacey Having announced his retirement from the professional game on Wednesday night, Last Word understands that the […]

Indigo Group Premiership

The season may be only half way through, but with another year down, let’s have a look at the best XV players across the last twelve months.  *Players from the ‘Supporters’ Team of the Year’ considered upon other performances and accolades and both the end of last season and beginning of the 2022/23 calendar weigh […]

Indigo Group Premiership

The 2022/23 Indigo Group Premiership kicks off next weekend, after a busy off-season. Robert Rees brings you all you need to know ahead of the season kick-off. Indigo Group Premiership ready to take off The season kicks off next Saturday, with all games being 2.30pm kick-offs except the televised Pontypridd vs Cardiff. Let’s take a […]

Indigo Group Premiership

The 2021/22 Indigo Group Premiership and end of season rewards are revealed after another thrilling season of community rugby. Indigo Group Premiership Team of the Season After a season of both an Indigo Group Cup and Premiership, the Team of the Season has been selected by Robert Rees. Rowan Jenkins (Aberavon) Will Griffiths (Newport) Geraint […]

Indigo Group Premiership

The Indigo Group Welsh Premiership is set to reduce down to nine teams for the 2023/24 season. Robert Rees brings you the latest detail on the proposed changes. Welsh Premiership set to shrink According to club sources, the Welsh Premiership is set to cut three teams for the season after next. However, it’s not just […]

The Indigo Group Premiership is back after an 18-month absence, with Aberavon and Swansea getting us underway on Thursday evening, live on S4C. Robert Rees looks ahead at the upcoming season.  Shortened season With the season kicking off in December there is a one-off format to aid the season surrounding Covid. There is no relegation […]

Indigo Group Premiership

The Indigo Group Premiership may be months behind its usual starting point, but with plenty of time to look at off the field matters, Robert Rees has investigated into the playing budgets of each team. Indigo Group Premiership playing budgets The Welsh Premiership is a turbulent environment financially, with changes to the format and funding […]

Principality Premiership - key players to watch in 2018/19

With the Principality Premiership season underway; and the TV fixtures underway following Ebbw Vale vs Aberavon, Robert Rees looks at the influential men who will be key for each team, in the 2018/19 season. Teams are listed alphabetically, with one player chosen that will [likely] influence the fortunes of that team within the Regions. Aberavon […]

There are a total of only two Northern Hemisphere rugby cities with a first-tier rugby league and union team in the northern hemisphere. One city, Salford, in the Greater Manchester area of the UK, has rugby league and union teams that date back to the 19th century. This is while Toronto, Canada, a city where rugby […]

Indigo Group Premiership

Despite the early end to the Welsh Premiership 2019-20 season, business has resumed to sort squads out ahead of next season. Last Word on Rugby brings you 11 exclusive transfers. Ben Flower The rugby league star has made a surprising switch, not only in codes, but a shock move to National Championship side Pontypool. The […]

Nigel Davies

Nigel Davies, the former Llanelli and Wales international has applied his trade across both Wales and England in numerous coaching roles since retiring. However, his latest challenge is arguably the toughest job of the lot, a National Council election campaign. With over 30 years of experience within the game, he’s now applying his off-field business […]

John Manders

EXCLUSIVE: John Manders is a name that not too many people will be familiar with within Welsh rugby, but he’s been a stalwart member of Old Illtydians RFC for over 30 years following a successful playing career with the likes of Newport, Pontypridd, and South Wales Police. The former sergeant of SWP now runs businesses […]

The Northern Hemisphere has a few cities that have both rugby union and league. These cities have one rugby code in the first-tier and a second-tier in another code. Furthermore, all three of these cities could very easily have a tier-one team in both codes of rugby. Two of them had first-tier teams in both […]

Despite the cancellation and postponements of the rugby union season there is still plenty of activity behind the scenes and Last Word brings you all the latest contract news from the past week. Sam Parry The versatile hooker has announced an extra year extension to his tenure at the Ospreys, which will take him to […]

Indigo Group Premiership

Despite the early end to the Indigo Group Welsh Premiership over the Coronavirus pandemic, contracts are still busy being signed off. Last Word has already reported on 11 of those, but here are two more players on the move.  Ironmen making moves It’s Merthyr this time who are making the moves, rather than losing players. […]

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