Full list of 2020-21 Guinness Pro14 transfers

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With the Guinness Pro14 season set to resume in August, clubs are busy completing transfers ahead of the restart and next season. Robert Rees brings you a complete list of transfers from the league.  The list will continue to be updated as every signing/departure is made, so make sure to keep checking in. Last update: […] READ MORE


Guinness Pro14 set for August restart as Dragons set for Champions Cup

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The Guinness Pro14 is set to resume on August 22 after a five month hiatus. A board meeting on Tuesday determined that the league, along with professional medical guidance, would restart with derby games. August 22 restart Saturday August 22 is officially the date that the Guinness Pro14 plans to resume action with two rounds […] READ MORE


Rugby union weekly contract round-up

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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 […] READ MORE


Anglo-Welsh league a possibility after six Premiership clubs wish to split from PRL

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An Anglo-Welsh league could well be a possibility in the not-so distant future as reports suggest that six Premiership clubs wish to split from PRL, the body which oversees Premiership Rugby. Robert Rees explains how and if this could work. How is this possible? Well, let’s start off by looking at the reports of six […] READ MORE


Ospreys cut losses to £243,546 in latest accounts

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The Ospreys have shown losses of £243,546 in their latest accounts, for the year ending 2019, down from £2.706m for the previous year. Robert Rees brings you the latest from the club’s accounts.  Financial lowdown Operating loss: £243,546 (YE18:£2.706m) Lease fees: £6,027,088 Turnover: £10,957,585 (YE18:£8.586m) The region has also disposed of its 100% shareholding of Bridgend […] READ MORE


Welsh rugby agrees on 25% pay cut to regional players

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The Welsh rugby professional rugby board (PRB) have come to an agreement with the Welsh rugby player’s association on a proposal for 25% salary reductions to some players in the regional game.  Robert Rees brings you the latest on the announcement. What is in the proposal? The 25% reductions are a pay cut, not a […] READ MORE


Ospreys pledge £58,000 of kit to local rugby clubs

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The Ospreys have pledged a donation of kit worth £58,000 to the clubs in their region to aid with the hardship hitting the clubs due to COVID-19, which has seen the domestic season in Wales cancelled.  Ospreys donate kit to aid clubs The kit can be used as seen fit, whether that be selling it […] READ MORE


Rhys Webb and Toulon to call it quits earlier than expected

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Toulon and Wales International scrum-half Rhys Webb is set to leave the club after agreeing to mutually end his contract early, according to reports in his home country. According to Wales Online, Webb has reached an agreement with the Top 14 club to end his stay with French team earlier than expected. The 31-year-old, who […] READ MORE


Welsh talent shines in Champions and Challenge Cup opening rounds

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The first round of European fixtures is complete. There have been some exceptional performances from some Welsh players in both the Champions and Challenge Cup and Robert Rees looks back at them.  Welsh duo shine for Bristol Bristol kicked their Challenge Cup campaign off with a thumping 59-21 victory over Italian outfit Zebre. With the […] READ MORE


Welsh Rugby Union 2019 annual report review

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The end of another financial year means the release of the latest Welsh Rugby Union annual report. It can be a complicated set of figures, data and block text so, Robert Rees breaks it down into all ‘you need to know’ about the WRU books. Gerald Davies elected new President Following the stepping down of […] READ MORE