Welsh Rugby Union 2018 financial review

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The end of another financial year means the release of the latest WRU 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 Welsh Rugby Union books. Gethin to stand down after 12 years Before getting down […] READ MORE


Principality Premiership – key players to watch in 2018/19

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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 […] READ MORE


Welsh Club Rugby Struggling a Sign of the Times

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The recent news of Maesteg taking voluntary demotion due to a player shortage and Nigel Davies’ comments on the Principality Premiership and National Championship structure proves how hard clubs find surviving in modern times. Robert Rees takes a look at the hardships that Welsh clubs have found upon themselves.  Low attendances Club rugby in Wales […] READ MORE


TV deal offers Principality Premiership revitalisation

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News last week was that the Principality Premiership TV deal would see the return of the Premiership to terrestrial TV screens for another year. This time across both S4C and BBC2. The screening see’s 21 fixtures on the provisional list plus extras throughout the season. BBC to show Principality Premiership in HD from 2018-19 season […] READ MORE


Welsh Rugby Player Of The Year Announced

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The Welsh Rugby Writers Association were handing out the awards at their 43rd annual awards dinner ceremony. Welsh Rugby also paid tribute to one of it’s greats last night at the awards ceremony, in a glittering night at the Cardiff Arms Park. PLAYER OF THE YEAR In one of the closest ballots for years, Ospreys flanker […] READ MORE


Welsh Premiership Stability Needed

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Stability within the Welsh Premiership has been a rarity over the past few seasons but to attain it’s goal of being a platform between semi-pro and professional rugby it must be given time and space to achieve stability. Inconsistent League Structure Doesn’t Aid Welsh Premiership Stability The Principality Premiership has seen a variety of changes […] READ MORE



Principality Premiership Split Shows Lack Of Respect

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The Principality Premiership split was implemented this season to try and create competitiveness in a ring-fenced league, the change in structure however isn’t the right way forward and neither was last seasons new points trial. Our man Robert Rees looks at why the Premiership should stay a stable league, whilst keeping development as it’s goal. OVERVIEW The Welsh […] READ MORE