What do we know about Dewi Lake?

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Wayne Pivac named his Six Nations squad earlier on this week and it did include a couple of uncapped players and a particular player that should interest supporters will be hooker Dewi Lake. It has been a very interesting career for Lake who started player rugby at Valley Ravens as a youngster before moving on […] READ MORE


Wales’ New Captain

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Another step in an illustrious career? Top pro and Wales stalwart Dan Biggar has been given the honour of being Wales’ new captain for this year’s Six Nations. Will it be another step in an illustrious career for this ten from Morriston in Swansea? Regular captain Alun Wyn-Jones is out injured. As are other captaincy […] READ MORE



Rugby lineout calls explained

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Rugby lineout calls are often shrouded with a bit of mystery. It is one of the dark arts of forward play. We take a light-hearted look at some of the lineout call options that are used by teams. Ryan Jordan asked fans who are part of Rugby Union Banter Group for their input and these […] READ MORE



Seven things for rugby fans to be excited about in 2022

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 With COVID cancellations and postponements across different leagues, it feels important to be optimistic. Rugby has plenty of exciting attractions in 2022, both at the elite level, and emerging competitions. We preview seven rugby highlights to look forward to this year: A final night decider in the 6 Nations? After memorable performances from England, France, […] READ MORE


Tight Clashes up and down the Table – National League Rugby results

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The National League One, leagues Two South and North rugby competitions all roared back into life this weekend just passed,  after the well-deserved Christmas break. Gratefully, only two games were postponed all weekend ensuring that all supporters go their fix in what ended up being a fascinating weekend. David Challis is here to bring you all […] READ MORE


Why the Welsh rugby regions are falling behind

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The Welsh rugby regions are falling behind in regional competitions. New correspondent Iestyn Rhys Thomas tracks the changes through the years. Every time during international Test windows in Wales, all you hear about is rugby, rugby and the odd splash of rugby. Yet after the Six Nations has been decided or another autumn campaign comes to […] READ MORE


‘Slammed’ BBC Wales rugby documentary review & rating

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‘Slammed’ is a rugby documentary from BBC Wales that takes a look at the ups and downs of the Welsh men’s international team between 1998 and 2008. There are contributions from big-hitting coaches and players, including Shane Williams, Steve Hansen, Gareth Thomas, Mike Ruddock, Tom Shanklin, and Colin Charvis. LWOS Rugby casts an eye over, […] READ MORE


Vaccine Mandates, French Rugby and the Six Nations

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On Monday evening, 27th of December 2021, Jean Castex announced that there would be an immediate reinstatement of  the “gauges”. In other words restrictions to the number of people who can gather in a crowd for recreational purposes. This of course affects rugby and sport in general. Within that evening’s announcements was the bombshell vaccine […] READ MORE