How will Glenn Delaney manage Halfpenny and Williams

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New head coach Glenn Delaney will have plenty of questions to answer as he prepares for his next adventure as the new head coach of the Scarlets. Few questions will be as important as how to accommodate both Liam Williams and Leigh Halfpenny. Halfpenny has reportedly signed an extension to remain in Llanelli per WalesOnline, […] READ MORE


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


Johnny Williams set to sign for Scarlets – reports

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Newcastle Falcons centre Johnny Williams is set to join up with former coach Glenn Delaney at the Scarlets as he replaces the outgoing Hadleigh Parkes, according to latest reports. Johnny Williams moves to Wales Williams, who recovered from testicular cancer last year to stage a remarkable comeback in January will link up with Delaney’s side […] 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


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


Sam Lousi banned for five weeks following Munster punch

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Scarlets’ Sam Lousi will be side-lined for five weeks after a red card was shown by Mike Adamson for a punch against Munster in their round 13 fixture in the Guinness Pro14.  Sam Lousi taking five Lousi was shown a red card by referee Mike Adamson (SRU) under Law 9.12 – a player must not […] READ MORE


Challenge Cup power rankings

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With the Challenge Cup pool stages over it’s time for the final round of power rankings. Robert Rees ranks each team as the top eight head into the quarter finals. READ MORE


All Blacks coaching team complete; including Brad Mooar

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And with that signature, the All Blacks coaching team is completed. With Brad Mooar finding a release from his Guinness PRO14 club Scarlets. The signature has filled the Ian Foster-led coaching group, which will assume the controls of the former World Champions. ‘Former’ after their Rugby World Cup campaign resulted in a third place, and […] 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


Challenge Cup holding more talent than ever

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As rugby in the northern hemisphere grows stronger, so does the EPCR Challenge Cup. The 2019/20 season is on the eve of beginning a brand new year, holding more talent than ever. 20 of the leading teams across Europe, prepare to ‘challenge’ for superiority. Robert Rees takes a look at the main contenders ahead of […] READ MORE