Endless possibilities: Cardiff Blues back row options

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Cardiff Blues‘ head coach John Mulvihill will have plenty of back rowers to choose from when the new season gets underway, with eight players in total to choose from. From Wales internationals Josh Navidi and Ellis Jenkins to up and coming young talents such as Shane Lewis-Hughes and James Botham, Wales’ capital region really are […] READ MORE


Nigel Davies ready to apply knowledge to National Council role

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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 […] READ MORE


John Manders – “Without the member clubs there is no Welsh Rugby Union”

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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 […] READ MORE


Rugby community pays tribute to Matthew J Watkins

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Tributes have flooded in for former Dragons, Gloucester and Scarlets player Matthew J Watkins, who passed away earlier this month after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was 41. Matthew J Watkins laid to rest The funeral was held on Tuesday March 31 with only a small gathering of close family due to Coronavirus quarantine […] 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


COVID-19 forces WRU EGM to be postponed as Council members confirmed

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The EGM called upon by 34 member clubs of the WRU has been forced into postponement by COVID-19. The meeting was to determine the outcome of the audit system, the way in which clubs gain their funding.  The WRU National Council members standing for the vacant slot have also been confirmed. WRU forced to postpone […] READ MORE


WRU allocates £1000 to community clubs amid Covid-19 disruption

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The Welsh Rugby Union (WRU) have announced the plans for the remainder of the season for the club game, starting with a £1000 grant for each club and confirming the status of the funding. WRU raid the coffers for clubs The WRU have raided the coffers once again this season by announcing they’ll give a […] READ MORE


Welsh Rugby Union confirms EGM date and clubs that called it

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The Welsh Rugby Union has confirmed the date of the EGM following the receipt off 34 clubs to review the ‘audit’ process in which clubs gain their funding allocations. Robert Rees reveals the latest news. WRU EGM set in the calendar The Welsh Rugby Union have confirmed that the EGM called for by 34 member […] READ MORE


Welsh Rugby Union forced into EGM by member clubs

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The Welsh Rugby Union has been forced into an EGM amid notices from 34 clubs that state the need to review how the clubs receive funding, those favouring the ‘old audit’ system above the ‘new audit.’ Clubs call for EGM The Welsh Rugby Union has today confirmed receipt of a requisition from 34 member clubs […] READ MORE