The raid on the regional academies continues apace this season – but only in the best possible way! With budgets squeezed and squad sizes reduced, all four regions are giving youth its chance and reaping unexpected benefits as a result. Cardiff Rugby head coach Matt Sherratt has handed 19-year-old flanker Lucas de la Rua a […]
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Watch Wales’ future internationals in the U20 Six Nations 2024 as tickets go on sale at 10am today, Thursday December 7th with prices starting from only £5. International rugby makes a welcome return to Stadiwm CSM in Colwyn Bay for the tournament opener against Scotland on February 2nd. Wales’ other two home games will be […]
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The biggest family day out in the rugby calendar, Judgement Day, returns for 2024! Hosted at Cardiff City Stadium on Saturday 1 June 2024 with the double header event featuring the BKT United Rugby Championship Round 18 matches between Scarlets v Dragons and Cardiff v Ospreys. Tickets go on sale to the general public today […]
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The Welsh Rugby Union has revealed the latest investment and innovation for Women’s rugby with the announcement of the two Welsh teams in the expanded Celtic Challenge this season. The two new Welsh teams to play in the cross-border competition will be Gwalia Lightning and Brython Thunder. Developed in collaboration with current players, the brands […]
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The new-look Welsh Rugby Union Board for 2024 is now complete. Elections held last week have revealed the four Members elected by the club and community game in Wales to sit alongside the eight appointed Directors already confirmed. The final pieces of the jigsaw were put in place when National Council Member Claire Donovan was […]
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Tom and Morgan Williams along with Jasmine Joyce feature for GB 7s in the new look global HSBC SVNS 2024 series which is set to lift off at The Sevens Stadium in Dubai this weekend. World Rugby’s revamped and rebranded global celebration of rugby sevens will take place across eight iconic cities over the next […]
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Scarlets head coach Dwayne Peel has pledged his players and coaching team will keep on working hard to deliver performances that their fans can feel proud of. Speaking to supporters in the wake of the crushing west Wales derby defeat to the Ospreys last weekend, and ahead of this weekend’s trip to the Welsh capital […]
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Jamie Roberts celebrated the end of his testimonial year by handing over a cheque for a whopping £75,000 to Welsh children’s charity, Noah’s Ark. The ex-Wales international launched his JR12 testimonial year last autumn, choosing the charity to benefit having been closely involved with its work since 2016. The money raised will go to the […]
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Wales World Cup wing Mason Grady claims there is a new ‘brotherhood’ of local talent that is ready to take Cardiff Rugby out of the doldrums and push them up the URC table. Speaking in the wake of his man of the match performance in his side’s dramatic 31-24 home win over the Stormers, the […]
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The echoes of the game between Wales and New Zealand in 1905 can still be heard today and on Thursday, 7 December, a jersey from that game will go under the hammer at a Welsh auction house. Frank Glasgow’s All Blacks shirt worn in the 3-0 defeat to Wales at the Arms Park is the […]
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Glyn ‘Shorty’ Davies, one of the final few links to Wales’ last win over New Zealand way back in 1953, has died nine days short of his 96th birthday. The Gwent-born back row forward was picked for the game against the All Blacks in Cardiff on 19 December 1953. He had faced the tourists in […]
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A misconduct complaint brought against Dragons RFC Head of Performance, Dan Baugh, has resulted in sanctions for both him and his club. During the Dragons RFC v Ospreys Round 5 fixture on Saturday, 18 November at Rodney Parade, Baugh engaged with WRU referee Ben Whitehouse in a manner that was deemed to breach Championship Rule […]
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Bradley Roberts will finally get his wish of playing a fully professional game at his ‘home’ ground when the Dragons face the Sharks at Durban’s King’s Park in Round 6 of the BKT United Rugby Championship. The South African-born Wales hooker has been able to visit his mum for some home cooking and is loving […]
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Dragons lock Ben Carter is facing a race against time to be fit for consideration for Warren Gatland’s Guinness Six Nations squad in the New Year after being ruled out for up to four months with a severe hamstring tear. The 22-year-old picked up the injury in his side’s first win of the season last […]
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The Ospreys have been dealt a cruel blow ahead of their massive west Wales derby with Scarlets on Sunday with skipper Justin Tipuric being ruled out of action for up to two months. The 93-times capped triple British & Irish Lions tourist broke his thumb in the defeat to Dragons at Rodney Parade last weekend […]
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