Monthly Archives: March 2016

Big Welsh derby weekend opens with Dragons v Ospreys on Friday night

Welsh Rugby’s second derby in a week takes place on Friday at Rodney Parade where hosts Newport Gwent Dragons welcome the Ospreys who will be looking to prove a point on the road East after losing out to the Scarlets last weekend at home.

And it will be a big night for Wales international Taulupe Faletau […]

March 31st, 2016|Dragons, Ospreys, Press Release, PRW News, Welsh Regions|0 Comments

No1 of six great Welsh derbies in Guinness PRO12 kicks off this Saturday

Rugby supporters in Wales will enjoy a treat of six thrilling derbies before the end of April with the first big contest held this weekend as one of most passionate of derby fixtures – Ospreys v Scarlets gets underway at the Liberty Stadium (KO 3pm).

Ospreys Head Coach Steve Tandy knows his side has to be […]

All star casts for Cardiff Blues & Dragons at PRO12 home fixtures this weekend

Guinness PRO12 rugby kicks off in the Welsh capital on Friday evening – with a BIG weekend for the four professional sides who all play in Wales this weekend and a host of international stars back in action with everything to play for!

Ahead of the big Welsh derby Ospreys v Scarlets at the Liberty Stadium […]

March 25th, 2016|Cardiff Blues, Dragons, Press Release, PRW News, Welsh Regions|0 Comments

Six big Welsh derbies set to attract more than 100,000 supporters


Pro Rugby in Wales will host an unprecedented series of six Welsh derbies as a thrilling finale to the Guinness PRO12 season for rugby supporters in Wales.

Following an intense Six Nations campaign for the international teams, the rugby spotlight moves onto the four Welsh pro sides who welcome home their Welsh stars back for some […]

Ospreys look to finish in style in PRO12 starting with BIG derby this Saturday!

Sam Parry has welcomed back the Ospreys’ international contingent ahead of Saturday’s game against the Scarlets and has backed the squad to finish their Guinness PRO12 campaign in style over the coming weeks.

The Scarlets game at the Liberty Stadium this Saturday (3pm) kicks-off a busy run of five games, including three Welsh derbies, between now […]

Help ‘shape our game’ for the future

A wide ranging consultation by the WRU into the male adult and youth community game gives everyone involved in Welsh rugby the opportunity to give feedback about Wales’ national sport via an online survey at

The consultation will provide the foundation for the most comprehensive and far reaching review of the male adult and youth […]

March 21st, 2016|Cardiff Blues, Dragons, Ospreys, PRW News, Scarlets, WRU|0 Comments

Ospreys Dan Evans says “pressure is on” at first of big six derbies

Ospreys full-back Dan Evans, says it’s crucial that the Ospreys start the end of season run-in “with a bang” when the Scarlets visit the Liberty Stadium this Easter Saturday in the first of six Welsh derbies in the finale to Guinness PRO12 season.

It’s a must-win game for the Ospreys, currently sitting down in eighth place in […]

Pro Rugby celebrates development of young people with partner BT

BT Cymru Wales, Pro Rugby Wales and the Welsh Rugby Union came together today (Wednesday, 16 March) for National Apprenticeship Week.

The National Apprenticeship Week event at Principality Stadium gave apprentices, employers, schools, colleges, students and job seekers the opportunity to celebrate apprenticeships and to learn more about the many benefits they offer.

The event saw employers, […]

March 16th, 2016|Cardiff Blues, Dragons, Press Release, PRW News, Welsh Regions, WRU|0 Comments

Big performance expected from Wales against Italy in final 6N test

Dan Lydiate will lead a Wales side that includes four personnel changes for the clash against Italy on Saturday (KO 14:30).Luke Charteris, Justin Tipuric, Rhys Webb and Hallam Amos all come into the starting XV for Wales’ final 2016 RBS 6 Nations encounter.  Amongst the replacements Gethin Jenkins returns to the match day squad along […]

March 15th, 2016|Press Release, PRW News, Welsh Regions, WRU|0 Comments

JDIV 40,000 ticket sales boost ‘Big Six’ derby series in Wales

Judgement Day IV, the Guinness Pro12 derby double-header to be played out in Cardiff on Saturday 30th April, has sold over 40,000 seats at Principality Stadium already and remains well over a month ahead of record sales figures hit last year.

The 40,000 mark was not passed in 2015 – when the record Pro12 attendance figure […]