Ospreys’ Dan Lydiate named Wales captain as Gatland rings the changes

Ospreys back row Dan Lydiate will captain Wales for a third time as he leads his country in their first outing against Georgia at Principality Stadium on Saturday November 18, KO 2.30pm.

Lydiate is one of 14 personnel changes from the clash against Australia last weekend with Liam Williams the sole representative from the opening Under […]

November 16th, 2017|Cardiff Blues, Dragons, Ospreys, Scarlets, WRU|0 Comments

Good luck Wales! Team named for Autumn series opener

Wales face Australia in the first of their 2017 Under Armour Series encounters this Saturday – with 19 players from the four pro rugby teams named in the match day 23.

Nine Scarlets, five Ospreys, three Dragons and two Cardiff Blues players will be part of the squad that will face Australia at the Principality Stadium on […]

November 9th, 2017|Cardiff Blues, Dragons, Ospreys, PRW News, Scarlets, WRU|0 Comments

Judgement Day VI – the big finale to PRO14 conference stages

The sixth Judgement Day will be another BIG occasion for all four pro teams in Wales and their thousands of supporters – as the double derby provides the final event in the conference stages of the Guinness PRO14 for all Welsh sides.

Tickets have now gone on sale and will be more accessible than ever before […]

November 1st, 2017|Cardiff Blues, Dragons, Ospreys, PRW News, Scarlets, WRU|0 Comments

Pro Rugby in Wales backs new selection policy

Welsh rugby has reviewed its Senior Player Selection Policy (SPSP) and made significant changes, effective immediately, which will further the aim of retaining talent in Wales during the prime years of a player’s career.

The changes will benefit the Welsh national team, pro teams and clubs and provide clarity for the players they affect.

The new SPSP […]

Ellis Jenkins named new ‘Stuart Gallacher Man-of-Judgement’

Cardiff Blues flanker Ellis Jenkins was awarded the Stuart Gallacher memorial ‘Man-of-Judgement’ trophy by the Welsh Rugby Writers Association (WRWA) at its annual dinner last night (Weds 13th September) at Cardiff Arms Park.

Jenkins is the second winner of the award following British & Irish Lions, Wales and Ospreys scrum-half Rhys Webb, who picked it up […]

September 14th, 2017|Cardiff Blues, PRW News, Welsh Regions, WRU|0 Comments

Leigh Halfpenny moves back to Wales with Scarlets

Wales full-back Leigh Halfpenny has committed his future to pro rugby in Wales by signing a three year National Dual Contract with the WRU and Scarlets.

The 28-year-old returns to Wales after a three-year spell with France giants Toulon and a third tour with the British & Irish Lions.

“I’m delighted to be coming back to […]

August 3rd, 2017|PRW News, Scarlets, WRU|0 Comments

Nigel Owens to referee Scarlets v Munster PRO12 final

Nigel Owens (WRU) has been appointed to referee this Saturday’s Guinness PRO12 Final between Munster Rugby and Scarlets at Aviva Stadium, Dublin.

The 45-year-old Welshman is the most experienced referee in the Guinness PRO12 and this appoinment will mark the fifth occasion that he has taken change of the Championship Final.

It has been a landmark year […]

May 23rd, 2017|Scarlets, Scarlets News, Welsh Regions, WRU|0 Comments

Teams for the big Welsh double derby

The stage is set at the Principality Stadium for another big rugby occasion with stars from all four professional teams in Wales ready for key battles in the big Welsh double derby – as Cardiff Blues take on the Ospreys followed by Newport Gwent Dragons against the Scarlets on Saturday (KOs 2.45pm & 5.15pm).

Judgement Day […]

April 14th, 2017|Cardiff Blues, Dragons, Ospreys, PRW News, Scarlets, WRU|0 Comments

Excitement builds for Judgement Day V

It’s expected to be another 60,000+ crowd – and this year the thousands of Judgement Day supporters will be able to buy bespoke programmes relating to the team of their choice at the Principality Stadium on Saturday with organisers taking the unique step of printing four different covers.

Gareth Anscombe, Rhys Webb, Tyler Morgan and Jake […]

Judgement Day V battle lines drawn

A host of Cardiff Blues, Ospreys, Scarlets and Newport Gwent Dragons stars have filmed a head-to-head ‘skills game’ for bragging rights ahead of Judgement Day V action with broadcast partners BBC Wales Scrum V and S4C’s Clwb Rygbi.
Scarlets pair Jonathan Davies and Hadleigh Parkes finished at either end of the overall scoreboard when they took on Cory Hill […]

April 4th, 2017|Cardiff Blues, Dragons, Ospreys, PRW News, Scarlets, WRU|0 Comments