The famous Pontypridd Rugby Club today (Thu 26 Sep) went into administration, citing debts approaching Â£700,000.
The 117-year-old club revealed the full extent of their crippling financial position on Monday following a crisis meeting of shareholders.
Pontypridd, who form half of the Celtic Warriors region, owe Â£675,000 to several creditors, including the Welsh Rugby Union and Inland Revenue,
Leighton Samuel, the millionaire benefactor for regional partners Bridgend, was refused permission by the WRU to clear the debt in return for full control of the Warriors.
Samuel's latest plan is to buy Pontypridd's share in the Warriors and gift it to the WRU, meaning the regional side would be owned on a 50-50 basis by Bridgend and Welsh rugby's governing body.
Swansea RFC went into voluntary administration in February amid rising debts, prompting several of the club's leading players to leave.
The WRU has launched a campaign to create a long term legacy for Welsh club rugby by highlighting the advantages of volunteering. Rhian Edwards, a volunteer at Seven Sisters, has enjoyed many benefits of her volunteering at a grassroots rugby club including being part of the Rugby World Cup volunteer workforce after being nominated by the WRU - and the WRU is asking for more people to develop their 'Welsh rugby roots'.
Wales head coach Warren Gatland and captain Sam Warburton say their first prioirty on Sunday in the opening game of the World Cup is to win against Uruguay and not get overly concerned with points difference.
With only days to go until the biggest rugby competition in the world begins, rugby fans visiting Cardiff this autumn will be able to enjoy a special display at National Museum Cardiff as part of the celebrations surrounding the Rugby World Cup.
Geraint John has taken up the new role of WRU elite coach development manager having arrived in Wales last week. WRU TV caught up with him at the WRU rugby department's strategy day at the Millennium Stadium.
The entire Welsh Rugby Union Rugby Department gathered at the Millennium Stadium earlier this week where WRU Head of Rugby Josh Lewsey looked back on a year where structural and strategic changes have seen significant progress made
The Welsh Rugby Union has released a specially produced video to spearhead a new campaign to help promote the values of rugby union. The video, entitled Let us Play underpins the WRU rugby department's philosophy - to engage, transfer and retain players, coaches and referees.