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.
Porthcawl recently received a WRU facilities grant and funding from Natwest RugbyForce in order to give their changing rooms a facelift. This came after receiving £10,000 in a WRU facilities grant last year to tarmac their car park. The improvements have already helped to make the club more accessible, not only for their own members and players but for the whole community.
The Welsh Rugby Union has launched a new, accredited Safeguarding and Protecting Children course - funded by the WRU and delivered in partnership with Sport Wales and the NSPCC - fo rugby club volunteers around Wales.
The SWALEC semi-final draws threw up some mouth-watering clashes in the Cup, Plate and Bowl as the 12 teams aim for the Millennium Stadium Finals Day. All the semi-finals are to be played on the weekend of April 12.
Welsh whistler Rhys Thomas continues to scale the heights of the game as he prepares to be an official in this weekend's Hong Kong Sevens tournament, undoubtedly the showpiece event on the World Series calendar.
Wales International Ian Evans and Wales and Lions legend Scott Quinnell swapped rugby balls for paint pots at Tonna during the RBS 6 Nations. They surprised club players with a special clubhouse makeover to launch NatWest RugbyForce 2014 - a programme developed in partnership with the WRU to make rugby clubs stronger businesses by improving and renovating their facilities with the support of volunteers and the local community.
Fresh from claiming the Bowl honours in Tokyo last Sunday, the Wales Sevens squad have settled into their routine as they prepare for this weekend's Hong Kong tournament where Iolo Evans is aiming high, as WRU TV's Graeme Gillespie discovers.