Results of recent WRU disciplinary panels are as follows:
M Burke (Glynneath) v Seven Sisters: red card (acts contrary to good sportsmanship). Six (6) weeks suspension. Mr Burke may resume playing on the 31st March 2010.
James Elliot (Fall Bay) v Llangadog (red card - stamping): Five (5) weeks suspension. Mr Elliot may resume playing on the 24th March 2010.
Greg Callow (Bargoed) v Rumney: red card (head butting, fighting): Eight (8) weeks suspension. Mr Callow may resume playing on the 14th April 2010.
Mike Edwards (Nantyffyllon) v Maesteg Quins: (red card - punching an opponent). Seven (7) weeks (five weeks for offence + 2 weeks for running in). Mr Edwards may resume playing on the 7th April 2010.
Michael Lovett (Rhigos ) v Cefn Cribbwr: (red card - stamping). Five (5) weeks suspension. Mr Lovett may resume playing on the 24th March 2010.
Mathew Dean (Mynydd y Garreg) v Tregaron: (red card, stamping). Five (5) weeks suspension. Mr Dean may resume playing on the 24th March 2010.
S Ireland (St Peter's) v Treherbert: red card (verbal abuse of match official). Twelve (12) weeks suspension. Mr Ireland may resume playing on the 5th May 2010.
Mark Davies (Trimsaran) v Tenby United: red card (head butting). Four (4) weeks suspension. Mr Davies may resume playing on the 10th March 2010.
L Hayden (Aberavon Quins) v Cwmavon: red card (kneeing an opponent). Three (3) weeks suspension. Mr Hayden may resume playing on the 3rd March 2010.
Andrew Healy (Maesteg) v Treorchy: red card (punching). Five (5) weeks suspension. Mr Healy may resume playing on the 17th March 2010.
Kalim Jones (Ferndale) v Tonyrefail: red card (striking an opponent). Five (5) weeks suspension. Mr Jones may resume playing on the 17th March 2010.
Dylan Parry (Caernarfon) v Nant Conwy: red card (two yellow cards). Two (2) week period of suspension for receiving two yellow cards in the same match. Mr. Parry may resume playing on the 24th February 2010.
Ryan Phillips (Maesteg Celtic) v Porthcawl: red card (striking an opponent). Four (4) weeks suspension. Mr Phillips may resume playing the Game on the 10th March 2010.
J Owens ( Tredegar Ironsides) v Brynmawr red card (acts contrary to good sportsmanship) Six (6) weeks suspension. Mr Owens may resume playing the Game on the 24th March 2010.
The Welsh Rugby Union is forming a new Youth Board with a brief to help keep more young people involved in the game during their late teenage years and beyond. The first task of the fifteen strong Board will be to analyse and consider the issues which lead to a number of youngsters drifting away from the sport between the ages of 16 and 21. To apply visit www.wru.wales/youthboard
The Foster's Challenge Cup will involve the 12 Principality Premiership sides and will run during European and British & Irish Cup weeks, providing vital fixtures for the participating clubs and an opportunity for upcoming players to step up to semi-professional rugby and make a claim for starting places within the Premiership squads.
Eighty schools and colleges in Wales now have a full time rugby officer as part of the WRU's school club hub scheme. All of the school club hub officers recently gathered at the National Centre of Excellence for various workshops.
With Liam Williams forced out of the World Cup through injury, lock Luke Charteris and Skills Coach Neil Jenkins say they have to put yesterday's defeat behind them as Wales now look ahead to another physical encounter against South Africa in the quarter-finals of the Rugby World Cup.
WRU Consultant Head of Physical Performance Paul Stridgeon praises the Physical Performance department for their work and dedication as he addresses the media ahead of Wales' Pool A clash against Australia
Twelve young people have been selected to follow a one year WRU Coach Core apprenticeship programme. Coach Core was set up by the Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry as part of the Olympics legacy in 2012 and the Duke of Cambridge was on hand to meet the apprentices on their first day in the job. The programme has been funded by the Hunter Foundation.
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'.