Results of recent WRU disciplinary panels are as follows:
From Tuesday 13th April 2010
Mark Breeze (Aberavon on permit from the Ospreys Region) v Pontrypridd - red card (two yellow cards). Two (2) weeks suspension. Mr. Breeze may resume playing on the 27th April 2010.
Nathan Dinez (Ynysddu) v Brynithel - red card (acts contrary to good sportsmanship). Twenty four (24) weeks suspension. Mr Dinez may resume playing on the 29th November 2010 after taking the annual close season into consideration.
Aaron Morgan (Ynysddu) v Brynithel red card (acts contrary to good sportsmanship). Twelve (12) weeks suspension. Mr Morgan may resume playing on the 6th September 2010, after taking the annual close season into consideration.
Daniel Phillips (Ferndale) v Taffs Well - red card (punching). Five (5) weeks suspension. Mr Phillips may resume playing on the 19th May 2010.
Ashley Kenealy (Ferndale) v Taffs Well - red card (punching). Five (5) weeks suspension. Mr Kenealy may resume playing on the 19th May 2010.
D Onions (St Joseph's (Newport) v St Joseph's - red card (two yellow cards). Six (6) weeks suspension. Mr. Onions may resume playing on the 26th May 2010.
R Powell (Hollybush) v St Julian's - red card (stamping and running in). Seven (7) weeks (5 weeks for the offence and 2 weeks for running in) suspension. Mr Powell may resume playing the Game on 2nd August 2010, after taking the annual close season into consideration.
From Tuesday 6th April 2010
Julian Knight (Briton Ferry ) v Maesteg Harlequins - red card (running in and punching). Seven (7) weeks (5 weeks for the offence and 2 weeks for punching from behind) suspension. Mr Knight may resume playing on the 26th May 2010.
G Hart (Beddau) v Ystrad Rhondda - red card (two yellow cards). Two (2) weeks suspension. Mr Hart may resume playing on the 21st April 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'.