Pontypridd has issued the following statement regarding its expulsion from the forthcoming Premiership Play-Off semi-final round:
"At a meeting of the WRU Regulatory Committee held on Thursday 6th May, attended by Chief Executive Stephen Reardon and Team Manager Richard Langmead, the club was found guilty of breaching WRU regulations by fielding an ineligible player in the Play-Off match against Llandovery.
"As a consequence, the club has been expelled from the Play-Off competition and will be replaced by Llandovery.
"Pontypridd RFC would like to make it clear that this was a genuine error and not a deliberate deception. The Regulatory Committee of the WRU accepted this but were duty bound to act as the club was in breach of the competition rules".
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.