By the time I had got in touch with the Wales A Team Manager Ian Stephens it was obviously too late and I realise that I should have informed him far earlier of my non availability because of injury explained Thomas. "It was a mistake and I am truly sorry." He continued, " Playing for Wales is still my main ambition and I would not intentionally do anything to jeopardise that"
The Wales Team Management is pleased that Gareth has accepted that his methods of communicating need to be more effective and that he has apologised. It would like it be known that the episode is now closed. However what is key is that he must communicate more effectively in future
WRU TV were on hand at the launch of a major new commercial deal with WRU and Mercedes-Benz South Wales (part of the Sinclair Group), which sees the family company become an official supplier to the Welsh Rugby Union
On the back of the recent Women's Rugby World Cup, the WRU has launched a revitalised Women's and Girls domestic seasonal structure, and the future is looking bright.
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Roger Lewis talks to WRU TV at the announcement of a new £60 million Rugby Services Agreement (RSA) which provides a new and positive contractual relationship between the WRU and its four Regions for the next six years has been agreed.
The Welsh Rugby Union has announced a major new sponsorship deal with Gullivers Sports Travel which will make the UK's leading, and longest established, multi-sport tour operator, an Official Supplier for the rest of the decade.
Having taken part in seven World Cups as a player and coach, Liza Burgess hopes to go out in style this afternoon when Wales take on Australia in the Play-off for seventh and eighth place in the Women's Rugby World Cup in Paris.