Draw for the Parker Pen European Shield semi-finals:
London Irish v Pontypridd
Gloucester v Sale Sharks.
Ties to be played on April 27/28.
HOW THEY GOT HERE...MATCH BY MATCH
PONTYPRIDD - POOL 3 WINNERS
1) BEZIERS 23 PONTYPRIDD 12
PONTYPRIDD: Pens - C Sweeney 4
2) PONTYPRIDD 31 OVERMACH PARMA 10
PONTYPRIDD: Tries - C Sweeney, R Parks, R Johnston: Cons - C Sweeney 2: Pens - C Sweeney 4
3) LEEDS TYKES 30 PONTYPRIDD 27
PONTYPRIDD: Tries - G Wyatt, S Parker, C Sweeney; Cons - C Sweeney 3; Pens - C Sweeney 2
4) PONTYPRIDD 28 LEEDS TYKES 16
PONTYPRIDD: Try - J Bryant; Con - B Davey; Pens- B Davey 7
5) OVERMACH PARMA v PONTYPRIDD
Match points awarded to Pontypridd
6) PONTYPRIDD 41 BEZIERS 8
PONTYPRIDD: Tries - G Wyatt, C Sweeney, R Johnton, R Sidoli, M Owen; Cons - B Davey 5; Pens - B Davey 2
SARACENS 15 PONTYPRIDD 17
SARACENS: Pens - J de Beer 5
PONTYPRIDD: B Davey; G Wyatt, S Parker, J Bryant, N Simpson; C Sweeney, P John (capt); G Jenkins, M Davies, D Bell, B Cockbain (G Remnant 50), R Sidoli, N Kelly (D McIntosh 46), M Owen, R Parks
Scorers: Tries - M Owen, G Wyatt; Cons - B Davey 2; Pen - B Davey
LONDON IRISH - POOL 6 WINNERS
1) DAX 22 LONDON IRISH 29
LONDON IRISH: Tries - B Venter 2; Cons - B Everitt 2; Pens - B Everitt 5
2) LONDON IRISH 48 L'AQUILA 12
LONDON IRISH: Tries - E Thrower 2, P Sackey 2, R Hoadley 2, Penalty try; Cons - J Brown 5; Pen - J Brown
3) VALLADOLID RAC 5 LONDON IRISH 71
LONDON IRISH: Tries - E Halvey 3, P Sackey 2, M Worsley, J Cunningham, J Wright, J Cockle, K Barrett; Cons - J Cunningham 9; Pen - J Cunningham
4) LONDON IRISH 76 VALLADOLID RAC 10
LONDON IRISH: Tries - D Danagher 3, K Barrett 2, E Thrower 2, R Hoadley 2, J Cockle, R Hardwick, B Everitt; Cons - B Everitt 7, E Thrower
5) L'AQUILA 8 LONDON IRISH 32
LONDON IRISH: Tries - K Barrett, D Danaher, S Hunt, E Thrower; Cons - J Brown 3; Pens - J Brown 2
6) LONDON IRISH 28 DAX 28
LONDON IRISH: Try - J Bishop; Con - B Everitt; Pens - B Everitt 7
PAU 9 LONDON IRISH 38
PAU: Pens - D Traille 2, M Pearson
Yellow cards: T Cleda 7, A Agueb 35
Red Card: G Chasseriau 76
LONDON IRISH: M Horak (E Thrower 76); P Sackey, G Appleford, B Venter (J Wright 70), J Bishop; B Everitt (J Brown 41), H Martens; M Worsley, R Kirke, S Halford (R Hardwick 45), R Strudwick (capt), S Williams (G Delaney 76), J Cockle, D Danaher, C Sheasby (K Barrett 76)
Scorers: Tries - P Sackey, D Danaher; Cons - J Brown 2; Pens - B Everitt 3, J Brown 3; DGs - B Venter, B Everitt
Yellow card: S Halford 35
SALE SHARKS - POOL 4 WINNERS
1) SALE SHARKS 93 ROMA OLIMPIC 0
SALE SHARKS: Tries - A Perelini 3, R Wilks 2, S Hanley 2, J Baxendall, M Shaw, S Pinkerton, V Going, M Deane, A Elliott, B Jackman; Cons - C Hodgson 7,J Baxendall 3; Pen - C Hodgson
2) NARBONNE 10 SALE SHARKS 13
SALE SHARKS: Try C Hodgson; Con - C Hodgson; Pens - C Hodgson 2
3) CONNACHT 30 SALE SHARKS 33
SALE SHARKS: Tries - B Jackman, R Wilks, P Anglesea, A Titterrell; Cons - C Hodgson 2; Pens - Hodgson 3
4) SALE SHARKS 44 CONNACHT 6
SALE SHARKS: Tries - M Deane 2, A Black, A Perelini, S Lines, M Cueto, C Hodgson; Cons - C Hodgson 3; Pen - C Hodgson
5) SALE SHARKS 41 NARBONNE 16
SALE SHARKS: Tries - S Hanley 2, A Elliott, M Shaw; Cons - C Hodgson 3; Pens - C Hodgson 5
6) ROMA OLIMPIC 17 SALE SHARKS 62
SALE SHARKS: Tries - M Deane 2, A Perelini 2, S Hanley, R Wilks, A Elliott, S Lines, K Yates, C Hodgson; Cons - J Baxendell 3, S Davidson 3
QUARTER-FINALS - SALE SHARKS 25 BRISTOL SHOGUNS 20
SALE SHARKS: V Going; M Cueto, J Robinson, M Deane, S Hanley; C Hodgson, B Redpath (capt); K Yates, A Titterrell (C Marais 60), S Turner, I Fullarton, S Lines, A Perelini (C Jones 72, A Black 75), S Pinkerton, A Sanderson
Scorers: Tries - V Going, S Hanley, B Redpath; Cons - C Hodgson 2; Pens - C Hodgson 2
Yellow card: K Yates 32
BRISTOL SHOGUNS: Tries - P Christophers, F Contepomi; Cons - Contepomi 2; Pens - Contepomi 2
Yellow card: C Short 32
GLOUCESTER - POOL 7 WINNERS
1) GLOUCESTER 34 LA ROCHELLE 15
GLOUCESTER: Tries - J Paramore, C Stoica, J Ewens; Cons - L Mercier 2; Pens - L Mercier 4; DG - L Mercier
2) GR.A.N PARMA 5 GLOUCESTER 48
GLOUCESTER: Tries - J Forrester 2, O Azam, J Simpson-Daniel 2, C Stoica: Cons - L Mercier 4, A Gomarsall 2: Pens - L Mercier 2
3) GLOUCESTER 98 CAERPHILLY 14
GLOUCESTER: Tries - J Forrester 3, K Sewabu 2, J Simpson-Daniel 2, J Boer 2, T Fanolua, J Goodridge, D O'Leary, H Paul, M Cornwell, F Pucciariello; Cons - H Paul 10; Pen - H Paul
4) CAERPHILLY 16 GLOUCESTER 47
GLOUCESTER: Tries - C Fortey, R Todd, J Paramore, D Yachvili, J Ewens; Cons - L Mercier 5; Pens - L Mercier 4
5) GLOUCESTER 99 GR.A.N. PARMA 0
GLOUCESTER: Tries - D O'Leary 5, K Sewabu 2, D Albanese, J Forester, T Fanoula, J Ewens, A Hazell, C Stuart-Smith, J Paramore, H Paul; Cons - H Paul 12
6) LA ROCHELLE 12 GLOUCESTER 36
GLOUCESTER: Tries - R Fidler, C Fortey, D O'Leary; Cons - L Mercier 2, H Paul; Pens - L Mercier 3; DG - L Mercier 2
QUARTER-FINALS - GLOUCESTER 46 EBBW VALE 11
GLOUCESTER; D O'Leary (M Garvey 69); D Albanese (H Paul 69), R Todd, T Fanolua, J Simpson-Daniel; L Mercier, A Gomarsall (D Yachvili 73); P Collazo (M Irish 78), C Fortey, F Pucciariello (A Deacon 22), M Cornwell, A Eustace (R Fidler 9), J Boer, A Hazell (J Forrester 69), J Paramore
Scorers: Tries - D O'Leary, J Simpson-Daniel, J Boer, J Forrester; Cons - L Mercier 4; Pens - L Mercier 6;
EBBW VALE: Try - A Wagstaff; Pens - G Cull 2;
Yellow cards: P Matthews 47, G Cull 52, K Ellis 68
Principality Stadium will host the UEFA Champions League Final in six weeks' time. WRU chairman Gareth Davies, Football Association of Wales chief executive Jonathan Ford and Ambassador Ian Rush joined young sports fans at the trophy arrival at the venue to celebrate the magnitude of the event on Saturday 3rd June (kick-off 19.45).
British and Irish Lions captain Sam Warburton is looking forward to bringing together players from Ireland, Scotland, England and Wales for the biggest challenge of their careers - a series against world champions, New Zealand.
For the fifth year running, Wales referee Nigel Owens will be in charge of proceedings at Judgement Day V at Principality Stadium. It promises to be 'extra special' for the Wales' favourite ref, as he will be making his 150th appearance in the league.
There will be no shortage of inside knowledge from Bowl Finalists Caerphilly and Amman United when they face each other on Sunday at National Finals Day. Caerphilly hooker Rhys Cleverly knows the Principality Stadium pitch better than most as a matchday groundsman, while Amman United can look to Wales' record try scorer Shane Williams for some helpful advice.
Two hundred and 40 teams competed in the inaugural Urdd WRU 7s held at Pencoed last week with Welsh internationals Steff Andrews and Jasmine Joyce impressed with the talent on display, as was Urdd chief executive, Sioned Hughes.
The countdown is on for Judgement Day V as tickets for the big day at Principality Stadium soar through the 50,000 mark. Players and coaches alike are bursting at the seams to play in the double header with Dragons coach Kingsley Jones claiming there is a 'real buzz' about the event.
WRU TV went behind the scenes when the four regions got together to test their skill set for the BBC's Scrum V Live rugby show, at the WRU National Centre of Excellene in the build up to Judgement Day V. Blues' Matthew Morgan was one of the stars of the show while the Dragons' Cory Hill proved a surprise package...the full set of results will be revealed on tv screens on matchday
Wales assistant coach Richie Pugh is confident his side can cause a few headaches in the Hong Kong Sevens this weekend. In a tough group, Wales kick off their campaign against New Zealand on Friday before playing Japan and Fiji, who are chasing their third consecutive Hong Kong title, on Saturday.
Bedwas had to overcome a stubborn Carmarthen Quins side before winning the Foster's Challenge Cup final in Bridgend with a 23-18 victory. Bedwas captain Nicky Griffiths pays tribute to his side who have claimed the club's first piece of silverware in the modern era.
Team coach Brett Davey is aiming to keep his unbeaten run in cup finals at Principality Stadium intact when his side take on Amman United in the WRU Bowl final, after he guided Caerphilly to a 20-14 win against Cilfynydd in the semi-finals.
Penallta are hoping to go one step further than last season when falling to Bedlinog in the WRU Plate Final. After a titanic struggle against Nant Conwy, they have given themselves a great chance, after a hard fought 18-13 semi-final victory.