'The WRU holds no prejudice against any of its players and all are welcome to play and enjoy the game of rugby football regardless of gender, race, religion or sexuality. In fact the WRU actively promotes equality and equal opportunity at all levels of the game in Wales.
Women and Girls rugby in particular has made significant progress in recent years and the WRU is keen to maintain its development. Comments such as those made can only do harm to a game which is trying its best to provide sporting opportunities for young Welsh girls and women.'
Rob Howley and Josh Lewsey addressed more than 250 community club coaches and referees at the first WRU National Community Conference on the weekend. The volunteers benefitted from coaching masterclasses and workshops in a bid to connect all levels of the rugby pathway in Wales.
UEFA has today confirmed the Football Association of Wales (FAW) has been successful in its bid for the Millennium Stadium to host the 2017 UEFA Champions League Final on Saturday 3rd June, 2017 (kick-off: 19.45hrs GMT).
The winners of a filmmaking competition organised by the education charity Into Film and the WRU enjoyed a behind the scenes tour of the Millennium Stadium - and a chance to be photographed with the WRU's fire-breathing, rugby loving mascot, Scorch The Dragon, and Welsh international, Jake Ball.
The Wales Under 20 camp are in a quietly confident mood as they face Ireland in the U20 Championship, with Coaching Co-Ordinator Allan Lewis and full back Dafydd Howells targeting a top five finish in the tournament.