The appointment panel to choose the new Group Chief Executive for the Welsh Rugby Union and Millennium Stadium has been determined and will consist of Sir Tasker Watkins, Glanmor Griffiths, David Pickering and David Hammond of the Union who will be joined by Mr Barry Gould of Whitehead Mann Recruitment Agency and Mr Bill Tudor John.
Mr John hails from Llantrisant and is a leading figure in the legal and business world of the City of London. A former pupil of Cowbridge Grammar School, a Cambridge graduate and a Member of the Law Society, Mr John has held a series of high profile posts in the Capital since the late sixties. He is currently Chairman of Wales in London.
The Union has been pleased by the interest shown in the post. It has attracted over a hundred applicants, many of whom are of an extremely high
The short-listed candidates will be interviewed in early October and the successful applicant will be charged with implementing the radical organisational and administration changes that need to be undertaken for the future benefit and well-being of Welsh rugby as a whole
Welsh players and management joined Deputy Minister for Sport Ken Skates at the Pierhead Building, Cardiff Bay earlier this week to reveal the Union's pioneering school-club hub initiative has been so successful the project will now almost double the scale of the original project.
The Scarlets, Newport Gwent Dragons, Cardiff Blues and the Ospreys look ahead to Judgement Day III which sees the Blues take on the Ospreys (2.30) and the Dragons tackle the Scarlets (4.45pm) at the Millennium Stadium tomorrow afternoon.
Ystradgynlais and Ynysddu played out a titanic struggle at Taffs Well in the SSE SWALEC Bowl semi-final. At the end of the game neither team could be separated after a 15-15 stalemate but Ystradgynlais go through on try count.
Blues strike first in JD III battle - Newport Gwent Dragons lock Andrew Coombs, WRU referee Dylan Llyr Jones and Cardiff Blues hooker Matthew Rees decide dressing room allocations for Judgement Day III
Wales Under 18 captain Calum Haggett has received a conditional offer to read Biomedical Science at St Anne's College, Oxford. WRU chairman Gareth Davies went to meet Calum and Coleg y Cymoedd Principal Judith Evans to wish him luck in his exams and pass on some of his personal experience.
Dodgy tattoos, carthorses, Avatar and soft chins are revealed by Wales Sevens players Tom Williams and Sam Cross as they profile the Wales Sevens squad taking part in Hong Kong this weekend in the latest round of the HSBC Sevens World Series.