The big freeze has devastated Welsh rugby yet again, with just ten of the 123 games being played in the SWALEC League this weekend. This means just 18 of 246 matches were played during the first two weekends of the New Year.
The game at Croesyceiliog was one of the few games going ahead, and the hosts picked up four more points to push them closer to Garndiffaith at the top of Division Three East. They beat Rhymney 20-3, with tries in either half coming from Gavin Holmes and Scott Copsey. Croesyceiliog now sit seven points behind the leaders. E
Elsewhere Pill Harriers picked up a 25-6 win over bottom club New Tredegar, with Pill pair Craig Lloyd and Ross Palmer both crossing once in either half, scoring four tries for a bonus point between them.
Aberdare lost a fifth straight game in Division Three South East, falling 23-18 at St Peters, who scored three tries through Paul Davis and two from Sean O'Brien. Also in that division Llandaff North beat Penarth 33-24.
St Josephs beat Monmouth 14-10 in Division Four East's only surviving game. Pentyrch hit six tries as they smashed Senghenydd 40-3, with Gareth Ayres crossing twice as his team went top of Division Four South East thanks to their seven league victories
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.