The Principality Premiership kicks off tomorrow and we begin the new season with an extended podcast where WRU TV's Graeme Gillespie chats to defending champions Pontypridd, newcomers Ebbw Vale, Carmarthen Quins and members of the press.
We celebrate 10 years of the Principality Premiership in this week's Principality Welsh Rugby Union Podcast. We speak to the building society's group chief executive Graeme Yourston, plus Wales skills coach Neil Jenkins back at the Sardis Road launch. We hear from Geraint Lewis of Pontypridd, Lee Beach of Neath and Duane Goodfield of Ebbw Vale. WRU group chief executive Roger Lewis welcomes a new deal with Mercedes Benz, along with Wales centre Scott Williams.
The 10th Principality Premiership is all set for a big kick off on Saturday, with all involved thoroughly enthused at the prospect of another competitive and entertaining season in the semi-professional game.
The start of the new season on the Principality Welsh Rugby Union Podcast. We hear from Wales prop Adam Jones about his move to Cardiff Blues, as well as outside half Rhys Patchell on his return from injury. Ospreys No 8 Dan Baker is looking to build on last season, while at the Ospreys Challenge we speak to coach Steve Tandy and returning Neath director of rugby Rowland Phillips.
WRU Chairman David Pickering has issued a pledge to the grassroots rugby clubs of Wales that their funding has been ring-fenced to ensure the new deal with the four Regions does not impact on the community game.
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.
WRU Head of Rugby Josh Lewsey met with volunteers across the game earlier this week, championing their role in the sport. He was joined by Wales captain Sam Warburton for part of the day as volunteers took part in a 'Try Out' event for the 2015 Rugby World Cup
Scarlets skipper Ken Owens said his players have "taken it on the chin" from the coaches in the wake of last weekend's six-try defeat in Dublin and are ready to made amends against Benetton Treviso on Saturday night.
The massive strides Wales Under 18 Girls have made under the guidance of Rhys Edwards and Richie Pugh was fully illustrated when they finished runners-up to England in last weekend's Rugby Europe Under 18 tournament in Enkoping, Sweden.