The Welsh Rugby Union Board has today approved requests from the four Regional Organisations for financial assistance, in the form of interest free loans totalling £660,000, to help their cash flow as a result of the recent decision of the ERC Board not to release financial distributions to participants in ERC's tournaments.
In a statement on Wednesday 5th February 2014, ERC explained that the unanimous decision to postpone financial distributions followed preliminary professional advice received by the ERC Board and was taken in the best interests of ERC.
We hear from Dove Men's Player of the Series Dan Biggar in this week's Principality Welsh Rugby Union Podcast. We also speak to scrum half rivals Rhys Webb and Mike Phillips, the Swansea prop who will be a key player for Oxford in the Varsity Match at Twickenham, Ian Williams, plus John Dawes, John Taylor and Peter Morgan pay tribute to Ray Williams.
Ospreys forwards coach Chris Gibbes was desperately disappointed with his side's display after seeing them concede a penalty try in the last minute to lose once again to Benetton Treviso on Italian soil.