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.
Robin McBryde and son Billy are set to represent Wales on either side of the globe over the coming weeks with Robin travelling to New Zealand as Wales assistant coach and Billy competing at the World Rugby U20 Championship (Manchester, June 7-25). WRU TV caught up with the pair and captured a unique perspective into the factors that produce such a high-achieving rugby family.
Wales assistant coach Robin McBryde is predicting a tough battle against England on Sunday despite the fact they may not be considered to be at full strength. Players will be out to impress Eddie Jones which makes England a dangerous proposition, he says.
Cardiff Blues Academy youngster Dane Blacker stole the show as Cardiff Blues stripped arch-rivals the Dragons of their Singha Premiership Sevens title in dramatic style at the BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park.
Newport Gwent Dragons will arrive at the BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park on Friday night to launch the defence of their Singha Premiership Sevens crown with seven of the squad that won the title at the Twickenham Stoop last season.