Friends and family turned out in force to honour Ray Williams, the first paid coaching official in world rugby, at Parc y Scarlets when he received the IRB's highest award for services to rugby, the Vernon Pugh Award.
We build up to the Dove Men's Series November Internationals and pay tribute to Ray Williams in this week's Principality Welsh Rugby Union Podcast. We speak to Wales attack coach Rob Howley, scrum half Rhys Webb and wing Tom Prydie. Former WRU coaching organiser, secretary, committeeman and World Cup organiser Ray Williams received the Vernon Pugh Lifetime Achievement Award this week, one of the highest honours the International Rugby Board can give. Wales legend Gerald Davies, WRU president Denis Gethin and chairman Gareth Davies pay tribute.
The Welsh Rugby Union has signed a new four year deal with specialist equipment supplier Rhino Rugby, which is set to benefit both the grass roots game in Wales and the national squad in equal measure.
We hear from new WRU chairman Gareth Davies in this week's Principality Welsh Rugby Union Podcast. We also speak to WRU group chief executive Roger Lewis and outgoing chairman David Pickering, while Wales coach Warren Gatland explains his selections for the November internationals.
Pioneering rugby coach and dedicated administrator Ray Williams has been named as the 2014 winner of the prestigious Vernon Pugh Award for Distinguished Service as a mark of the significant positive contribution he has made to the game throughout his lifetime.
Wales head coach Warren Gatland paid tribute to rugby administrator, Stuart Gallacher who passed away at the weekend before he talked about the squad which he has selected for the autumn internationals.
The Australian Rugby Union has announced that Ewen McKenzie has resigned as Qantas Wallabies Head Coach and will not be travelling with the squad to meet Wales at the Millennium Stadium on Saturday 8 November.