'Wonderful' Sir Wyn Williams holds key to avoiding more Welsh rugby disputes - RRW boss

8:33am Monday 1st September 2014

REGIONAL Rugby Wales acting chief executive Mark Davies believes Sir Wyn Williams will be the key figure in avoiding damaging disputes with the Welsh Rugby Union.

Dragons boss: Unified regions have emerged from WRU dispute stronger

Western Telegraph: TOGETHER: Players from the regions ahead of last season's festive derbies. Pictured are (left to right) Cardiff Blues' Sam Hobbs, the Ospreys' Jonathan Spratt and Ryan Bevington, Rhodri Williams and Gareth Maule of the Scarlets and Newport Gwe

8:32am Monday 1st September 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons have been brought closer together with their regions rivals courtesy of their spat with the Welsh Rugby Union says chief executive Gareth Davies.

WRU and regions confirm new deal

5:20pm Thursday 28th August 2014

THE Welsh Rugby Union and Regional Rugby Wales have ended their long-running dispute by signing a new six-year agreement.

Adam Jones should be at the Dragons, says Wales forwards coach

Western Telegraph: Adam Jones (4649318)

10:02pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

WALES star Adam Jones should have signed for Newport Gwent Dragons, says national forwards coach Robin McBryde.

Teams heading to Newport for Rugby World Cup

Western Telegraph:

9:19am Tuesday 26th August 2014

THE Celtic Manor and Newport High School will be used by Ireland and Georgia at next year’s Rugby World Cup.

Wales U18s overpowered by South Africa

11:41am Wednesday 20th August 2014

WALES Under-18s team manager Kevin George insists his young charges gained a huge amount from playing their powerful South African counterparts.

Adam Jones excited by fresh challenge in Cardiff

Western Telegraph: Adam Jones (4648920)

4:41pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

WALES prop Adam Jones says he is relishing a new challenge after rejecting a contract offer from the Ospreys to sign for Cardiff Blues.

Hat-trick seals historic World Cup win for Welsh women

9:38pm Saturday 9th August 2014

A HAT-TRICK by barnstorming number eight Sioned Harries paved the way for Wales' women to win their first World Cup pool game since 1998, when Rachel Taylor's side defeated South Africa 36-3 at Marcoussis.

Jevon Groves: Commonwealth Games can be springboard for Wales' sevens stars

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Wales v New Zealand All Blacks
Aaron Shingler is tackled by Aaron Cruden (6793912)

9:37am Friday 18th July 2014

JEVON Groves hopes his young Wales sevens teammates will follow in the footsteps of international stars after impressing at the Commonwealth Games, writes Chris Kirwan.

Dragons chief executive Gareth Davies: Regions aren't chasing 'victory', just a fair deal

Western Telegraph: Newport Gwent Dragons Chief Executive Gareth Davies (1141818)

8:34am Wednesday 16th July 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons chief executive Gareth Davies insists the regions have no desire to 'beat' the Welsh Rugby Union in the saga over a fresh participation agreement – all they want is a fair deal.

Regions want WRU response by this afternoon

Western Telegraph:

6:37am Monday 14th July 2014

THE FOUR regions have told the Welsh Rugby Union that they want a response to their latest offer by 4pm today as the spat over a fresh participation agreement rumbles on, writes Chris Kirwan.

Regions hit out at WRU as negotiations stall

3:10pm Friday 11th July 2014

THE FOUR regions are preparing for life without a participation agreement with the Welsh Rugby Union after hitting out at the governing body to failing to convert constructive meetings into a fresh deal.

Gareth Davies flattered after being tipped for WRU board

Western Telegraph: TV DEBATE: Newport Gwent Dragons chief executive Gareth Davies

9:00pm Thursday 10th July 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons chief executive Gareth Davies says he is flattered after being tipped by Cardiff Blues chairman chairman Peter Thomas as the “ideal man” to replace Gerald Davies on the board of the Welsh Rugby Union.

Dragons still waiting over move for prop Brok Harris

7:03am Thursday 10th July 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons are still waiting on a date for their hearing to try and get their move for prop Brok Harris rubber-stamped, writes Chris Kirwan.

Will Harries feeling sharp thanks to sevens return

Western Telegraph: Newport Gwent Dragons versus Connacht
SURGE Dragon Will Harries (4803910)

9:03am Tuesday 8th July 2014

FORMER Newport Gwent Dragons winger Will Harries says he is sharper than ever thanks to his return to sevens.

Wales can be golden boys in Glasgow - Sevens boss Gareth Williams

Western Telegraph: Will Harries is tackled by Adam Jones and Ryan Jones (5574329)

8:49am Saturday 5th July 2014

WALES Sevens boss Gareth Williams is backing his team to mix it with the big boys in their bid to be on the podium at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Former Dragons going for glory in Glasgow

Western Telegraph: SAME AGAIN: Jevon Groves, try scorer last week against Zebre, starts at lock

11:01am Friday 4th July 2014

FORMER Newport Gwent Dragons players Jevon Groves and Will Harries have been named in the Wales Sevens squad for the Commonwealth Games.

Ex-Dragon Sam Parry aiming to fill Richard Hibbard's boots

Western Telegraph: SWA MIKE LEWIS 26 1 13 REPORTER

7:57am Friday 4th July 2014

SAM Parry admits it will be a hard job to replace Richard Hibbard at the Ospreys but has pledged to give it a good crack.

Cwmbran dinner with rugby icons

Western Telegraph: Argus-Mark     24-11-07Wales v South Africa (Prince Williams Cup)Jonathan Davies (3734811)

1:42pm Thursday 3rd July 2014

THREE rugby legends will be stars of the show at a dinner in Cwmbran in the build-up to Wales’ autumn internationals.

Davies to leave WRU role

11:06am Thursday 3rd July 2014

RUGBY icon Gerald Davies has decided not to seek re-election to the board of the Welsh Rugby Union.

Luke Charteris: Timing was wrong for return to Wales

Western Telegraph: Luke Charteris is tackled by Kelly Brown (4634096)

4:20pm Sunday 29th June 2014

LUKE Charteris turned down an offer to return to Newport Gwent Dragons in favour of staying in France.

Wales Women edged out by USA

Western Telegraph: Womens Rugby Wales v USA at Crosskeys RFC.  Pictured scoring a try in the second half is Welsh No8 Sioned Harries. (7646628)

7:23pm Saturday 28th June 2014

A LATE penalty by USA fly half Kimber Rozier proved the difference as Wales fell to a 10-7 defeat in their Women's Rugby World Cup warm-up match in Cross Keys.

Fiji secure World Cup showdown with Wales

3:24pm Saturday 28th June 2014

WALES will face Fiji at the Millennium Stadium in next year's World Cup after thrashing the Cook Islands 108-6, writes Chris Kirwan.

Warburton: I'll never take Wales captaincy for granted

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8:23am Thursday 26th June 2014

SAM Warburton admits he must play a waiting game before finding out if he will lead Wales in their autumn series after Alun Wyn Jones impressed again as his deputy.

Owen Williams suffered 'significant' spinal injury

Western Telegraph: Wales Owen Williams is tackled by Tonga's Siale Piutau during the Dove Men Series match at the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday November 22, 2013. See PA Story RUGBYU Wales. Photo credit should read: David Dav

1:33pm Wednesday 25th June 2014

CARDIFF Blues and Wales centre Owen Williams has suffered a 'significant injury to his cervical vertebrae and spinal cord'.

Skipper demands Wales Women lay down a marker at Pandy Park

10:30am Wednesday 25th June 2014

WALES Women's captain Rachel Taylor is asking her squad to make World Cup selection difficult for head coach Rhys Edwards by impressing against USA Women's Eagles at Cross Keys on Saturday.

Ian Evans signs for Bristol

Western Telegraph: GREAT FORM: Wales and Ospreys second row Ian Evans

2:05pm Monday 23rd June 2014

WALES and Lions lock Ian Evans has signed for Bristol following the collapse of his move to Toulon.


Western Telegraph: Dan Biggar of Wales, left and Morne Steyn of South Africa middle after South Africa win the match 31 - 30 during their Rugby test match in Nelspruit, South Africa, Saturday, June 21, 2014. (AP Photo). (7386032)

8:48pm Sunday 22nd June 2014

Warren Gatland believes Wales can build with confidence towards the World Cup despite their latest agonising defeat to a southern hemisphere giant.

Despair at the death for Wales

Western Telegraph: Despair at the death for Wales

4:06pm Saturday 21st June 2014

WALES suffered heartbreak in their bid for a historic first win on South African soil after a last-gasp penalty try in Nelspruit.

Howley: Wales must give it one last blast

Western Telegraph: Wales' Alex Cuthbert is tackled by South Africa's J.P. Pietersen , right, during their Rugby test match in Durban, South Africa, Saturday, June 14, 2014. (AP Photo). (7154913)

8:02am Saturday 21st June 2014

WALES coach Rob Howley has urged his charges to ensure they have no regrets in their final game of the season against South Africa this afternoon.

Wales chasing respectability against 'Boks in second Test

Western Telegraph: South Africa's Bryan Habana, center, takes possession of the ball from Wales' Alex Cuthbert during their rugby test match in Durban, South Africa Saturday, June 14, 2014. (AP Photo). (7157983)

7:33am Saturday 21st June 2014

THIS WEEK the British and Irish Lions of 1974 were lauded at George Best Belfast City Airport for their legendary efforts in South Africa.

'Boks skipper Victor Matfield chasing 'perfect game' in second Test

Western Telegraph: Wales' Alun-Wyn Jones, center, is tackled by South Africa's Francois Louw, left, and Victor Matfield, right, during their Rugby test match in Durban, South Africa, Saturday, June 14, 2014. (AP Photo). (7154912)

3:59pm Friday 20th June 2014

CAPTAIN Victor Matfield has demanded that his South Africa side keep their foot to the floor as they chase "the perfect game" against Wales in the second Test, writes Chris Kirwan.

Respected rugby administrator Stuart Gallacher retires

12:33pm Friday 20th June 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons chairman Martyn Hazell has paid tribute to Stuart Gallacher after the Regional Rugby Wales chief executive announced his retirement from rugby, writes Chris Kirwan.

Hayward: Wales young guns showed their spirit

Western Telegraph: ON THE CHARGE: Dragons speedster Tyler Morgan goes on the charge

12:09pm Friday 20th June 2014

WALES Under-20s boss Byron Hayward praised the character of his side after they finished the Junior World Championship with a 20-3 success against Samoa.

Wales U20s finish with victory

Western Telegraph: ON THE CHARGE: Dragons wing/centre Tyler Morgan

10:21am Friday 20th June 2014

WALES Under-20s finished the Junior World Championship on a wining note thanks to a hard-fought 20-3 success against Samoa.

Pandy Park warm-up for Wales Women

6:54am Friday 20th June 2014

WALES Women will prepare for the World Cup by taking on their American counterparts at Cross Keys next Saturday (kick-off 1.30pm), writes Chris Kirwan.

Wales boss Gatland: I had no choice but to axe Adam Jones

Western Telegraph: Adam Jones (4649318)

4:13pm Thursday 19th June 2014

WALES coach Warren Gatland admitted he had little choice but to drop prop Adam Jones for the second Test against South Africa.

Wales make just two changes for second Test

Western Telegraph: Wales make just two changes for second Test

1:11pm Thursday 19th June 2014

WALES have made just two changes to their side to face South Africa in Nelspruit on Saturday – with tighthead Adam Jones dropped from the matchday squad.

Wales U20 bid to end Junior World Championships on a winning note

10:41am Thursday 19th June 2014

HEAD coach Byron Hayward is looking for his Wales Under-20s to finish their Junior World Championship with a bang against Samoa tomorrow morning (kick-off 6.35am).

Meyer wants more from his 'Boks

Western Telegraph: Wales' Alun-Wyn Jones, center, is tackled by South Africa's Francois Louw, left, and Victor Matfield, right, during their Rugby test match in Durban, South Africa, Saturday, June 14, 2014. (AP Photo). (7154912)

12:26pm Wednesday 18th June 2014

SOUTH Africa boss Heyneke Meyer says his Springboks will have to deal with a fired-up Wales side giving it one last blast before their summer rest on Saturday, writes Chris Kirwan.

Tandy: Former Dragons give Ospreys real depth

10:45am Tuesday 17th June 2014

OSPREYS boss Steve Tandy expects his pair of Newport Gwent Dragons recruits to give him some welcome selection headaches in the coming campaign, writes Chris Kirwan.

Wales backed to come back strong

6:25am Monday 16th June 2014

Shaun Edwards hopes Wales can again produce an improved second Test performance after their latest slow start condemned them to a humbling 38-16 defeat against South Africa.


Western Telegraph: Pontypool RFC's new Corporate Director Ben Jeffreys sets out a string of plans for the club

3:52pm Sunday 15th June 2014

THE Welsh Rugby Union today survived a vote of no confidence after four hours of debate ended with just four club representatives voting for a change of regime.

South Africa 38 Wales 16

Western Telegraph: South Africa 38 Wales 16

5:52pm Saturday 14th June 2014

WALES suffered a demoralising 38-16 hammering in Durban after being comprehensively outplayed by a bigger and sharper South Africa.

Wales U20s call-ups for Dragons pair

12:39pm Saturday 14th June 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons flanker Scott Matthews and lock Scott Andrews have been brought into the Wales Under-20s' line-up for their Junior World Championship rematch with France tomorrow morning (kick-off 6.35am).

Wales powerhouse George North back to give South Africa a headache

7:56am Saturday 14th June 2014

WALES are hoping that George North can make South Africa feel queasy after dragging himself off his sick bed to lead their charge for a historic win against the Springboks.

Welsh pack must stand tall if Boks' rookies are to be tested

Western Telegraph: Gethin Jenkins carries the ball (2397167)

6:25am Saturday 14th June 2014

MUCH has been made of South Africa's supposed weakness in midfield but it will take a herculean effort from numbers 1 to 8 if Wales are give the rookies a bumpy introduction to Test rugby.

Wales coach Warren Gatland 'humbled' by OBE honour

12:06am Saturday 14th June 2014

WALES head coach Warren Gatland described himself as "proud and humbled" after he was awarded an OBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours List.

WRU chief executive David Pickering: EGM will allow us to silence the doom-mongers

1:58pm Friday 13th June 2014

WELSH Rugby Union chief executive David Pickering has pledged to listen to the concerns of member clubs at Sunday's extraordinary general meeting but says it is time for "voices of doom to be silenced".

Wales wing George North gets green light for first Test

Western Telegraph: DOUBLE TROUBLE: Wales' George North scores his and his country's second try against Australia

1:25pm Friday 13th June 2014

WING George North has been passed fit for Wales’ first Test against South Africa in Durban.

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