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.

Newport's James Collins out of Andorra clash

Penarth Times: File photo dated 26/03/2011 of James Collins. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Wednesday October 9, 2013. West Ham defender James Collins has been called into the Wales squad for the World Cup qualifiers against Macedonia and Belgium, the Football Ass

11:37am Thursday 28th August 2014

West Ham United defender, James Collins, has withdrawn from the Wales squad to face Andorra on September 9. Collins is suffering with a hamstring injury.

Coleman won't say yes or no on potential Ched Evans return

Penarth Times: Sheffield United and Wales footballer Ched Evans Sunday July 31, 2011.  (8431777)

4:30pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

WALES boss Chris Coleman is making no assurances on the international future of Ched Evans.

Coleman won't quibble wherever Andorra game is staged/Dibble

Penarth Times: File photo dated 13/08/2013 of Wales manager Chris Coleman. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Friday September 6, 2013. Chris Coleman managed to take the spotlight off Gareth Bale by losing his passport and missing Wales' final preparations for ton

4:13pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

WALES manager Chris Coleman admits life’s a pitch for an international manager and ideally he doesn’t want his side to have to play on an artificial surface in Andorra, writes Michael Pearlman.

Bale and Ramsey named in Wales' squad for Andorra qualifier

Penarth Times: CONFIDENT: Aaron Ramsey

2:39pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

WALES boss Chris Coleman has named Real Madrid's Gareth Bale and Arsenal's Aaron Ramsey in his squad for the opening Euro 2016 qualifer in Andorra.

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

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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

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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.

We were afraid of England, says Wales' women's boss

Penarth Times: DEFEAT: Sarah Wiltshire goes for goal against England

11:17am Friday 22nd August 2014

WALES’ women’s football manager Jarmo Matikainen admitted his players were afraid of star-studded England on Thursday night, writes Andrew Penman.

Women's World Cup qualifier: Wales 0 England 4

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8:55pm Thursday 21st August 2014

ENGLAND’S women sealed their place at next year’s World Cup thanks to a comprehensive victory at the Cardiff City Stadium that leaves Wales’ qualification hopes in the balance.

Welsh women ready to take on old enemy England

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12:50pm Thursday 21st August 2014

WALES’ women’s football manager Jarmo Matikainen has warned his players not to get carried away with playing rivals England tonight, writes Andrew Penman.

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

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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.

Time is right for a female coach, says Wales' women's boss

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11:46am Tuesday 19th August 2014

WALES’ women’s football manager Jarmo Matikainen says it could be time for a female coach to succeed him – after he’s guided the side to next year’s World Cup, writes Andrew Penman.

Tony Pulis parts company with Crystal Palace

Penarth Times: File photo dated 05/04/14 of Crystal Palace manager Tony Pulis. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Monday May 12, 2014. Crystal Palace manager Tony Pulis was named the Barclays Premier League Manager of the Year on Monday night. See PA story SOCCER LMA.

8:43pm Thursday 14th August 2014

NEWPORT'S Tony Pulis has left his post as Crystal Palace manager by mutual consent tonight - just 48 hours before the start of the Premier League season.

Gunter wants fast start from Wales but won't put all the pressure on star duo

Penarth Times: Wales' Chris Gunter during the FIFA World Cup Qualifying match at Cardiff City Stadium, Cardiff. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday September 10, 2013. See PA story SOCCER Wales. Photo credit should read: Nick Potts/PA Wire.. (1090187)

3:11pm Thursday 14th August 2014

NEWPORT’S Chris Gunter admits Wales must make a fast start in their bid to reach Euro 2016, but he doesn’t want all the pressure to be on Gareth Bale and Aaron Ramsey.

Wales' women inspired by Bargoed boxing hero Lauren Price

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11:03am Thursday 14th August 2014

THE Welsh women’s football team will take inspiration from Commonwealth Games boxing hero Lauren Price when they aim to land a knockout blow on England next week.

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.

Annoyed Pearce to seek answers


12:58pm Tuesday 5th August 2014

Stuart Pearce will seek answers as to why Jamaal Lascelles and Karl Darlow were sold against his advice - but the Nottingham Forest manager insists the incident will not make him consider his position at the club he loves.

Bale sees the strength of Spain

12:51pm Thursday 24th July 2014

Gareth Bale thinks the Premier League has lost its tag as the best in the world.

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

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Wales v New Zealand All Blacks
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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

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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

Penarth Times:

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

Penarth Times: 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

Penarth Times: 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

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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

Penarth Times: 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

Penarth Times: 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

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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.

UEFA Super Cup set for sell-out in Cardiff

Penarth Times: Real's Gareth Bale, lifts the Champion League trophy on his head, after the Champions League final soccer match between Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid in Lisbon, Portugal, Saturday, May 24, 2014. Real Madrid won 4-1. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki). (65150

11:33am Monday 30th June 2014

THE Football Association of Wales (FAW) has confirmed that the 2014 UEFA Super Cup final in Cardiff is on course for a sell-out.

Luke Charteris: Timing was wrong for return to Wales

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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

Penarth Times: 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.

Bale relishing return to Cardiff

7:01pm Friday 27th June 2014

GALACTICO Gareth Bale is back in Wales – and relishing the prospect of winning another major trophy, this time in his home city, writes Michael Pearlman.

Suarez hit with four-month ban

3:21pm Thursday 26th June 2014

Luis Suarez has been given a nine-game international ban and a four-month suspension from all football for biting Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini.

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

Penarth Times: 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'.

Wales star Gareth Bale relishing UEFA Super Cup final in Cardiff

Penarth Times: HOMEWARD BOUND: Real Madrid's Gareth Bale celebrates after scoring his side's second goal in the Champions League final last month

11:15am Wednesday 25th June 2014

REAL Madrid and Wales star Gareth Bale is delighted his home city of Cardiff will host the UEFA Super Cup on August 12.

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

Penarth Times: 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.


Penarth Times: 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

Penarth Times: 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

Penarth Times: 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

Penarth Times: 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

Penarth Times: 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

Penarth Times: 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

Penarth Times: 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.

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