Friday, August 7, 2020
Wales Rugby League

Rugby League has bright future in Wales


By 14 year old year 9 pupil Morgan Williams from Maesteg School, Date: 26/5/13

Three years after Celtic Crusaders left Bridgend, a Super League side returned to the County Borough at the prestigious venue of the brand new Maesteg School.

While their first team were hammering into local rivals Castleford Tigers at the Etihad Stadium, Wakefield Trinity Wildcats were taking on WRL-coached South Wales Scorpions at under 16 level, resulting in an astonishing 26-26 draw.

Bridgend Blue Bulls Welsh 2015 winners

Bridgend sneak home against Aber Valley in Welsh Grand Final



By Ian Golden at Taff’s Well RFC, Date: 17/8/15

Bridgend Blue Bulls and Aber Valley Wolves fought out a stunning clash in the Welsh Grand Final for the second successive year with the Bulls taking the title thanks to a try with five minutes to go.

Last year, Bridgend won 33-30 in a battle where the lead changed hands a number of times. This year’s final was almost identical, with Bridgend improving things by a mere point.

Great Britain legend Billy Boston MBE with Jonathan Davis

Billy Boston honoured in BBC Wales awards ceremony


By Ian Golden at Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff, Date: 7/12/16

Former Wigan and Great Britain legend Billy Boston MBE was honoured with a BBC Wales Elite Lifetime Achievement at the BBC Wales Sports Personality of the Year Awards at the Millennium Centre in Cardiff on Monday night.

Scorpions looking for additional coaching staff


by Ian Golden, Date: 15/7/12

South Wales Scorpions are looking for coaching staff for their new ladies team who are already in training.

The new side had their first ever taster session earlier this week which was taken by existing Scorpions staff but they have said that they need their own independent coaches to move forward.

Wales and Ireland seeded sides in 2017 Rugby League World Cup qualification


Date: 17/5/15

Wales are to be a seeded side in the main European Qualifying Tournament for the 2017 Rugby League World Cup when the draw is made on November 5th this year, exactly 12 months before the final berth is decided.

The Tournament, which will be played in autumn 2016, will consist of six sides, split into two groups of three with each nation playing one home and one away game.

Community Four Nations – Wales Dragonhearts v Ireland Wolfhounds


by Ian Golden, Date: 20/7/12

Kick-off (Saturday 21st July, Bonymaen RFC, 3.00pm)

Wales Dragonhearts are hoping to get their season back on track with victory against Ireland Wolfhounds this Saturday at Bonymaen RFC (kick-off 3pm).

The Community Four Nations tournament has been won by Wales eight times in its first ten years but England now look favourites for the trophy following their 56-8 demolition of Wales last month.

Wales Rugby League

Former NRL employee takes over as RL National Development Manager


Date: 4/3/18

Wales Rugby League have appointed the very experienced Paul Chambers as their new National Development Manager, replacing Idris Evans who left the post late last year.

Connor alongside Wales coach John Kear

Wales aim to take out European Championship when they take on France this weekend


Date: 27/10/15

A famous former class-mate of Sam Warburton will run out onto BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park this Friday when the Welsh international Rugby League side takes on France in the European Championship at the famous stadium (kick-off 6.30pm).

Cardiff-born Elliot Kear is one of a host of players with Super League experience who will be starring on each side. Kear is an experienced cross-code player with 75 Super League appearances behind his belt after making his debut as an 19-year old for Celtic Crusaders.

Wales Rugby League to launch Presidents XIII


Date: 24/8/16

Wales Rugby League are introducing a Presidents XIII international side that will fill the gap between the Dragonhearts and the full international side.

Wales Schools Quarter Finals

Welsh speaking schools dominate rugby league finals


Date: 20/5/14

Welsh speaking schools dominate Rugby League this week with Ysgol Gyfun Ystalyfera’s Year 7 side competing in a national semi-final with a day out at Wembley being the prize, while WRL hold their domestic finals day at Senghenydd RFC this Friday.