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The Week in Welsh Rugby

The Week in Welsh Rugby

A look back at what’s been going on this week in Welsh rugby…

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Warren Gatland named a strong line-up for Wales’ final warm-up match before they fly to Japan next week. “Saturday is the first time these players would have taken to the field as members of the RWC squad,” said the head coach. “It has been a big week and it is a big opportunity for players to put their hand up and secure spots for the starting XV in Japan.”

George North remarked that while Wales’ World Cup training camps has been “disgusting”, the national side is now better prepared than ever before for the Rugby World Cup this month.

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Wales’ other winger today, Josh Adams, paid tribute to home club Hendy, which has also produced another Wales international in Aaron Shingler. Find out how both are giving back to their village side…

The Indigo Premiership kicked off in dramatic fashion with a dramatic 24-23 victory for Cardiff against Pontypridd.With the competition particularly strong this year, everyone is predicting it will be tougher than ever before to carry off the title.

The inclusion of referee Adam Jones to the World Rugby Sevens Series’ roster of officials made it two Welshmen on that elite list. Jones has been voted the Welsh Premiership’s top referee for three consecutive years, and joins compatriot Craig Evans – officiating his fourth series – in the global tournament.

Tickets for Wales’ next home game, against the Barbarians at Principality Stadium on Saturday 30th November, went on sale (starting at £10). A match that bodes well for entertainment will see Warren Gatland’s Baa-Baas take on Wayne Pivac’s Wales…

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