NEW SEASON: Reasons to be cheerful? Why Welsh rugby must learn the lessons.

A little over a year ago Red Rugby published this post previewing the 2013/2014 season.  Looking back on it, I’m amazed by how optimistic we were.  The piece was littered with phrases like, “this season [looks set to be] a real belter”, “you can expect a greater fight from the Welsh regions” and (perhaps worst…

BREAKING NEWS: WRU & Regions sign £60m six-year agreement

Unless you’ve been living under a rock called ‘pays little attention to Welsh Rugby’ for the last eighteen months or so, you’ll be all too aware of a bitter and divisive spat between the Welsh Rugby Union and Wales’ four professional teams (‘Regions’) that had threaten to rip apart the professional game in Wales.  If you…

BREAKING NEWS: David Moffett has left the building

News is breaking tonight that David Moffett (former CEO of the Welsh Rugby Union and Regional Rugby Wales) is heading home for New Zealand just days before an Extraordinary General Meeting of the WRU is due to take place. Over the last months, Moffett had returned to Wales to seek election to the WRU Board. …

Judgement Day for David, Roger and WRU Board?

These are dangerous days for the men at the top of the Welsh Rugby Union.  Yes, Roger Lewis (Group Chief Executive) and David Pickering (Chairman of the WRU Board) are well and truly under the cosh at present as they fight a battle on two fronts.  On the one side they know time is running…

NEWS: New European Cup will go ahead in 2014/2015

Peace in our time.  After almost two years of political wrangling, it was announced yesterday (Thursday 10th April 2014) that agreement has been reached on the format, revenue distribution and shared TV rights for, what will be called, the European Rugby Champions Cup.  The new 20-team tournament, which will start in October this year, will…