About Cardiff Blue Dragons

Here’s the second in a series of articles about our clubs who participate in Wales Rugby League’s community programme, primarily written by the clubs themselves. Wales’ biggest rugby league club in 2019 with over 200 registered players was Cardiff Blue Dragons. They have become a well-established brand in Cardiff rugby circles since it found its […]

Rugby League United to defy Coronavirus by building mental fitness

Rugby League is coming together like never before to preserve and enhance the mental and physical fitness of players, coaches, fans, match officials and administrators during the Coronavirus pandemic. The sport is proud to announce the launch of Rugby League United, a campaign led by the independent charity, Rugby League Cares in association with the RFL, Super League (Europe) and […]

Mark Jones reappointed as WRL National Development Manager

Llantwit Major based Mark Jones has been reappointed as the Wales Rugby League National Development Manager after four and half years away from the role. The 49-year old first joined WRL in 2009 and spent six years in the National Development Manager role where we headed up school, junior and community development, was the team […]

IRL announces updated international eligibility rules

The Board of International Rugby League (IRL) has announced updated rules regarding the eligibility of players for international matches. The changes were made following a wide-ranging review and consultation with the membership and come into effect immediately. The rules only apply to fully sanctioned international matches. The key points are as follows: Eligibility to represent […]

Level 1 coaching and grade 1 match officials courses to take place

Two free coaching courses will take place at Sport Wales on Sundays January 26th and February 9th from 10am until 4pm on each day. There will be a grade 1 match officials’ course and a Wales’ first ever level 1 coaching course. UPDATE – The coaches course is now full. You can go on a […]

Lizzie Jones, widow of former WRL international Danny Jones, awarded MBE

Wales Rugby League chairman Brian Juliff has congratulated Lizzie Jones after she was also awarded an MBE in the New Year’s Honours list. Her award is in addition to WRL president Mike Nicholas, who was also given an MBE. Lizzie’s husband, the Welsh international Danny Jones collapsed and died from an undiagnosed heart defect while playing […]

Mike Nicholas awarded MBE in The 2020 Queen’s New Year honours list

By Ian Golden Wales Rugby League’s president Mike Nicholas has been awarded an MBE in The 2020 Queen’s New Year honours list for his services to rugby league. Nicholas, 73, born in Port Talbot in 1946 and known to almost everyone as “Nicko”, has been actively involved behind the scenes for Rugby League in Wales […]

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