Former dual code Wales international suspected of contracting COVID-19 virus

Former dual code Wales rugby international Lenny Woodard has been self-isolating after shown all the signs of contracting a strong dose of COVID-19. Pontypool-born Woodard, who turns 44 on Thursday 2nd April, played rugby league for UWIC, Wales Students, Great Britain Students, Swinton Lions, Hull FC reserves, Bridgend Blue Bulls, Celtic Crusaders, West Wales, and […]

New team managers for the Wales U19 and U16 international sides

Wales Rugby League have appointed Pontypridd-born Wayne Mansell as the new team manager for Wales u19s whilst Llanharan-born Tom Buckle takes a similar position at Wales U16s. Both are voluntary positions and they will work alongside respective existing head coaches Anthony Walker and Lee Crooks. Mansell, 34, is a qualified rugby union coach, who has […]

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 […]

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