Match officials announced for the international weekend

The match officials have been announced for the international weekend with Wales’ James Jones appointed to referee the big women’s clash between England and France in Warrington on Saturday. Jones, who made his international rugby league refereeing debut last year, making him a unique dual code international referee, is delighted to be officiating in the […]

Match officials named for tomorrow – course for new officials next week

Wales Rugby League have named their match officials for Saturday’s representative matches at Stebonheath Park in Llanelli. Taking charge of the Wales v England Community Lions U16 international (kick-off 2pm) is Kristoff Young, with Mason Apsee and Craig Davies running the lines. Reserve official is Rob Apsee and Chris Williams is interchange official. For the […]

Gwylio’r Cymry: Mai 5-11 2022

Ian Golden, Alex Paynter and Harry Jones look back at the weekend’s elite action featuring Wales internationals and other World Cup prospects. Wales Wheelchair, as already reviewed here, won the Celtic Cup for a sixth successive time on Saturday, beating Ireland 64-22 and Scotland 116-6, the latter being a record win for any Welsh international rugby league […]

Gwylio’r Cymry: Mis Mawrth 11-14 2022

Ian Golden, Alex Paynter and Harry Jones look back at the weekend’s elite action featuring Wales internationals and other World Cup prospects. Starting this week in the men’s game, where in Super League, Morgan Knowles (St Helens) and Gil Dudson (Catalans Dragons) featured in almost identical winning performances. Both at home, Saints beat Warrington Wolves 28-2 and Catalans […]

Gwylio’r Cymry: Mis Mawrth 4-7 2022

Ian Golden, Alex Paynter and Harry Jones look back at the weekend’s elite action featuring Wales internationals and other World Cup prospects. The highlight of the weekend came at the Salford City Roosters ground where 12 Welsh players took to the field over two Salford Red Devils matches, one of which was refereed by a […]

Kristoff Young appointed to referee the first game in the 2022 Challenge Cup

Welsh referee Kristoff Young, who hails from Chepstow, will blow his whistle to officially start the 2022 Betfred Rugby League Challenge Cup at 7pm on Friday January 14 at Pyle RFC when 2021 WRL men’s champions, Bridgend Blue Bulls take on the Royal Navy in the historic competition. It’s the first time a Challenge Cup […]

WRL celebrate increase in participation ahead of Sunday’s junior finals

Wales Rugby League are nearing the end of a successful domestic season that has seen almost a 50 per cent increase in players compared to 2019. The increase has been enhanced by the seven new community clubs who registered for 2021 – four of whom were in North Wales, an area that staged a men’s […]

Just Perfect Catering sponsor WRL’s match officials

Wales Rugby League are pleased to announce a partnership with “Just Perfect Catering” to sponsor their match officials. The deal is for one year with option of extending. Just Perfect Catering’s logo appears on the front of the match official’s shirts, with the message “RESPECT / PARCH” on the back. Just Perfect Catering are Wales […]

Four Welsh match officials at West Wales Raiders v Rochdale Hornets

Wales Rugby League are celebrating having four local match officials at a professional rugby league match for the first time, the game being West Wales Raiders v Rochdale Hornets this Saturday at Stebonheath Park (kick-off 3pm). Bridgend-based James Jones, the head of match officials for Wales, will referee, with Kristoff Young from Chepstow running the […]

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