COVID-19 update

As a result of the statement from the First Minister of Wales, Mark Drakeford, Wales Rugby League will soon be releasing a ‘phased Return to play strategy’ for all outdoor forms of Rugby League and also an action plan for all the community clubs to follow. There will be further meetings for WRL with both […]

Codebreakers – it’s not the end

Wales Rugby League’s head of communications and historian, Ian Golden, reviews Carolyn Hitt’s BBC documentary and explains why he felt a few more minutes screentime would have added to the story. So who watched last night’s BBC2 documentary “Codebreakers”? If you didn’t, you missed a treat, but don’t worry, you can still see it on […]

WRL looking after the welfare of all their personnel during lockdown

Wales Rugby League have pledged to look after the welfare of all personnel from their domestic clubs and international sides during this lockdown period, and are constantly communicating to all, primarily via WhatsApp groups and Zoom webinars. Spearheaded by CEO Gareth Kear, WRL are driving this through all pathways, looking after the well-being of players […]

Wales Rugby League’s spring international programme postponed

Wales Rugby League’s international matches for the spring have all been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Wales Wheelchair were due to face Scotland and Ireland in the annual Celtic Cup in Dundee this month, whilst Wales Students were to face the Royal Navy and England in Nelson. The first ever Wales Masters internationals against […]

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 […]

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 […]

FREE update to the WRL charity publication

Wales Rugby League’s head of media Ian Golden has published an eight-page update to his charity publication, “100 Months of Rugby League in Wales” that was launched in May this year. This has been produced as a PDF – Click to download here. The update, which now ensures that the whole of the 2010s is chronicled, […]

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