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, […]

RIP Stan Owen

Wales Rugby League are saddened to learn of the death of former international Stan Owen, who passed away yesterday (September 12th) aged 90. Pontypridd-born, Owen played at Sardis Road for his hometown side from 1950-51 before turning professional with Leigh (now Leigh Centurions). Going onto make 415 appearances for Leigh before leaving for St Helens […]

RIP Mick Murphy

Former Wales Rugby League international prop Mick Murphy has sadly died at the age of 77. (Mick is on the left of the picture above with Jim Mills in the centre and Ian Van Bellen on the right) Liverpool-born, Murphy was WRL heritage #294, winning five caps from 1975-79. This included three appearances in the […]

RIP Garfield Owen

Welsh dual code rugby legend Garfield Owen has died aged 86 after suffering with Parkinson’s Disease since the 1990s. Wales rugby league heritage #246, his lone cap came against France in 1959 where he kicked one goal in Wales’ 25-8 defeat. Born on 20 March 1932, Owen, who was educated at Cowbridge Grammar School, played […]

WRL chairman Brian Juliff’s New Year’s Eve message

PIC – Brian inducts Dai Watkins into the Wales Rugby League Hall of Fame, earlier in 2018. As 2018 draws to a close I wanted to thank everyone for their support to Wales Rugby League during the year. After returning home from RLWC2017, we faced questions about our strategy and direction following some very tough […]

RIP John Mantle

Former Wales Rugby League captain John Mantle has died at the age of 76 after a long illness. Heritage #273 for Wales, he won 16 caps, seven of which were in the 1975 World Cup, including the infamous Battle of Brisbane, where he came on as a substitute in Wales’ 12-7 win over England. He led […]

RIP Clive Batchelor

The tributes have poured in for Rhondda Outlaws RLFC chairman Clive Batchelor who died suddenly on Monday 13th August 2018 aged 53. Batchelor helped to establish the open age side at the Outlaws two years ago after they were originally founded as a junior club. Before that, he worked tirelessly for many years at Valley […]

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