Eleven years ago today (Friday), we witnessed Gareth Thomas’s rugby league debut, playing for Crusaders against Catalans Dragons at the Racecourse Ground in Wrexham. The then 35-year old, with a century of Wales RU caps behind him, had a baptism of fire in Super League and, playing alongside now current Wales captain Elliot Kear, had […]
Wales Rugby League are delighted to be one of just seven sports in Wales who have been offered a share of the Welsh Government’s £17.7 million funding package to help spectator sports that have been severely impacted by the pandemic. Rugby league has been offered £200,000 to assist Betfred League 1 sides North Wales Crusaders […]
Wales Rugby League are pleased to announce a strategic development partnership with North Wales Crusaders.
Wales coach John Kear has welcomed the switch of codes from former British and Lions fly-half Gavin Henson. The former Ospreys and Dragons player has signed for Betfred League 1 club West Wales Raiders and will be eligible to play in the 2021 Rugby League World Cup. Although he will be 39 by the time […]
In our latest feature with members of the elite train-on squad for Wales’ men’s team ahead of Rugby League World Cup 2021, we speak to Gavin Bennion, who has joined League 1 side Rochdale Hornets for next season.
Wales Rugby League CEO Gareth Kear has taken the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 rugby league season in Wales with immediate effect. This decision was taken after consulting all of the community rugby league clubs in an emergency meeting held on Tuesday night, and the WRL board have been informed. Further more, no structured […]
The Welsh rugby league player and coach Greg Ashcroft has sadly died aged 69 following a 15-month battle with a rare form of cancer. He became famous in 1973, when as a 22-year old, he played for Dewsbury, alongside future Sky Sports pundit Mike Stephenson, as they won the RFL Championship Final (the equivalent to […]
COLEG Y CYMOEDD UPDATE – In these extraordinary circumstances with this year’s school leavers qualifications being predicted, Coleg y Cymoedd have many education options alongside training full time at the Wales Rugby League National Development Academy. If you would like to discuss your’s or your child’s education pathway and options, then please contact Mark Jones […]
As remembered by Ian Golden. Photos by Ian Lovell. Ten years ago today, current St Helens and Wales star Regan Grace was picking up his first rugby league winners medal. This was just one half of a memorable day at The Gnoll in Neath in front of nearly 700 fans, where an Anthony Seibold-coached South […]
An update from Gareth Kear, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Wales Rugby League… Following a webinar meeting on Wales Rugby League’s ‘phased return to play strategy’ with all key stakeholders including all clubs, match officials, coaches, international pathways and volunteers, I am pleased to confirm that from August 1, outdoor structured and sanctioned rugby league […]