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Wales Women target ‘home’ games in Six Nations

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Rhys Edwards: Wales Women’s Head Coach targeting the home games

Rhys Edwards: Wales Women’s Head Coach targeting the home games

WALES WOMEN’s head coach Rhys Edwards is targeting a clean sweep of victories at the Gnoll when his side host three games in the rapidly approaching Six Nations championship in February and March.

Edwards is keen that his side build on the success of last year’s home games at St Helen’s where Wales stunned England in the opening game of the campaign.

“Over the last few seasons the girls have been fortunate enough to play in front of big crowds at Aberavon and Swansea,” said Edwards.

“The support we had in Swansea last season was tremendous and hopefully it will be the same at Neath where the Gnoll is part of Welsh rugby folklore. Hopefully the girls can create their own slice of history at one of the most iconic grounds in Welsh rugby.”

Wales will also play a friendly against defending Six Nations champions, Ireland at Ystrad Mynach on Sunday, 24th January where tickets will be available on the gate for just £5.

It will provide Edwards with one final chance to run the rule over his squad before announcing his team to tackle the Irish in the opening game of the Six Nations at Donnybrook on Saturday, 6th February.

Wales’ following two rounds will be at the Gnoll against Scotland and France before they take on England at Twickenham Stoop in round four on Friday, 11th March before the campaign concludes nine days later at home against Italy, who have held the upper hand over Wales in recent times.

Wales captain Rachel Taylor is already looking forward to the new campaign.

“These really are exciting times for the team – with some senior players stepping down from international rugby there is a great chance for new talent to prosper this season,” she said.

“We’ve placed certain expectations on ourselves and there is no doubt the home games will be key in our quest to qualify for the next World Cup. With age grade teams doing well in the Ospreys region this season, hopefully we can draw a big crowd on match days to further develop the momentum currently being witnessed in the women’s game in Wales.”

Wales Women’s Six Nations games at the Gnoll

February 2016

Sun Feb 14 14:00

Wales Women v Scotland Women

Sun Feb 28 14:00

Wales Women v France Women

Sun Mar 20 14:00

Wales Women v Italy Women

Tickets have been on sale from Monday,December 21 2015 from www.wru.wales/tickets. Tickets will be £10 for adults, £5 for students and free for U16s

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Scarlets’ grassroots clubs show community spirit in delivering vital food packages

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Scarlets community clubs have been working together to help deliver vital food packages across the region.


Volunteers from grassroots clubs and WRU girls hubs across Ceredigion, Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire have been helping take the food packages to vulnerable members of society who are self-isolating during the Covid-19 pandemic.


The clubs have teamed up with the Scarlets Community Foundation — the charity arm of the Scarlets — and Carmarthen-based food wholesaler Castell Howell, while Scarlets players Osian Knott, Kieran Hardy, Ryan Conbeer and Jac Morgan have also lent their hand to the operation.


More than 300 packages were due to be delivered on Monday and Tuesday (April 6 & April 7), with the initiative highlighting that even without any action on the field, rugby clubs remain at the heart of their community.
Scarlets Community Foundation manager Caroline Newman said:  “We have been overwhelmed with the support that we have received from local clubs, the number of people prepared to volunteer to help the most vulnerable in our communities has been touching.


“People’s reasons for requesting packs have often been heart-wrenching and it really has made us appreciate what we have.


“The foundation has worked closely with Castell Howell to make sure the packages are ready to go to those whose need is greatest, managing to turn things around pretty quickly and I’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone involved in making this happen, our funder, Castell Howell, all the clubs, our helpline volunteer and the foundation members.
“Great teamwork which has made me proud to be part of the fantastic community that rugby creates.”

Here are the rugby clubs and WRU girls rugby hubs taking part in the initiative

Aberaeron, Aberystwyth, Amman Utd, Ammanford, Burry Port, Betws, Bynea, Cardigan, Cefneithin, Felinfoel, Fishguard & Goodwick, Furnace Utd, Haverfordwest, Kidwelly, Llandeilo, Llandovery, Llandybie, Llanelli Wanderers, Llangennech, Llangwm, Merched Mynydd Mawr, Milford Haven, Narberth, New Dock Stars, Newcastle Emlyn, Neyland, Penybanc, Pontyates, St Clears, Stradey Sospans, Tenby Utd, Tumble, Tycroes, Whitland, Yr Hendy.

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Wales v Scotland postponed

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WALES’ Six Nations match at home to Scotland on Saturday has been postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak.

The two other Six Nation fixtures had already been postponed and no date has been confirmed to complete the 2020 Championship.

The Welsh Rugby Union had insisted earlier on Friday the game would “go ahead as planned”.

A WRU statement read: “The Welsh Rugby Union has maintained an open dialogue with, and continued to seek advice and direction from, the National Assembly for Wales and other stakeholders, including the Six Nations, on this fast-moving issue.

“Whilst medical advice remains consistent, we have decided that it is in the best interests of supporters, players and staff to fall in line with recent measures taken across the UK and global sports industries.

“The WRU would like to thank all parties for their counsel on the subject and will make further announcements with respect to rescheduling the fixture in the coming days.

“Every effort has been made to stage this game and we appreciate that individuals will have been inconvenienced. Given the fluid and unprecedented nature of this issue a postponement became the only viable option.”

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Domestic football at all levels in Wales suspended

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THE FOOTBALL Association of Wales has today (13 March) taken the decision to suspend domestic football at all levels in Wales with immediate effect until April  4 due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

The intention at this time will be to resume the football schedule depending on the medical advice and conditions from the relevant authorities at that time.  

The FAW is fully aware of the impact this will have on the domestic game but the health and safety of all fans, players, volunteers and stakeholders are of paramount importance. 

The FAW will continue to monitor this situation on a day-by-day basis and will continue to provide updates when appropriate. 

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