What is there to Support?

There are many different reasons as to why an individual chooses to “support” a sports team, ranging from location / parental influence / a favourite player / they like the kit. In the Welsh media at the moment there seems to be a desire to show that the popularity of soccer, plus having two top... Continue Reading →

Sink or Swim

Lewis has gone on record with his opinion (and, at this moment, it is only his unless I've missed Pickering's public approval of that stance) that the WRU should run the entire professional game in Wales. http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/rugby-union/20836386 This is quite a claim as there is no infrastructure in place at the WRU to run four... Continue Reading →

Having Your Cake & Eating It

The reality of the financial situation in Welsh rugby is that the four professional teams cannot earn enough income to be able to match the salaries on offer outside of Wales. The English have a £4.5m salary cap with the allowance of a marquee player whilst the French cap is 52% of a club's turnover,... Continue Reading →

What are they fighting for?

A normal Welsh rugby civil war takes 6 to 9 months to play out. We saw this in 1996, we saw it in 1999 (when it took a little longer) and we saw it again in 2002-3. The Union lost the first one (who controled the players when professional rugby started) but won the next... Continue Reading →

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