Samuel

  • Twin Peaks

    ... replaced by the successful emergence of the Celtic Crusaders rugby league venture in National League Two, which is two divisions below the Super League. As the Crusaders prepared for a second season in rugby league’s semi-professional arena, Leighton Samuel, the club’s major backer, had finally settled his dispute with the Welsh Rugby Union. The businessman claimed a misrepresentation of sale and loss of earnings after the union acquired and then closed down Celtic Warriors – the regiona...

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  • Crusaders prepare for super future

    ... remarkable achievement for any club let alone one from South Wales. The Crusaders were formed when the Celtic Warriors rugby union franchise, which was based at the Brewery Field in Bridgend, was closed down by the Welsh Rugby Union. As a result Leighton Samuel, the club’s major backer, decided to establish a professional rugby league outfit. Rugby league has had a chequered history in Wales. A number of Welsh clubs - Ebbw Vale, Merthyr Tydfil, Aberdare, Barry, Mid-Rhondda and Treherbert - jo...

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