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  • Wales RL To Take Over South Wales Scorpions

    Wales Rugby League, the national governing body for rugby league in Wales, has agreed to take over the running of the South Wales Scorpions for the 2014 season after their founder and chairman Phil Davies stepped down due to work and personal commitments. The club was founded in 2009 after the Celtic Crusaders opted to move North and has been the only professional rugby league side in South Wales since then. The Scorpions currently ply their trade in Championship One and chief operating officer...

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  • Ironmen Become West Wales Raiders

    South Wales Ironmen Rugby League Club have new owners after the Rugby Football League approved a takeover by Andrew Thorne, the owner of West Wales Raiders RLFC, along with the board of the WRL Premier League club. The new ownership means that the club will move to Llanelli’s Stebonheath Park with immediate effect and will play three games in the Kingstone Press League 1 Shield at the stadium before playing there permanently from the start of the 2018 season under the West Wales Raiders name....

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  • Channel 4 To Show Wales Tour Games Free To Air

    Wales’ tour games against South Africa and Argentina next month will be available live on free to air. Channel 4 recently announced a four-year deal from 2018/19 to broadcast nine live matches each season of The Champions Cup and this summer’s international rugby rights adds to the channel’s rugby offering. Wales kick off their summer tour against the Springboks in Washington DC on June 2. They then travel South for back-to-back tests against the Pumas in San Juan on June 9, followed by Sa...

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  • Cherry Blossoms Prove The Hot Autmn Ticket In Cardiff

    Tickets for Wales’ game against Japan’s Cherry Blossoms on November 19th have proved surprisingly popular and it looks to be the first sell-out game against a tier 2 nation at the Principality Stadium since the 61-16 defeat of Canada in 2006. In contrast, the WRU are expecting almost 30,000 empty seats when Argentina come to Cardiff the week before. Wales Online reports that Welsh Rugby Union bosses have been taken aback by the huge level of interest - more than 400 tickets are currently bei...

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  • Cardiff City RL Ready To Launch

    The newly formed Cardiff City Rugby League club is getting set to officially launch with a friendly against the South Wales Scorpions for their first ever game at Cardiff Arms Park on Wednesday 11th February. Cardiff City RL, who came about after a merger between Cardiff Demons and Cardiff Spartans, will officially launch at the friendly fixture ahead of the new season. Cardiff City coach Phil Carleton said: "This match will be a great opportunity for Wales to showcase Rugby League in the capita...

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  • South Wales Scorpions Considering Arms Park Move

    Speculation is growing regarding a possible move by the South Wales Scorpions to the BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park after a successful one-off fixture at the stadium for the rugby league side last week. 486 were in attendance in the Welsh capital as the Scorpions claimed a late win over London Skolars and fans were invited to offer their thoughts on the day via the club's Facebook account, with the Scorpions responding by saying that plans were afoot to take at least more than one game to the ground...

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  • Scorpions Become Ironmen and Hunslet's Hawk Is Replaced

    All change at Kingstone Press League 1 club, South Wales Scorpions as they become South Wales Ironmen in 2017. The club that was formed in 2009 when Celtic Crusaders moved to north Wales will also move home from Caerphilly to the artificial surface of Merthyr Tydfil’s Wern Park for next season. A new main sponsor in construction firm Dribuild has also been announced as well as a new kit supply contract with Macron. Lee Byrne, the ex- Ospreys, Wales and British Lions full back has become their...

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  • Wales Already At 235k Autumn Tickets

    With a month to go to the start of Wales’ autumn international campaign, Walesonline.com has updated readers on ticket sales figures already well ahead of last year. The opener against Australia on November 11th is on course to sell-out with 64,000 seats of the 74,500 capacity Principality stadium already sold. Last year's opener against the same opposition attracted just 55,776. The game against back-to-back world champions New Zealand on November 25 has been sold out for almost a month. Tick...

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  • Blues Weighing Up Artificial Pitch

    ... installing a new artificial pitch at Cardiff Arms Park in time for the start of next season. Such 4G surfaces reportedly cost around £500,000 initially with an additional £18,000 per annum for maintenance and chief executive Richard Holland has told the South Wales Echo that he is “looking at ways of potentially financing it”. The Welsh region were the first visitors to Saracens’ Allianz Park in January and Holland said the Blues were “hugely impressed” by the artificial pitch and...

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  • Scorpions Move To Caerphilly

    South Wales Scorpions will be relocating to Virginia Park, home of Caerphilly RFC, ahead of the 2016 season after much consideration, according to Wales Online. The Scorpions are reportedly set to sign an agreement for a minimum of three years and will enter into a partnership and contribute to ground improvements and new signage. It’s not the first time that the Scorpions have played at Virginia Park. They staged three league matches there in 2011 and had historic wins over Oldham and Keigh...

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