Coronavirus: Scarlets turn stadium into 500-bed NHS hospital

Scarlets have begun work to turn their Llanelli home ground into an NHS hospital, providing 500 extra beds to help tackle the coronavirus crisis. It is expected that Parc y Scarlets will be opened as a temporary medical facility in a fortnight after work began to convert the site on Monday. Carmarthenshire County Council is working to put hundreds of […]

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Cut the Premiership to 10 teams and bring in a global club cup

Start the season in FEBRUARY, cut the Premiership to 10 teams and bring in a global club cup – CHRIS FOY’s plan for the future of rugby post-coronavirus Authorities must get their heads together and produce an aligned global season  Some overlap between Test and club schedules is inevitable to get everything in The Six Nations and Rugby Championship ‘windows’ […]

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Former Wales international Richard Parks shares self-isolation advice

Former Wales international Richard Parks spent 28 days skiing across Antartica by himself… his experience of battling -44C temperatures makes the prospect of self-isolation from the coronavirus look a walk in the park Richard Parks recently completed a solo trek across Antartica earlier this year  The former Wales international took 28 days to complete his lone venture   It means the […]

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Cardiff’s Principality Stadium to become NHS temporary hospital

Cardiff’s Principality Stadium is to be converted into a temporary hospital providing around 2,000 additional beds to support the NHS. The Welsh Rugby Union, which owns and operates the venue, has been working with the Cardiff and Vale government officials and the University Health Board as part of contingency planning for the ongoing coronavirus crisis. The facility is now being […]

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Will Greenwood’s 2021 British & Irish Lions XV

With the 2021 British and Irish Lions tour to world champions South Africa now edging ever-closer, three-time Lions tourist Will Greenwood selects his XV were they to play tomorrow… The Lions haven’t suffered a series defeat since their last tour to South Africa back in 2009, having won 2-1 in Australia in 2013 and dramatically drawn 1-1 against the then […]

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RFU facing losses of up to £50m due to coronavirus

The RFU is facing revenue losses of up to £50m over the next 18 months due to the coronavirus pandemic. The governing body of English rugby revealed the figure as it outlined plans to provide a £7m relief package for community clubs affected by the coronavirus pandemic. RFU executives have agreed to take a 25 per cent pay cut in […]

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