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Rain pushing in overnight!

by Ruth Wignall

Tonight: A fine evening and a largely dry start to the night with clear spells. Becoming breezy through the early hours with a scattering of showers. Minimum Temperature 11C.

Friday: A breezy day with a mixture of bright or sunny spells and blustery showers. The showers merging into some longer spells of rain in the afternoon. Maximum Temperature 19C.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday: Breezy with showers to start Saturday, but wind and showers easing through the day. Sunday and Monday should be largely dry with variable cloud and some bright or sunny spells.

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WRU and Regional Rugby Wales agreement at a glance

Here are a few of the highlights of the new deal between the WRU and the Welsh rugby regions:

  • £8.7million a year to the regions, with £3.6m in loan facilities from the WRU
  • One-off £500,000 payment to each region on signing the agreement
  • National Dual Contracts for key players
  • Senior Player Selection Policy - players based outside Wales will be ineligible subject to a number of exceptions at the Head Coach's discretion
  • Number of foreign players in each region limited to six
  • Each region will be allowed two 'time-serving' foreign players who will be eligible for Welsh selection after three years residency
  • WRU retains the right to play up to 13 senior international games each year with a 13-day release facility for squad training before the Six Nations and Autumn Internationals
  • Management and responsibility for four regional academies for emerging talent transferred to the four regions with £600,000 support each year from the WRU.
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