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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.



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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