New board for regional rugby

The Welsh Rugby Union and the four Regions have agreed plans for a new Professional Regional Game Board (PRGB) to help improve the regional game.

New regional rugby board seen as progress

This is an encouraging step which builds on the discussions that have taken place alongside the work undertaken by PWC last year. All four Regions have made significant progress towards establishing a sustainable business platform over the last two years and hope to be able to build on that work with the support of the WRU.

– Stuart Gallacher, Chief Executive of Regional Rugby Wales

Hopes for 'positive change' in Welsh rugby

“I am delighted that we have reached agreement on the establishment of the Professional Regional Game Board ... I am confident it will be an active and meaningful forum through which positive changes can be achieved.

“Our aim is to ensure we use our combined expertise and knowledge to develop the right systems and structures, adopt best practice and identify synergies of mutual benefit. The creation of the Professional Regional Game Board is testimony to our determination to work together in the best interests of the Regional game in Wales.”

– Roger Lewis, Group Chief Executive of the WRU

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New board agreed to help Wales' regional rugby

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It's hoped the new board will improve regional rugby in Wales Credit: Nigel French/PA Archive/Press Association Images

The Welsh Rugby Union and the four Regions have agreed plans for a new Professional Regional Game Board (PRGB) to help improve the sustainability of the regional game in the country.

The new body replaces the Management Board as set out in the Participation Agreement and will begin operating immediately.