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WRU announces Wales Senior Trial at Liberty Stadium

The match will be played at Swansea's Liberty Stadium on Friday 30 May Credit: Nigel French/EMPICS Sport

The Probables versus Possibles Wales rugby trials will return after a 14-year absence this summer, the WRU has announced.

The match will be played at Swansea's Liberty Stadium on Friday 30 May and will be a chance for players to impress ahead of selection for the upcoming tour to South Africa.

Warren Gatland says it will also act as important preparation ahead of next year's Rugby World Cup.

Full-time: Ospreys 23 - 19 Worcester Warriors

The Ospreys managed a 23 - 19 home win over the Worcester Warriors this afternoon.

A Ross Jones try in the dying minutes of the game sealed the win for the Welsh side.

The match was delayed after the Warriors' team bus caught fire on the M5 this morning as they travelled to the Liberty Stadium.

Nobody was hurt and the game kicked off at the slightly later time of 4.30pm.


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Rugby star tweets from the hard shoulder

Worcester Warriors' player Josh Matavesi has tweeted these photos from the hard shoulder of the M5:

One lane is still closed southbound between J14 B4509 (Thornbury / Falfield) and J15 M4 (Almondsbury Interchange).

Congestion is back to J13 A419 (Stroud).

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Delays on M5 after fire on rugby team's coach

The coach was carrying the Worcester Warriors to their match against the Ospreys. Credit: @jtderbylad

All staff and players on board a Worcester Warriors coach are said to be safe and well after it caught fire on the M5 near Bristol.

It's not yet known how the fire started, but it's been causing significant tailbacks southbound between junctions 14 & 15 close to Thornbury.

The Premiership rugby team will now play Ospreys later than scheduled at 4.30pm.

The fire brought traffic to a stand still. Credit: @JRBtrip

Ospreys v Warriors delayed after team bus catches fire

Today's Ospreys friendly against the Worcester Warriors will kick off at the later time of 4.30pm after the Warriors' team bus caught fire on the M5 this morning.

A series of tweets from the Warriors outlined this morning's events before the decision was made to delay the match, which was due to begin at 3pm at the Liberty Stadium.


Swansea City submit plans to expand Liberty Stadium

Swansea City says they have submitted plans to expand the Liberty Stadium and redevelop the superstore at the ground.

The club also says they plan to spend £5.5million to improve their Landore training ground.

The Liberty stadium currently has capacity for 20,532 fans.

The funds generated by the profit are invaluable bearing in mind the extent of finance needed, not only to maintain Premier League status, but for the expansion of capacity in the Liberty Stadium and the development of appropriate training facilities of a standard befitting a Premier League club.

– Don Keefe, Swansea City Finance Director