WYRUWelsh Youth Rugby Union
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'As a result of the decision by the WYRU not to sign the agreement, the WRU
advised the executive committee of the WYRU that with immediate effect the WRU would assume responsibility for the delivery of the international programme formerly managed by the WYRU.
'The original objectives of the WYRU were never under threat, nor compromised, by the National Age-Grade Agreement and the WRU regrets the decision of the WYRU to withdraw their support for the very objects for which they were created.
The club has appealed against the WYRU decision but know that whether they win or lose the appeal, it will take a dramatic drop in form to deny them a semi-final spot.
In the WYRU National U-18 Districts Cup, Swansea beat Caerphilly 20-6 and Heart of Wales lost twice, 37-24 to Caerphilly and 13-7 to Gogledd Cymru.
CHAMPIONS Cardiff/Vale of Glamorgan will defend their title at the WYRU national district 10-a-side tournament at Llandovery's Church Bank tomorrow, writes Huw S Thomas.
FELINFOEL won the WYRU Under-17 Cup by beating Neath Athletic by three tries to one in atrocious conditions at Llynfi Road, Maesteg last night, writes Huw S Thomas.
WYRU U-19 Cup, semi finals: Swansea 9 Aberavon 12; Cardiff 25 Newport 20 BT Division Two championship,semi-finals: Ynysybwl 0 Bridgend Ath 16; Pontypool & Utd 17 Dunvant 5Fixtures this week - Today: SchoolsU-14 Coca Cola Cup Final New College v Treorchy CS (12.30, Millennnium Stadium); WYRU U-19 Cup Final Cardiff v Aberavon (6.00 Millennium Stadium) Wed: WYRU U-17 Cup Final Felinfoel v Neath Ath (7 00 pm Maesteg RFC) Thurs or Fri: BT DRT Division Two Championship Final Pontypool & Utd v Bridgend Ath
Outstanding fixtures: WYRU U17 cup final, Felinfoel v Swansea (Waterton Cross, May 7).
THESE two old and fierce rivals took time off from the BT Dragons Rugby Trust Youth League to fight out a niggly and bad-tempered WYRU Challenge Cup match.
Since its foundation in Neath on May 11, 1949, the WYRU has produced some of the greatest players in the history of the game - David Watkins, Phil Bennett, Neil Jenkins, Allan Bateman, Ray Gravell, Scott Gibbs, Delme Thomas, Denzil Williams and Derek Quinnell.
WYRU fitness adviser Martin James put the squad through his usual range of strength, speed and endurance tests and was surprised at the early results.