Regional Rugby Wales (RRW) is the body which represents the four professional regional rugby teams in Wales – Cardiff Blues, Newport Gwent Dragons, Ospreys and Scarlets – to ensure the sustainable, long-term future of rugby in Wales.
The four regions employ almost 1,000 people, including over 600 professional and semi-professional rugby players and more than 50 highly skilled coaching, conditioning and medical staff. They have a collective turnover approaching £30 million per annum, with a direct economic contribution to Wales in excess of £50 million per annum.
This investment is at risk.
We currently have no clarity on the structure of a proposed new European competition and no confirmation on the number of teams participating in our PRO12 league in future seasons or the income and distribution from either competition.
RRW is fighting to ‘Protect Our Game’ – to have the right to control our own destinies and bring new revenues into the game in Wales, something which will benefit everyone involved in rugby from the community game through to the national team.
This is not just about a commercial contract negotiation, this will have a profound effect upon local economics and employment – and, of course, the national sport of our country.
We urge you to read the FAQs on this site so you understand the need to ‘Protect Our Game’ in Wales.