Tag Archives: Wales U18s

Ten team Premiership can work, but only if you give youth a chance – McIntosh

14 Apr

McIntosh says coaches must be brave to help Welsh rugby develop


PONTYPRIDD coach Dale McIntosh believes a 10-team Premiership can be beneficial for Welsh rugby – but only if coaches are brave enough to give youth a chance.

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‘The Chief’ lays down the law for Wales: Dale McIntosh

10 Mar

Dale McIntosh drives Pontypridd forward

Dale “The Chief” McIntosh was a player respected and feared in equal measure during his days as a rampaging number eight for Pontypridd.


After retiring and becoming a coach, McIntosh is still as physically imposing as he was in his pomp at Sardis Road.

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Rees calls up 11 Cardiff Blues for first Wales U18 squad

10 Feb

Wales Under 18 coach Gruff Rees has named 11 Cardiff Blues academy players in his 30-man squad for the forthcoming international season.

Rees, who spoke about the development process in an interview with The XV last month, selected the players from a preliminary group of 52 players.

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