About ‘Play the Game’

‘Play the Game’ was created by the Dragons Rugby Trust in 1996, when we were commissioned to produce an educational package to support the teaching of rugby within the national curriculum for 7-14 year olds.

This culminated in the production of ‘Play the Game,’ a unique bilingual package, that was developed by a team of teachers, curriculum specialists and WRU coaching experts. It was designed to meet the needs of non-specialist teachers in primary schools and those of rugby coaches in secondary schools and junior sections of rugby clubs.
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Henson ruled out of World Cup

Wales coach Gareth Jenkins today admitted Gavin Henson has run out of time in his bid to be a part of the nation’s 2007 Rugby World Cup squad.

Henson, suffering largely from a lack of conditioning and game-time due to a series of injuries that have plagued him for a good two years – pelvis, knee, Achilles tendon and toe injuries – has been omitted from Jenkins’ side to face England at Twickenham on Saturday.
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Gareth Thomas will be the first Welsh player to reach 50 career Test wins if the side he captains against England at Twickenham on Saturday emerge victorious.

Thomas will lead a new-look Wales team in the 116th match between the two Nations as head coach Gareth Jenkins runs his eye over potential Rugby World Cup squad members for one final time before he names his 30-man squad.
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Girls Rugby at Dyffryn Taf

It has been another highly successful season for the Girls Rugby teams at Dyffryn Taf School.

The 1st XV Senior Girls took on Bear Creek High School from Canada for the second year in succession on the 15th of March. The match took place at Whitland RFC in slightly drizzly conditions. Dyffryn Taf proved too strong for the young Bear Creek side and finished convincing 43-0 winners.
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Wales announce 41-man RWC summer training squad

Wales coach Gareth Jenkins today named his 41-man preliminary Rugby World Cup 2007 summer training squad and predicted that cutting the group to just 30 players by the 14th August RWC deadline will be the hardest selection decision of his career.

Jenkins has merged his Australian tour party with the members of the summer training camp who remained in Wales for rest, recuperation and conditioning work to form a penultimate squad of 19 backs and 22 forwards before the final World Cup cut.
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Horgan named as new Wales U20 coach

WRU Group Chief Executive Roger Lewis today announced that Dai Rees, Patrick Horgan and Simon King will head-up Wales’ new-look elite development coaching structure.

Dragons assistant coach Dai Rees has been re-appointed Wales Sevens head coach and is hoping to take Wales to all eight of the IRB’s Sevens Series tournaments for the first time, following an application by the WRU to become a core member of the IRB Sevens Series.
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