Robin McBryde and son Billy are set to represent Wales on either side of the globe over the coming weeks with Robin travelling to New Zealand as Wales assistant coach and Billy competing at the World Rugby U20 Championship (Manchester, June 7-25). WRU TV caught up with the pair and captured a unique perspective into the factors that produce such a high-achieving rugby family.
Wales assistant coach Robin McBryde is predicting a tough battle against England on Sunday despite the fact they may not be considered to be at full strength. Players will be out to impress Eddie Jones which makes England a dangerous proposition, he says.
Forwards coach Robyn McBryde says tomorrow's RBS 6 Nations clash against Italy gives Wales an opportunity to finish second in the tournament after having the wind knocked from their sails last week against England.
The Battle of the Somme began on 1 July, 1916 and lasted until 18 November that same year. More than 1.3m soldiers lost their lives in the 141 days, among them five of the 13 Welsh rugby internationals who were killed during WW1.
Time to look forward at the end of a long season in this week's Principality Welsh Rugby Union Podcast. We hear from Warren Gatland, Steve Hansen, Sam Warburton and Ken Owens from New Zealand, WRU group chief executive Martyn Phillips looks ahead while retiring Wales U20 team manager Mark Taylor looks back.
The Scarlets have been handed one of the toughest pool assignments in the history of the Champions Cup after being drawn in the same group as the winners of the last four seasons, reigning champions Saracens and RC Toulon.
The Scarlets will face Champions Cup and Aviva Premiership winners, Saracens along with RC Toulon and Sale Sharks in Pool 3 of the European Rugby Champions Cup following the Pool Draws for EPCR's tournaments which took place today in Neuchâtel, Switzerland.