Following a meeting of the three Celtic Unions on Friday 17 June, the Celtic League Association has confirmed that the three Unions have reached agreement to accommodate the proposed Anglo-Welsh Cup competition in the 2005-06 season.
The meeting was described as very positive and productive and indications would suggest that the Celtic League is set to continue for the 2005/2005 season. The Celtic League Association will make a further statement on Monday next, 20 June.
As part of the build-up to next month's Cardiff 2014 Heineken Cup and Amlin Challenge Cup finals weekend, ERC has joined forces with the WRU, Cardiff Blues and adidas to develop an annual grassroots community rugby programme targeting young players.
The Ulster Rugby full back, Jared Payne (No 15), has been suspended for two (2) weeks following an independent Disciplinary Hearing in Dublin arising from the Heineken Cup quarter-final match against Saracens at Ravenhill Stadium on Saturday, 5 April.