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Project Reset - New PRA

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Topic: Project Reset - New PRA
Posted By: NobbySosban
Subject: Project Reset - New PRA
Date Posted: 11 July 2018 at 5:03pm
First sketchy details of the new Professional Rugby Agreement - we've come along way from the 'WRU v Welsh Rugby' war, and now it's time for some positive strides, with 5 entities working together, and a fresh approach to the Community game, to improve the performance of all aspects.

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Originally posted by Simon Thomas Simon Thomas wrote:

(The new PRA will see) an additional £2.4m going to the regions, with the Scarlets getting the biggest share and the Blues and Ospreys receiving an equal increase. The Dragons won’t get an uplift as the Union have covered debts incurred over the past year.

It all means for the coming season the Scarlets are set to have a playing budget in excess of £6m, the Ospreys £6.2m, the Blues £6m and the Dragons around £4.5m.

The £2.4m increase comes ahead of the PRA being signed, but it does point to the future funding system.

Under the RSA, the basic principle has been equal distribution, with all four regions getting the same. Now we are moving to equal opportunity, with the regions being rewarded for performances both on and off the field and for delivering players to the Wales set-up.

They are all drawing up business plans and they will have to meet those, both in terms of results and commercial revenue, to obtain increased funding via the PRA.

Every year, the situation will be reviewed and payments will be based on how the regions are delivering.

Essentially, it will be a reward-based system, with targets to meet in order to release the cash.

A new Professional Rugby Board is also set to be introduced, with 2 WRU members (CEO & Finance Director?), 1 from each of the Regions + 2 independents. Finally, the right structure for the 21st Century. Clap

Posted By: Eastern outpost
Date Posted: 11 July 2018 at 5:15pm
It’s a (bit of an) EDIT HUGE eye opener seeing that we get the biggest increase, yet are still only equal with the Blues and behind Ospreys.

It puts our success into an even more impressive category.

Any offence taken on board is only a literate/cy consequence. Every attempt at humour is just that. No personal insult intended. Standards lowered for trolls.

Posted By: reesytheexile
Date Posted: 11 July 2018 at 6:11pm
Originally posted by Eastern outpost Eastern outpost wrote:

It’s a (bit of an) EDIT HUGE eye opener seeing that we get the biggest increase, yet are still only equal with the Blues and behind Ospreys.

It puts our success into an even more impressive category.

How does WRU money spent on Dual Contracts impact on the top line ? are they included as part of the say £6.2m that Ospreys get?

It looks more transparent anyway.

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Posted By: Legendinmybathroom
Date Posted: 11 July 2018 at 9:21pm
I presume that the playing budgets being touted for next season include money put aside by the regions themselves and their backers as it would really be hard to accept that the Ospreys would still be getting more funding from the WRU than us based on their performances over the past 2-3 seasons.
If the figures being banded around about the SW deal are true, plus AD’s deal and GN’s NDC, then those 3 alone would probably account for £1m of that figure (great value for money, bearing in mind that they will be away on international duty for large chunks of the forthcoming season and probably most of the following season too.
As has been said already, the performances in the past 2 seasons have been phenomenal, if the playing budgets have been as low as £4m. Just goes to show what can be achieved if you buy the right kind of players at the right price. Just think what could have been achieved with a 5 or 6 million pound budget.

Posted By: NobbySosban
Date Posted: 12 July 2018 at 10:12am
It seems that the PRA story was not so much based on Simon Thomas's 'off the record' chat with Martyn Phillips and Gareth Davies after the Pivac announcement on Monday, more based on 'lots of digging' with one of the Regions, presumably one not so far from WalesOnline's office. Ermm

I'm sure the Pivac succession plan will be the main topic of conversation at the Crys16 AGM tonight, but the 'new RSA' won't be far behind - Mssrs Short & Davies in attendance from 6.30-7.30pm, I believe, so get your questions in early (although you may not get a full answer following this leak, as it's not quite all dotted & crossed yet).

Posted By: CRYS16
Date Posted: 12 July 2018 at 10:25am
Thanks for the "plug", Nobby.
As an update, Scarlets General Manager of Rugby, Jon Daniels will also be in attendance this evening.
Hope to see as many of you down there as possible.
Diolch yn fawr.

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Posted By: NobbySosban
Date Posted: 12 July 2018 at 11:31am
Thumbs Up

Sorry I can't make the 400 mile round trip tonight, but delighted to hear that Nigel, Jon and Mark are turning out for the AGM - have a great meeting!

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