Media watch: Jenkins speaks out, Davies shuts up and Crowley inks new deal

Charlie Talbot-Smith
26 September 2019

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The Rugby World Cup might be in full swing, but the return of the Guinness PRO14 tomorrow night is also garnering the column inches.

The next generation of stars like Adam Byrne and Ellis Jenkins have all been talking to the press ahead of the new campaign.

There have also been some injury updates, co-captaincy announcements and much, much more.

We start our media update however with Wales Online’s sit-down with Jenkins. The highly promising Cardiff Blues flanker cruelly missed out on Japan through injury but is desperate to put things right.

Young Ireland Leinster wing Adam Byrne has also set his stall out for this season.

Staying with the 42.ie and Byrne’s Leinster teammate Devin Toner looks set to get straight back to business after his World Cup heartbreak.

There is an early blow for Ulster though, with Will Addison ruled out of their Friday night opener against Scarlets.

Up in Scotland, Glasgow Warriors new signings Jale Vakaloloma will not be slotting straight into action.

But Ryan Wilson and Callum Gibbins will still be co-captains at Scotstoun this season.

Edinburgh might have lost Henry Pyrgos to Japan, but are confident they can cope without him.

Across the Severn Bridge in Wales, Sam Davies and Dean Ryan are putting together some unorthodox training sessions to try and turn the region around.

In Cardiff, Blues boss John Mulvihill is also looking to take his side to the next level this year

And finally, the biggest news of all saw Benetton tie up their most successful ever head coach Kieran Crowley to a new deal 

Cardiff City Stadium will play host to the 2020 Guinness PRO14 Final on June 20 as one of the most exciting days in the club rugby calendar comes to Wales!

General sale tickets are available from http://bit.ly/PRO14Cardiff2020 and prices start at just £13 for concessions and £26 for adults (subject to booking fees), that’s a 15% early bird discount. Family ticket (2 adults / 2 children) prices begin at £64 and fans are encouraged to buy early to get the best value tickets.

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