With another Grand Slam delivered, Warren Gatland now has his sights firmly on the World Cup in September. The build-up should have player welfare and team preparation at its heart. Instead, Robin Davey fears it’s mainly about the money. Grand Slam fever abounds in Wales and rightly so. The team's unforgettable achievement crowned a gripping Six Nations campaign on Saturday evening with that magnificent victory over Ireland. It lifted them to the number two ranked team in the world and gave inspirational coach Warren Gatland the third Slam of his career - one more than any other coach has achieved.
Ryan Giggs insisted Wales will be better for the shadow cast’s dress rehearsal for their opening European Championship qualifier this weekend. The Wales manager saw a youthful team stumble over some of their lines, but stick to their task and finally beat Trinidad and Tobago 1-0 in their friendly at Wrexham. Ben Woodburn turned the ball home in the 91st minute to give Wales the victory ahead of their altogether more meaningful match against Slovakia on Sunday at the Cardiff City Stadium.
Ryan Giggs has urged Gareth Bale’s Wales teammates to take some of the strain off their talisman as they head into their Euro 2020 qualification campaign. David Brooks, Harry Wilson and Daniel James are three exciting youngsters the Wales manager wants to step up and share the load – starting with tonight’s friendly with Trinidad and Tobago at Wrexham. Bale is just a few months short of his 30th birthday, but the Real Madrid striker remains Wales' main man ahead of Sunday's opening Euro 2020 qualifier against Slovakia in Cardiff.
Former Wales Rugby League international prop Mick Murphy has sadly died at the age of 77. Liverpool-born, Murphy was WRL heritage #294, winning five caps from 1975-79. This included three appearances in the 1975 Rugby League World Cup, one of which was the famous 25-24 win over New Zealand in Swansea - the last time that Wales beat the Kiwis at full international level in either rugby code.
Penarth Hockey Club has added a piece of unexpected silverware to its 2018-19 collection after the 4th XI claimed the De Cymru 3 division of the Verde Recreo League. PENARTH ‘C’ 8-2 Whitchurch ‘F’
Gareth Anscombe has warned that he and other Grand Slam winners are considering moves to England because of the regional chaos in Welsh rugby. The Wales No.10 has yet to agree a new deal with the Cardiff Blues with the instability of the domestic structure back on the agenda now the Six Nations is over. Anscombe, whose existing national dual contract expires at the end of this season, is a target for Gallagher Premiership clubs Bath and Harlequins.
Cardiff Devils face a Scottish Elite League title trial with two trips north of the border in the next five days. Reigning champions and leaders Devils take on Glasgow Clan away this evening, while they head back to Scotland on Sunday for a clash with Dundee Stars. Between those crucial fixtures, Cardiff... Read More
Welsh defenceman Callum Buglass helped Peterborough Phantoms earn their second trophy of 2018-19. Buglass, a 23-year-old from Caerphilly, played a key role for Phantoms in their 6-5 aggregate win against Basingstoke Bison in the Southern Cup final. Peterborough had already won the National Hockey League Autumn Trophy this season, beating Sheffield Steeldogs... Read More
Haringey Huskies 3, Cardiff Fire 5 Head coach Mark Smith and his Cardiff Fire team have two National Ice Hockey League home fixtures left in their 2018-19 season. Fire take on Haringey Huskies at the Viola Arena in Cardiff Bay this Sunday, while Invicta Mustangs from Kent travel to the same venue... Read More
Glasgow Clan are preparing a hot Elite League reception for Cardiff Devils in Glasgow on Wednesday. Head coach Peter Russell and his Clan team are among four teams who have already qualified for the end-of-season play-offs, along with Devils, Belfast Giants and Nottingham Panthers. Clan are intent on finishing third and they... Read More
Head Coach Andrew Lord and his Cardiff Devils are preparing for a crucial run of three Elite League fixtures in five days. Devils will move four points clear of title rivals Belfast Giants with a win against Glasgow Clan in Scotland on Wednesday, while they play Manchester Storm at the Viola... Read More
Cardiff Devils 2, Glasgow Clan 0 Goalie Ben Bowns kept a third successive home shutout for Cardiff Devils and kept his team on course for an Elite League triple crown. Bowns stopped all 25 shots he faced, his fourth shutout in the last six games. Devils have won the Elite League title for... Read More