Wales will face France in a friendly in Paris next month, the Football Association of Wales announced on Tuesday. Chris Coleman's side missed out on a place at the 2018 World Cup in Russia after finishing third in their qualifying group, their final game ending in a 1-0 defeat by Ireland.
Caryl Jones threw her name into the hat for Commonwealth Games marathon selection with a brilliant debut over the 26.2 mile distance in Amsterdam as she ran third fastest time ever recorded by a Welsh woman. Her finishing time of 2:34.16 was well inside the ‘A’ standard for the Gold Coast of 2:37.00 and earned her 11th place in the women’s race in one of the fastest marathons of the year.
Warren Gatland has defended his Lions training methods and claimed he helped get Sean O’Brien into the “best shape of his life”. The Wales coach has responded for the first time to criticism from Ireland and Lions flanker O’Brien that training routines were overdone in the build-up to the first Test against New Zealand this summer and that the tourists should have gone on to win rather than draw the series.
The future of Cardiff Arms Park is still less clear than the contents of a Clark’s Pie. Rob Cole peers under the crust and says there is plenty to chew on, but one side has to be prepared to swallow hard. Ever since Richard Holland took over as the chief executive at Cardiff Blues just over six years ago his in-tray has been dominated by one issue – the re-development of Cardiff Arms Park. Seen as the way to inject much needed cash into the ailing Blues, plans for a £150m regeneration scheme cannot move forward unless the Cardiff Athletic Club agrees to assign the lease on the Arms Park to the Blues for the next 150 years.
Wales coach Warren Gatland believes Rhys Webb may decide to back out of his move to France in order to keep playing for Wales. Webb will become the biggest casualty of the Welsh Rugby Union’s new selection policy which will permit players outside of Wales, only if they have 60 caps or are already there under contract. The change, announced on Monday, means Webb will no longer be eligible for selection if he goes ahead with his planned move from the Ospreys to Toulon as he only has 28 caps.
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