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 suffered heartache in Belfast when they were edged 3-2 out after sudden death overtime and a penalty shootout. They were locked on 2-2 after 60 minutes, Evan Mosey and Charlies Linglet scored for Cardiff, but were beaten 3-2 in the shootout. Devils’ Joey Martin started and finished a flowing passing... Read More
It was third time lucky for Joe White as he finally made his major breakthrough on the tennis circuit by claiming his first ITF singles title in Cyprus. The 17-year-old Welshman has made great strides this summer and had previously reached the finals of the Messika Open, in Israel in... Read More
Cardiff Devils 4, Coventry Blaze 3 Devils win 8-5 on aggregate Man of the match Josh Batch left Coventry Blaze breathless with the power of his hits - and rendered their fans speechless when he scored a crucial goal early in the third period. Blaze had the upper hand in the PredictorBet play-off... Read More
Todd Kelman is resigned to seeing head coach Andrew Lord leave Cardiff Devils in three years and says: “He will go on to bigger things - and deserves that.” Canadian Lord and his team have achieved remarkable success since being appointed Devils player-coach four years ago. They have won back2back Elite League... Read More
A year ago, the Wales under-15 girls team celebrated winning their annual home nations tournament for the first time. Now the class of 2018 are aiming to bring the prestigious Bob Doherty Cup back over the Irish Sea with them on Monday. A year of preparation has featured tough tests against England,... Read More
Cardiff Devils have four players in a 28-man Great Britain squad for their pre-World Championship training camp and two international matches against Lithuania next month. GB host Lithuania in Milton Keynes on Saturday, April 14 (7pm) and the following day in Coventry’s Skydome Arena (5.15pm). Ben Bowns, Thomas Murdy, Mark Richardson and... Read More