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.
Wrexham will put Vanarama National League promotion thoughts to the back of their minds this Saturday when promotion rivals Leyton Orient visit North Wales for a Buildbase FA Trophy tie. The Dragons have suffered three successive League defeats, but are still right in the promotion mix and will focus on the... Read More
Jason Oswell, an NHS physiotherapist with a knack of scoring goals, has returned to Wales on a promotion mission. Cheshire-born Oswell, 26, has added to his first team goals tally - which stands at 84 - in England, Scotland, Australia and the Welsh Premier League. Now he has committed to Vanarama National... Read More
Wrexham turn from the FA Cup to an FA Trophy challenge against Boston United at the Racecourse this afternoon. The Dragons are keen to wipe away memories of their 4-0 cup defeat against Newport County in midweek by earning a convincing win against Vanarama National League North club Boston. Former Trophy winners... Read More
Wrexham play their second Vanarama National League fixture in three days when they take on Solihull Moors at Damson Park on Bank Holiday Monday (3pm). Dragons are top of the table, but go into the match at Solihull after a disappointing 2-2 draw at home to Bromley when they let a two-goal... Read More
Former Cardiff City defender Roger Johnson was celebrating in North Wales after playing a key role in Bromley’s fightback against Vanarama National League leaders Wrexham. Captain Johnson and his Bromley team battled back from 2-2 down to earn a draw at the Racecourse and Neil Smith, manager of the Kent club,... Read More
Roger Johnson, the gritty centre-half who played for Cardiff City in the 2008 FA Cup final, was sent off playing for Kent club Bromley Town during a 1-1 draw against promotion chasing Wrexham. Johnson, 34, was dismissed just before half-time when he caught Wrexham’s Sam Wedgbury and the referee dismissed him... Read More