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.
Welshman Matthew Myers says Great Britain’s gold medal success in Budapest is the ‘best moment of my career.’ GB won their group and earned promotion to the top tier of World Championship ice hockey. Their 2-2 tie against hosts Hungary in regulation time clinched gold and Britain added an extra point by... Read More
Captain Jonathan Phillips says Great Britain's promotion to the top flight of World Championship ice hockey is an ‘unbelievable feeling’. With GB trailing 2-1, Robert Farmer scored with 15 seconds remaining to tie their final game with Hungary at 2-2 in regulation time and secure the point needed for the gold... Read More
GB’s Barmy Army fans chanted ‘We are going up! We are going up!’ at the World Championships in Budapest. Britain won the Division One gold medal and promotion to the top tier alongside the likes of Canada, America and Sweden. Head coach Pete Russell, said: "We dared to dream and we did... Read More
Great Britain are one step away from earning promotion to the top tier of the World Championships for the first time in 25 years. None of the six nations in Division One Group A have had to wait for so long and it isn’t expected considering that Team GB was just... Read More
Great Britain's Colin Shields says tonight's game against Italy is a ‘massive test' as GB aim for a third win in fourth matches at the World Championships. Both sides have won two of their opening three games to sit alongside Kazakhstan on six points. "Italy are a top-quality hockey nation and this... Read More
Defenceman Mark Richardson says Great Britain showed great guts and determination to come from behind and beat Poland 5-3 at the World Championships. The Cardiff Devils defenceman reached a personal milestone as he became the ninth player to reach 75 caps for GB. Britain were trailing 3-2 at the end of the... Read More