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.
Welsh Youth Cup semi-final Swansea City 1, Cardiff City 0 Oli Cooper, the teenage son of former Cardiff City, Wimbledon and Wolves player and coach Kevin, sent the Bluebirds crashing out of the FAW Youth Cup at Llanelli’s Stebonheath Park stadium. Cooper, aged 19, struck just before half-time in in fiercely contested semi-final, earning... Read More
Cardiff Met’s Cup hero Adam Roscrow has paid tribute to former Swansea City defender Christian Edwards and the impact he has made on the striker. Roscrow’s two goals helped the students beat Cambrian and Clydach 2-0 to lift the Nathaniel MG Cup on Saturday. The victory ended the Met’s run... Read More
Two goals from Adam Roscrow helped Cardiff Met win their first maiden Nathaniel MG Cup, 2-0, over Cambrian and Clydach in front of a record crowd at Jenner Park. The striker had opened the scoring minutes before half time with a fine solo goal after good work from Chris Baker before... Read More
Wales U18 star Beth Wood has won the Hockey Writers’ Club National Youth Award for her contributions to the sport at school, club and country level. The Christ College, Brecon pupil, who joined the College from Brecon High School in September 2017, played a key part in the College U18... Read More
Cardiff Met have maintained their status as the big beasts of student rugby in Wales but coach Danny Milton has admitted they were given a scare by Cardiff University. The Met’s 34-19 victory may look comfortable enough, but their win at the Arms Park – where 3,000 fans inhaled some... Read More
The crown worn by the best student rugby team in Wales will be up for grabs on Wednesday night when Cardiff Met host Cardiff University at the Arms Park. It will be the second time this season the top two college rugby sides in the country have met and will... Read More