Connor Roberts has revealed how the Wales squad have been taking inspiration for their European Championship campaign by watching footage of Euro 2016. Wales scaled the heights three summers ago as Chris Coleman’s side reached the semi-finals of Euro 2016 after ending a 58-year wait to play at a major tournament. The journey in France began with a 2-1 win over Slovakia in Bordeaux – the same opponents that Ryan Giggs’ side face in their opening 2020 European Championship qualifier at the Cardiff City Stadium on Sunday.
Wayne Pivac is in danger of leaving the Scarlets on a low note after admitting they served up their worst display in his five years in charge as they were hammered by the Cardiff Blues. Pivac – who is leaving at the end of the season to prepare to take charge of Wales after the World Cup – is in familiar territory for many coaches whose next job is announced long before they leave their current one. No matter what they utter in public about maintaining their focus until the last goodbye, they are often undermined by players who decide the king is dead, long live the next one.
Wales’ young female artistic gymnasts dominated the competition at the British Championships in Liverpool, with the Welsh female Espoir (under 13s) gymnasts taking eight of the top ten spots in the all-around competition and winning gold in every individual apparatus contest.
By Harri Morgan After his prolonged lay-off, the rugby masses will breathe a sigh of relief when Leigh Halfpenny returns to business this afternoon. He is just one of the blokes that exudes the values of which followers of the sport readily boast. He will do so in the Scarlet... Read More
Leigh Halfpenny’s return to rugby looks entirely uncertain again after the decision to abandon any idea of a Scarlets comeback this weekend. The Wales full-back had been released back to Scarlets this week, but has not been considered for Saturday’s Guinness Pro14 trip to Benetton. Halfpenny has returned to full... Read More
As Leigh Halfpenny tries to overcome the effects of concussion and resume playing, a growing number of players have been unable to return. This month it was Ben John and before that Dragons centre Adam Hughes was forced to retire. Peter Jackson of The Rugby Paper hears Hughes’ story. Adam... Read More
Leigh Halfpenny is still suffering from headaches two-and-a-half months after being concussed by a late tackle playing against Australia. Wales coach Warren Gatland revealed Halfpenny’s continuing symptoms at the launch of the Six Nations, where he admitted the Scarlets full-back would definitely miss the opening two rounds of the tournament.... Read More
With Wales due to name their squad for the Six Nations next week, Robin Davey puts on his paramedic’s outfit and examines who’s game and who’s lame as the regions go back into European competition this weekend. The regions head back into Europe with little hope of real success after... Read More
So when is a late tackle, not a dangerous or intentional late tackle? When it lays out a player in front of the referee and forces him to miss three months of rugby, obviously. New Zealand referee Ben O'Keeffe, Irish TMO Simon McDowell and Kiwi Citing Commissioner Keith Brown should... Read More