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Jonathan Davies Insists Wales Were Right To Replace Rob Howley With Stephen Jones

Wales centre Jonathan Davies insists it was the right call to bring in Stephen Jones to replace Rob Howley at the World Cup. Assistant coach Howley is now back home following an alleged breach of World Rugby’s betting and anti-corruption regulations, and he faces a detailed investigation. With Howley gone from the camp, 104-times capped former Wales fly-half  Jones will link up with the squad as attack coach in Toyota City on Thursday.

WRU Knew Of Betting Problem A Week Ago. . . But Say Rob Howley Had Already Got On The Plane

The Welsh Rugby Union knew a week ago they had a problem with alleged betting from inside the Wales camp. As the shock waves from the departure of Rob Howley was extending throughout the World Cup in Japan - which begins on Friday - his employers have tried to give an explanation of why the events moved from home to the eve of the tournament itself on the other side of the world. The governing body have revealed they were first made aware of the Wales backs coach's suspected breach of World Rugby’s betting regulations last Wednesday following contact from one of the gambling industry’s integrity teams.

Morris Hopes To Stay With JRM Bentley Team In 2020

Seb Morris hopes to stay with the JRM team in the British GT Championship next season, after finishing seventh in the drivers’ standings after an encouraging first year in the team’s Bentley Continental GT3. “JRM put together a brand new team for this year and they’ve done a superb job, I’m looking forward to hopefully being back with them next year – if they want me,” said Morris. It’s not been the easiest of seasons for the Wrexham-born driver, who endured more misfortune during the final British GT round at Donington Park last weekend. Running 60kg of ballast and less turbo boost, the unfavourable Balance of Performance (BOP) restrains ensured that the JRM Bentley of Morris and team-mate Rick Parfitt Jnr was the slowest GT3 car through the speed traps and consistently slower down on the competition along the straights.

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All Bets Are Off For A Smooth World Cup For Wales As Rob Howley Flies Home

Wales’ World Cup plans have been thrown into turmoil after Rob Howley was sent home from Japan. Former Wales captain and scrum-half Howley left Wales’s training camp on Monday following an alleged breach of World Rugby’s regulation six which covers anti-corruption and betting. Howley is understood to have been betting on matches, and has been provisionally suspended from all rugby matter matters until a disciplinary hearing - essentially ruling him out from any participation in the World Cup.

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England Are Looking Beyond Wales - And Sunday - Says Jamie George

England are unlikely to bother with much homework on Wales before the two nations clash in Cardiff this weekend. That’s the view of England hooker Jamie George, who claims the attention of the red rose brigade will be too focussed on the World Cup itself, rather than Sunday’s Grand Slam-winning... Read More

John Eales Tells Wales That Fiji Can Be A World Cup Nightmare Revisited

If you want the “perfect” assessment of the challenge Warren Gatland’s Wales team will face from Fiji at the World Cup, then it has been given by double tournament winner John Eales. The Aussie legend was in Tokyo last weekend to see the South Seas side go down 34-21 to... Read More

First There Were The Catastrophes In Cardiff, Then The Nightmare In Nantes . . . Are Wales Heading For Another South Seas Shipwreck?

Do you remember the night terrors that followed Wales’ 2007 Rugby World Cup exit after the defeat by Fiji in Nantes? Well, could they be ready to return 12 years on? Everyone seems to think that Warren Gatland’s Grand Slammers merely have to beat Australia to win their pool in... Read More

Wales U20s Blown Off Course By Forceful French

Wales were overpowered by the reigning world champions, France – 32-13 - in their second outing at the World U20 Championships and will have to beat Fiji on Wednesday to stay in the running for a top tier finish. Welsh hopes were high after their impressive 30-25 opening day win... Read More

Celtic Dragons Ready To Roar In Superleague Netball Home Fixtures Against London Pulse And Severn Stars

Team Bath 56, Celtic Dragons 50 Celtic Dragons have underlined time and again this season they are improving, but it’s time they should prove their point. Head coach Tania Hoffman and her Dragons have battled against the best teams in Vitality Netball Superleague and shown they can compete with the best. After all,... Read More

Thunder Warning In Cardiff For Celtic Dragons

Celtic Dragons take on another tough test in Cardiff on Monday when title-chasing Manchester Thunder come to Wales. Captain Nia Jones and her Dragons will be fired up for the Vitality Netball Superleague challenge after running leaders and reigning champions Wasps close in their last match. Green Army fans turned out in... Read More
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