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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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Swansea City Follow The Boris Johnson Route . . . Wish Hard And It Will Happen

Rather like Boris Johnson’s strategy of suggesting simple optimism can somehow overcome complex problems, Swansea City fans are being asked to put hope ahead of reality again this season. As the club prepare for their second campaign in the Championship, it is difficult to find many concrete reasons to believe... Read More

Steve Cooper, Swansea City . . . And The Elephant In The Room

Steve Cooper admits it was a crowded room when he sat down to be interviewed for the Swansea City job. There was recently appointed chairman Trevor Birch, club president and all-round legend Alan Curtis, new consultant Leon Britton, and a rather large elephant which Cooper says he needed to get... Read More

Steve Cooper: I Left One Of The Top Jobs In Europe For Swansea City

Steve Cooper has revealed he was tempted enough to leave “one of the best jobs in Europe” in order to become manager at Swansea City. Cooper – whose official title at the Liberty Stadium is head coach – made his first appearance in front of the media on Tuesday and insisted... Read More

Swans Are Getting The Man Who Will Help England Win The Next World Cup, Say FA

Swansea City have hired a coach who could yet be hailed as the man who helped England win the senior World Cup, according to his former employers. Welshman Steve Cooper, from Pontypridd, was confirmed as the Swans’ new manager on Thursday evening. He has signed a three-year deal and replaces... Read More

Swansea City Fans Told To Brace Themselves . . . For More Flogging

Swansea City fans have been told to adopt the brace position – they are about to get hit by the Birch. New Swans chairman Trevor Birch has warned that tough times lay ahead for a club already reeling from the departure of manager Graham Potter to Brighton. In language that... Read More

Graham Potter Turns From Swan To Seagull But Insists He'll Remember His 11-Month Stay Forever

Graham Potter has insisted he will remember Swansea City fans for the rest of his life after ending his spell in charge after less than a year to take over at Brighton. The 44-year-old – who once said he would remain at the Swans, “for however long they want me... Read More
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