Ryan Giggs thanked Daniel James for bringing his club form for Swansea City to the international stage after Wales began their Euro 2020 qualifying campaign with a vital win. It was James’ early goal that enabled Wales to beat Slovakia 1-0 at the Cardiff City Stadium to ensure they are among the early pace-setters in , rather than a step behind. Swansea winger James marked his first competitive international start with a fifth-minute strike as Wales got their Euro 2020 qualifying campaign off to a dream start.
Slovakian skipper Marek Hamsik still recalls the day Ben Davies stopped him from scoring the first goal for his country at the Euro 2016 finals in France - and changed the course of football history for both nations. Wales went on to win 2-1 and continued all the way to the semi-finals, while Slovakia, also at their first Euro finals, went out at the pool stages. There were only three minutes on the clock when Hamsik slalomed his way into the Welsh penalty area and shot past Wayne Hennessey for what seemed like a certain goal.
Allen Clarke has backed his Ospreys team to continue to recover from the death wish placed on them and suggested no-one outside the region will know the extent of their turmoil. Just two weeks after being crumpled like a piece of waste paper and hurled towards the bin, the Ospreys showed their resolve with a 29-20 bonus point victory over the Dragons. The win – underpinned by four tries from full-back Dan Evans – came in their first game since merger plans with the Scarlets, backed by the Welsh Rugby Union, were abandoned following the outrage that ensued.
Golden oldie Gareth Bale has vowed to help polish the new gems as Wales aim to sparkle again in the European Championships. Almost three years after being the jewel in the crown for Chris Coleman’s team at Euro 2016, Bale is still the most precious piece in the new line-up under Ryan Giggs. But as Wales prepare to take on Slovakia tonight in their opening qualifier for Euro 2020, the Real Madrid star – not yet even 30 – is the self-confessed “oldie” compared to the new crops of youngsters who will provide vital support.
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... Read More
He couldn’t help Cinderford stave off relegation a few seasons ago, but now Wales’ Grand Slam wing Josh Adams is steeling himself for a massive fight to keep Worcester Warriors in the Premiership. From the best team in the northern hemisphere, and the second best team in the World Rugby... Read More
Alun Wyn Jones believes Warren Gatland is in line to be Lions coach again, but has not ruled out the possibility of him combining the role with the England job, rather than Wales. New Zealander Gatland will leave his post after the World Cup in Japan later this year, ending... Read More
Wales Ace Jonathan Davies Celebrates Grand Slam Plus Potters Corner Horse Racing Success At Uttoxeter
Wales rugby international Jonathan Davies had two reasons to celebrate following the Grand Slam success against Ireland. That, of course, was number one, but Davies also had that winning feeling in horse racing. Davies is a member of the syndicate which own Potters Corner, a 20-1 chance who won the Midlands Grand... Read More
Warren Gatland has been praised by his countryman and rival Joe Schmidt after making history with a third Grand Slam – and lifting Wales to No.2 in the world rankings. The two coaches may have been at odds over whether or not to close the Principality Stadium roof before the game,... Read More
The team that Warren Gatland said have forgotten how to lose duly won the Six Nations Grand Slam. They did it in a certain Welsh wet-weather style, too, winning 25-7 and making a mockery of Ireland’s supposed advantage of playing under an open roof at a rain-swept Principality Stadium. It also... Read More