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.
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
Welsh sprinter Owen Smith is celebrating his second Great Britain call-up of the year. The Cardiff AC man pulled on the GB vest at the European Indoor Championships in Glasgow earlier this month. Now, he has been included in a strong British team bound for the IAAF World Relays in... Read More
Wales Against Ireland For A Place In The 2019 World Cup Final . . . It's The Irish Who Should Be Worried
And so, we turn the page into Rugby World Cup year and the tournament in Japan which would seem to be the most open yet. New Zealand will be favourites, just, with Ireland close behind. But Peter Jackson says Wales should start the year believing Ireland have more to fear... Read More
Warren Gatland admits he is “bricking himself” about next year as he plans to sign off from his 12 year reign as Wales coach on the highest of notes with a World Cup triumph in Japan. The Kiwi his heading home after his third World Cup in charge and wants... Read More
In 12 months’ time, Wales will be in Japan for the World Cup and Warren Gatland’s time as coach will be coming to an end. It’s a long goodbye, but Robin Davey believes it could be a sweet parting with Gatland’s squad strength building nicely. Warren Gatland is about to... Read More
Second in the NatWest Six Nations, unbeaten on tour for the second successive summer, and now third in the World Rugby rankings – things are certainly starting to look up for Wales and Warren Gatland as his reign as head coach enter its final, critical phase. Having passed 100 matches... Read More