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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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Ken Owens Wants Wales To Walk The Walk As No.1 - Not Just Talk It

Ken Owens insists he will only take extended interest in Wales’ No.1 ranking if it’s still there after the World Cup. The Wales hooker is clear his country’s new found status as the most in-form rugby team on the planet is no more than an indicator of what might be... Read More

Ken Owens Says Unbeaten Wales Need To Improve If They Are To Win The World Cup

Ken Owens insists Wales will be happy to arrive at the World Cup in Japan with a sonic boom of expectation, rather than flying in under the radar. In previous tournaments – including that of 2011 when Warren Gatland’s squad reached the semi-final and Owens was the young pup –... Read More

Josh Adams Is One Of Four Wales Winners To Sign Regional Deals

Four of Wales’ Grand Slam winners have agreed new deals with Welsh regions including Josh Adams who has confirmed his move from Worcester to Cardiff Blues. The wing will move back to Wales at the end of the season in order to stay eligible for international selection, while Scarlets trio... Read More

The Scarlets' Takeover Of The Ospreys . . . An Ugly Turd Of An Idea That Needs To Be Flushed Away

First it was on, then it was off. Then it was just another back-of-the-fag-packet plan tossed into the bin after 15 months of waiting for Welsh rugby’s leaders to show the way ahead. The shambles of Project Reset is picked over by David Williams who just wants to flush the... Read More

Ken Owens Says Scarlets Critics Were Inside As Well As Outside The Region

Scarlets captain Ken Owens has claimed there have been of voices of dissent towards him and his team from within the region. The Wales hooker gave a combative interview to broadcasters Premier Sports after his side had beaten the Dragons 22-13 at Parc Y Scarlets to end a run of... Read More

Judge Gatland Is In Session . . . Let The Trials Begin

Ken Owens believes it will be trial by television when the Scarlets go to the Liberty Stadium for the second of the Welsh festive derbies on Saturday. The trial in this sense is one for Warren Gatland's national selection with the Scarlets hooker suggesting Wales places could be won and... Read More
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