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Shaun Edwards Insists Wales Will Find Calm Waters After Rob Howley World Cup Storm

Wales will weather the physical and meteorological storms predicted in their opening Rugby World Cup Pool D clash against Georgia at the City of Toyota Stadium on Monday, according to assistant coach Shaun Edwards. The build-up to the World Cup has been far from plain sailing, with three defeats in their last four tests and the off-field furore that saw attack coach Rob Howley return home from Japan for an alleged breach of rugby’s betting rules. But Edwards says that despite this, and the predictions of wind and rain for the match, they are confident of an opening victory.

Swansea Boss Steve Cooper Says Jake Bidwell Red Card Call Needed "Stronger" Ref

Swansea City manager Steve Cooper accused referee Tony Harrington of being influenced by the Bristol City bench in his decision to send off Jake Bidwell. The Swans boss was angered by the decision to dismiss Bidwell who was given a straight red card during the late stages of Saturday’s 0-0 draw at Ashton Gate. Harrington consulted an assistant before showing a red card to the full-back for a late challenge that prevented Robins substitute Niclas Eliasson from breaking away on the right.

Coach Lord Brutally Honest After Devils Home Defeat

Pontypridd And Carmarthen Quins Speak Up For Club Rugby While World Cup Booms From Afar

The World Cup may be underway, and the regions are preparing for their own campaign, but grassroots club rugby somehow has to keep its voice heard, too. Kasey Rees went to Sardis Road to hear how Pontypridd and Carmarthen Quins are doing just that in the new Indigo Welsh Premiership. With all eyes on Rugby World Cup in Japan and the Pro 14 season around the corner, how does Premiership rugby compete for attention from fans? On Saturday evening in front of hundreds of fans at Sardis Road, Pontypridd beat Carmarthen Quins in a thrilling encounter.

Neil Warnock Tells Gavin . . . You Don't Always Have To Be Whiter Than Whyte

Neil Warnock has urged Gavin Whyte to be more streetwise if he wants to make the most of his growing impact at Cardiff City. The Bluebirds manager was full of praise for the 23-year-old Northern Irishman after the part he played in Cardiff’s 1-0 victory at home to Middlesbrough. Whyte was a constant threat to Boro as Warnock’s side made it five Championship matches unbeaten thanks to an early own goal by Ashley Fletcher.

Aaron Wainwright Is Alright By Warren Gatland As He's Tipped For World Cup Lift-Off

Aaron Wainwright has been backed to counter the power of the Georgia pack when he makes his World Cup bow on Monday. After naming the 21-year-old Dragons flanker in his back row to start the tournament, for the Pool D match at the City of Toyota Stadium on Monday, coach Warren Gatland gave Wainwright a glowing report on his progress so far. “He’s incredibly athletic and an intelligent rugby player,” said Gatland about the forward who was playing student rugby for Cardiff Met just a couple of years ago.

County Loving Life After Flynn Says 'I'm Staying'

Matt Grimes Insists Swans Still Have Their Swagger As They Aim To Shoot Down Robins

Matt Grimes has insisted Swansea City will not allow a stumble to become a fall when they visit Bristol City tomorrow. The Swans skipper believes his side will recover quickly from their first defeat of the season – one which cost them their place at the top of the Championship table. Last week’s 1-0 reverse against Nottingham Forest at the Liberty Stadium was not a result many saw coming after the team had taken 16 points from six games, but Grimes insists it was a rare one-off and his side will prove as much at Ashton Gate, even though the home side are only two points and two places behind the Swans.

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Blues Uruguay Clash Hands World Cup Spying Chance To Gatland

Warren Gatland will get the chance to run the rule over two of next year’s World Cup opponents this week with Uruguay playing against Cardiff Blues tonight and the Wallabies coming to the Principality Stadium on Saturday night. The Uruguayans conceded 10 tries on their first visit to the Welsh... Read More

James Chester Says Wales Were The Midnight Men In China

James Chester has revealed how Wales players were still going strong at 3am every night in China – although it was certainly no party. The Aston Villa defender says the squad prepared for their return to domestic duties with late nights - to counter the time difference - at the... Read More

Ryan Giggs Insists China Pitch Did Not Help Wales In Defeat To Uruguay

Ryan Giggs defended Gareth Bale's contribution after he suffered his first defeat as Wales manager to Uruguay in the China Cup final. Real Madrid star Bale has been the big attraction at this four-team tournament in Nanning with his every move monitored by the media and his Chinese fan base.... Read More

Gareth Bale v Luis Suarez Will Tell Us More About Wales Under Ryan Giggs, Says Owain Tudur Jones

Gareth Bale will go head-to-head with his rival in Spain Luis Suarez on Monday as Wales take on Uruguay in the China Cup final. Real Madrid star Bale and Barcelona striker Suarez will provide a La Liga flavour to the tournament final, which will be shown live on S4C from... Read More

Shane Williams Says Wales Will Be Big - And Get Bigger - In Japan

Wales legend Shane Williams believes Warren Galtand’s side have been handed the perfect draw for the 2019 Rugby World Cup. Williams, who played for three years with Mitsubishi Dynaboars at the end of his glittering career, was back in Japan this week for the draw and was delighted to see... Read More