John Devereux is backing Warren Gatland to send Eddie Jones packing on Sunday night – and leave the Aussies as silent as they were back in 1987. That was at the first Rugby World Cup when Wales shocked Australia, 22-21, to clinch third place at the tournament in New Zealand. It will be less of a surprise if Wales boot the Wallabies out of the 2023 version, so bad have they been since Jones and his players landed in France.
Michael Duff has thanked Swansea City fans for not giving him the bird. The Swans head coach earned a desperately needed first Championship win in charge of the club when he guided them to a convincing 3-0 win over Sheffield Wednesday. The victory lifted the Swans out of the relegation zone and ended their longest winless League start since 1991.
Warren Gatland reckons he’s a happy man and to be fair, it doesn’t take much. Shoes that don’t pinch, a tie he’s able to loosen away from the cameras, maybe a beer or two. But what really makes him smile is winning and although there is still plenty of risk in Wales’ next Pool C match against Australia at the Rugby World Cup on Sunday, Gatland is sitting pretty on a pile of 10 points.
Former Swansea City chairman Huw Jenkins has been named as the preferred bidder to take a majority shareholding in League Two club Newport County. The man who steered the Swans from near Football League oblivion to a seven-year stint in the Premier League and a trip into Europe is set to meet the Newport County Supporters’ Trust on Thursday to make his proposal.
Wales goalkeeper Ella Jackson believes Swansea Hockey Club can start the climb back towards the top level when their season begins on Saturday. Swansea open their National Hockey League Division One North campaign at home to Durham University, three years to the week since they became the first Welsh club – men’s or women’s – to play in England’s Premier Division.
Erol Bulut insists his Cardiff City “machine” can keep pumping out the results whether or not Aaron Ramsey is fit to play at Sunderland on Sunday. The Bluebirds have won back-to-back victories for the first time since February and aim to make it three wins on the bounce when they head to the North-East.
George North believes Wales are in a very good place going into round three of the World Cup in France. The Ospreys centre scored his 46th try for Wales, and his 48th in Test rugby, in the win over Fiji and is ready to try to add to the two tries he has scored for Wales against the Wallabies in Lyon on Sunday.
Wales manager Gemma Grainger believes the journey to qualification for a major tournament starts on Friday night in Iceland. The fixture may be their opener in the UEFA Women’s Nations League – rather than World Cup or European Championship – but Grainger insists the route this tournament offers as a back-up for Euros qualification is invaluable.
Gareth Thomas says it would be “amazing” if Wales beat Australia and book a Rugby World Cup quarter-final place one game inside the distance. Wales tackle the Wallabies in Lyon on Sunday knowing that victory would confirm one of the two qualifying spots from Pool C.
Joe Rodon was harshly sent off according to his manager Daniel Farke as Leeds United earned a goalless draw at Hull City. Wales defender Rodon was dismissed for a second bookable offence on the hour and will now be suspended for Leeds’ next game against Watford.
2022 Guinness Six Nations
Wales Coach Wayne Pivac Backs Josh Navidi To Return In Style. . . As Team For France Six Nations Clash Is Announced
By Gareth James Wales coach Wayne Pivac has backed Josh Navidi to return with a bang against France this Friday, despite him only having 80 minutes of rugby under his belt since injuring his shoulder back in October. This will be Navidi’s first appearance for Wales since facing France in last year’s... Read More
Gethin Jenkins Looking To Avenge Last Year’s Six Nations Defeat For Wales By Stopping The French Grand Slam Bandwagon
By Haydn Evans Wales defence coach Gethin Jenkins is relatively new to the international coaching scene, having only been in the job 17 months. This weekend he’s tasked with stopping Grand Slam chasing France, and their golden generation of talent including Toulouse duo Antione Dupont and Romain Ntamack. In Wales’ game against Les... Read More
Wales Defend Decision To Pass Tomas Francis Fit After Leading Doctor Claims They Are Risking Players' Health
By Haydn Evans Wales have defended themselves against accusations they have placed Tomas Francis at risk by declaring the prop fit to face France on Friday. Francis, wing Josh Adams and centre Owen Watkin have all been passed fit to play in Wales’ Six Nations clash in Cardiff. But it is the all-clear... Read More
By Graham Thomas Tomos Williams has warned Wales they will face an emergency if they only shout, “nine, nine, nine!” when they defend their lines against France on Friday night. The two most skilled scrum-halves in the Six Nations will go head-to-head in Cardiff when Williams faces French superstar Antoine Dupont. But even... Read More
By David Williams Josh Navidi could make a return for Wales in the final two rounds of the 2022 Guinness Six Nations after being named in the Cardiff team to face Ulster in Belfast on Friday night. The flanker suffered a dislocated shoulder in early October and was originally expected to miss... Read More