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Potter’s Wheel . . . Things may be About to Turn Quickly for Former Swansea City Boss

Potter’s Wheel . . . Things may be About to Turn Quickly for Former Swansea City Boss
He may not have quite matched Billy McCandless’ 1948 record of winning his first three games in charge, but Graham Potter did okay as manager of Swansea City. There was no promotion from the Championship to the Premier League - the Swans finished 10th in his one season in charge in 2018-2019 - but there was enough to admire to realise why England may now be keen to make him their successor to the departed Gareth Southgate.

Richard Whiffin Admits Wales U20s Need To Stop Soft Tries As They Finish Eighth At World Championship

Richard Whiffin Admits Wales U20s Need To Stop Soft Tries As They Finish Eighth At World Championship
Wales’ campaign in the World Rugby U20 Championship finished in disappointing fashion with a 47-31 defeat to hosts South Africa in the 7th place final at the DHL Stadium in Cape Town. The Junior Springboks were determined to finish the championship on a winning note after suffering two defeats to Argentina.

Warren Gatland Admits Poor Judgement In Cory Hill Captaincy Fiasco

Warren Gatland Admits Poor Judgement In Cory Hill Captaincy Fiasco
Warren Gatland has admitted it was a terrible idea to make Cory Hill a Wales captain. The Wales coach said he regretted the decision to give the honour to Hill for the final game of the tour to Australia, what proved to be a one-point victory over Queensland Reds.

Morgan Morse Set To Make History As The Wisest Head On Young Shoulders

Morgan Morse Set To Make History As The Wisest Head On Young Shoulders
Morgan Morse will become the most-capped player for Wales U20 when he plays against the Junior Springboks in the final game at the 2024 World Rugby Junior Championship. It will be his 24th appearance, taking him past the 23 won by former Scarlets wing Ryan Conbeer, but he could go on to win 10 more next season.

Former Swansea City Boss Graham Potter Leaves England Wondering

Former Swansea City Boss Graham Potter Leaves England Wondering
Graham Potter says he feels "really ready, really excited" to return to football management, but would not comment on speculation linking him with the vacant England job. The former Swansea City boss has been out of work since leaving Chelsea in April 2023 after just seven months in charge at Stamford Bridge.

Wales Face Reds, Hoping Not To Finish Red-Faced

Wales Face Reds, Hoping Not To Finish Red-Faced
No-one is exactly sure why, but Wales play Queensland Reds on Friday. It’s something to do with a planned Test against Samoa not materialising, other international opponents being touted, and the final conclusion that a game against provincial opponents might still swell the coffers, anyway, so what the heck.

Alix Popham Calls For More Work To Protect Rugby Players After New MND Link

Alix Popham Calls For More Work To Protect Rugby Players After New MND Link
Former Wales star Alix Popham has called for more to be done to protect rugby players after a new study showed players who suffered multiple concussions have biological differences that may make them more prone to developing motor neurone disease (MND) and other conditions. Popham - who has been diagnosed with probable chronic traumatic encephalopathy and early onset dementia - is co-founder of charity, Head For Change.

Wales Women To Play Scotland And Australia in September

Wales Women To Play Scotland And Australia in September
Wales Women have announced two major Test matches against Scotland and Australia ahead of their WXV2 campaign in South Africa during September. Ioan Cunningham, the Wales head coach, guided his side to an eight-try 52-20 win over Spain to secure World Cup qualification for England 2025 and WXV2 in Cape Town.

Caernarfon Town Storm Through After Euro Epic, Thanks To Cool Hand Gruff

Caernarfon Town Storm Through After Euro Epic, Thanks To Cool Hand Gruff
Caernarfon Town earned one of their best results in European football after Gruffydd John scored decisively in a penalty shoot-out to beat Crusaders of Northern Ireland. The Welsh club triumphed over Crusaders in a thrilling shoot-out in Belfast, advancing to the second qualifying round of the Europa Conference League.

Wales Desperate To Get A Tune Out Of Regan . . . But Will It Be Amazing Grace?

Wales Desperate To Get A Tune Out Of Regan . . . But Will It Be Amazing Grace?
Every cloud needs a silver lining, so what shouldn’t Regan Grace provide it in the “Sunshine State” of Queensland? There have been a few bright individual moments during Wales’ tour of Australia - Dewi Lake, Archie Griffin and Taine Plumtree come to mind - but in the main it’s been a continuation of the long dark cloud Warren Gatland has been under for almost 10 months.

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Last Welshman To Beat The All Blacks In A Welsh Shirt Dies Aged 97 . . . RIP Courtenay Meredith

Courtenay Meredith, one of the world’s greatest tight head props in the Fifties and the last surviving player from the Wales team that beat New Zealand in 1953, has died at the age of 97. The former Neath prop was a renowned scrummager in his playing days, a precursor to... Read More

Old School Muscle And New Speed Morgan Morse Gives Ospreys Enough To See Off Cardiff

Toby Booth praised his “old school” Ospreys players after they beat Cardiff in a match that looked as if it was straight out of the 1980s. The Ospreys coach was full of praise for the character shown by his players as they marked New Year’s Day 2024 with a... Read More

Bedwas Crush Leaders Ysrtad Rhondda To Open Up Title Race

Bedwas produced their best performance of the season so far to record a stunning 46-17 victory over Ystrad Rhondda at the Bridge Field – and consign the Admiral Championship East league leaders to only their second defeat of the campaign so far. Adam Williams ran in two tries while there... Read More

Dan Biggar: The Wales No.10 Who Played Like A Fan

March 27th, 2010. It was a clear, bright South Wales afternoon and the most galactic of ‘Galacticos’ Ospreys sides had arrived in Newport to take on the Dragons. The starting XV reads like a fantasy draft: a Jerry Collins-Marty Holah-Ryan Jones back-row; Jonathan Thomas and Ian Evans in the... Read More

Ireland Pair Sign On Again . . . As Wales Duo Leave Cardiff For London

The confirmation of the departures of Wales pair Dillon Lewis and Jarrod Evans has been put into sharp focus by Leinster’s retention of two key Ireland internationals. On the day that Harlequins announced the capture of both prop Lewis and outside-half Evans for next season, Leinster revealed James Ryan and... Read More

Tommy Reffell Has The Eye Of The Tiger And Can Earn More Stripes For Wales Against The Springboks, Says Adam Jones

Tommy Reffell has been backed to bring the eye of the Tiger into battle for Wales against the Springboks this weekend. The seal of approval has come from Adam Jones, whose time coaching in England with Harlequins has given him plenty of insight into the emergence of Reffell. The 23-year-old Wales flanker... Read More
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