Warren Gatland has stood firm on his critique of Welsh regional rugby – but insisted he has no issue with the coaches. The Wales coach has attempted to steer a fine line between repeating his call for changes, whilst at the same time trying to stay onside with those on the sharp receiving end of huge cuts in finances.
Rhian Wilkinson insists her door will be open to any Wales player looking to discuss what happened in her previous job. The new Wales women’s head coach is already plotting the qualification campaign ahead for the 2025 European Championships.
So, is Welsh regional rugby a sinking ship or still afloat despite all the storms that have been raging against it? Warren Gatland claimed the holes had not been plugged, but Ospreys coach Toby Booth reckons there’s no need to abandon the vessel just yet.
Wales U19 star Lewis Koumas and his fellow Liverpool youngsters have been compared to Luke Littler by manager Jurgen Klopp. The Reds boss likened the instant impact of his academy players to that of darts sensation Littler – but then asked for the youngsters to be given time to find their feet.
Jeremiah Azu has pulled out of the Great Britain team for the World Indoor Championships in Glasgow that start on Friday. The Welsh sprinter has been troubled recently by a hamstring injury.
France centre Jonathan Danty will miss the clash against Wales and the remainder of this season's Six Nations Championship after receiving a five-week suspension on Tuesday, following his red card in their draw with Italy.
Toby Booth believes the Ospreys can do what no Welsh region has done for six years - make the United Rugby Championship play-offs. Booth’s young team are currently on target to achieve that goal of a top-eight finish.
Newport County manager Graham Coughlan has paid tribute to the club’s fans after his team earned a convincing 4-1 win at Harrogate. The County boss admitted his players had disappointed supporters last weekend when they lost 3-0 away to MK Dons.
Jess Fishlock set Wales on their way to a 2-0 friendly win over the Republic of Ireland as new manager Rhian Wilkinson got a taste of what she can expect. Former Canada international and England and Team GB assistant Wilkinson was among a crowd of 8,218 at Tallaght Stadium a day after her appointment as Gemma Grainger’s replacement following her departure for Norway.
More than 100 years after the first Welsh golf Victory Shield, there will be a Women’s event
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