Brennan Johnson Starts The Repair Job On Wales' Self-Belief As England Crunch Looms

Brennan Johnson insists Wales can shock England and keep their World Cup dream alive. Wales’ hopes of making the knockout stages were left hanging by a thread after losing 2-0 to Iran. England’s goalless draw with the United States on Friday night means that Wales still have a path to the round of 16, but qualification is out of their own hands unless they beat Gareth Southgate’s side by a four-goal margin.

From Tylorstown Triumph To The Brink Of Elimination In 180 Minutes . . . Rob Page And Wales Require World Cup Miracle

It must have felt a long way from Tylorstown as Robert Page starred out towards the world's media and tried to explain how the heady optimism of just 16 ago had evaporated under a hot Arabian sun. Little more than two weeks ago, the Wales manager was in his home village, announcing the squad he would take to take to a World Cup finals, the first Wales manager to do so for 64 years. Now, that adventure already seems to drawing to a close after just two games following a 2-0 to Iran which was unexpected, but felt feasible from the moment Kieffer Moore missed an early opportunity.

Iwan Roberts Believes Kieffer Moore Can Cause Havoc . . . As Wales Search For Their First Victory

Mike Ruddock Has Been Impressed With Jac Morgan . . . And Thinks The Wales Flanker Can Become World Class

As Wayne Pivac moves close to the brink, here’s six candidates to be Wales’ next coach

Josh Macleod Reveals His Pride . . . Having Overcome Several Obstacles To Finally Make His Debut For Wales

Kieffer Moore Hopes To Control The Skies Against Iran . . . Following A Remarkable Journey To Reach Qatar

Ben Davies May Have Helped Welsh Football Reach New Heights . . . But His Muti Sports Approach Was The Key To Unlock His Potential

Harry Wilson praises Neco Williams’ “courage and bravery” . . . And Admits That Wales Are Ready For Iran Challenge

Wales Are Desperate To Right The Wrongs Of Their Defeat Against Goergia . . . But Is It Too Little Too Late?

All Blacks

Will You Still Beat Me, When I'm 69? . . . Time For Wales To End The Years Of Misery Against The All Blacks

It’s 69 years - and counting - since Wales last beat the All Blacks but there’s one New Zealander who reckons it’s time to wipe the slate clean. Wayne Pivac - born and bred in Auckland - admits 1953 is simply too long ago and eight years living over here... Read More

Wales Must Lock Out Beauden Barrett If They're To Finally Beat The All Blacks, Says James Hook

James Hook has told Wales they must keep Beauden Barrett out of the limelight if they are to have any chance of ending a dark 69-year history of failure against the All Blacks on Saturday. Hook – who reckons Barrett is still the best blend of runner and creator in... Read More

Ken Owens Set For Wales Recall After Doing The Hard Yards For Life After Rugby

Ken Owens has revealed he was determined to recover from a back injury in order to resume a normal life rather than play rugby again for Wales. The Scarlets hooker is set to play his first international match for 15 months when Wales face New Zealand at the Principality Stadium... Read More

I Cannot Wait To Face The All Blacks, Says Louis Rees-Zammit As Wales Bid To End 32-Match Losing Streak

Wales star Louis Rees-Zammit will carry blistering form into the Autumn Nations Series and an opener against New Zealand that he “cannot wait” for. Rees-Zammit has never previously faced the All Blacks, while Wales last beat New Zealand in 1953. That run of 32 successive defeats underlines the huge task... Read More

It's 50 Years Since The Scarlets Inspired Poetry . . . And Grown Men Cried Into Empty Glasses

The All Blacks have arrived in Wales to prepare for Saturday’s opening clash in the Autumn Nations Series against Wales at Principality Stadium and will get a reminder today (Monday) of what it means to beat them. Memories of the ‘day the pubs ran dry’ in Llanelli have been creeping... Read More

Legendary Former All Blacks Coach Wayne Smith Backs Vaea Fifita To Make A Huge Impact At The Scarlets

By Steffan Thomas VAEA FIFITA has been tipped to take the United Rugby Championship by storm following his high-profile move from Wasps to Scarlets. The 11-times capped All Black, who has now thrown his lot in with Tonga following the change to World Rugby’s eligibility laws, can play lock or blindside, and... Read More
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