Swansea City failed to sign a single player in the January transfer window after the club’s plan to bring in West Bromwich Albion striker Karlan Grant on loan backfired. In the dying minutes of Tuesday night’s window, Swansea's attempt to secure a loan for the West Brom forward fell through. The deal was expected to see Grant join the Swans on loan for the remainder of the season – filling some of the gaps exposed by the six players who have left the club this month.
Warren Gatland believes Wales will relish being underdogs for Saturday’s Six Nations opener against Ireland. The Principality Stadium encounter kicks off Gatland’s second stint as Wales head coach, with his previous reign between 2008 and 2019 yielding four Six Nations titles, three Grand Slams and two World Cup semi-finals. Ireland will arrive in Cardiff as the world’s top-ranked team following a memorable year when they beat New Zealand twice, South Africa and Australia.
Rhys Webb has taken inspiration from football greats Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo after ending more than two years in the international rugby wilderness. Ospreys scrum-half Webb is on course to make his first Wales appearance since November 2020 in next Saturday’s Guinness Six Nations opener against Ireland. Webb, who toured New Zealand with the 2017 British and Irish Lions, featured on just five occasions during Wayne Pivac’s 34-Test reign as Wales head coach.
Warren Gatland believes there is a need for discussion on Wales’ 60-cap selection rule amid uncertainty surrounding the futures of several players. The policy was established in 2017, with players who subsequently signed contracts to ply their trade outside Wales deemed ineligible for Test selection unless they have won at... Read More
Dan Biggar Tells Wales They Need To Toughen Up . . . Or Else They're On Collision Course With Failure
Dan Biggar believes Wales must toughen up before they face in-form Scotland in Cardiff next week. With any thoughts of a Six NationsGrand Slam or Triple crown gone already, the Wales captain and his team are on the back foot already after a heavy defeat to Ireland and Scotland’s notable... Read More
Andy Farrell says Ireland must make a statement of intent against Wales to demonstrate their Guinness Six Nations title credentials. The Irish return to Cardiff on Sunday for the first time since a 25-7 defeat in 2019 saw Wales replace them as Grand Slam champions. Head coach Farrell was unable... Read More
Ireland and Lions prop Cian Healy insists revenge will not be the motivation when Wales visit Dublin on Saturday. The Leinster forward was part of the bedraggled Irish side who succumbed 25-7 to Wales in last season’s Six Nations, but is adamant that recent history plays no part in his... Read More
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Dan Biggar has been told he is not as far from a Lions Test spot as he fears. The reassurance has come from Lions assistant coach Andy Farrell who believes the Wales No.10 has been too hard on himself by stating he was currently third choice behind Owen Farrell and... Read More