Wales winger Sorba Thomas has swapped a relegation fight with Huddersfield for a promotion chase with Blackburn Rovers after being told he had fallen down the pecking order with the Terriers. Thomas – who went to the World Cup with Wales only two months ago – was told his chances were going to be limited at Huddersfield after they brought in some new additions. The club are languishing in the Championship relegation zone, three points adrift of Cardiff City who are in 21st place.
New attack coach Alex King says Wales are determined to play an entertaining brand which is rooted deep in the country’s DNA. King joined up with the rest of Warren Gatland’s coaching staff on Monday, with the New Zealander having chosen the former England fly-half to replace Stephen Jones as attack coach. The 47-year-old has little time to get his messages and methods across ahead of the Guinness Six Nations opener against Ireland on February 4, but King is confident that he can do so to mark Gatland’s Wales return with a winning start.
Welsh female athletes are still waiting to hear from World Athletics who say their transgender policy is still a work in progress. Its stance follows claims made by British shot-putter that the governing body’s preferred option would “screw” female athletes. The global organisation is consulting with member federations over its preferred option for a new policy.
Sam Davies reckons he has never felt fresher in January and aims to prove it when the Dragons resume their season on Saturday after a month-long break. After four weeks of inactivity, the Newport region finally get back on the rugby field when they travel to Treviso to take on... Read More
Glenn Delaney believes Scarlets and Wales prop Wyn Jones is the best in the business at the moment. The Kiwi coach has been involved with Jones at regional level since the start of the 2019/20 season, when Delaney joined as defence coach. Since then Jones has become a Wales regular... Read More
Meanwhile . . . Over In Italy, Liam Williams Made His Return For The Hard-Nosed, Hard-Edged, Hard To Watch Scarlets
Most eyes were trained towards Paris on Saturday night for their weekend rugby fix, but some hard core types had already enjoyed a Friday night starter where Liam Williams was in action. Well, “enjoyed” might be putting it strongly. Harri Morgan watched the Scarlets win 10-3 at Benetton and learned... Read More
Cardiff Blues survived a scare from Benetton Rugby as they held on to beat the Italians 34-24 in a thrilling encounter at Cardiff Arms Park. The Blues only got their noses in front in the final 10 minutes as tries for Jason Harries, Garyn Smith, Ryan Edwards, Seb Davies and... Read More
Scarlets coach Wayne Pivac believes his team are paying a painful price for their back row injury crisis. Last season’s Guinness Pro 14 finalists lost 33-20 at Connacht – their second defeat in their opening four matches – where they were outflanked without a specialist openside in their line-up. With... Read More
So near, yet so far! The Dragons have had to wait a very long time to secure an away win in the Guinness Pro14 and after wiping out a 20 points deficit to lead 27-26 in Treviso it looked as though the long wait was finally over. One last scrum,... Read More