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.
Dwayne Peel was able to enjoy one of the best victories during his time as head coach at the Scarlets as his side picked up a 37-28 bonus-point win over the Bulls on Friday. Despite having five players away on Wales duty and a number of others ruled out through injury, the Parc y Scarlets faithful saw their side notch a first win over the Bulls in the URC and pick up a fourth try late in the game to take the extra point. It was their fifth win in a row this year in all competitions and moved them ahead of the Dragons in the table.
Sol Bamba insists his new boss at Cardiff City, Sabri Lamouchi, commands respect and has the tactical nous to keep the club in the Championship. Bamba has rejoined the club he enjoyed success with as a player as their new assistant and right-hand man to Frenchman Lamouchi. The pair worked together when Lamouchi was manager of the Ivory Coast national team between 2012 and 2014 and Bamba was a player in that squad alongside former Swansea City star Wilfried Bony.
The Welsh Rugby Players Association has urged the Welsh Rugby Union to take the "strongest possible action" after allegations of sexism and bullying within the organisation. An open letter was sent to WRU chairman Ieuan Evans from the WRPA following a BBC investigation, which featured former WRU employees alleging incidents including racism and homophobia during their time with the organisation. One contributor claimed she had considered suicide as a result of her experiences.
James Botham insists Cardiff have forced their critics to eat their words, having recovered from heavy defeats earlier in the season. It’s a big claim from the Wales international, given that the team have lost three of their four matches played so far this year. But as Cardiff prepare for the toughest assignment in European rugby – a trip to Dublin to face Leinster on Saturday evening in a game that is live on S4C – Botham believes the capital city region have already proved some sceptics wrong and insists there is more to come.
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.
British American Football Association (BAFA) Southern Football Conference Divison Two West
When their 2019 British American Football campaign finished the South Wales Warriors were already planning for 2020 as the club’s comeback season. They had sealed a perfect season with the Division Two (South) championship on the final weekend of August 2019 and were set to start their climb back towards the... Read More
A SEVERNSIDE derby stands between the unbeaten South Wales Warriors and a British American Football Association semi-final. The Warriors host Division Two South West rivals the Bristol Apache in the Southern Conference quarter finals on Sunday (2pm) at Llanharan Rugby Club. The Warriors lost at the semi-final stage last year,... Read More
By Twm Owen American Football BAFA Southern Conference Division Two West South Wales Warriors 51 - Cornish Sharks 0 The South Wales Warriors ran all over the Cornish Sharks to ensure they enter the post season play-offs with a perfect record. But it was the Warriors mean defence that ensured home field advantage throughout... Read More
The undefeated South Wales Warriors complete their regular season fixtures on Sunday with the final play-off places still to be decided. The visitors to Llanharan Rugby Club's Dairy Field ground are the Cornish Sharks who have nothing but pride to play for. However the 7 and 0 Warriors are one... Read More
The South Wales Warriors claimed their second successive divisional title after surviving their toughest examination of the season by a Torbay Trojans team containing a Welsh international athlete. The Warriors had taken the advantage in the British American Football Association Division Two South West title race with a convincing 48-14 victory over Torbay a... Read More
The South Wales Warriors can claim a second successive south west divisional title on Sunday when they host their return fixture with the Torbay Trojans. Should the heavily fancied Warriors record a second successive victory over their visitors from Devon (2.30pm) there are likely to be only muted celebrations at... Read More