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Chris Type . . . Handwriting The Future Blueprint For Elite Athletes In Wales

Chris Type helped deliver Welsh Boxing’s most successful Commonwealth Games for more than 60 years in Birmingham last summer. Now, he is aiming to help add some extra punch to Welsh Athletics’ ambition to build on the success enjoyed by track and field in Wales. Last summer, Welsh athletes Olivia Breen and Aled Sion Davies won gold medals at the Commonwealth Games, with Harrison Walsh earning bronze.

No Pretty, But Pretty Effective . . . JPR Williams Backs Winner Warren Gatland To Turn Wales Around

Warren Gatland has been backed to make a success of his second stint in charge of Wales – but it won’t be pretty, according to the man who ground out more victories than most. JPR Williams enjoyed a phenomenal success rate of over 70 per cent in 55 Tests for Wales and believes Gatland can restore the winning habit when his second stint in charge begins with Wales’ opening Six Nations match against Ireland. “I think if anyone can put up a decent show, it'll be him,” says Williams of Gatland ahead of the Ireland clash, which is live on S4C on Saturday.

Luca Chases The Limelight As Wales U20s Bid To Start The Weekend With A Bang Against Ireland

Luca Giannini has revealed how the meteoric rise of Joe Hawkins is inspiring the current crop of Wales U20 youngsters. Scarlets teenager Giannini will make his Six Nations bow as one of the youngest players in coach Byron Hayward’s side when Wales host Ireland in Colwyn Bay on Friday night in a match that is live on S4C. But the 18-year-old back rower – whose family swapped the Bay of Naples for the Carmarthenshire coast – holds an ultimate aim of following Hawkins into the senior squad in double quick time.

Eddie Butler Remembered And Celebrated On The Eve Of The Six Nations

Friends, colleagues and admirers of Eddie Butler joined in a heartfelt celebration of the rich life of the former Wales captain on Thursday afternoon. Abergavenny Market Hall was the venue for an emotional memorial service for the much-loved and multi-talented broadcaster and writer, who died last September while on a charity event in Peru. Around 750 people gathered to hear former Pontypool and Wales teammates share their memories of the1983 British and Irish Lions tourist, who went on to become the voice of the Six Nations as well as an esteemed national newspaper writer.

Aggregate Final January Window Scoreline: Other Clubs 6, Swansea City 0

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 Happy For Few People To Rate His Blend Of Old And New . . . Especially In Ireland

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.

The Welsh Rugby Union Have Been Warned About The Future Of Welsh Rugby . . . After Several Former Employees Call Out The Organisation

Newport Announce The Loan Signing Of Charlie McNeil . . . While Cardiff City Try To Seal A Deal For Sory Kaba

Just Months After Contemplating His Future . . . David Pritchard Is Enjoying Life Back On The Saddle Following Welsh Grand National Win

Nathan Jones Believes Southampton Can Shock Newcastle . . . Despite The Magpies' Ominous form

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Wayne Pivac Tells His Wales Players: Raise Your Standards With The Regions

Wayne Pivac has challenged his Wales players to build on their performances in South Africa at regional level. Wales lost their Cape Town tour decider 34-10 to the Springboks, but did enough in three matches against the world champions to suggest they can be difficult opponents for any team they face.... Read More

This Tour Was A Step Forwards, Insists Wales Coach Wayne Pivac . . . As Wales Gear Up For World Cup Countdown

Wayne Pivac described Wales’ South Africa tour as “a big step in the right direction” despite seeing their dream of Test series glory dashed. South Africa took the decider 30-14 in Cape Town, with head coach Jacques Nienaber having recalled eight of the Springboks’ 2019 World Cup-winning team after Wales... Read More

Tommy Reffell Has The Eye Of The Tiger And Can Earn More Stripes For Wales Against The Springboks, Says Adam Jones

Tommy Reffell has been backed to bring the eye of the Tiger into battle for Wales against the Springboks this weekend. The seal of approval has come from Adam Jones, whose time coaching in England with Harlequins has given him plenty of insight into the emergence of Reffell. The 23-year-old Wales flanker... Read More

Dan Bigger Might Be Lying On A Beach Next Week Nursing His Wounds . . . But The Fly Half Has Never Been One To Shy Away From Confrontation

By Rob Carbon Dan Biggar reckons this time next week he wants to be laying on a beach, resting a bruised body but not an injured ego. Biggar has never been one to shy away from a challenge no matter how much the odds are stacked against him. Prior to jetting off to... Read More

Wales Can Win This Test Series In South Africa . . . But Just Don't Expect Them To Win Much Respect

They say respect must be earned, not just given It seems the concept has been lost on the South African media, despite Wales claiming a hard-fought 13-12 historic victory in Bloemfontein last Saturday.  That win has set up a much-anticipated series decider in Cape Town this weekend. Who would have... Read More

Dan Bigger Insists World Cup Will Be 'A Level Playing Field' . . . After Wales Make History In Bloemfontein

By Paul Jones Wales captain Dan Biggar feels the 2023 Rugby World Cup will be ‘very much a level playing field’ after a triumphant weekend for the northern hemisphere nations. Biggar and his Welsh team-mates ended 58 years of hurt on South African soil on Saturday by defeating the world champions 13-12... Read More
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