Rhys Jones has described being selected for a third Commonwealth Games as his “gold medal moment”. Anything else he achieves on the Alexander Stadium track in Birmingham this summer will be a bonus, says the para sprinter.
So, the Ryan Giggs Wales era has officially ended. It was an announcement which almost certainly represents a full-stop conclusion to the strained 30-year association between the Cardiffian and his national football team. The word “officially” is important here: in both practical and emotional terms Robert Page is already Wales manager.
Profits made from Wales qualifying for the World Cup – expected to be around £4m - will go into improving grassroots facilities, the Football Association of Wales have pledged. The overall commercial revenue from Wales reaching their first finals of the tournament for 64 years could be at least £10m, it has been estimated. But the guaranteed part of that income – which comes from the FIFA prize money pot – will go straight into benefitting the game at lower levels.
Nick Williams’ globetrotting career might have come to an end, but the former Junior All Black is concerned with the direction his former club Cardiff are heading in. Prior to his retirement in 2020 the gigantic No 8 experienced professional rugby in New Zealand, Ireland, Italy, and Wales, respectively. In... Read More
Cardiff Are Back In South Africa . . . With Unfinished Business And Kirby Myhill Admits: The Only Way Is Up
Kirby Myhill admits there was some dark humour used to soothe any nervousness when he and the rest of the Cardiff squad checked into their South African hotel this week. For the hooker and most of the others in the group, this was a return to the country where they... Read More
Cardiff Cult Hero Dan Fish Backs Young Guns To Transfer Sparkling Premiership Form To The Regional Stage
By Haydn Evans Cardiff RFC’s in-form backs Theo Cabango and Jacob Beetham have arrived in South Africa as part of the regional team's 33-man playing squad for their games against the Lions and Stormers. Their call up has come as no surprise to Cardiff cult hero Dan Fish who has been playing... Read More
By Graham Thomas Tomos Williams has warned Wales they will face an emergency if they only shout, “nine, nine, nine!” when they defend their lines against France on Friday night. The two most skilled scrum-halves in the Six Nations will go head-to-head in Cardiff when Williams faces French superstar Antoine Dupont. But even... Read More
By David Williams Josh Navidi could make a return for Wales in the final two rounds of the 2022 Guinness Six Nations after being named in the Cardiff team to face Ulster in Belfast on Friday night. The flanker suffered a dislocated shoulder in early October and was originally expected to miss... Read More
Dai Young And Dwayne Peel Insist Focus Is All On The Rugby . . . As They Get Set To Go Back To South Africa.
By Haydn Evans Cardiff director of rugby Dai Young, and Scarlets head coach Dwayne Peel both believe their nightmare visits to South Africa before Christmas will not be repeated. Both regions were left stranded after an outbreak of the omicron variant of Covid 19. Most of the blue and blacks’ squad were stuck... Read More