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Wales Winger Sorba Thomas Says Leaving Huddersfield's Struggles For Blackburn Rovers' Promotion Push Was A No-Brainer

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.

Wales Will Get Fans Off Their Seats Again In This Six Nations, Promises Alex King

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.

UEFA Announce Changes To Nations League Format . . . As Wales Plot Route Back To League A

Ieuan Evans Defends Steve Phillips But Admits Outside Help Is Needed To Clear Up The Mess At The WRU

Rob Page Apologises To Fans After Poor World Cup Showing . . . But Insists Wales Will Grow From Their Bitter Disappointment

Steve Cooper Looks To Embrace The History Of Nottingham Forest . . . As They Take On Manchester United In The League Cup Semi Final

Steve Phillips Faces Calls To Resign . . . As The Welsh Rugby Union Is Once Again Plunged Into Crisis Over Sexism Allegations

Welsh Athletes Wait On Trans Policy After Amelia Strickler Warning

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.

Former Swansea City Boss Paul Clement Available For Hire Again After Everton Clear-Out

Former Swansea City manager Paul Clement has lost his job at Everton in the fall-out from Frank Lampard’s sacking. Clement – who was Swansea manager throughout 2017 – was assistant to Lampard, but has left the club along with the rest of the former England star’s backroom team of Joe Edwards, Chris Jones and Ashley Cole. Everton, who are now searching for their seventh manager in the last seven years, had been the latest port of call for Clement, who was sacked by the Swans five years ago.

Warren Gatland Warns Wales They Are "Shooting Themselves In The Foot" Ahead Of Six Nations

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 60 caps or more. And the situation is now magnified due to a recruitment freeze affecting Wales’ four professional regions of Cardiff, Ospreys, Dragons and Scarlets.

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Ospreys Have Gone Back To Basics And Rebuilt Something Special That Can Challenge In Europe, Says Toby Booth

Toby Booth has revealed a back-to-basics campaign has been the bedrock to the Ospreys’ success in Europe this season. The Swansea region are waiting to learn their opponents after securing a home draw in the last 16 of the Heineken Champions Cup – the first time they have reached the... Read More

Gareth Bale Has Put Wales On The Global Map . . . Now Robert Page Insists The Welsh Legend Deserves A Statue

By Paul Jones Gareth Bale deserves a statue built in his honour, according to Wales manager Rob Page. Bale, a five-time Champions League winner at Real Madrid, announced his retirement on Monday after winning 111 caps and scoring 41 goals for his country – two Wales men’s team records. The 33-year-old’s decision came... Read More

Ospreys Put An End To Cardiff's Rise As Jarrod Evans Rues Missed Opportunity

The Ospreys escaped with a tense 19-22 victory over Cardiff at the Arms Park in the BKT United Rugby Championship after Jarrod Evans blew a late opportunity. Evans had a chance to earn the home side a share of the spoils with the last kick of the match, but his penalty... Read More

The Fight Is On To Ring In The New Year With A Win . . . As The Welsh Regions Prepare For January 1st Showdown

By Harry Corish The Welsh Regions are once again set to lock horns as all four sides are desperate to finish the festive period with a win on New Year’s Day. The Scarlets will host the Dragons at Parc y Scarlets where a win for either side is crucial. The hosts have... Read More

Cardiff Rugby's Josh Turnbull Insists His Team's Resilience Will Help Them Continue Their Derby Momentum

Josh Turnbull has paid tribute to Cardiff’s character and resilience as they fought back to claim a last-gasp bonus-point victory over the Dragons. The victory saw Cardiff climb to fifth in the BKT United Rugby Championship table and they stretched their lead in the Welsh shield to 10 points. Setting up... Read More

Wales' Will Rowlands Ruled Out Until April

Wales lock Will Rowlands has confirmed he will miss the Six Nations with a shoulder injury. The Dragons second row is set to return in April after undergoing surgery on the injury sustained during Wales' Autumn Nations clash with Argentina last month. Rowlands will be a big miss for his... Read More
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