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Wales’ Mission In Ireland Looks Somewhere Between Improbable And Impossible

Ireland v Wales
It has already been dubbed “Mission Impossible” but Wales captain Dafydd Jenkins insists he would not bother getting on the plane if he thought he could not be a winner in Ireland this weekend. The statistics alone make intimidating reading for Wales as they journey to Dublin for the third round of the Six Nations on Saturday.

Cardiff City Keeper Ethan Horvath Sings Praises Of Ole Gunnar Solskjær

Ethan Horvath Cardiff City
Ethan Horvath has hailed the influence of Ole Gunnar Solskjær on his career after joining the Manchester United legend's former club Cardiff City. Solskjær handed Horvath his senior football debut at Molde in 2015 - with the American going on to become the Norwegian club's first choice shot-stopper.

Joe Allen’s Swansea City Future Uncertain, Admits Boss Luke Williams

Joe Allen Swansea City
Joe Allen’s future at Swansea City looks uncertain after head coach Luke Williams admitted he didn’t know if the former Wales star would be offered a new contract. Allen has only made one start this season in the Championship – last week’s 2-1 home defeat at Ipswich Town – as injuries have disrupted his campaign.

We're Not Afraid Of The Green Machine . . . Nick Tompkins Gives Wales Rallying Call

Nick Tompkins insists Wales are not afraid of double Grand Slam-seeking Ireland. In fact, the Saracens centre is convinced Wales can go to the Aviva Stadium and “take a scalp” to get their Six Nations campaign back on track. After two agonising defeats to Scotland, by a point, and England, by two points at Twickenham, Tompkins believes the youngsters around him can step up to the plate and cause an upset.

We Need To Physically Dominate Ireland Or We’ve No Chance, Says Gareth Thomas

Ireland v Wales
Wales will relish the challenge of facing an Ireland side they haven’t beaten in Dublin in the Six Nations since 2012, according to Gareth Thomas. The Wales prop is preparing to go head-to head with Tadhg Furlong in a critical front row battle at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday against hosts who have won their last 10 Championship matches.

Dafydd Jenkins Insists Wales Upset Against Ireland Is Possible

Ireland v Wales
Wales skipper Dafydd Jenkins has already notched one win over an Irish side with Exeter Chiefs against Munster in the Champions Cup this season. Now he is eyeing up an even bigger upset than toppling the URC champions with his young Welsh side in Dublin in this weekend’s third round of the Six Nations.

We’re Not Fighting Relegation, Insists Cardiff City Boss Erol Bulut

Erol Bulut Cardiff City
Erol Bulut refuses to accept that Cardiff City are in a relegation fight - despite their alarming slide down the Championship table. Having been firmly in the play-off mix earlier on in the season, Cardiff are now closer to the relegation zone than the top six.

Wales Coach Warren Gatland Tells Regions To Invest In Facilities And Forget About Players

Principality Stadium Cardiff
Warren Gatland fears Welsh rugby is going to duck the essential changes he insists are needed to close the gulf between Wales and Ireland. The Wales coach says he is “not 100 per cent convinced” that regional rugby will undergo the proper reset he feels it requires. Gatland admitted “it has probably felt sometimes like you are in a sinking ship and you are trying to plug the holes a little bit”.

Cardiff Dragons Ready To Roar Against Thunder

Cardiff Dragons Saracens Mavericks
Jill McIntosh is confident Cardiff Dragons can build on their hugely encouraging Netball Super League opener when they host Manchester Thunder at the House of Sport on Friday night. Dragons fought back bravely to earn a thrilling 48-48 draw with Saracens Mavericks as all 10 teams got the season underway at the Motorpoint Arena in Nottingham.

Wales Book Euro Warm-Up . . . And Hope It Will Be

Kieffer Moore Wales Slovakia
Wales will travel to play Slovakia on June 9 for what they hope will be a warm-up friendly ahead of Euro 2024. The venue has yet to be confirmed, but the Football Association of Wales says the match will take place in either Bratislava or Trnava five days before Euro 2024 gets underway.

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Scott Baldwin Leaves Welsh Rugby For Newcastle Coaching Role

Wales international hooker Scott Baldwin has announced his retirement from playing and will take up a coaching role at Gallagher Premiership club Newcastle. Baldwin, 34, made more than 180 appearances for the Ospreys, in addition to spells in the Premiership with Harlequins and Worcester. He also won 37 Test caps,... Read More

Warren Gatland Is Messing With People's Heads Again . . . But This Time It's His Own

Warren Gatland used to play mind games in the week of a Wales-England Six Nations game, but he’s probably felt there was enough to be done working on his own head space in the past seven days. Is the game going to be on? Or are my players about to... Read More

Welsh No.1 Joel Makin Hits Back At Former Coach Rob Owen's Claims

Joel Makin has got involved in a war of words with his former coach Rob Owen over whether Wales’ top-ranked squash player was right to end their partnership. Makin – currently world number 11 – has hit back at claims by Englishman Owen that his former charge made a big... Read More

Ruddock And Sons . . . The Coaching Business Is Handed On From Mike As Rhys Joins The Family Firm

Not everyone wants to follow their father into the family trade. But Ireland’s 27-times capped Rhys Ruddock – a former Wales U18 international – is curious to find out whether the coaching business suits him. He’ll be playing for Leinster against the Scarlets on Saturday night, then thinking about his... Read More

The Welsh Coach . . . Where Did He Go And Will He Ever Come Back?

As 2020 draws to a close and the coaching record of Wayne Pivac comes under scrutiny, Peter Jackson examines what’s happened to the Welsh coach – a once thriving breed that now appears an endangered species. There used to be a time when Wales led the world in pioneering coaches, when... Read More

All Blacks Star Ben Franks: I Can Make Samson Strong Again For Wales

Welsh rugby finally returns next weekend when the four regions resume action in the Guinness Pro 14. The Scarlets face the Cardiff Blues and the Ospreys host the Dragons, with some familiar faces on show. But for Scarlets' new scrum coach Ben Franks, this will be a new experience with... Read More
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