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Get Your Dosh On Osh . . . Roberts Heads Betting To Replace Rob Page As Wales Boss

Osian Roberts
Osian Roberts heads the early betting as favourite to take over from Rob Page as Wales manager. Page was dismissed on Friday morning following the dismal friendly performances against Gibraltar and Slovakia, which intensified the pressure built by the failure to qualify for Euro 2024.

Aaron Wainwright Vows Wales Will Come Out Fighting Against South Africa

Aaron Wainwright Wales
Aaron Wainwright believes that Wales’ Twickenham appointment with South Africa is an important staging post on the road to the 2027 World Cup. Wales’ resources have been severely tested for Saturday’s encounter with several players either unavailable because the game falls outside World Rugby’s summer Test window so England-based players cannot be considered, injured or rested.

It Will Either Be Pain Or Gain For Taine, When Wales Muscle Up To South Africa

Taine Plumtree Wales
Taine Plumtree will be bidding for a family London double this weekend – but it will require a massive upset by Wales for him to achieve it. Last month, Plumtree’s father, John, coached the Sharks to a memorable 36-22 triumph against Gloucester in the Challenge Cup final at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

Steve Cooper Vows To Keep Leicester City Up As Wales Retains A Premier League Boss

Steve Cooper Nottingham Forest
Steve Cooper has vowed to make sure Leicester City rise to the challenge of staying in the Premier League next season after being appointed as their new manager on a three-year deal. The former Swansea City boss will ensure there is at least one Welsh manager working in the top flight next season, following his dismissal at Nottingham Forest midway through last season and the relegation suffered by Rob Edwards’s Luton Town.

Stevie Williams Relishing Dream Tour Debut After Stunning Season

Stevie Williams is looking to add to his stellar season after being handed a dream debut at the Tour de France.

Aled Davies Eyes More Golden Glory As Four Welsh Para Stars Heading For Paris

Aled Davies is looking for more Games glory after being named as one of four Welsh Para athletes in Britain's team for Paris 2024.

Wales Begin Search For New Manager After Rob Page Sacked

Rob Page Wales
Wales have begun the search for a new manager after Rob Page was sacked.

Newport County Consider Cameron Toshack Move After Graham Coughlan Departure

Cameron Toshack Swansea City
Newport County could turn to former Swansea City U23 coach Cameron Toshack after sacking Graham Coughlan. County parted company with Coughlan by “mutual consent” after 20 months as their manager, but the reality is that recently appointed chairman Huw Jenkins wanted a new man at the helm.

X-Factor Regan Grace In Line For Wales Tour Down Under

Regan Grace Bath
Regan Grace has been described as an “X-factor” player following his shock call-up to Wales’ summer training squad. Former rugby league star Grace, who has only played two senior games of union, could now travel to Australia for a tour highlighted by Tests against the Wallabies on July 6 and 13.

Steve Cooper In Pole Position To Become New Leicester City Boss

Steve Cooper Nottingham Forest
Steve Cooper is in line to become Leicester City's new manager. The 44-year-old former Swansea City boss, who was dismissed by Nottingham Forest in December, has held extended talks with the Foxes, Forest’s big East Midlands rivals.

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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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