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.
By Harry Corish The Dragons have appointed Dai Flanagan as their new head coach as part of a coaching restructure, with Dean Ryan staying on as Director of Rugby. The reshuffle will mean that Ryan will continue on the Dragons’ board, but the coaching responsibilities will now rest in the hands of... Read More
Scarlets scrum-half Dane Blacker has been tipped to make his Wales debut this summer. The Pontypridd product is the Scarlets’ top try scorer this season and has made a major impression in Llanelli despite competing with current internationals Gareth Davies and Kieran Hardy for a place in the side. Interim... Read More
The Scarlets may have sacked head coach Glenn Delaney but they are busy making plans for next season by lining up Argentina Test star Tomas Lezana. Delaney was dismissed on Saturday night with the region having second thoughts over kicking him upstairs to become their director of rugby. Instead, they... Read More
Former All Black Ben Franks believes he is starting from the right place after he was confirmed as part of the Scarlets’ new coaching set-up. The New Zealander has been appointed scrum coach at the region and will work alongside head coach Glenn Delaney’s backroom team, with Richard Kelly promoted... Read More
Former Wales flanker Geraint Lewis will take charge of Wales at the U20s World Cup next month – but he will be assisted in the build-up by departing head coach Jason Strange. Lewis has been appointed as interim head coach after the decision of Strange to join the Cardiff Blues... Read More