Swansea City failed to sign a single player in the January transfer window after the club’s plan to bring in West Bromwich Albion striker Karlan Grant on loan backfired. In the dying minutes of Tuesday night’s window, Swansea's attempt to secure a loan for the West Brom forward fell through. The deal was expected to see Grant join the Swans on loan for the remainder of the season – filling some of the gaps exposed by the six players who have left the club this month.
Warren Gatland believes Wales will relish being underdogs for Saturday’s Six Nations opener against Ireland. The Principality Stadium encounter kicks off Gatland’s second stint as Wales head coach, with his previous reign between 2008 and 2019 yielding four Six Nations titles, three Grand Slams and two World Cup semi-finals. Ireland will arrive in Cardiff as the world’s top-ranked team following a memorable year when they beat New Zealand twice, South Africa and Australia.
Rhys Webb has taken inspiration from football greats Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo after ending more than two years in the international rugby wilderness. Ospreys scrum-half Webb is on course to make his first Wales appearance since November 2020 in next Saturday’s Guinness Six Nations opener against Ireland. Webb, who toured New Zealand with the 2017 British and Irish Lions, featured on just five occasions during Wayne Pivac’s 34-Test reign as Wales head coach.
Newport County's Old Boys' Network . . . Kevin Ellison And Nicky Maynard Plan To Summon Their Goalscoring Wisdom
Newport County’s golden oldies Kevin Ellison and Nicky Maynard plan to prove themselves the patron saints of the written off and rejected when they grace Wembley today. The senior strike partnership have a combined age of 76, but Morecambe would be wise to respect their elders when they face the... Read More
Kevin Ellison looks more like Ming the Merciless than Roy of the Rovers, but appearances can be deceptive. Not even the old Roy himself could have written a script like the one currently being played out by the Newport County striker. Ellison compared himself to the dark character of the... Read More
Kevin Ellison accused Morecambe’s Derek Adams of disrespecting him after the Newport County substitute celebrated loudly into his former manager’s face. Ellison came back to haunt the man who kicked him out at Morecambe as he scored the vital third goal that allowed Newport County to cruise to a 3-1... Read More