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.
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.
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.
By Graham Thomas Elinor Snowsill insists Wales can summon the underdog spirit of past glories to keep themselves in the World Cup. The Wales outside-half understands why few outside her own camp believe hosts New Zealand can be beaten in Saturday’s quarter-final in Whangarei. The Black Ferns have already enjoyed a 56-12 victory... Read More
Elinor Snowsill Has Defied The Odds To Reach Her Fourth World Cup . . . And Believes Wales Have Never Been More Prepared
By Rob Carbon About 18 months ago Elinor Snowsill was told by one of her then Welsh coaches he didn’t think she would make the World Cup in New Zealand this month. The 33-year-old contemplated retirement, but battled on regardless. This weekend she is set to add to her 67 caps at her fourth global... Read More
By Harry Corish Anna Hursey celebrated being called up for her second Commonwealth Games by winning funding from the Charitable Social Enterprise GLL Sports Foundation. Hursey, who became Wales’ youngest ever Commonwealth Games athlete four years ago at the Gold Coast Games at the age of 11, has now been named in... Read More
Elinor Snowsill Insists Wales Can Deal With Irish World Cup Backlash As TikTok Women's Six Nations Looms
Wales Women outside-half Elinor Snowsill is expecting a backlash from Ireland in this Saturday’s TikTok Women’s Six Nations opener but is confident Wales are up to the task. Ioan Cunningham’s side travel to Dublin to face an Ireland side hurting at missing out on World Cup qualification. Snowsill expects a... Read More
By Hannah Blackwell Carys Phillips has admitted it had been a long two years before the comeback game she marked with a hat-trick of tries for Wales. The former Wales captain – mysteriously overlooked since her father Rowland and the Wales Women set-up parted company – scored three tries in Wales’ superb... Read More
There will be five Welsh players wearing the famous colours of the Barbarians at Twickenham today (Sunday) when they take on an England Men’s and Women’s XV. The double-header on Sunday comes the day after three more Welshmen did battle in the Gallagher Premiership final at the same venue. Liam... Read More