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Chris Type . . . Handwriting The Future Blueprint For Elite Athletes In Wales

Chris Type helped deliver Welsh Boxing’s most successful Commonwealth Games for more than 60 years in Birmingham last summer. Now, he is aiming to help add some extra punch to Welsh Athletics’ ambition to build on the success enjoyed by track and field in Wales. Last summer, Welsh athletes Olivia Breen and Aled Sion Davies won gold medals at the Commonwealth Games, with Harrison Walsh earning bronze.

No Pretty, But Pretty Effective . . . JPR Williams Backs Winner Warren Gatland To Turn Wales Around

Warren Gatland has been backed to make a success of his second stint in charge of Wales – but it won’t be pretty, according to the man who ground out more victories than most. JPR Williams enjoyed a phenomenal success rate of over 70 per cent in 55 Tests for Wales and believes Gatland can restore the winning habit when his second stint in charge begins with Wales’ opening Six Nations match against Ireland. “I think if anyone can put up a decent show, it'll be him,” says Williams of Gatland ahead of the Ireland clash, which is live on S4C on Saturday.

Luca Chases The Limelight As Wales U20s Bid To Start The Weekend With A Bang Against Ireland

Luca Giannini has revealed how the meteoric rise of Joe Hawkins is inspiring the current crop of Wales U20 youngsters. Scarlets teenager Giannini will make his Six Nations bow as one of the youngest players in coach Byron Hayward’s side when Wales host Ireland in Colwyn Bay on Friday night in a match that is live on S4C. But the 18-year-old back rower – whose family swapped the Bay of Naples for the Carmarthenshire coast – holds an ultimate aim of following Hawkins into the senior squad in double quick time.

Eddie Butler Remembered And Celebrated On The Eve Of The Six Nations

Friends, colleagues and admirers of Eddie Butler joined in a heartfelt celebration of the rich life of the former Wales captain on Thursday afternoon. Abergavenny Market Hall was the venue for an emotional memorial service for the much-loved and multi-talented broadcaster and writer, who died last September while on a charity event in Peru. Around 750 people gathered to hear former Pontypool and Wales teammates share their memories of the1983 British and Irish Lions tourist, who went on to become the voice of the Six Nations as well as an esteemed national newspaper writer.

Aggregate Final January Window Scoreline: Other Clubs 6, Swansea City 0

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 Happy For Few People To Rate His Blend Of Old And New . . . Especially In Ireland

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.

The Welsh Rugby Union Have Been Warned About The Future Of Welsh Rugby . . . After Several Former Employees Call Out The Organisation

Newport Announce The Loan Signing Of Charlie McNeil . . . While Cardiff City Try To Seal A Deal For Sory Kaba

Just Months After Contemplating His Future . . . David Pritchard Is Enjoying Life Back On The Saddle Following Welsh Grand National Win

Nathan Jones Believes Southampton Can Shock Newcastle . . . Despite The Magpies' Ominous form

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I Cannot Wait To Face The All Blacks, Says Louis Rees-Zammit As Wales Bid To End 32-Match Losing Streak

Wales star Louis Rees-Zammit will carry blistering form into the Autumn Nations Series and an opener against New Zealand that he “cannot wait” for. Rees-Zammit has never previously faced the All Blacks, while Wales last beat New Zealand in 1953. That run of 32 successive defeats underlines the huge task... Read More

Wales Ready To Unleash The Power Of Christ Tshiunza As All Blacks Move Into Focus

Wales coach Wayne Pivac has praised Christ Tshiunza and suggested the powerful Exeter forward is about to make a big breakthrough this autumn. Pivac capped 20-year-old Tshiunza during last season’s autumn Tests, making his debut as a replacement against Fiji in Cardiff. The versatile back-five forward has continued on an... Read More

Tomas Francis Excited To Begin Ospreys Career...And Draws Comparisons Between Toby Booth And Exeter Coach Rob Baxter

By Rob Carbon Tomas Francis was the biggest arrival in Welsh rugby this summer in every sense of the word. He is now looking forward to getting his Ospreys career underway and is impressed with how his new team have performed under coach Toby Booth. The Ospreys almost went out of existence in... Read More

Ospreys In Line To Sign Tomas Francis As Exeter Chiefs' Plea Falls On Deaf Ears

The Ospreys are ready to sign Wales prop Tomas Francis from Exeter, who look unlikely to be able to offer him a club and country base next season. Francis has often pledged his loyalty to the Chiefs, who are the current European champions and have become the strongest side in... Read More

Matt Honoured By Swansea Against Home Town Club

Exeter City 1, Swansea City 3 Matt Grimes says he was honoured to be made Swansea City captain in their pre-season fixture against home town club Exeter City. Grimes, 24, faced his former club for the first time since sealing his move from St James Park to the Liberty Stadium in January... Read More

'Ringo' The Rock On An Emotional Arrival In Exeter After The Latest Old Farts Cycling Marathon

Paul Ring was captain of St Peter’s RFC when they caused the biggest shock in Welsh Cup history, but I doubt the euphoria he felt that day in 1993 could match his achievement for Old Farts Cycling Club. Ring’s Rocks defeated Cardiff RFC 26 years ago - and losing coach Alex... Read More
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