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Wales PDRL Coach Craig Fisher Says His Squad Ready For World Cup Bow

Wales Physical Disability Rugby League head coach Craig Fisher says his squad is ready to make its mark at the upcoming PDRL World Cup. Fisher has named a 15-player squad for the tournament which takes place in Warrington from Sunday 23 October.

I'll Do It Dai Way . . . New Dragons Head Man Dai Flanagan Vows To Bring Enjoyment Back For Players

Dai Flanagan insists Dragons players need to enjoy the company of their coaches as he looked forward to the rest of the season in charge at the region, following the sidelining of Dean Ryan. Although the Dragons have yet to confirm the departure of director of rugby Ryan, it is expected to be announced this week after the agreement of a financial settlement. It means head coach Flanagan will step up to be the man in charge and he has vowed to create a healthy environment, building on the feelgood factor of Sunday’s 23-17 victory over Munster.

Dupont Left Frustrated After Flames Scorch Devils' Challenge Cup Campaign

Welsh Rowing Ace Ben Pritchard Eyeing Paris 2024 Glory After Bagging First Worlds Medal

Ben Pritchard plans on using his bronze medal at the World Rowing Championships as a springboard to the Paris Olympics in 2014. The Welsh rowing ace's first world medal in the PR1 Men's single sculls added to the bronze he won at the Europeans in Munich in July.

Rob Page Says Nations League Drop For Wales Is The Price Paid For World Cup Focus

Robert Page insists relegation from the top tier of the Nations League on Sunday is softened by the prospect of looking forward to Wales’ first World Cup since 1958 in two months’ time. A 1-0 defeat to Poland in Cardiff on Sunday night condemned Page’s men to finishing bottom of a group also containing Belgium and the Netherlands. Wales’ four Nations League games in June were split either side of a vital World Cup qualifying play-off against Ukraine, which forced Page to rest a number of key players for their 2-1 defeat in Poland to start the group.

Pryce Finally Right For Emotional Osian As He Roars To British Rally Crown

Osian Pryce finally fulfilled his dream as he was crowned Motorsport UK British Rally Champion after storming to victory at the Trackrod Rally Yorkshire.

Wayne Hennessey's Two-Step Plan for Wales: Beat Poland . . . Win The World Cup

Wayne Hennessey says Wales are heading to Qatar to win the World Cup – but firstly they want to get the Nations League job done against Poland. Wales will end a 64-year wait to play at the World Cup in November, making their first finals appearance since 1958 when they were beaten by Brazil in the last eight. They will play in the same group as England, Iran and the United States, with bookmakers having them around 150-1 outsiders to win the trophy.

Dupont Urges Consistency As Devils Snap Out Of Slump

An Absent Coach, Three Defeats And 18 Tries Conceded (So Far) Adds Up To Another Grim Weekend For The Welsh Regions

Toby Booth has told the Ospreys it’s time to wise up after what’s shaping up to be a disappointing weekend for the four Welsh regions. Only the Dragons – who host Munster on Sunday afternoon – can prvent a clean sweep of defeats for the Welsh sides in the United Rugby Championship. With Cardiff having conceded eight tries in a 52-24 thrashing in Glasgow, the Scarlets also shipped over a half century of points at home to Ulster, and leaked seven tries, in going down 55-39.

Gareth Bale Ready To Make Sure Wales Don't Follow England Off The Nations League Top Table

Gareth Bale is determined to ensure Wales don’t follow England out of the Nations League trap door. Wales must beat Poland at home on Sunday evening to remain in League A of the biennial competition. Bale has not played 90 minutes since a World Cup qualifier against Estonia last September, but the Wales captain has declared himself fit for the must-win contest at the Cardiff City Stadium.

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Geraint Thomas Will Raise A Glass On The Podium. . . But He Has Little Time To Celebrate With Commonwealth Games Ahead

By Paul Jones Geraint Thomas admitted he would not be celebrating as hard as in his younger days, but a podium finish at the Tour de France was still an excuse to raise a glass. The 36-year-old Welshman finished third overall when the Tour concluded on Sunday - becoming only the ninth... Read More

The Lack Of A Professional Contract Leaves Robyn Wilkins Determined To Prove Herself . . . Ahead Of Crucial Game Against France

By Harry Corish Robyn Wilkins admits she has felt more than a little jealous of her own Wales teammates as she prepares to face France on Friday night. The Gloucester player - who has been switched from outside-half to centre for the fourth round of the TikTok Women’s Six Nations tournament –... Read More

Gemma Grainger Insists World Cup Dream Is Still On For Wales Despite Setback Against France

Wales manager Gemma Grainger says her team will take the positives from a resilient performance in a tight 2-1 defeat against group leaders France and use them to fuel the remainder of their World Cup campaign. While the hosts conceded two sloppy goals, Grainger was upbeat about the performance insisting... Read More

Helen Ward . . . Six More Goals For Wales Than Gareth Bale In Three Fewer Games And Closing On 100 Not Out

Helen Ward says she would not swap her 14-year international career for a more lucrative one in the modern era as she prepares to become the newest member of Wales’ 100-cap club. Ward is set to join Jess Fishlock, Loren Dykes and Sophie Ingle as Welsh centurions in Friday’s 2023... Read More

Natasha Harding Is Hoping Records Will Be Broken In Llanelli . . . As Wales Look To Secure A World Cup Play-Off Spot In New Kit

By David Williams Natasha Harding is hoping for a record women’s football crowd in Wales that can help upset France in their World Cup qualifier. Over 4,000 tickets have already been sold for Friday’s game at Parc y Scarlets in Llanelli, with confidence growing that Wales can reach their first major women’s... Read More

Wales And Liverpool Record-Chaser Rhiannon Roberts Aims To Make It The Week Of Her Life

Rhiannon Roberts is determined to top up her feelgood factor when Wales host France on Friday night in their crucial World Cup qualifier. The Liverpool defender has already achieved one successful mission this season by sealing promotion with her club at the weekend after a 4-2 victory at Bristol City.... Read More
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