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Wales’ Mission In Ireland Looks Somewhere Between Improbable And Impossible

Ireland v Wales
It has already been dubbed “Mission Impossible” but Wales captain Dafydd Jenkins insists he would not bother getting on the plane if he thought he could not be a winner in Ireland this weekend. The statistics alone make intimidating reading for Wales as they journey to Dublin for the third round of the Six Nations on Saturday.

Cardiff City Keeper Ethan Horvath Sings Praises Of Ole Gunnar Solskjær

Ethan Horvath Cardiff City
Ethan Horvath has hailed the influence of Ole Gunnar Solskjær on his career after joining the Manchester United legend's former club Cardiff City. Solskjær handed Horvath his senior football debut at Molde in 2015 - with the American going on to become the Norwegian club's first choice shot-stopper.

Joe Allen’s Swansea City Future Uncertain, Admits Boss Luke Williams

Joe Allen Swansea City
Joe Allen’s future at Swansea City looks uncertain after head coach Luke Williams admitted he didn’t know if the former Wales star would be offered a new contract. Allen has only made one start this season in the Championship – last week’s 2-1 home defeat at Ipswich Town – as injuries have disrupted his campaign.

We're Not Afraid Of The Green Machine . . . Nick Tompkins Gives Wales Rallying Call

Nick Tompkins insists Wales are not afraid of double Grand Slam-seeking Ireland. In fact, the Saracens centre is convinced Wales can go to the Aviva Stadium and “take a scalp” to get their Six Nations campaign back on track. After two agonising defeats to Scotland, by a point, and England, by two points at Twickenham, Tompkins believes the youngsters around him can step up to the plate and cause an upset.

We Need To Physically Dominate Ireland Or We’ve No Chance, Says Gareth Thomas

Ireland v Wales
Wales will relish the challenge of facing an Ireland side they haven’t beaten in Dublin in the Six Nations since 2012, according to Gareth Thomas. The Wales prop is preparing to go head-to head with Tadhg Furlong in a critical front row battle at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday against hosts who have won their last 10 Championship matches.

Dafydd Jenkins Insists Wales Upset Against Ireland Is Possible

Ireland v Wales
Wales skipper Dafydd Jenkins has already notched one win over an Irish side with Exeter Chiefs against Munster in the Champions Cup this season. Now he is eyeing up an even bigger upset than toppling the URC champions with his young Welsh side in Dublin in this weekend’s third round of the Six Nations.

We’re Not Fighting Relegation, Insists Cardiff City Boss Erol Bulut

Erol Bulut Cardiff City
Erol Bulut refuses to accept that Cardiff City are in a relegation fight - despite their alarming slide down the Championship table. Having been firmly in the play-off mix earlier on in the season, Cardiff are now closer to the relegation zone than the top six.

Wales Coach Warren Gatland Tells Regions To Invest In Facilities And Forget About Players

Principality Stadium Cardiff
Warren Gatland fears Welsh rugby is going to duck the essential changes he insists are needed to close the gulf between Wales and Ireland. The Wales coach says he is “not 100 per cent convinced” that regional rugby will undergo the proper reset he feels it requires. Gatland admitted “it has probably felt sometimes like you are in a sinking ship and you are trying to plug the holes a little bit”.

Cardiff Dragons Ready To Roar Against Thunder

Cardiff Dragons Saracens Mavericks
Jill McIntosh is confident Cardiff Dragons can build on their hugely encouraging Netball Super League opener when they host Manchester Thunder at the House of Sport on Friday night. Dragons fought back bravely to earn a thrilling 48-48 draw with Saracens Mavericks as all 10 teams got the season underway at the Motorpoint Arena in Nottingham.

Wales Book Euro Warm-Up . . . And Hope It Will Be

Kieffer Moore Wales Slovakia
Wales will travel to play Slovakia on June 9 for what they hope will be a warm-up friendly ahead of Euro 2024. The venue has yet to be confirmed, but the Football Association of Wales says the match will take place in either Bratislava or Trnava five days before Euro 2024 gets underway.

Gareth Williams

Europe Gives Welsh Teams A Break . . . But No Respite

The four Welsh regions have a break from the United Rugby Championship this weekend, but that doesn’t mean life is going to get easier. In fact, it looks tougher in some respects with three of them facing club opposition in Europe and the Ospreys up against the Italians of Benetton... Read More

Sunshine Days Ahead (They Hope) For Pentyrch RFC And Their Solar Top Spec

Forest Green Rovers like to promote themselves as the world’s greenest sports club, but one day Pentyrch rugby club could give them a run for their money. Certainly, the club just north of Cardiff are heading in the right direction. Not only have they decided to install solar panels on... Read More

Wales U20s Boss Warns Of Rugby's Grounded Generation

Wales Under-20s head coach Gareth Williams has admitted his genuine concern the country’s next generation of promising talent could be lost forever due to the devastating impact of Covid-19. Williams’ side did complete their junior Six Nations campaign last year, but last summer’s World Rugby Under-20 Championship in Italy was... Read More

A Chip Off The Old Plumtree Hopes To Splinter Wales' Hopes Against New Zealand

Welsh rugby may reap what is has sown when Wales face New Zealand in Argentina today (Mon) at the World Rugby U20 Championship. Among the Baby Blacks' ranks will be Taine Plumtree, son of John, who coached the successful Swansea side for four years between 1997 and 2001. Taine will... Read More

Coach Kelly Hails Wales' Mental Toughness As They Get Ready To Face World Champs France

Forwards coach Richard Kelly has praised the ‘mental toughness’ of the Wales U20 side for battling back to beat host nation Argentina in their opening game at the World U20 Championships. And now Kelly is looking for another gritty display from his young side when they take on the reigning... Read More

Gareth Williams Urges Wales To Beware The Pumas' Claws As U20s Begin Bid For Glory

Wales will have to get back to winning ways against host nation Argentina if they are to make a major impact at the World Rugby Junior Championships which kicks-off today (Tuesday) and is live on S4C. Last season, the Pumas came out on top 39-15 in France and they also... Read More
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