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Wales' Old New Boy Rhys Webb Follows The Messi And Ronaldo Creed . . . If You're Good Enough, You're Young Enough

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.

Dwayne Peel Continues To Take The Bulls By The Horns At The Scarlets . . . With Seven Wins In Eight

Dwayne Peel was able to enjoy one of the best victories during his time as head coach at the Scarlets as his side picked up a 37-28 bonus-point win over the Bulls on Friday. Despite having five players away on Wales duty and a number of others ruled out through injury, the Parc y Scarlets faithful saw their side notch a first win over the Bulls in the URC and pick up a fourth try late in the game to take the extra point. It was their fifth win in a row this year in all competitions and moved them ahead of the Dragons in the table.

Sol Bamba Insists Sabri Lamouchi Has The Tactical Know-How To Keep Cardiff City Up

Sol Bamba insists his new boss at Cardiff City, Sabri Lamouchi, commands respect and has the tactical nous to keep the club in the Championship. Bamba has rejoined the club he enjoyed success with as a player as their new assistant and right-hand man to Frenchman Lamouchi. The pair worked together when Lamouchi was manager of the Ivory Coast national team between 2012 and 2014 and Bamba was a player in that squad alongside former Swansea City star Wilfried Bony.

Welsh Players Demand WRU Action On Sexism As Sport Wales Oversee Task Force Plan

The Welsh Rugby Players Association has urged the Welsh Rugby Union to take the "strongest possible action" after allegations of sexism and bullying within the organisation. An open letter was sent to WRU chairman Ieuan Evans from the WRPA following a BBC investigation, which featured former WRU employees alleging incidents including racism and homophobia during their time with the organisation. One contributor claimed she had considered suicide as a result of her experiences.

James Botham Insists Cardiff Are Defying Their Critics As They Step Up URC Play-Off Bid

James Botham insists Cardiff have forced their critics to eat their words, having recovered from heavy defeats earlier in the season. It’s a big claim from the Wales international, given that the team have lost three of their four matches played so far this year. But as Cardiff prepare for the toughest assignment in European rugby – a trip to Dublin to face Leinster on Saturday evening in a game that is live on S4C – Botham believes the capital city region have already proved some sceptics wrong and insists there is more to come.

Dwayne Peel Expects A Tough Evening Against The Bulls . . . As He Looks For Development

Cardiff City Secure The Appointment Of Sabri Lamouchi . . . And Announce The Return Of Fan Favourite Sol Bamba

Wales Winger Sorba Thomas Says Leaving Huddersfield's Struggles For Blackburn Rovers' Promotion Push Was A No-Brainer

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.

Wales Will Get Fans Off Their Seats Again In This Six Nations, Promises Alex King

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.

UEFA Announce Changes To Nations League Format . . . As Wales Plot Route Back To League A

Geraint Powell

There's Nothing New About Being Blown Away In Dublin . . . And No Need For Wales To Change Tack

Don’t panic was the message given by Wayne Pivac after Wales’ opening Six Nations defeat in Dublin. It’s a response shared by Geraint Powell, who says Rome wasn’t built in a day even if the Italians were demolished in one previous afternoon. This being Welsh rugby - where so many fans... Read More

Warren Gatland Fixed A Lot In Welsh Rugby . . . Despite A Tool Box That's Not Fit For Purpose

Warren Gatland is back next week – for one night only – when he takes charge of the Barbarians against Wales. For Geraint Powell, Gatland’s final farewell should focus minds on what the New Zealander believes is still flawed within Welsh rugby. The Gats is gone. Long live the Gats!... Read More

The World Cup Final Will Be Heavy Duty . . . With Wales and New Zealand Feeling The Weight Of Regret

The World Cup is over for Wales and the tournament is down to the final two. Geraint Powell’s money is on England to overcome South Africa, but he still questions whether a different tactical approach from Wales might have got them to Saturday’s showpiece. We always know what is coming... Read More

Wales Can Grind Out Win Number 20 If They Take To The Skies

The story so far . . . Geraint Powell says the four best teams have reached the semi-finals of the World Cup, with Wales and England both capable of upsetting the odds and with the belief to do so. We entered this tournament with many believing this was the most... Read More

How The Irish Provinces Moulded History With Modernity To Leave The Welsh Regions Trailing So Far Behind

As the Welsh regions rake through the ashes of another European campaign where all four got burned, envious glances are again aimed over the Irish Sea. Geraint Powell isn’t the only one turning green as he considers how Irish rugby has left the Welsh domestic game so far behind. Older... Read More

The Principality Premiership . . . Messed Up, Mangled And Mulitated, But Still Providing Festive Spice

The Boxing Day derbies at Guinness Pro14 level may have gone – dispersed elsewhere for the benefit of TV – so why not get your December 26th fix by heading towards Aberavon v Neath? It’s always a feisty derby and one of a number of local dust-ups that Geraint Powell... Read More
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