France centre Jonathan Danty will miss the clash against Wales and the remainder of this season's Six Nations Championship after receiving a five-week suspension on Tuesday, following his red card in their draw with Italy.
Toby Booth believes the Ospreys can do what no Welsh region has done for six years - make the United Rugby Championship play-offs. Booth’s young team are currently on target to achieve that goal of a top-eight finish.
Newport County manager Graham Coughlan has paid tribute to the club’s fans after his team earned a convincing 4-1 win at Harrogate. The County boss admitted his players had disappointed supporters last weekend when they lost 3-0 away to MK Dons.
Jess Fishlock set Wales on their way to a 2-0 friendly win over the Republic of Ireland as new manager Rhian Wilkinson got a taste of what she can expect. Former Canada international and England and Team GB assistant Wilkinson was among a crowd of 8,218 at Tallaght Stadium a day after her appointment as Gemma Grainger’s replacement following her departure for Norway.
More than 100 years after the first Welsh golf Victory Shield, there will be a Women’s event
France will come to Wales next week, having been rescued by a referee’s call for two successive Six Nations matches. They are a team relying on officialdom after Italy were left heartbroken last Sunday - denied a famous win, just like Scotland before them.
Wales have appointed former England and Team GB assistant Rhian Wilkinson as the new head coach of their women’s team. The 41-year-old won 183 caps for Canada between 2003 and 2017 and coached most recently at American club Portland Thorns in the National Women’s Soccer League.
Adelé Nicoll has set her sights on the 2026 Winter Olympics after a stunning ninth place finish in the monobob on her World Championship debut. The Welsh athlete clocked a combined time of 3 minutes 56.14 seconds, moving up from her overnight position of 10th in Winterberg, Germany.
Welsh coach Eric Ramsay is set to take over at Minnesota United and become the latest Briton to take a management job in Major League Soccer. The 32-year-old will become the youngest ever head coach in the United States and Canada’s top division when the Manchester United assistant completes his move to the Twin Cities.
Wales forward Adam Beard has claimed Ireland were “flattered” by the 31-7 scoreline after their four-tries-to-one victoryat the weekend. Beard was reflecting on Wales’ third successive Six Nations defeat, which followed their narrow losses to Scotland and England.
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 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
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