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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.

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Half Term Report For Welsh Regions: Could Do Better

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Ashley Beck And Catrina Nicholas-McLaughlin Get Struck By Thunder And Lightning

Former Wales internationals Catrina Nicholas-McLaughlin and Ashley Beck... Read More

Four Regions And Four More Defeats . . . That’s 12 Out Of 16 Games

It was a weekend to forget for the Welsh regions, with all four teams losing at home in the United Rugby Championship - but it could have been such a different story. Both the Scarlets and Ospreys were leading with less than five minutes to go against the Emirates Lions... Read More

Ospreys Look To Morgan Morris Even If Wales Don’t

Morgan Morris insists he is unconcerned that his consistent form for the Ospreys has yet to earn him a place in the Wales squad. The back row forward has been a stand-out performer for his region over the past couple of seasons with his tireless carrying and work over the... Read More

Scots Shows The Benefit Of World Cup Returns As Welsh Regions Struggle

If the four Welsh regions need reminding of the need to get their Wales World Cup players back in action as soon as possible, it was provided by Glasgow Warriors at the weekend. Glasgow coach Franco Smith spoke of his pride in the Scotland World Cup stars who helped secure... Read More

Your Team-By-Team Guide To The 16 Sides In The URC

The United Rugby Championship (URC) returns this weekend with the four Welsh regions all looking to bed in new recruits and plenty of internal promotions. There will be some familiar faces, but plenty of unknowns, too. To help you on your way, here’s our guide to who’s who and where... Read More
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