Rhys Jones has described being selected for a third Commonwealth Games as his “gold medal moment”. Anything else he achieves on the Alexander Stadium track in Birmingham this summer will be a bonus, says the para sprinter.
So, the Ryan Giggs Wales era has officially ended. It was an announcement which almost certainly represents a full-stop conclusion to the strained 30-year association between the Cardiffian and his national football team. The word “officially” is important here: in both practical and emotional terms Robert Page is already Wales manager.
Profits made from Wales qualifying for the World Cup – expected to be around £4m - will go into improving grassroots facilities, the Football Association of Wales have pledged. The overall commercial revenue from Wales reaching their first finals of the tournament for 64 years could be at least £10m, it has been estimated. But the guaranteed part of that income – which comes from the FIFA prize money pot – will go straight into benefitting the game at lower levels.
Alisha Butchers Says Wales Have Responded To Carrying Pressure . . . And There Is More To Come In TikTok Women’s Six Nations
Alisha Butchers insists there is a lot more to come from Wales after their stunning opening victory in the first round of the TikTok Women’s Six Nations. Butchers was named player of the match after his side’s dramatic 27-19 comeback victory over Ireland in Dublin, which has given Wales instant... Read More
Elinor Snowsill Insists Wales Can Deal With Irish World Cup Backlash As TikTok Women's Six Nations Looms
Wales Women outside-half Elinor Snowsill is expecting a backlash from Ireland in this Saturday’s TikTok Women’s Six Nations opener but is confident Wales are up to the task. Ioan Cunningham’s side travel to Dublin to face an Ireland side hurting at missing out on World Cup qualification. Snowsill expects a... Read More
"Clunky" Wales Misfired In Dublin . . . But Scotland At Home Could Be Just The Game To Get Them Back In Gear
Wales have taken plenty of flak since their opening Six Nations defeat against Ireland. Tomas Marks pinpoints those on-field failings, but suggests it could be Wales finding the fault lines when it comes to the game with Scotland in round two. Wales versus Ireland in the opening round went just as... Read More
By Rob Carbon It is 30 years ago that Tony Copsey announced himself on the international scene with a thumping Five Nations debut for Wales in a win over the Irish in Dublin. No-one there that day has ever forgotten the haymaker that knocked out his opposite number, Neil Francis, at a... Read More
By David Williams Welsh pack leader Adam Beard has told his Wales teammates they have to be more assertive if they are to make any kind of recovery in this Six Nations. The Wales second row insists honesty is the best policy as they assess the fall-out from their opening 29-7 crushing... Read More
Dan Biggar Tells Wales They Need To Toughen Up . . . Or Else They're On Collision Course With Failure
Dan Biggar believes Wales must toughen up before they face in-form Scotland in Cardiff next week. With any thoughts of a Six NationsGrand Slam or Triple crown gone already, the Wales captain and his team are on the back foot already after a heavy defeat to Ireland and Scotland’s notable... Read More