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Rhys Ruddock Plans Coaching Journey . . . . Following In Footsteps Of His Father, Mike

Rhys Ruddock Leinster
Rhys Ruddock has paid tribute to his family, including father Mike, after announcing this season would be his last. Ruddock will end a hugely successful 15-year stretch this month when he plays his final match for Leinster – bringing down the curtain on one of the most decorated careers of any player raised in Wales.

Former Wales Star Andy King Backs Maresca Magic To Pep Up Chelsea

Andy King Wales
Wales’ Leicester City title winner Andy King believes Chelsea have been attracted to making Enzo Maresca their new head coach because of the Pep Guardiola factor. Chelsea are reportedly in advanced talks to appoint Leicester boss Maresca, the 44-year-old Italian who until last summer was Guardiola’s assistant at Manchester City.

Three Wise Men Looking For A Star On Judgement Day

Warren Gatland Wales
There will be three very interested spectators at Cardiff City Stadium at Judgement Day on Saturday all hoping for different things out of the regional double-header. The traditional derbyfest ends the season for the four Welsh teams in the United Rugby Championship – unless the Ospreys can squeeze into the play-offs.

One In Five Footballers Are Using Snus

Snus football
Around one in five male and female professional players who took part in a new survey are currently using snus, nicotine pouches or both. Snus is a tobacco product in a sachet, similar to a small tea bag, which is placed under the lip and releases nicotine into the bloodstream.

Jeremiah Azu Looking To Conquer Rome After Making History Books

Jeremiah Azu
Jeremiah Azu will be gunning for glory at the European Champions in Rome in June.

Gareth Davies . . . The Striking Bright Light In A Dark Season For The Scarlets

Gareth Davies
The “phenomenal” Gareth Davies has been likened to a top striker in football having just reached a major career landmark. Wales scrum-half Davies took his tally of league tries up to 50 with a double in the Scarlets’ victory over Zebre Parma in the last round of BKT URC matches.

Llantwit Fardre Turn On The Power To Take Cup Glory

Llantwit Fardre RFC v Cilfynydd RFC 5
At the end of what has been an up and down season, Llantwit Fardre saved their best for last to secure Worthington’s Mid District Division Two Cup glory. A first half five-try blitz set Fardre up for a 47-27 victory over their Two East Central counterparts Cilfynydd at Sardis Road.

Cambrian Welfare Clinch Double After Beating Nelson

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Cambrian Welfare rounded off a triumphant campaign as they came from behind to beat Nelson, 43-27 at Sardis Road and secure the Worthington’s Mid District Division One Cup. It bagged a second piece of silverware of the season for the Welfare, who had already been crowned champions of Division One East Central to earn promotion to next season’s new look Championship.

Sam Northeast Claims Tame Draw Was Inevitable For Glamorgan

Sam Northeast Glamorgan
Glamorgan captain Sam Northeast admitted he had settled for a draw long before the match against Leicestershire left both teams frustrated. The Welsh county have been left back in sixth place in Division Two of the Vitality County Championship with only one win from seven games.

Eight Players Set For Wales PDRL Debuts

Wales Physical Disability Rugby League (PDRL) head coach Rob Davies has named his squad for both the exhibition game against Team Colostomy UK and the full international against a PDRL All Stars side this June.

Israel Folau

Don’t Get All Weird, George North Tells Wales Teammates As End Of An Era Beckons

George North intends to go out the way he came in – with the focus on what he brings to the match, rather than his own status. Way back in 2010, as a raw 18-year-old, two tries on his international debut almost inspired Wales to an unlikely victory over then... Read More

The Ponty Carpenter Who’s Off To Tour With Canada

Sion Parry is hoping to make the leap from carpenter and semi-pro rugby player to become an international this summer after being called up into the Canadian national squad. The tough as teak Pontypridd openside enjoyed a stellar season in the Indigo Premiership at Sardis Road last winter and... Read More

Alun Wyn Jones Ready For Debut At 37 As He Takes On The World

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Steve Hansen Insists Rugby Has It Wrong Over Safety Drive

Former Wales coach Steve Hansen has criticised the policy of issuing more red cards to try and improve safety and claims it has backfired. Hansen – who is in London preparing to coach a World XV to take on the Barbarians on Sunday – believes the approach to head injuries... Read More

Nigel Owens Says Israel Folau Sacking Was The Right Call By Australia

Nigel Owens believes Israel Folau only has himself to blame for the termination of his contract by Rugby Australia. Wales’ and the world’s top referee insists the Wallabies star left his employers with no other option after breaking his code of conduct with series of homophobic tweets. A devout Christian who has... Read More

Shaun Edwards Admits Folau Factor Boosts Wales But Warns Wallabies Are Still On Hot Streak

Shaun Edwards has admitted he is glad Israel Folau will not be facing Wales on Saturday, but insists the green and gold Wallabies have riches elsewhere. When Wales open their autumn series at the Principality Stadium on Saturday, the opposition's most potent match-winner will be back in Australia, having decided... Read More
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