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.
Wales U20 centre Joe Hawkins is confident his side can bounce back from defeat to France and finish the U20 Six Nations off in style with a victory against Italy at Parc Eirias on Sunday. The Ospreys midfielder, who took over the Welsh captaincy from the suspended Alex Mann, says... Read More
Ollie Leatherbarrow insists he and school pal Murray Redpath can lead a Scottish turnaround when they face Italy in the U20 Six Nations Championship on Thursday. The Scots have begun the tournament with two defeats, even though they showed flashes of inspiration against two powerful sides in Ireland and England.... Read More
Wales U20s coach Jason Strange branded his team “naïve” after they lost for the first time to Italy on Friday night. The Italians deservedly earned an 18-7 victory at Colwyn Bay to give them their first win over Wales in 20 attempts, as they mastered the heavy conditions with a... Read More