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 Head Coach Wayne Pivac Bemoans The Depth Of The Player Pool In Wales . . . After Henry Arundell Announced In England Training Squad
By Paul Jones Wayne Pivac believes Wales may not have enough quality players to either sustain four professional teams or efficiently feed the national team. The Wales coach is open to cutting one of Wales’ four professional sides and believes doing so may even improve the quality of players at his disposal. Welsh... Read More
Owain Doull has been backed to fully emerge from the long shadow of Geraint Thomas this weekend when the Giro d’Italia begins in Hungary. It’s a shadow that was cast from Cardiff and the Maindy Flyers cycling club 16 ago when Doull was starting out and Thomas had already departed.... Read More
By Hannah Blackwell Wales have remained in ninth place in World Rugby’s women’s global rankings following their third place finish in the Six Nations. In their final match of the tournament, Wales lost 10-8 at home to Italy but managed to claim third place in the table behind champions England and France... Read More
The Six Nations Started With An Epic Journey To The Arms Park… As The Tournament Reaches Its Conclusion, Bethan Lewis Hopes The Wales Team Can Pull Off Something Special
By Harry Corish The famous red bus journey down Westgate Street into the centre of Cardiff is an iconic sight in Welsh rugby. Wales’ male players often say the cheering crowds packed in on match day, as the driver edges his way through to the Principality Stadium, is one of the most... Read More
Ioan Cunningham Hopes To Finish Tournament On A High After Making Ten Changes To The Squad That Suffered Defeat Against France
BY Kasey Rees After back-to-back defeats against England and France, Wales boss Ioan Cunningham has made eight personnel changes and two positional switches ahead of final match against Italy on Saturday. Wales have won two and lost two in their Tiktok Women’s Six Nations campaign, but hope to finish on a positive... Read More
Former international referee Nigel Owens reckons Wales are as low as they have been for a number of years following Saturday’s shock defeat to Italy, and based on current form, they will struggle to reach the knockout stages of next year’s World Cup. Wales ended up finishing fifth in this... Read More