Scarlets chairman Simon Muderack insists the Welsh regions have been short-changed over their supply of players to Wales’ title-winning Six Nations campaign. The region’s chief has called for a re-think into the financial distributions within Welsh rugby and believes only a re-allocation of resources can enable the game to recover from the effects of the pandemic. Muderack argues the Scarlets have not been compensated properly for their provision of 13 players to Wayne Pivac’s Wales squad this season.
Warren Abrahams insists Wales Women will learn the lessons from their thumping 45-0 defeat to Ireland and become a better side in the long run. South African Abrahams has quickly joined the long line of beaten Welsh coaches who talk about absorbing lessons, learning, progress, better days ahead, jam tomorrow, etc. That is after just two matches – both one-sided, heavy defeats in which Wales’ most encouraging moments came when they did no more than simply stem the flow of tries being conceded.
Lauren Williams saw her reign as European Taekwondo champion ended after a hard-fought battle in the final in Sofia. The Gwent fighter lost out 13-10 to Croatia's Mate Jelic 13-10 in the -67kg category.
Steve Cooper paid tribute to 'classy' Jamal Lowe as the forward ended a difficult week with a double strike in Swansea City's 3-0 victory at Millwall. Lowe's two goals after Andre Ayew netted the opener ended a four game losing streak by Cooper's men who got their promotion bid right back on track.
The Gemma Grainger era with Wales may have started with a defeat, but the new manager believes she has seen enough to leave her feeling positive about the future. Grainger's side were beaten 3-0 by Canada - a team flourishing with confidence at Cardiff's Leckwith Stadium on Friday evening - in the former Middlesborugh coach’s first game since taking over from Jayne Ludlow. Deanne Rose gave the visitors the lead in the first half, before Evelyn Viens doubled Canada's advantage with Jessie Fleming adding the third.
Jade Jones gave her Olympic bid the perfect boost when she was crowned European Taekwondo champion for the third time in Sofia. The Flint fighter's hat-trick of titles sets her up perfectly for her bid to become the first person in Taekwondo to win three successive Olympic Games golds this summer.
Damian Cole is aiming to break the outright record of rally wins on Epynt, and win the Protyre Motorsport UK Asphalt Rally Championship for a seventh time this year, in a new Škoda Fabia R5.
Craig Fisher has been appointed as the inaugural head coach of the Wales Physical Disability Rugby League (PDRL) side. The 40-year old has previously been involved in the coaching set-ups with both North Wales Origin and Wales Dragonhearts.
Wayne Pivac has claimed Wales still have room for improvement and they will need to step up to those levels if they are to claim the Grand Slam against France in Paris next weekend. The unbeaten tournament leaders reeled off a third successive bonus-point victory to increase pressure on their... Read More
The Welsh Rugby Union is celebrating its 140th birthday this weekend (12 March, 2021) and the best possible gift the game could receive is a fourth win in a row for Alun Wyn Jones’ national team in Rome this weekend to stay on course for another Grand Slam. The ‘Welsh... Read More
"I Was There" . . . Unless It's The (Possible) Wales Grand Slam Of 2021, In Which Case Nobody Will Be
In a parallel universe – with no pandemic – Harri Morgan would have been in Rome this weekend, making merry and making memories. Then, assuming a Welsh win, he would have mortgaged the house and made the trip to Paris to see Wales bid for a Grand Slam against France.... Read More
Two years ago, when Wales beat Ireland at the Principality Stadium to secure a Grand Slam title, a teenager was sat amongst fans dreaming of playing alongside his heroes. Fast forward to this year’s Guinness Six Nations tournament and Louis Rees-Zammit is the name amongst the headline acts after producing... Read More
The Wales No.12 Shirt Or No.13, It's All The Same To Jonathan Davies . . . But So Is The Respect Towards Winless Italy
Wales have not lost to Italy for 14 years but Jonathan Davies insists the perennial wooden spoon holders should not be under-estimated ahead of Saturday’s Six Nations game in Rome. The Italians are again bottom after three rounds of this season’s tournament, while Wales travel in the hope of setting... Read More