Wales winger Sorba Thomas has swapped a relegation fight with Huddersfield for a promotion chase with Blackburn Rovers after being told he had fallen down the pecking order with the Terriers. Thomas – who went to the World Cup with Wales only two months ago – was told his chances were going to be limited at Huddersfield after they brought in some new additions. The club are languishing in the Championship relegation zone, three points adrift of Cardiff City who are in 21st place.
New attack coach Alex King says Wales are determined to play an entertaining brand which is rooted deep in the country’s DNA. King joined up with the rest of Warren Gatland’s coaching staff on Monday, with the New Zealander having chosen the former England fly-half to replace Stephen Jones as attack coach. The 47-year-old has little time to get his messages and methods across ahead of the Guinness Six Nations opener against Ireland on February 4, but King is confident that he can do so to mark Gatland’s Wales return with a winning start.
Welsh female athletes are still waiting to hear from World Athletics who say their transgender policy is still a work in progress. Its stance follows claims made by British shot-putter that the governing body’s preferred option would “screw” female athletes. The global organisation is consulting with member federations over its preferred option for a new policy.
Former Swansea City manager Paul Clement has lost his job at Everton in the fall-out from Frank Lampard’s sacking. Clement – who was Swansea manager throughout 2017 – was assistant to Lampard, but has left the club along with the rest of the former England star’s backroom team of Joe Edwards, Chris Jones and Ashley Cole. Everton, who are now searching for their seventh manager in the last seven years, had been the latest port of call for Clement, who was sacked by the Swans five years ago.
Warren Gatland believes there is a need for discussion on Wales’ 60-cap selection rule amid uncertainty surrounding the futures of several players. The policy was established in 2017, with players who subsequently signed contracts to ply their trade outside Wales deemed ineligible for Test selection unless they have won at 60 caps or more. And the situation is now magnified due to a recruitment freeze affecting Wales’ four professional regions of Cardiff, Ospreys, Dragons and Scarlets.
Wales coach Wayne Pivac admits his men are on a mission to restore lost pride when they face the daunting challenge of South Africa this week. The tourists will meet the world champions with faces still red after Wales’ 22-21 defeat to Italy in their last match of the Six... Read More
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