Swansea City failed to sign a single player in the January transfer window after the club’s plan to bring in West Bromwich Albion striker Karlan Grant on loan backfired. In the dying minutes of Tuesday night’s window, Swansea's attempt to secure a loan for the West Brom forward fell through. The deal was expected to see Grant join the Swans on loan for the remainder of the season – filling some of the gaps exposed by the six players who have left the club this month.
Warren Gatland believes Wales will relish being underdogs for Saturday’s Six Nations opener against Ireland. The Principality Stadium encounter kicks off Gatland’s second stint as Wales head coach, with his previous reign between 2008 and 2019 yielding four Six Nations titles, three Grand Slams and two World Cup semi-finals. Ireland will arrive in Cardiff as the world’s top-ranked team following a memorable year when they beat New Zealand twice, South Africa and Australia.
Rhys Webb has taken inspiration from football greats Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo after ending more than two years in the international rugby wilderness. Ospreys scrum-half Webb is on course to make his first Wales appearance since November 2020 in next Saturday’s Guinness Six Nations opener against Ireland. Webb, who toured New Zealand with the 2017 British and Irish Lions, featured on just five occasions during Wayne Pivac’s 34-Test reign as Wales head coach.
Shane Williams Is Excited By The Ospreys' Recent Momentum . . . But Toby Booth Is Still Wary Of Leinster's Strengths
By Harry Corish Shane Williams insists the Ospreys are back to their best - and can prove it with a statement win over eight-times URC Champions Leinster this weekend. The Swansea-based region take on the only side left unbeaten in the URC this season, Leinster - who have won their first 11... Read More
Josh Macleod Is Relishing The Back Row Battle Against The Ospreys . . . As Welsh Regional Rugby Is Set To Heat Up For Boxing Day Rivalry
By Harry Corish The fierce West Wales derby between the Scarlets and the Ospreys will bring the curtains down on an action-packed day of Welsh regional festive celebration. The two derbies will inevitably show the best of regional rugby, as bumper crowds are expected to liven up Welsh club rugby’s most exciting... Read More
Mike Ruddock Has Been Impressed With Jac Morgan . . . And Thinks The Wales Flanker Can Become World Class
By Graham Thomas Jac Morgan has been tipped as a future contender for the role of Wales captain by former Wales coach Mike Ruddock. Morgan has been one of the few shafts of light in a dark autumn for coach Wayne Pivac, whose team end their November catalogue against Australia on Saturday. Ospreys... Read More
Ospreys Edge The Scarlets In A Pulsating Final Weekend Of URC Action . . . As Toby Booth Looks To Improve Next Season
By Harry Corish The Ospreys have secured the Welsh Shield and qualified for the Heineken Champions’ Cup, following a pulsating final weekend of United Rugby Championship action. They went into the weekend needing to equal or better the Scarlets’ upcoming result to confirm their European qualification and top spot in the Welsh... Read More
Shaun Evans Has Backed Jac Morgan To Come Back With A Bang . . . As West Wales Rivals Are Set For A European Qualification Showdown
By Graham Thomas Scarlets hooker Shaun Evans has backed Jac Morgan to emerge stronger from his Wayne Pivac heart-to-heart – just as he himself did. Evans – who will line up for his region’s final match of the season on Saturday against the Stormers – was a former teammate of Morgan’s at... Read More
Keiran Williams Looks To Hand Of BoD For Guidance . . . As Ospreys Bid To Earn Their Stripes Against Zebre
Keiran Williams has often been compared to one of the great Lions centres, but it’s another more recent legend who he admits he tries to model his game on. The Ospreys centre has been likened to Scott Gibbs for his direct and dynamic power, shifting balance and quick feet in... Read More