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Scarlets Chief Outlines Way Forward For WRU . . . Pay The Regions Their Due And Stick To The Core Business - Rugby

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 Joins The Long Line Of Wales Coaches Always Looking Towards Tomorrow

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.

Title Race Heats Up As Limbrick Enjoys Winning Start

Mick McCarthy Admits Cardiff City Were Not The Best . . . Just On The Best Run

Lauren Williams Happy With Silver Lining At Sofia Euros As She Turns Her Focus To Tokyo

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.

Jamal Lowe Has Been 'Class' As He Ends Tough Week With Goal Double Says Swansea City's Steve Cooper

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.

Gemma Grainger Era Starts With Defeat But New Wales Boss Sees Bright Days Ahead

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.

Sofia So Good As Taekwondo Queen Jade Jones Powers To European Championship Hat-Trick

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 Aims For More Rally Titles In New Škoda Fabia R5

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 Appointed Inaugural Welsh National PDRL Head Coach

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.

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Lord Botham's Grandson James Gets Wales Call . . . 12 Days Before England Game

Wales have called up James Botham to their squad, five days before they face Georgia and just 12 days before the clash against England. The Cardiff Blues flanker was meant to be playing for his region this evening in their Guinness Pro 14 clash against Benetton. Instead, the 22-year-old has... Read More

Glenn Delaney Admits Scarlets Let It Slip As Wales Worry Over Leigh Halfpenny And Johnny McNicholl

Scarlets coach Glenn Delaney was left wondering what might have been after his side blew two great chances in the final 15 minutes to notch a first win in Toulon. The Welsh region followed the Dragons in bowing out at the quarter-final stages of the European Challenge Cup as they... Read More

The Winds Of Change Are Pushing Hard At George North And His Place For Wales

George North has ruled the roost as a Wales wing for a decade. But the fact that his place is now under severe threat suggests to Peter Jackson that an era could be coming to a close. The question, unthinkable for so many years, has been left hanging over the... Read More

Wayne Pivac Says Wales New Boy Nick Tompkins Is Ready For Irish Storm

Wales coach Wayne Pivac has admitted Nick Tompkins’ impact has elbowed wing Johnny McNicholl out of the team to face Ireland. Saracens centre Tompkins will make his first Test start in Saturday’s Guinness Six Nations clash in Dublin. Tompkins, who delivered a try-scoring debut off the bench when Wales beat... Read More

After Three Years Here, Johnny McNicholl Is Welsh . . . It Says So In The Rule Book

Johnny McNicholl made his Wales debut last weekend, but not everyone was happy about another Celtic Kiwi joining the long list of New Zealanders who have worn other colours than black. Robin Davey argues the sceptics are ignoring the rule book as well as a worldwide trend. Critics who blast... Read More

Johnny McNicholl . . . The Ninth Kiwi To Become A Dragon Is In Tune For His Debut

Johnny McNicholl has turned to his Scarlets team-mates for help to ensure he is word perfect on his Wales debut against the Barbarians today (Saturday). The 29-year-old New Zealand-born wing wants to feel as Welsh as possible at the Principality Stadium when he steps onto the international stage for the... Read More
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