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.
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
Wales captain Siwan Lillicrap has told her team they need to sharpen up from the starting gun if they are to sustain their superb start to the TikTok Women’s Six Nations. Lillicrap’s side came from behind for the second consecutive match to secure a 24-19 victory against Scotland at Cardiff... Read More
Wales Women backs coach Gareth Wyatt insists his team will fix their problems in time for this weekend’s round two Six Nations trip to Ireland. Wales were beaten 19-15 by Italy at Cardiff Arms last weekend, where centre Hannah Jones and hooker Kelsey Jones both scored tries and fly-half Robyn... Read More
Swansea University are relishing this year’s women’s Six Nations championship with seven players linked to their set-up. The university’s head of rugby, Siwan Lillicrap, will captain the squad – leading a group of 34 players bidding to win their first championship. But there are six other players with their roots... Read More
Ospreys full-back Lauren Smyth will make her debut when Wales Women get their three-Test autumn series campaign underway against South Africa on Saturday in Cardiff. (Cardiff Arms Park, 11.30am). Head coach Rowland Phillips' side will also face Hong Kong next Friday (16 November) and Canada on Saturday 24 November in... Read More