Brennan Johnson Starts The Repair Job On Wales' Self-Belief As England Crunch Looms

Brennan Johnson insists Wales can shock England and keep their World Cup dream alive. Wales’ hopes of making the knockout stages were left hanging by a thread after losing 2-0 to Iran. England’s goalless draw with the United States on Friday night means that Wales still have a path to the round of 16, but qualification is out of their own hands unless they beat Gareth Southgate’s side by a four-goal margin.

From Tylorstown Triumph To The Brink Of Elimination In 180 Minutes . . . Rob Page And Wales Require World Cup Miracle

It must have felt a long way from Tylorstown as Robert Page starred out towards the world's media and tried to explain how the heady optimism of just 16 ago had evaporated under a hot Arabian sun. Little more than two weeks ago, the Wales manager was in his home village, announcing the squad he would take to take to a World Cup finals, the first Wales manager to do so for 64 years. Now, that adventure already seems to drawing to a close after just two games following a 2-0 to Iran which was unexpected, but felt feasible from the moment Kieffer Moore missed an early opportunity.

Iwan Roberts Believes Kieffer Moore Can Cause Havoc . . . As Wales Search For Their First Victory

Mike Ruddock Has Been Impressed With Jac Morgan . . . And Thinks The Wales Flanker Can Become World Class

As Wayne Pivac moves close to the brink, here’s six candidates to be Wales’ next coach

Josh Macleod Reveals His Pride . . . Having Overcome Several Obstacles To Finally Make His Debut For Wales

Kieffer Moore Hopes To Control The Skies Against Iran . . . Following A Remarkable Journey To Reach Qatar

Ben Davies May Have Helped Welsh Football Reach New Heights . . . But His Muti Sports Approach Was The Key To Unlock His Potential

Harry Wilson praises Neco Williams’ “courage and bravery” . . . And Admits That Wales Are Ready For Iran Challenge

Wales Are Desperate To Right The Wrongs Of Their Defeat Against Goergia . . . But Is It Too Little Too Late?

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Ken Owens Set For Wales Recall After Doing The Hard Yards For Life After Rugby

Ken Owens has revealed he was determined to recover from a back injury in order to resume a normal life rather than play rugby again for Wales. The Scarlets hooker is set to play his first international match for 15 months when Wales face New Zealand at the Principality Stadium... Read More

Wayne Pivac Is Happy With The Makeup Of His Squad . . . As The Wales Head Coach Keeps A Keen Eye On Development

By Gareth James Wayne Pivac is happy with the balance of his squad for the Autumn Nations Series having selected a blend of experience and youth. The Wales head coach welcomes back experienced campaigners Leigh Halfpenny and Ken Owens from long-term injuries but has also selected five uncapped players with one eye... Read More

Wanted: New Wales Rugby Captain . . . Adam Beard, Ken Owens And Justin Tipuric Brush Up Their Applications

Wales are looking for a new captain after an injured Dan Biggar was left out of the squad on Tuesday for the autumn rugby Tests. Biggar is in a knee brace after limping off during a game for his Northampton club on October 9. The club said he will be... Read More

Ryan Elias Ready To Let Rip In The Six Nations After Weeks Of Frustration

By Steffan Thomas Ryan Elias admits there will be plenty of anger and frustration among his baggage when he gets to Dublin this week. The Wales hooker has played just 180 minutes of rugby since the autumn due to Covid rules and lost fixtures but is likely to be Wales’ first-choice hooker... Read More

Problems For Wales? They've Had Plenty Of Time To Get Ready, Says All Blacks Coach

New Zealand coach Ian Foster believes Wales’ selection issues have been “blown up a little bit” ahead of Saturday’s showdown in Cardiff. The All Blacks have won the past 31 encounters between the countries and look well placed to extend that record due to the home side missing a host... Read More

New Skipper Jonathan Davies Promises To Turn Up The Heat If The Scarlets Are Only Half-Baked

Jonathan Davies may look one of the coolest rugby players on and off the field, but anyone not pulling their weight for the Scarlets may soon feel a fiery blast from the region’s new captain. The 33-year-old, who has won 91 caps for Wales, has replaced Ken Owens, who has... Read More
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