Wales Physical Disability Rugby League head coach Craig Fisher says his squad is ready to make its mark at the upcoming PDRL World Cup. Fisher has named a 15-player squad for the tournament which takes place in Warrington from Sunday 23 October.
Dai Flanagan insists Dragons players need to enjoy the company of their coaches as he looked forward to the rest of the season in charge at the region, following the sidelining of Dean Ryan. Although the Dragons have yet to confirm the departure of director of rugby Ryan, it is expected to be announced this week after the agreement of a financial settlement. It means head coach Flanagan will step up to be the man in charge and he has vowed to create a healthy environment, building on the feelgood factor of Sunday’s 23-17 victory over Munster.
Ben Pritchard plans on using his bronze medal at the World Rowing Championships as a springboard to the Paris Olympics in 2014. The Welsh rowing ace's first world medal in the PR1 Men's single sculls added to the bronze he won at the Europeans in Munich in July.
Robert Page insists relegation from the top tier of the Nations League on Sunday is softened by the prospect of looking forward to Wales’ first World Cup since 1958 in two months’ time. A 1-0 defeat to Poland in Cardiff on Sunday night condemned Page’s men to finishing bottom of a group also containing Belgium and the Netherlands. Wales’ four Nations League games in June were split either side of a vital World Cup qualifying play-off against Ukraine, which forced Page to rest a number of key players for their 2-1 defeat in Poland to start the group.
Osian Pryce finally fulfilled his dream as he was crowned Motorsport UK British Rally Champion after storming to victory at the Trackrod Rally Yorkshire.
Wayne Hennessey says Wales are heading to Qatar to win the World Cup – but firstly they want to get the Nations League job done against Poland. Wales will end a 64-year wait to play at the World Cup in November, making their first finals appearance since 1958 when they were beaten by Brazil in the last eight. They will play in the same group as England, Iran and the United States, with bookmakers having them around 150-1 outsiders to win the trophy.
Toby Booth has told the Ospreys it’s time to wise up after what’s shaping up to be a disappointing weekend for the four Welsh regions. Only the Dragons – who host Munster on Sunday afternoon – can prvent a clean sweep of defeats for the Welsh sides in the United Rugby Championship. With Cardiff having conceded eight tries in a 52-24 thrashing in Glasgow, the Scarlets also shipped over a half century of points at home to Ulster, and leaked seven tries, in going down 55-39.
Gareth Bale is determined to ensure Wales don’t follow England out of the Nations League trap door. Wales must beat Poland at home on Sunday evening to remain in League A of the biennial competition. Bale has not played 90 minutes since a World Cup qualifier against Estonia last September, but the Wales captain has declared himself fit for the must-win contest at the Cardiff City Stadium.
Steve Morison insists Cardiff City’s 2-1 victory at QPR proves there will be no fee-wheeling just because he has signed a new contract. The Cardiff manager – who agreed a one-year contract extension last week that will take him through to the end of next season – claimed his team’s... Read More
Max Watters was left feeling mad with frustration by his first spell at Cardiff City – but hopes his second will be a smoother ride. The striker was sent out on loan by former Bluebirds boss Mick McCarthy last summer, even though Watters had only just arrived for £1m from... Read More
By Rob Carbon Perry Ng has lifted the lid on the last, dark days of Cardiff City and has admitted he doubted the tactics of former manager Mick McCarthy. “I used to try to do things they wanted me to do which in my head I didn’t think was the right thing... Read More
Cardiff City's Will Vaulks Lifts The Lid On Mick McCarthy Era. . .As The Bluebirds Aim To Halt Nine Game Winless Run Against QPR
By Tom Prosser Cardiff City’s Will Vaulks admitted the style of play under previous manager Mick McCarthy made it difficult to “dictate” play from midfield and “wasn’t the style that was required”. The Bluebirds are currently on a nine game winless run and will be hoping to get back to winning ways... Read More
Cardiff U23s Coach Steve Morison Has Been Put In Charge For Next Three Games . . . Until New Manager Is Appointed
By Rob Carbon Steve Morison claims he hadn’t even been in the manager’s office at Cardiff City before he was handed the interim reigns for the next three games last weekend. Now the Bluebirds Under 23 coach has the job of trying to stop the rot at the Welsh capital club after... Read More
Cardiff City's Problem Is Not That Mick McCarthy Was A Dinosaur . . . It's That The Club Is Jurassic Park
Of all the strange revelations given to Cardiff City supporters groups last weekend in a meeting with chairman Mehmet Dalman, surely the least surprising was that owner Vincent Tan has a preference for “a direct style of football.” Of course, he does. This is a man, lest we forget, who... Read More