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Aggregate Final January Window Scoreline: Other Clubs 6, Swansea City 0

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 Happy For Few People To Rate His Blend Of Old And New . . . Especially In Ireland

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.

The Welsh Rugby Union Have Been Warned About The Future Of Welsh Rugby . . . After Several Former Employees Call Out The Organisation

Newport Announce The Loan Signing Of Charlie McNeil . . . While Cardiff City Try To Seal A Deal For Sory Kaba

Just Months After Contemplating His Future . . . David Pritchard Is Enjoying Life Back On The Saddle Following Welsh Grand National Win

Nathan Jones Believes Southampton Can Shock Newcastle . . . Despite The Magpies' Ominous form

Wrexham's Dreams May Have Been Dashed For Now . . . But The Reds Fight On

Nigel Walker Admits To Failings Within The Welsh Rugby Union . . . And Insists They Must Do Better

Welsh Rugby Is Now Fighting For Its Life, Claims Nigel Walker After Steve Phillips Quits

Wales' Old New Boy Rhys Webb Follows The Messi And Ronaldo Creed . . . If You're Good Enough, You're Young Enough

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.

Mike Ruddock

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

"Slammed" . . . In Welsh Rugby, What Goes Up Must Lurch Down

The American novelist Barbara Kingsolver wrote: “Memory is a complicated thing - a relative to truth, but not its twin.” So, how do you remember recent years of Welsh rugby? Aside from the record books and statistics, what are your memories? And how do they stack up to the truth?... Read More

Ruddock And Sons . . . The Coaching Business Is Handed On From Mike As Rhys Joins The Family Firm

Not everyone wants to follow their father into the family trade. But Ireland’s 27-times capped Rhys Ruddock – a former Wales U18 international – is curious to find out whether the coaching business suits him. He’ll be playing for Leinster against the Scarlets on Saturday night, then thinking about his... Read More

Ireland Will Set The Catt Among The Pigeons . . . And Wales Need To Beware, Says Mike Ruddock

Dan Lydiate will return for Wales after more than two years away when he plays against Ireland on Sunday. It’s a good call, according to Mike Ruddock, but the former Leinster and Ireland U20 coach reckons Wales will need to do a lot more than simply defend around their back... Read More

Mike Ruddock: Wales Must Prove They Still Have The Hunger For Rugby's Old School Menu

Wales face Ireland in Dublin tonight at the start of the new Autumn Nations Cup. Coach Wayne Pivac is hoping change in tournament will bring a change in fortunes, but Grand Slam winner and former Ireland U20, Leinster and Lansdowne coach Mike Ruddock believes it will come down to guts... Read More

Ospreys Players Will Enjoy New Coach Toby Booth . . . So Long As They Don't P*** Him Off, Says Paul James

New Ospreys head coach Toby Booth has been backed to take them to the top of Welsh rugby again and competing for the Pro 14 title. The commendation has come from the region’s former Wales prop Paul James, who believes Booth is the man to bring the good times back... Read More
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