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Warren Gatland Stands Firm On Regional Views . . . But Says Coaches Were Not In His Sights

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Warren Gatland has stood firm on his critique of Welsh regional rugby – but insisted he has no issue with the coaches. The Wales coach has attempted to steer a fine line between repeating his call for changes, whilst at the same time trying to stay onside with those on the sharp receiving end of huge cuts in finances.

New Wales Boss Rhian Wilkinson Insists Players Can Question Her USA Departure

Rhian Wilkinson
Rhian Wilkinson insists her door will be open to any Wales player looking to discuss what happened in her previous job. The new Wales women’s head coach is already plotting the qualification campaign ahead for the 2025 European Championships.

Toby Booth Insists The Good Ship Ospreys Is Far From Sinking

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So, is Welsh regional rugby a sinking ship or still afloat despite all the storms that have been raging against it? Warren Gatland claimed the holes had not been plugged, but Ospreys coach Toby Booth reckons there’s no need to abandon the vessel just yet.

Wales And Liverpool Kid Lewis Koumas Is Compared To Luke Littler

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Wales U19 star Lewis Koumas and his fellow Liverpool youngsters have been compared to Luke Littler by manager Jurgen Klopp. The Reds boss likened the instant impact of his academy players to that of darts sensation Littler – but then asked for the youngsters to be given time to find their feet.

Jeremiah Azu Keeps The Faith After Injury Blow Forces Him Out Of World Indoor Championships

Jeremiah Azu
Jeremiah Azu has pulled out of the Great Britain team for the World Indoor Championships in Glasgow that start on Friday. The Welsh sprinter has been troubled recently by a hamstring injury.

France Lose Jonathan Danty For Wales Clash After Five-Week Ban

Jonathan Danty France
France centre Jonathan Danty will miss the clash against Wales and the remainder of this season's Six Nations Championship after receiving a five-week suspension on Tuesday, following his red card in their draw with Italy.

Toby Booth Insists Ospreys’ Fate Will Be Top Eight

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Toby Booth believes the Ospreys can do what no Welsh region has done for six years - make the United Rugby Championship play-offs. Booth’s young team are currently on target to achieve that goal of a top-eight finish.

Newport County Boss Graham Coughlan Says: That One’s For The Fans

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Newport County manager Graham Coughlan has paid tribute to the club’s fans after his team earned a convincing 4-1 win at Harrogate. The County boss admitted his players had disappointed supporters last weekend when they lost 3-0 away to MK Dons.

Jess Fishlock Highlights Promise Of New Wales Era For Rhian Wilkinson

Jess Fishlock Wales
Jess Fishlock set Wales on their way to a 2-0 friendly win over the Republic of Ireland as new manager Rhian Wilkinson got a taste of what she can expect. Former Canada international and England and Team GB assistant Wilkinson was among a crowd of 8,218 at Tallaght Stadium a day after her appointment as Gemma Grainger’s replacement following her departure for Norway.

It's A Victory: Women Golfers Get Shield Event After 100 Years

More than 100 years after the first Welsh golf Victory Shield, there will be a Women’s event

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We’re Raw, We’re Green And We’re Written Off . . . It’s Fine, Says Wales Coach Warren Gatland

Warren Gatland believes Wales can make a virtue out of a Six Nations squad that is young, raw and still wet behind the ears. The Wales coach reckons the boldness of youth and Welsh players’ earlier exposure to Test rugby than their rivals can all reap rewards in the tournament... Read More

Former Ireland Skipper Rhys Ruddock Ready To Answer Wales' Call

FORMER Ireland captain Rhys Ruddock is ready to re-ignite his international... Read More

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
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