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Craig Bellamy Swears He's A Reformed Character . . . And Has Advice For Young Coaches

Craig Bellamy Swears He’s A Reformed Character . . . And Has Advice For Young Coaches
Craig Bellamy swears he’s a reformed character these days, but the new Wales boss has urged young coaches to mind their manners. The former Burnley assistant manager is so fluent in both the language of modern football and old-school passionate positivity that the FA of Wales wasted little time in making him their successor to Rob Page. But Bellamy’s road to international management has not been without the odd wrong turn – most notably a spell at Cardiff City in charge of their U18s.

Warren Gatland To Go A Year Without Winning . . . But Insists He's Still The Man For Wales

Warren Gatland To Go A Year Without Winning . . . But Insists He’s Still The Man For Wales
Warren Gatland insists he still has the hunger to coach Wales despite overseeing nine straight defeats in a row. The New Zealander says he remains excited by what the future holds for his young team, even though the pressure is building after what will soon extend to a whole year without winning a game. Wales are winless since the pool stages of last year's World Cup after the retirement of a host of big name players and with others out injured.

Melissa Courtney-Bryant Rolls The Dice In Monaco.....And Lands A 30-Year-old British Record

Melissa Courtney-Bryant Rolls The Dice In Monaco…..And Lands A 30-Year-old British Record

‘Botham Smashes Aussies In Melbourne’ . . . Wales Dreaming Of Historic Repeat Headlines

‘Botham Smashes Aussies In Melbourne’ . . . Wales Dreaming Of Historic Repeat Headlines
James Botham should have been planning for his wedding this summer but there won’t be a more delighted Welshman in Melbourne this weekend when the Cardiff Rugby flanker gets a start against the Wallabies. Putting the name of Botham and Australia into the same sentence conjures up images of the great England cricketer Ian, Jim’s grandfather, taking on the Aussies on the cricket field. A number of those battles came at the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground.

Jess Fishlock Moves Step Nearer History And Puts Wales On Edge Of Euros Qualification

Jess Fishlock Moves Step Nearer History And Puts Wales On Edge Of Euros Qualification
Jess Fishlock – who else? – put Wales on the threshold of qualification for the Euro 2025 finals as she became her country’s joint highest goalscorer. The striker matched Helen Ward’s all-time goalscoring record as Wales triumphed 3-0 over Croatia in Karlovac, propelling them to the top of their qualifying group.

Wales Fans: We Need To Talk About England

Wales Fans: We Need To Talk About England
We need to talk about England. You may have tried not to notice, but they have reached the final of a major football tournament, the first time they have got there on foreign soil. German soil. Deutscherboden. Now comes the question, perpetually asked of Welsh supporters whenever images of the flag of St. George - tattooed onto beer bellies jiggling on outdoor bar tables – fills our TV screens. How do you feel about that?

Demons And Jets Team Up To Develop Women And Girls Rugby League

Demons And Jets Team Up To Develop Women And Girls Rugby League

Wales Have Reached The End Game, But Will It Be The Final Game For Warren Gatland?

Wales Have Reached The End Game, But Will It Be The Final Game For Warren Gatland?
You can tell when a team has its back firmly up against the wall because there is nowhere else to reach for new explanations. Wales have tried them all. They’re under-strength, they’re over-cooked, they’re rebuilding, they’re short on preparation time, there are too many rookies, not a big enough player pool, too many overseas players in the way at regional level, the fly-halves are too small, the props are too raw, there are leaves on the line and we’re experiencing exceptional call volumes at this moment in time, so please continue to hold

Chepstow Racecourse: Preview And Tips For Friday’s Ladies Evening

Chepstow Racecourse: Preview And Tips For Friday’s Ladies Evening
Chepstow hosts its latest meeting on Friday evening – Ladies with a competitive seven-race offering for punters heading to the track. Racing gets underway at 5.15 with a class four handicap before rounding off at 8.45 as nine runners take on the class six handicap to bring proceedings to a close.

Rhian Wilkinson Urges Wales To Seize Last Euro Chances

Rhian Wilkinson Urges Wales To Seize Last Euro Chances
Wales boss Rhian Wilkinson has urged her side to “find a way to deliver” ahead of their final two European Championship qualifying games. Her side sit second in Group B4 and kick off their final batch of matches with a trip to group leaders Croatia on Friday, before facing Kosovo in Llanelli next Tuesday.

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Toulouse’s Cup Full To The Brim While Welsh Regions Sip At Lower Table

It was probably fitting that the first team drawn out of the hat for the 30th anniversary Investec Champions Cup tournament next season was that of the reigning champions Stade Toulousain – who won the first title in Cardiff in 1996. The French giants will be hot favourites once again... Read More

Toby Booth Looks to Defy The Odds Again As Ospreys Face Munster Mountain

Toby Booth looks the kind of bloke who is not easily intimidated, and he will need all that defiance, and more, at Thomond Park in Limerick on Friday night. The Ospreys coach has also shown he knows how to defy the odds, which is why it is his team who... Read More

Ospreys Break New Ground In South Africa . . . But George North Breaks Down

An injury to George North - and therefore a big scare for Wales - was the price paid by Toby Booth’s Ospreys after they won for the first time on South African soil against one of the ‘big four’ provinces. The Swansea region bagged a home game in the Round... Read More

Warren Gatland Sifts Through Euro Damage To Piece Together Wales’ Six Nations Squad

Warren Gatland will receive reports on his long list of injured players on Monday before he finalises selection decisions for the Wales Six Nations squad. The head coach is due to announce his group for the tournament on Tuesday lunchtime, but has a raft of players he would like to... Read More

Toby Booth Full Of Praise For Ospreys After Euro Mission Accomplished

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Dragons Get Set For 2,000-Mile Day-Trip

By Graham Thomas The Dragons will embark on an incredible 2,000-mile day-trip to start their European campaign – but Adam Warren insists it might just jolt them into form. Centre Warren and his teammates face Perpignan on Saturday, but the region has opted to fly to the southern-most city in France, play... Read More
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