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Dwayne Peel Expects A Tough Evening Against The Bulls . . . As He Looks For Development

Cardiff City Secure The Appointment Of Sabri Lamouchi . . . And Announce The Return Of Fan Favourite Sol Bamba

Wales Winger Sorba Thomas Says Leaving Huddersfield's Struggles For Blackburn Rovers' Promotion Push Was A No-Brainer

Wales winger Sorba Thomas has swapped a relegation fight with Huddersfield for a promotion chase with Blackburn Rovers after being told he had fallen down the pecking order with the Terriers. Thomas – who went to the World Cup with Wales only two months ago – was told his chances were going to be limited at Huddersfield after they brought in some new additions. The club are languishing in the Championship relegation zone, three points adrift of Cardiff City who are in 21st place.

Wales Will Get Fans Off Their Seats Again In This Six Nations, Promises Alex King

New attack coach Alex King says Wales are determined to play an entertaining brand which is rooted deep in the country’s DNA. King joined up with the rest of Warren Gatland’s coaching staff on Monday, with the New Zealander having chosen the former England fly-half to replace Stephen Jones as attack coach. The 47-year-old has little time to get his messages and methods across ahead of the Guinness Six Nations opener against Ireland on February 4, but King is confident that he can do so to mark Gatland’s Wales return with a winning start.

UEFA Announce Changes To Nations League Format . . . As Wales Plot Route Back To League A

Ieuan Evans Defends Steve Phillips But Admits Outside Help Is Needed To Clear Up The Mess At The WRU

Rob Page Apologises To Fans After Poor World Cup Showing . . . But Insists Wales Will Grow From Their Bitter Disappointment

Steve Cooper Looks To Embrace The History Of Nottingham Forest . . . As They Take On Manchester United In The League Cup Semi Final

Steve Phillips Faces Calls To Resign . . . As The Welsh Rugby Union Is Once Again Plunged Into Crisis Over Sexism Allegations

Welsh Athletes Wait On Trans Policy After Amelia Strickler Warning

Welsh female athletes are still waiting to hear from World Athletics who say their transgender policy is still a work in progress. Its stance follows claims made by British shot-putter that the governing body’s preferred option would “screw” female athletes. The global organisation is consulting with member federations over its preferred option for a new policy.

Pontypool

David Bishop . . . The Maverick Who Was Never Welcomed In From The Cold

There has been even more nostalgia than usual in Welsh rugby this year. The national team’s largely disappointing performances sent many minds (including thise of the Wesh Rugby Union) back to the era of Warren Gatland, a golden era to many, but not always viewed as one at the time.... Read More

Rhondda Boy Dylan Jones Aiming For Some Rob Page Stardust As Championship Rugby Returns

It’s been a big week for Rhondda boys and Ystrad Rhondda head coach Dylan Jones hopes the spotlight will stay on the Valley’s sporting pride. In midweek, the world’s media descended on Tylorstown Welfare Hall to hear local boy Rob Page name his Wales squad for football’s World Cup. In... Read More

Eddie Butler . . . The Poet Of Pontypool Who Lived Life Through A Dozen Different Voices

The 2023 Six Nations is still 20 weeks away, but we know already it will be very different this season. Eddie Butler won’t be there. That voice, so sturdy, comfortable and familiar, won’t be around to guide and reassure. That ability to add to and embellish the picture, without ever... Read More

Welsh Club Rugby . . . Still Crazy And Still Breathing After Three Suffocating Years

Welsh club rugby is back. The whole chaotic, crazy jamboree returns this weekend in full throttle once more after three years of Covid-affected restrictions. The Indigo Premiership looks healthy, but if it's real life drama you're after, then Daniel Parker reckons you need to drop down a notch and take... Read More

A History Of Acrimony: Pontypool’s Frustrations With The WRU Strike A Chord For Community Clubs

By Dan Parker For all the criticisms laid at the door of the WRU over recent months – from eyewatering international ticket prices and alcohol-induced shenanigans at the Principality Stadium to the poor performance of Wales national team and regional sides – this week’s letter from Pontypool RFC to the union... Read More

"Pross" . . . The Bulldozer Driver Who Built A Rugby Empire At Pontypool

Ray Prosser, who died earlier this week at the age of 93, was more than just a player and a coach. As Peter Jackson recalls, he was a philosopher, educator and sociologist, when he wasn’t driving a bulldozer for a living. Monday, January 20, 1975 – training night at Pontypool... Read More
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