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Neil Nails Welsh Seniors Crown - Forty Years After First Title

Former Walker Cup player Neil Roderick claimed his first Welsh Men’s Seniors Championship, forty years after claiming his first Welsh title.

Sam Davies On Brink Of Elite French Rugby After leaving “Mess” of Wales

Sam Davies Grenoble
Former Wales fly-half Sam Davies says he has experienced a "rollercoaster" season before Grenoble’s French Top 14 promotion play-off having left the "mess" of Welsh rugby. The second-tier ProD2 club have been hit with two points deductions for financial problems and director of rugby Aubin Hueber has been put on gardening leave in Davies' first campaign.

Wales with Mountain to Climb Against The Springboks . . . Just Like 1999

Warren Gatland Wales
In their first match since their embarrassing Six Nations campaign, Warren Gatland’s Wales side will take on South Africa next week in what will mark the anniversary of the first game at what was then called the Millennium Stadium. Strangely enough, even though this game falls on the 25th anniversary of the 1999 clash in Cardiff, the match will be held at the home of English rugby, Twickenham.

Last Welshman To Beat The All Blacks In A Welsh Shirt Dies Aged 97 . . . RIP Courtenay Meredith

Courtney Meredith
Courtenay Meredith, one of the world’s greatest tight head props in the Fifties and the last surviving player from the Wales team that beat New Zealand in 1953, has died at the age of 97. The former Neath prop was a renowned scrummager in his playing days, a precursor to Graham Price and Adam Jones in later generations of Welsh packs, and was the cornerstone of the British & Irish Lions pack that drew the Test series with South Africa in 1955.

Scarlets Sign Welsh-qualified New Zealander Blair Murray

Blair Murray Canterbury
Scarlets have added to their squad with the signing of Welsh-qualified back Blair Murray from New Zealand provincial side Canterbury. The 22-year-old speedster, who can operate on the wing, full-back or at fly-half, scored seven tries in seven appearances during last year’s Bunnings NPC campaign.

Ruby Evans Says Paris Olympics Will Be A Dream Come True

Ruby Evans
Teenager Ruby Evans says it will be a dream fulfilled when she competes for Great Britain at this summer’s Olympic Games. The 17-year-old from Cardiff is set to become the first Welsh gymnast to compete at the Olympics since 1996 after she was selected for the GB squad.

Dan Thomas Will Be Big Asset, Says Cardiff Coach Matt Sherratt

Dan Thomas Bristol rugby
Flanker Dan Thomas has ended his seven-year spell at Bristol by joining Cardiff. Thomas, 30, made 144 appearances for the Bears but now follows fellow Welshman Callum Sheedy in moving from Ashton Gate to Cardiff Arms Park ahead of the 2024-25 season.

Rhys Jones Looks Ahead to World Triathlon Para Series Swansea With Pride

Rhys Jones
With British Triathlon once again bringing the World Triathlon Para Series to Swansea in 2024, Welsh PTVI paratriathlete Rhys Jones has opened up about his home nation pride. “It was huge. It’s the kind of things dreams are made of really,” Jones said as he looks back on wearing the Welsh trisuit and finishing fourth at the 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games. “Last season the aim was to take three minutes off my overall time and the aim is that again. So we’re on track, with the various things that are in place, to make that happen.

How to Predict England’s Impending Implosion

Gareth Southgate England
With the European Championships looming, many England fans are feeling excited about the prospect of football “coming home”. However, those of us on the outside are obviously hopeful it will be business as usual. They will win one game, start playing Frank Skinner and David Baddiel re-runs, and eventually get knocked out soon afterwards.

Mimi Xu Breaks Into Top 10 in World Junior ITF Tennis Rankings

Mimi Xu
Welsh tennis prodigy Mimi Xu said she is “incredibly proud and humbled” after she broke into the top 10 world junior ITF tennis rankings. The 16-year-old, who was born in Swansea, has taken the junior competitions by storm, and is now in line to compete in this year’s qualifying events at Wimbledon this July in both Junior and Women’s events.

Progressive Rugby

Welsh Surgeon Accuses World Rugby Of Blowing Up The “Bunker” System In Order To Clear Owen Farrell

Owen Farrell’s escape from any kind of ban following his red card has been branded as making a “mockery” of player welfare by a leading Welsh surgeon. Farrell will lead England into the World Cup after his dismissal against Wales was not upheld by a disciplinary panel, making him free... Read More

Ryan Jones' Diagnosis Proves It's Not Just Macho Taunts That Need Changing . . . So Do The Rules

By Stuart Taylor “I feel like my world is falling apart. And I am really scared.” These are powerful words that former Wales captain Ryan Jones used to describe how he feels, having revealed to the world that he has been diagnosed with early onset dementia and probable chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). “It... Read More

Progressive Rugby Demand Urgent Change In Wake Of Ryan Jones' Dementia Revelation

Players should start missing games in order to protect them from long-term brain injuries following the news that former Wales captain Ryan Jones has early-onset dementia, a leading safety campaign group for the sport has said. The 41-year-old Jones, capped 75 times and a member of the British and Irish... Read More

Alix Popham, Progressive Rugby And Former Wales Doctor Say Tomas Francis Should Not Be Playing . . . But Wales Insist They Are Following The Rules

Wayne Pivac insists Wales are not making a “grave error” in picking Tomas Francis to play against France – despite the protests of many, including Alix Popham. Progressive Rugby - the campaign group on head injuries – as well as Professor John Fairclough and former Wales international Popham have all... Read More

Wales Defend Decision To Pass Tomas Francis Fit After Leading Doctor Claims They Are Risking Players' Health

By Haydn Evans Wales have defended themselves against accusations they have placed Tomas Francis at risk by declaring the prop fit to face France on Friday. Francis, wing Josh Adams and centre Owen Watkin have all been passed fit to play in Wales’ Six Nations clash in Cardiff. But it is the all-clear... Read More

Wales Accused Of Ignoring Concussion Rules . . . And Putting Tomas Francis In Danger

By Paul Jones The handling of an incident involving Wales' Tomas Francis in Saturday's clash with England has been criticised as a "clear and flagrant breach" of head injury assessment protocol.  Prop Francis sustained a head injury in the 20th minute of the Six Nations contest at Twickenham in which Wales suffered... Read More
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