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There Was Only One Peter Whittingham . . . And Cardiff City Fans Will Give Thanks Tonight

Gareth Bale & co may have been dominating the hearts and minds of Welsh sports fans with their efforts in Qatar, but Cardiff City will grab the limelight on Wednesday night when the club hosts a special tribute match to honour one of their all-time greats. Peter Whittingham was at the heart of everything that was good about the Bluebirds for more than a decade, a period during which the club reached a League Cup final, a Play-off Final, an FA Cup Final and, finally, the promised land of the Premier League. His achievements and statistics – 96 goals in 457 games – will stand the test of time, especially in the ultra-professional modern era.

Wales Captain And Bristol Bears Star Siwan Lillicrap Retires From International Rugby

Siwan Lillicrap has announced her retirement from international rugby. The 51-times-capped back five player has been Wales Women squad captain since November 2019 and played a major role in the transition to professionalism last year. She was one of the first 12 players to receive a full-time contract but has opted to leave Test rugby.

Gareth Bale's Future Will Dominate Wales' World Cup Inquest . . . Is It Over For The No.11 After 111 Caps?

Gareth Bale insists he wants to carry on playing for his country but the real question now is whether his country needs him. As Wales’ World Cup journey came to an end, Bale and the rest of the squad stood and applauded their fans, packed into a small section behind the goal at the Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium, a venue that holds few memories, only promises of a bright, shiny space-age future. But what future for this Wales team, their foot soldiers and their decorated generals, following a 3-0 defeat to England and the end of an underwhelming campaign in Qatar.

How Wales Can Still Make The Last 16 Of The World Cup

You know that sporting cliché, “We need a miracle.” Well, Wales need two. To stay in the World Cup, to make it out of the group stages and into the excitement of the knockout round of 16 in Qatar, Wales need two things to happen.

Ieuan Evans Insists He Will Modernise The WRU . . . But Without Leaving The Grass Roots Withered

Ieuan Evans has vowed to modernise the Welsh Rugby Union, but without neglecting the community game after being appointed chair of the WRU. The decorated former Wales and British & Irish Lions wing, who also chairs the Lions Board, takes over from Rob Butcher who served two-years at the helm but stood down after the WRU’s recent 2022 Annual General Meeting. Evans follows inaugural chair Vernon Pugh QC, Glanmor Griffiths, David Pickering, Gareth Davies and Butcher to become the WRU’s sixth chair since 1993.

Don't Drop Rambo . . . Former Wales Star Says Axing Aaron Ramsey Would Be A Big Mistake

Dean Saunders has urged Wales manager Robert Page to ignore demands to axe Aaron Ramsey for the do-or-die World Cup clash against England. Wales midfielder Ramsey – so often the beating heart of Welsh triumphs over the years – has been a shadow of himself at the tournament so far. That has led to siren calls for him to be dumped by Page for the final group stage game, with either Joe Morrell, Jonny Williams, Dylan Levitt or Matthew Smith called in to replace him.

Wales' Miracle Man Gareth Bale Out To Defy The Odds - And The Years - By Inspiring His Most Unlikely Shock Yet

Gareth Bale believes in miracles and why shouldn’t he? This is a footballer who was once considered a cursed left back with Tottenham Hotspur who went on to win five Champions League titles as lethal attacker with Real Madrid. From a defender who always seemed to lose with Spurs, to a striker who won everything with the biggest club in the world.

Inconsistent Devils Cling Onto Coattails Of Elite League Front-Runners

Say It Ain’t So, Joe . . . Wales Can Still Do It, Can’t They?

Say it ain’t so, Joe. That phrase passed into sporting immortality when an American reporter allegedly asked baseball star ‘Shoeless’ Joe Jackson about his admission that he’d fixed the 1919 World Series. (He hadn’t). It was also asked – in a roundabout way – by reporters to Joe Allen on Sunday when he was quizzed on whether making the World Cup knockout stages in Qatar was now a lost cause.

Wales' Joe Allen Backs Gareth Bale And Aaron Ramsey To Answer Their Critics And Insists England Clash Is Not Mission Impossible

Joe Allen insists Wales' final World Cup group clash against is not "mission impossible" and has also defended Gareth Bale and Aaron Ramsey against their critics. Wales will go into Tuesday’s game against their oldest enemy requiring two small miracles to occur simultaneously. Firstly, they have to beat England for the first time since 1984 and prevent their biggest rivals from gaining a seventh successive victory.

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Cardiff Rugby's Dai Young Speaks Out On Future Of United Rugby Championship After Quarantine Nightmare

By Rob Carbon The United Rugby Championship could be thrown into disarray if the tournament organisers can't provide guarantees on a safe, secure and speedy passage home for the four teams they now expect to relive their recent traumatic travel experiences to and from South Africa. The four teams who found themselves... Read More

Scarlets Told: "Player Welfare Is Paramount, Blah, Blah, Blah . . . Now Play Or Lose"

The Scarlets have had the door slammed in their faces by European rugby bosses who will not permit any escape route from this weekend’s opening Heineken Champions Cup fixture. The Llanelli region had pleaded for a postponement of their Pool B clash at Bristol on Saturday because of the chaotic... Read More

Ospreys Offer Players To Scarlets But Want Euro Bosses To Clarify They Won’t Be Cup-tied

By Rob Carbon The Ospreys have asked European rugby bosses to confirm their players will not be Cup-tied before they lend some of them to the Scarlets. The Swansea-based region are willing to help out their rivals following the Scarlets’ enforced quarantine which has wrecked planning for their opening match of their... Read More

European Rugby Bosses Under Pressure To Change Rules After South Africa Chaos For Cardiff And Scarlets

European rugby bosses are coming under increasing pressure to shift from their hardline stance over fulfilling scheduled fixtures in this season’s tournaments. Much arm-twisting is going on behind the scenes following the chaotic preparations for the Heineken Champions Cup and European Challenge Cup being experienced by Cardiff, the Scarlets, Munster... Read More

Cardiff And Scarlets Face £250,000 Bill As Well As Heineken Champions Cup Chaos

Cardiff and the Scarlets are facing a massive joint hotel bill of £250,000 as well as major disruption to their European campaigns if they are forced to self-isolate in hotel quarantine for 10 days following their troubled trip to South Africa. The Scarlets have made it back as far as... Read More

Wales Tell James Lawrence's German Club To Release Him For Crucial World Cup Clash

Wales have demanded St Pauli release defender James Lawrence for their World Cup qualifier with the Czech Republic – and say they have the support of the German Football Association and FIFA over the issue. Lawrence played in Wales' opening 2022 World Cup qualifier on Wednesday, the 3-1 defeat to... Read More
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