Pat Lam insists his Bristol Bears have plenty of good reasons to finally get stuck into the Scarlets this weekend – about 300,000 of them. The English club’s head coach reckons the cancellation of their home fixture against the Welsh region in December cost Bristol around £300,000. Lam acknowledges the 28-0 walkover victory in the Heineken Champions Cup occurred through no fault of the Scarlets – who were hit by Covid and isolation problems after their infamous trip to South Africa – but says their automatic four-tries-to-nil victory came at a cost.
Former Wales hooker Richard Hibbard has announced his retirement from rugby. Hibbard played 38 Wales internationals and three Tests for the Lions on the 2013 successful tour of Australia. The 38-year-old made his Wales debut against Argentina in 2006 and the last of his Tests came nine years later at home to Ireland. “I’m sad to say my body has finally said enough is enough,” said Hibbard. “What a ride it’s been. I’ve been lucky enough to do everything I’ve wanted, and more, in this great game.”
Two home wins from reaching the World Cup finals, seven games without a defeat, and 30,000-plus fervent fans ready to roar in Cardiff come March. These are unprecedented times for the Welsh men's national football side. A squad that boasts experience and yet youthful exuberance, that's laced with proven quality but also potential, that excites in attack and yet is resolute when needs must.
Cardiff City 1, Real Valladolid 1 Cardiff won 4-2 on penalties Omar Bogle scored for the Bluebirds in the final match of their tour to North America. Cardiff City fought out a 1-1 draw against the Spanish La Liga club, owned by Brazilian ace Ronaldo, before winning the penalty shoot-out at Edmonton’s Commonwealth... Read More
Neil Warnock takes on Brazilian legend Ronaldo when his Bluebirds face Spanish team Real Valladolid in Canada overnight. Former World Cup winner Ronaldo, who played for Barcelona, Inter Milan and Real Madrid, now owns La Liga’s Valladolid, bought 51% of club shares last year and is with the team in Canada. The... Read More
Warnock, Manga Shed Tears Over Departure To Dijon - Defender Sends Heartfelt Message To Bluebirds Fans
Neil Warnock has admitted he shed tears with Bruno Manga when it became clear the big defender was leaving Cardiff City. Manga has signed for French Ligue 1 club Dijon FCO, leaving City’s pre-season tour to North America this week, and Warnock said: “Tears were shed between Bruno and I. “It was... Read More
New Mexico United 1, Cardiff City 1 Omar Bogle reminded Cardiff City manager Neil Warnock what he has to offer by scoring a stunning goal in North America. The Bluebirds were 1-0 down against New Mexico United when Bogle whipped a free-kick into the top corner. Former Wigan Athletic forward Bogle, aged 26,... Read More
The Bluebirds have allowed one senior striker to leave Cardiff City, while centre-forward Kenneth Zohore looks certain to complete an £8m transfer to West Brom. Rhys Healey has joined MK Dons in a full transfer, while Zohore has left City’s pre-season tour in North America to have a medical at West... Read More