Rhys Jones has described being selected for a third Commonwealth Games as his “gold medal moment”. Anything else he achieves on the Alexander Stadium track in Birmingham this summer will be a bonus, says the para sprinter.
So, the Ryan Giggs Wales era has officially ended. It was an announcement which almost certainly represents a full-stop conclusion to the strained 30-year association between the Cardiffian and his national football team. The word “officially” is important here: in both practical and emotional terms Robert Page is already Wales manager.
Profits made from Wales qualifying for the World Cup – expected to be around £4m - will go into improving grassroots facilities, the Football Association of Wales have pledged. The overall commercial revenue from Wales reaching their first finals of the tournament for 64 years could be at least £10m, it has been estimated. But the guaranteed part of that income – which comes from the FIFA prize money pot – will go straight into benefitting the game at lower levels.
Leigh Halfpenny Braced For Bad News . . . More Months Out After Serious Knee Injury Playing For Wales
Leigh Halfpenny is waiting to hear how many more months he will have to spend on in the sidelines following the knee injury he suffered against Canada. The Wales full-back – whose career has been consistently interrupted by various injury setbacks over the years – is waiting for scan results... Read More
Leigh Halfpenny realised his boyhood dream 13 years ago, but today he will achieve something he never could have imagined in his wildest fantasies. Away from the spotlight of the Lions tour, before a restricted crowd at the Principality Stadium against low key opposition, Halfpenny will run out to play... Read More
Rob Howley believes Welsh rugby must sort out its player pathway if its teams are ever to compete again for Europe’s top prizes. The former Wales coach – who is back home on a break from his current job as assistant coach with Canada – has called for changes in... Read More
Former Wales attack coach Rob Howley has joined Canada's back-room team following his return to rugby after being banned for a betting breach. Howley was kicked out of Wales’ coaching group at the 2019 World Cup and subsequently banned from the game for 18 months, suspended for nine, having been caught... Read More
As Wales gear up for their Six Nations opener on Saturday, Peter Jackson of The Rugby Paper pays tribute to the last player in the tournament to reach scoring perfection – James Hook, who will retire from rugby at the end of the season. James Hook did something a long... Read More
Rob Howley has been banned from rugby for 18 months, with nine suspended, after betting on over 360 games including Wales matches. Howley's suspension is backdated to his withdrawal from Wales' World Cup campaign, on 16 September 2019, so he can resume his career on June 16th 2020 having accepted the... Read More