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.
Neil Harris is not only battling for his job at Cardiff City, but now has an FA misconduct charge to fight as well. The Bluebirds boss was shown a red card by Leigh Doughty for dissent on Tuesday night as his team slumped to a 2-1 defeat at bottom of... Read More
Will Vaulks, an energetic, effective central midfield player, is ready to somersault past Derby in the English Midlands - and land firmly at Cardiff City Stadium. Wales international Vaulks has committed to the Bluebirds, preferring a switch from South Yorkshire to South Wales despite interest from Derby. He has agreed terms on... Read More
Will Vaulks was once paid 33p a week - but now trains alongside £86million man Gareth Bale who earns a reputed £350,000 a week. The Rotherham midfielder, who is being linked with a move to Cardiff City, was paid pennies at Falkirk as he tried to rebuild his career after... Read More
James Waite, a Welsh teenager with bags of ability, made the step up to Bluebirds first team football in South Yorkshire last night. More than 200 City fans travelled to the New York Stadium and Waite, one of the brightest prospects at under-23 level, made the most of his opportunity during... Read More