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.
By Paul Jones Wayne Pivac has named two uncapped players in his squad to tour South Africa this summer. Leicester flanker Tommy Reffell and Ospreys back row forward James Ratti have been included alongside George North who recently returned from injury. [embed]https://twitter.com/mattsouth7/status/1526888663002583053?s=21&t=isQj1UpvrN09KIFSJ3gwqw[/embed] Dan Biggar retains the captaincy, although Alun Wyn Jones is included, but... Read More
Dewi Lake leads Wales U20 into the World Rugby Junior Championships in Argentina this week and admits they are stepping into the lion’s den. Their opening game on Tuesday will be against the host nation Argentina and four days later they face reigning world champions France. Their pool campaign finishes... Read More
Wales have named the side to face Australia in their opening World Rugby U20 Championship game in Béziers on Wednesday. (8pm). Cai Evans (Ospreys) starts at fullback, with Rio Dyer (Dragons) and Ryan Conbeer (Scarlets) on the wings. An all-Scarlet midfield features Ioan Nicholas at 12 and Corey Baldwin at... Read More
Five new players have been named in the Wales U20 squad for this Friday’s U20 Six Nations match against Scotland at Broadwood Stadium (20:30). Head coach Jason Strange has also been boosted by the return of Rhun Williams and Reuben Morgan-Williams as Wales look to bounce back from the defeat... Read More
Head coach Jason Strange was full of praise for his Wales Under 20 side's maturity and control as they overcame horrendous conditions, and a power-packed Italian team, to get their Six Nations side off to a winning start. Their 27-5 win in a rain-soaked Legnano made it eight wins in... Read More