Wales may be about to have their first shot at World Cup glory in 64 years, but manager Robert Page, is already looking to a future built around the likes of Bennan Johnson. As Page prepares for the do-or-die play-off against either Scotland or Ukraine, he also has a mind on the younger generation. The caretaker boss - whose own deal with Wales only runs as far as the end of the World Cup campaign - has heaped praise on fit-again Kieffer Moore, and believes he can bring something different to the team, but has stressed the importance of preparing the younger players in the squad for the future of Welsh football.
"It's what we have been training for and preparing for a long time, so it’s both nerve-wracking and exciting.” Those are the words of Welsh rhythmic gymnast Gemma Frizelle as she and her team-mates prepare for a massive next three weeks. First up is the Rhythmic Gymnastics British Championships in Telford this weekend, followed a fortnight later by the Welsh Championships in Cardiff.
Rhys Patchell has praised Dan Biggar’s bravery and competitive spirit for setting the tone during Wales’ stunning World Cup victory over Australia. It was Patchell who came off the bench to kick 14 points in the hugely significant 29-25 World Cup win in Tokyo, but the Scarlets star revealed it... Read More
Fuming Australia coach Michael Cheika launched a furious attack on rugby chiefs over a crucial decision in Sunday's 29-25 World Cup loss to Wales, saying he was “embarrassed” by the decision to penalise Samu Kerevi while he was carrying the ball. Already angry with rugby's officialdom over the three-match ban handed... Read More
Leigh Halfpenny is still suffering from headaches two-and-a-half months after being concussed by a late tackle playing against Australia. Wales coach Warren Gatland revealed Halfpenny’s continuing symptoms at the launch of the Six Nations, where he admitted the Scarlets full-back would definitely miss the opening two rounds of the tournament.... Read More
So when is a late tackle, not a dangerous or intentional late tackle? When it lays out a player in front of the referee and forces him to miss three months of rugby, obviously. New Zealand referee Ben O'Keeffe, Irish TMO Simon McDowell and Kiwi Citing Commissioner Keith Brown should... Read More
Leigh Halfpenny could have been pole-axed out of the rest of the autumn series – an assault Wales are still fuming over. The Wales full-back is in danger of missing the remaining matches against Tonga and South Africa after being concussed by a late tackle against Australia. Halfpenny is undergoing... Read More
The resurgent Wallabies are hoping they might still be able to bring their top centre pairing, Samu Kerevi and Tevita Kuridrani, to Cardiff with them for next month’s Under Armour Series. Kerevi hasn’t played for four months after undergoing surgery on a ruptured bicep and the Queensland Reds centre isn’t due... Read More