It has already been dubbed “Mission Impossible” but Wales captain Dafydd Jenkins insists he would not bother getting on the plane if he thought he could not be a winner in Ireland this weekend. The statistics alone make intimidating reading for Wales as they journey to Dublin for the third round of the Six Nations on Saturday.
Ethan Horvath has hailed the influence of Ole Gunnar Solskjær on his career after joining the Manchester United legend's former club Cardiff City. Solskjær handed Horvath his senior football debut at Molde in 2015 - with the American going on to become the Norwegian club's first choice shot-stopper.
Joe Allen’s future at Swansea City looks uncertain after head coach Luke Williams admitted he didn’t know if the former Wales star would be offered a new contract. Allen has only made one start this season in the Championship – last week’s 2-1 home defeat at Ipswich Town – as injuries have disrupted his campaign.
Nick Tompkins insists Wales are not afraid of double Grand Slam-seeking Ireland. In fact, the Saracens centre is convinced Wales can go to the Aviva Stadium and “take a scalp” to get their Six Nations campaign back on track. After two agonising defeats to Scotland, by a point, and England, by two points at Twickenham, Tompkins believes the youngsters around him can step up to the plate and cause an upset.
Wales will relish the challenge of facing an Ireland side they haven’t beaten in Dublin in the Six Nations since 2012, according to Gareth Thomas. The Wales prop is preparing to go head-to head with Tadhg Furlong in a critical front row battle at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday against hosts who have won their last 10 Championship matches.
Wales skipper Dafydd Jenkins has already notched one win over an Irish side with Exeter Chiefs against Munster in the Champions Cup this season. Now he is eyeing up an even bigger upset than toppling the URC champions with his young Welsh side in Dublin in this weekend’s third round of the Six Nations.
Erol Bulut refuses to accept that Cardiff City are in a relegation fight - despite their alarming slide down the Championship table. Having been firmly in the play-off mix earlier on in the season, Cardiff are now closer to the relegation zone than the top six.
Warren Gatland fears Welsh rugby is going to duck the essential changes he insists are needed to close the gulf between Wales and Ireland. The Wales coach says he is “not 100 per cent convinced” that regional rugby will undergo the proper reset he feels it requires. Gatland admitted “it has probably felt sometimes like you are in a sinking ship and you are trying to plug the holes a little bit”.
Jill McIntosh is confident Cardiff Dragons can build on their hugely encouraging Netball Super League opener when they host Manchester Thunder at the House of Sport on Friday night. Dragons fought back bravely to earn a thrilling 48-48 draw with Saracens Mavericks as all 10 teams got the season underway at the Motorpoint Arena in Nottingham.
Wales will travel to play Slovakia on June 9 for what they hope will be a warm-up friendly ahead of Euro 2024. The venue has yet to be confirmed, but the Football Association of Wales says the match will take place in either Bratislava or Trnava five days before Euro 2024 gets underway.
Celtic Dragons Head Into Pulsating Fast5 All-Stars Netball Tournament Aiming To Pull The Plug On Bath
Celtic Dragons are on a fast track to netball success, starting against Team Bath at the Copper Box Arena in London on Saturday. They have qualified for the British Fast5 All-Stars competition for the first time and the draw has pitted Dragons against Bath in the quarter-finals. The Fast5 tournament, a fast,... Read More
Green Army Ready For Memorable Tribute To Dragons' Welsh Aussie Kyra At Final Home Fixture Of Season
The Green Army will turn out in force on Saturday when Australian-born Wales international Kyra Jones plays in her last Celtic Dragons home match. Centre Jones came to Wales a decade ago, has played a major role for the Dragons and married a Welshman. Jones, from Perth, admits she sent off an... Read More
Sporting veterans returned to the top tier for Welsh clubs this week - and made an impact. Centre Clare Elsey, aged 40, played for Celtic Dragons in Vitality Netball Superleague, while 44-year-old former World squash number three and British Open squash champion David Evans was in action for Welsh Wizards. Superleague is... Read More
Celtic Dragons finished on a high when captain Nia Jones presented head coach Tania Hoffman with a cake - and the players sang happy birthday. It was a moment which showed Dragons' team spirit and togetherness, but could not hide the frustration felt after the 66-44 Vitality Netball Superleague defeat against Saracens... Read More
Khalifa McCollin, Celtic Dragons’ shooting star from Trinidad and Tobago, plays against her former team Saracens Mavericks in Cardiff this evening (Monday, 7pm). McCollin returned to Dragons this season and produced a 100 per cent shooting average during their 67-40 win against London Pulse at the Copper Box Arena. Captain Nia Jones... Read More
Celtic Dragons were ‘flat and flaky’ during their bitterly disappointing Vitality Netball Superleague defeat against Severn Stars in Gloucester. A sell-out attendance of more than 800 spectators watched Stars power to a 57-40 win against Dragons, who were a pale shadow of the team who crushed London Pulse 67-40 away in... Read More