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.
Georgia Evans Makes Successful Return From Injury . . . As She Puts Her Hand Up For World Cup Consideration
By Rob Carbon Georgia Evans is back in the mix for World Cup consideration after coming back with a bang for Saracens in the Allianz Premier15s final at Sixways last weekend. Thirteen weeks after breaking her arm so badly in a league game at Bristol Bears there were fears she could lose... Read More
Wales Head Coach Wayne Pivac Bemoans The Depth Of The Player Pool In Wales . . . After Henry Arundell Announced In England Training Squad
By Paul Jones Wayne Pivac believes Wales may not have enough quality players to either sustain four professional teams or efficiently feed the national team. The Wales coach is open to cutting one of Wales’ four professional sides and believes doing so may even improve the quality of players at his disposal. Welsh... Read More
Wales will learn the destination of five World Cups on Thursday when the World Rugby Council vote in Dublin on host countries for the upcoming tournaments. While France are geared up to welcome nations from across the globe in 2023, there are several other key decisions to be made for... Read More
Tickets for next season’s Six Nations matches to watch Wales in Cardiff will hit £130 for the first time, it has been announced. For Stuart Taylor, it indicates the Welsh Rugby Union has lost touch with financial reality for all but the very richest. Being a Welsh rugby fan has... Read More
Ioan Cunningham Makes Five Changes To Confident Welsh Team To Face England . . . Sisilia Tuipulotu To Make Her International Debut Against The Red Roses
By Kasey Rees After two thrilling comeback victories, Wales coach Ioan Cunningham has made five changes to the team to face England in round three of the TikTok women's Six Nations on Saturday. Wales are currently unbeaten in their campaign so far after coming from behind twice to win their respective matches... Read More
Former international referee Nigel Owens reckons Wales are as low as they have been for a number of years following Saturday’s shock defeat to Italy, and based on current form, they will struggle to reach the knockout stages of next year’s World Cup. Wales ended up finishing fifth in this... Read More