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Potter’s Wheel . . . Things may be About to Turn Quickly for Former Swansea City Boss

Potter’s Wheel . . . Things may be About to Turn Quickly for Former Swansea City Boss
He may not have quite matched Billy McCandless’ 1948 record of winning his first three games in charge, but Graham Potter did okay as manager of Swansea City. There was no promotion from the Championship to the Premier League - the Swans finished 10th in his one season in charge in 2018-2019 - but there was enough to admire to realise why England may now be keen to make him their successor to the departed Gareth Southgate.

Richard Whiffin Admits Wales U20s Need To Stop Soft Tries As They Finish Eighth At World Championship

Richard Whiffin Admits Wales U20s Need To Stop Soft Tries As They Finish Eighth At World Championship
Wales’ campaign in the World Rugby U20 Championship finished in disappointing fashion with a 47-31 defeat to hosts South Africa in the 7th place final at the DHL Stadium in Cape Town. The Junior Springboks were determined to finish the championship on a winning note after suffering two defeats to Argentina.

Warren Gatland Admits Poor Judgement In Cory Hill Captaincy Fiasco

Warren Gatland Admits Poor Judgement In Cory Hill Captaincy Fiasco
Warren Gatland has admitted it was a terrible idea to make Cory Hill a Wales captain. The Wales coach said he regretted the decision to give the honour to Hill for the final game of the tour to Australia, what proved to be a one-point victory over Queensland Reds.

Morgan Morse Set To Make History As The Wisest Head On Young Shoulders

Morgan Morse Set To Make History As The Wisest Head On Young Shoulders
Morgan Morse will become the most-capped player for Wales U20 when he plays against the Junior Springboks in the final game at the 2024 World Rugby Junior Championship. It will be his 24th appearance, taking him past the 23 won by former Scarlets wing Ryan Conbeer, but he could go on to win 10 more next season.

Former Swansea City Boss Graham Potter Leaves England Wondering

Former Swansea City Boss Graham Potter Leaves England Wondering
Graham Potter says he feels "really ready, really excited" to return to football management, but would not comment on speculation linking him with the vacant England job. The former Swansea City boss has been out of work since leaving Chelsea in April 2023 after just seven months in charge at Stamford Bridge.

Wales Face Reds, Hoping Not To Finish Red-Faced

Wales Face Reds, Hoping Not To Finish Red-Faced
No-one is exactly sure why, but Wales play Queensland Reds on Friday. It’s something to do with a planned Test against Samoa not materialising, other international opponents being touted, and the final conclusion that a game against provincial opponents might still swell the coffers, anyway, so what the heck.

Alix Popham Calls For More Work To Protect Rugby Players After New MND Link

Alix Popham Calls For More Work To Protect Rugby Players After New MND Link
Former Wales star Alix Popham has called for more to be done to protect rugby players after a new study showed players who suffered multiple concussions have biological differences that may make them more prone to developing motor neurone disease (MND) and other conditions. Popham - who has been diagnosed with probable chronic traumatic encephalopathy and early onset dementia - is co-founder of charity, Head For Change.

Wales Women To Play Scotland And Australia in September

Wales Women To Play Scotland And Australia in September
Wales Women have announced two major Test matches against Scotland and Australia ahead of their WXV2 campaign in South Africa during September. Ioan Cunningham, the Wales head coach, guided his side to an eight-try 52-20 win over Spain to secure World Cup qualification for England 2025 and WXV2 in Cape Town.

Caernarfon Town Storm Through After Euro Epic, Thanks To Cool Hand Gruff

Caernarfon Town Storm Through After Euro Epic, Thanks To Cool Hand Gruff
Caernarfon Town earned one of their best results in European football after Gruffydd John scored decisively in a penalty shoot-out to beat Crusaders of Northern Ireland. The Welsh club triumphed over Crusaders in a thrilling shoot-out in Belfast, advancing to the second qualifying round of the Europa Conference League.

Wales Desperate To Get A Tune Out Of Regan . . . But Will It Be Amazing Grace?

Wales Desperate To Get A Tune Out Of Regan . . . But Will It Be Amazing Grace?
Every cloud needs a silver lining, so what shouldn’t Regan Grace provide it in the “Sunshine State” of Queensland? There have been a few bright individual moments during Wales’ tour of Australia - Dewi Lake, Archie Griffin and Taine Plumtree come to mind - but in the main it’s been a continuation of the long dark cloud Warren Gatland has been under for almost 10 months.

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It Will Either Be Pain Or Gain For Taine, When Wales Muscle Up To South Africa

Taine Plumtree will be bidding for a family London double this weekend – but it will require a massive upset by Wales for him to achieve it. Last month, Plumtree’s father, John, coached the Sharks to a memorable 36-22 triumph against Gloucester in the Challenge Cup final at Tottenham Hotspur... Read More

South Africa Leave Out Rested Dozen For Test Against Wales

South Africa captain Siya Kolisi is one 12 players from the matchday 23 who won the World Cup last year who will not be considered for the one-off Test against Wales at Twickenham on June 22. Just 11 of the side that edged New Zealand 12-11 at the Stade de... Read More

Lord Coe Blasts Paris Olympic Chiefs Over Sky High Ticket Prices

World Athletics president Lord Coe fears fans – and athletes – could be priced out of next summer’s Olympics in Paris. Coe is concerned over sky-high costs, with tickets for an athletics session at the Stade de France costing as much as £850 on the official Paris 2024 website. The... Read More

Spikey Mike Phillips Insists Wales Can Puncture Predictions Of World Cup Woe If They Find Belief

Mike Phillips played at two World Cup tournaments and believes the key to success is self-belief - not a quality in which he was ever really found wanting. But the former Wales scrum-half – who seemed to swagger his way through big matches – believes Warren Gatland can still build... Read More

France Coach Fabien Galthie Demands Showtime In Paris In Springtime . . . With Wales As Lesser Supporting Cast

After demolishing England with a performance that made him cry with joy, France coach Fabien Galthié wants his entertainers to finish the Six Nations in style with a home win against Wales on Saturday. Defending champions France even have an outside chance of keeping their title. But they must beat... Read More

The Lee Byrne Ultimatum . . . Back The Wales Players, Wherever They Play Their Club Rugby

Former Wales full-back Lee Byrne says his former side face a "huge task" on Saturday as they head to defending champions France in the Six Nations. Les Bleus claimed a record 53-10 victory at Twickenham last weekend and can retain their trophy with a bonus-point win at the Stade de... Read More
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