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Wales' Old New Boy Rhys Webb Follows The Messi And Ronaldo Creed . . . If You're Good Enough, You're Young Enough

Rhys Webb has taken inspiration from football greats Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo after ending more than two years in the international rugby wilderness. Ospreys scrum-half Webb is on course to make his first Wales appearance since November 2020 in next Saturday’s Guinness Six Nations opener against Ireland. Webb, who toured New Zealand with the 2017 British and Irish Lions, featured on just five occasions during Wayne Pivac’s 34-Test reign as Wales head coach.

Dwayne Peel Continues To Take The Bulls By The Horns At The Scarlets . . . With Seven Wins In Eight

Dwayne Peel was able to enjoy one of the best victories during his time as head coach at the Scarlets as his side picked up a 37-28 bonus-point win over the Bulls on Friday. Despite having five players away on Wales duty and a number of others ruled out through injury, the Parc y Scarlets faithful saw their side notch a first win over the Bulls in the URC and pick up a fourth try late in the game to take the extra point. It was their fifth win in a row this year in all competitions and moved them ahead of the Dragons in the table.

Sol Bamba Insists Sabri Lamouchi Has The Tactical Know-How To Keep Cardiff City Up

Sol Bamba insists his new boss at Cardiff City, Sabri Lamouchi, commands respect and has the tactical nous to keep the club in the Championship. Bamba has rejoined the club he enjoyed success with as a player as their new assistant and right-hand man to Frenchman Lamouchi. The pair worked together when Lamouchi was manager of the Ivory Coast national team between 2012 and 2014 and Bamba was a player in that squad alongside former Swansea City star Wilfried Bony.

Welsh Players Demand WRU Action On Sexism As Sport Wales Oversee Task Force Plan

The Welsh Rugby Players Association has urged the Welsh Rugby Union to take the "strongest possible action" after allegations of sexism and bullying within the organisation. An open letter was sent to WRU chairman Ieuan Evans from the WRPA following a BBC investigation, which featured former WRU employees alleging incidents including racism and homophobia during their time with the organisation. One contributor claimed she had considered suicide as a result of her experiences.

James Botham Insists Cardiff Are Defying Their Critics As They Step Up URC Play-Off Bid

James Botham insists Cardiff have forced their critics to eat their words, having recovered from heavy defeats earlier in the season. It’s a big claim from the Wales international, given that the team have lost three of their four matches played so far this year. But as Cardiff prepare for the toughest assignment in European rugby – a trip to Dublin to face Leinster on Saturday evening in a game that is live on S4C – Botham believes the capital city region have already proved some sceptics wrong and insists there is more to come.

Dwayne Peel Expects A Tough Evening Against The Bulls . . . As He Looks For Development

Cardiff City Secure The Appointment Of Sabri Lamouchi . . . And Announce The Return Of Fan Favourite Sol Bamba

Wales Winger Sorba Thomas Says Leaving Huddersfield's Struggles For Blackburn Rovers' Promotion Push Was A No-Brainer

Wales winger Sorba Thomas has swapped a relegation fight with Huddersfield for a promotion chase with Blackburn Rovers after being told he had fallen down the pecking order with the Terriers. Thomas – who went to the World Cup with Wales only two months ago – was told his chances were going to be limited at Huddersfield after they brought in some new additions. The club are languishing in the Championship relegation zone, three points adrift of Cardiff City who are in 21st place.

Wales Will Get Fans Off Their Seats Again In This Six Nations, Promises Alex King

New attack coach Alex King says Wales are determined to play an entertaining brand which is rooted deep in the country’s DNA. King joined up with the rest of Warren Gatland’s coaching staff on Monday, with the New Zealander having chosen the former England fly-half to replace Stephen Jones as attack coach. The 47-year-old has little time to get his messages and methods across ahead of the Guinness Six Nations opener against Ireland on February 4, but King is confident that he can do so to mark Gatland’s Wales return with a winning start.

UEFA Announce Changes To Nations League Format . . . As Wales Plot Route Back To League A

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You Don't Win Anything With Kids . . . But Can Swansea City Win Promotion With Joe Allen?

Making predictions in sport always leaves the predictor in a somewhat precarious position. "You can't win anything with kids," said Alan Hansen on Match Of The Day following Manchester Untied's opening day 3-1 defeat away to Aston Villa in August 1995. Hansen's words of warning have become a haunting catchphrase: by... Read More

Wales Can Win This Test Series In South Africa . . . But Just Don't Expect Them To Win Much Respect

They say respect must be earned, not just given It seems the concept has been lost on the South African media, despite Wales claiming a hard-fought 13-12 historic victory in Bloemfontein last Saturday.  That win has set up a much-anticipated series decider in Cape Town this weekend. Who would have... Read More

History Shows, Wales Can Beat South Africa . . . But Earning Their Respect Is Something Else

There have been some seriously dark times in the rich, turbulent history that is Welsh rugby. You only have to recall the countless thrashings by New Zealand - some of which are too painful to remember without feeling embarrassed - but South Africa dished out the worst beating on June... Read More

What Have Dan Biggar, Gerwyn Price And Eric Cantona Got In Common? Abusive Fans Who Should Know Better

You know what it’s like. Your team starts poorly, falls behind on the scoreboard, and the fan behind you lets fly with a volley of angry abuse. Fair game for those in the firing line? Not according to Stuart Taylor. Performers have had their own unique way of dealing with... Read More

Wales Ticket Price Hike By WRU Risks Alienating More Fans Who Will Look Elsewhere

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