From Tylorstown Triumph To The Brink Of Elimination In 180 Minutes . . . Rob Page And Wales Require World Cup Miracle

It must have felt a long way from Tylorstown as Robert Page starred out towards the world's media and tried to explain how the heady optimism of just 16 ago had evaporated under a hot Arabian sun. Little more than two weeks ago, the Wales manager was in his home village, announcing the squad he would take to take to a World Cup finals, the first Wales manager to do so for 64 years. Now, that adventure already seems to drawing to a close after just two games following a 2-0 to Iran which was unexpected, but felt feasible from the moment Kieffer Moore missed an early opportunity.

Iwan Roberts Believes Kieffer Moore Can Cause Havoc . . . As Wales Search For Their First Victory

Mike Ruddock Has Been Impressed With Jac Morgan . . . And Thinks The Wales Flanker Can Become World Class

As Wayne Pivac moves close to the brink, here’s six candidates to be Wales’ next coach

Josh Macleod Reveals His Pride . . . Having Overcome Several Obstacles To Finally Make His Debut For Wales

Kieffer Moore Hopes To Control The Skies Against Iran . . . Following A Remarkable Journey To Reach Qatar

Ben Davies May Have Helped Welsh Football Reach New Heights . . . But His Muti Sports Approach Was The Key To Unlock His Potential

Harry Wilson praises Neco Williams’ “courage and bravery” . . . And Admits That Wales Are Ready For Iran Challenge

Wales Are Desperate To Right The Wrongs Of Their Defeat Against Goergia . . . But Is It Too Little Too Late?

Women’s Team Add Gold . . . As Wales Enjoy Success At The 2022 Artistic Gymnastics Northern European Championships

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Adam Beard Tells Wales It's Time For Honesty After Humbling Start To Six Nations

By David Williams Welsh pack leader Adam Beard has told his Wales teammates they have to be more assertive if they are to make any kind of recovery in this Six Nations. The Wales second row insists honesty is the best policy as they assess the fall-out from their opening  29-7 crushing... Read More

Wales Look Past New Zealand Defeat And Towards Springboks Match On Saturday

By Lucy Rees Taine Basham believes Wales can muscle up to stronger effect when they face world champions, South Africa, this weekend. The Dragons flanker - who made a hugely impressive full debut in the 54-16 defeat to New Zealand - reckons his side can rise to the physical challenge of the... Read More

Ardie Savea Proves The All Blacks Still Produce Back Row Brilliance . . . And Gives Taine Basham A Level To Strive For

Back in 2013, Ardie Savea travelled to Europe as the All Blacks’ first non-playing apprentice. Coach Steve Hansen wanted to "introduce him to the way of the All Black life." Eight years on and he is the apprentice turned master, although there was sufficient in the performance of Wales’ new... Read More

Dragons Hero Taine Basham Gives Wales Reason To Believe He Could Be The Solution For All Blacks Question

Dragons’ man of the match Taine Basham admitted the frustration of losing to Leinster at Rodney Parade the previous weekend spurred his side on to notch their first win in Ireland since 2015. The 35-22 bonus-point victory over Connacht in Galway was not only the Dragons’ first competitive victory of... Read More

Tom Rogers Built His Own Gym During Lockdown . . . Now He's Building A Test Career With Wales Debut

Tom Rogers declared himself “over the moon” after learning he will win his first senior Wales cap against Canada at Principality Stadium on Saturday. Scarlets wing Rogers, 22, is one of five players who will make their Test debuts this weekend and he is joined in the starting line-up by... Read More

Taine Basham: The Welsh Rugby Prospect With Grand Ambitions

By Steffan Thomas  Taine Basham is hoping to use this summer’s tests against Argentina and Canada as a steppingstone towards the 2023 Rugby World Cup.  The 21-year-old Dragons openside has trained with Wales in previous squads but is expected to finally win his first cap at the Principality stadium next month.   He has... Read More
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