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.
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
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 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
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