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Wales' Miracle Man Gareth Bale Out To Defy The Odds - And The Years - By Inspiring His Most Unlikely Shock Yet

Gareth Bale believes in miracles and why shouldn’t he? This is a footballer who was once considered a cursed left back with Tottenham Hotspur who went on to win five Champions League titles as lethal attacker with Real Madrid. From a defender who always seemed to lose with Spurs, to a striker who won everything with the biggest club in the world.

Inconsistent Devils Cling Onto Coattails Of Elite League Front-Runners

Say It Ain’t So, Joe . . . Wales Can Still Do It, Can’t They?

Say it ain’t so, Joe. That phrase passed into sporting immortality when an American reporter allegedly asked baseball star ‘Shoeless’ Joe Jackson about his admission that he’d fixed the 1919 World Series. (He hadn’t). It was also asked – in a roundabout way – by reporters to Joe Allen on Sunday when he was quizzed on whether making the World Cup knockout stages in Qatar was now a lost cause.

Wales' Joe Allen Backs Gareth Bale And Aaron Ramsey To Answer Their Critics And Insists England Clash Is Not Mission Impossible

Joe Allen insists Wales' final World Cup group clash against is not "mission impossible" and has also defended Gareth Bale and Aaron Ramsey against their critics. Wales will go into Tuesday’s game against their oldest enemy requiring two small miracles to occur simultaneously. Firstly, they have to beat England for the first time since 1984 and prevent their biggest rivals from gaining a seventh successive victory.

Nomads, Bala Town Set Up Nathaniel-MG Cup Final Date

Warren Gatland To Ask For £500,000 For Nine Months To Rescue Wales

Warren Gatland will demand a cool £500,000 for nine months work to rescue Wales in the run-in to next year's World Cup. Gatland is the man the Welsh Rugby Union want to turn to should they decide to replace Wayne Pivac. Gatland's successor has won just three out of 12 matches this year and watched his team undermine his survival chances when they surrendered a 21-point lead to lose 39-34 at home to Australia on Saturday.

Brennan Johnson Starts The Repair Job On Wales' Self-Belief As England Crunch Looms

Brennan Johnson insists Wales can shock England and keep their World Cup dream alive. Wales’ hopes of making the knockout stages were left hanging by a thread after losing 2-0 to Iran. England’s goalless draw with the United States on Friday night means that Wales still have a path to the round of 16, but qualification is out of their own hands unless they beat Gareth Southgate’s side by a four-goal margin.

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

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Tomas Francis Is Fit And Raring To Go Says Stephen Jones . . . As Wales Stars Settle In To Their New Surroundings

By Rob Carbon Tomas Francis is back in full training and in line to play for Wales against the world champion Springboks in Pretoria on Saturday (2 July). The Ospreys tight head prop had been struggling with a back problem, forcing Scarlets rookie Harri O’Connor to be added to the 33-man tour... Read More

Wayne Pivac On Pride And The Prejudice Of Being Written Off Before Wales Face South Africa

Wales coach Wayne Pivac admits his men are on a mission to restore lost pride when they face the daunting challenge of South Africa this week. The tourists will meet the world champions with faces still red after Wales’ 22-21 defeat to Italy in their last match of the Six... Read More

Alix Popham, Progressive Rugby And Former Wales Doctor Say Tomas Francis Should Not Be Playing . . . But Wales Insist They Are Following The Rules

Wayne Pivac insists Wales are not making a “grave error” in picking Tomas Francis to play against France – despite the protests of many, including Alix Popham. Progressive Rugby - the campaign group on head injuries – as well as Professor John Fairclough and former Wales international Popham have all... Read More

Wales Defend Decision To Pass Tomas Francis Fit After Leading Doctor Claims They Are Risking Players' Health

By Haydn Evans Wales have defended themselves against accusations they have placed Tomas Francis at risk by declaring the prop fit to face France on Friday. Francis, wing Josh Adams and centre Owen Watkin have all been passed fit to play in Wales’ Six Nations clash in Cardiff. But it is the all-clear... Read More

Wales Accused Of Ignoring Concussion Rules . . . And Putting Tomas Francis In Danger

By Paul Jones The handling of an incident involving Wales' Tomas Francis in Saturday's clash with England has been criticised as a "clear and flagrant breach" of head injury assessment protocol.  Prop Francis sustained a head injury in the 20th minute of the Six Nations contest at Twickenham in which Wales suffered... Read More

Tomas Francis Excited To Begin Ospreys Career...And Draws Comparisons Between Toby Booth And Exeter Coach Rob Baxter

By Rob Carbon Tomas Francis was the biggest arrival in Welsh rugby this summer in every sense of the word. He is now looking forward to getting his Ospreys career underway and is impressed with how his new team have performed under coach Toby Booth. The Ospreys almost went out of existence in... Read More
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