It has already been dubbed “Mission Impossible” but Wales captain Dafydd Jenkins insists he would not bother getting on the plane if he thought he could not be a winner in Ireland this weekend. The statistics alone make intimidating reading for Wales as they journey to Dublin for the third round of the Six Nations on Saturday.
Ethan Horvath has hailed the influence of Ole Gunnar Solskjær on his career after joining the Manchester United legend's former club Cardiff City. Solskjær handed Horvath his senior football debut at Molde in 2015 - with the American going on to become the Norwegian club's first choice shot-stopper.
Joe Allen’s future at Swansea City looks uncertain after head coach Luke Williams admitted he didn’t know if the former Wales star would be offered a new contract. Allen has only made one start this season in the Championship – last week’s 2-1 home defeat at Ipswich Town – as injuries have disrupted his campaign.
Nick Tompkins insists Wales are not afraid of double Grand Slam-seeking Ireland. In fact, the Saracens centre is convinced Wales can go to the Aviva Stadium and “take a scalp” to get their Six Nations campaign back on track. After two agonising defeats to Scotland, by a point, and England, by two points at Twickenham, Tompkins believes the youngsters around him can step up to the plate and cause an upset.
Wales will relish the challenge of facing an Ireland side they haven’t beaten in Dublin in the Six Nations since 2012, according to Gareth Thomas. The Wales prop is preparing to go head-to head with Tadhg Furlong in a critical front row battle at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday against hosts who have won their last 10 Championship matches.
Wales skipper Dafydd Jenkins has already notched one win over an Irish side with Exeter Chiefs against Munster in the Champions Cup this season. Now he is eyeing up an even bigger upset than toppling the URC champions with his young Welsh side in Dublin in this weekend’s third round of the Six Nations.
Erol Bulut refuses to accept that Cardiff City are in a relegation fight - despite their alarming slide down the Championship table. Having been firmly in the play-off mix earlier on in the season, Cardiff are now closer to the relegation zone than the top six.
Warren Gatland fears Welsh rugby is going to duck the essential changes he insists are needed to close the gulf between Wales and Ireland. The Wales coach says he is “not 100 per cent convinced” that regional rugby will undergo the proper reset he feels it requires. Gatland admitted “it has probably felt sometimes like you are in a sinking ship and you are trying to plug the holes a little bit”.
Jill McIntosh is confident Cardiff Dragons can build on their hugely encouraging Netball Super League opener when they host Manchester Thunder at the House of Sport on Friday night. Dragons fought back bravely to earn a thrilling 48-48 draw with Saracens Mavericks as all 10 teams got the season underway at the Motorpoint Arena in Nottingham.
Wales will travel to play Slovakia on June 9 for what they hope will be a warm-up friendly ahead of Euro 2024. The venue has yet to be confirmed, but the Football Association of Wales says the match will take place in either Bratislava or Trnava five days before Euro 2024 gets underway.
Egyptian ace Marwan ElShorbagy leads Welsh Wizards into their final Premier Squash League fixture of the season against Bexley in Cardiff tonight (Friday). ElShorbagy, who defeated brother Mohamed in his last Wizards appearance, plays first string for the Welsh club, while World women’s number nine Tesni Evans is also included. Team manager... Read More
Sporting veterans returned to the top tier for Welsh clubs this week - and made an impact. Centre Clare Elsey, aged 40, played for Celtic Dragons in Vitality Netball Superleague, while 44-year-old former World squash number three and British Open squash champion David Evans was in action for Welsh Wizards. Superleague is... Read More
Welsh squash fans were treated to a squash match of the highest quality when two of the World’s best players clashed in Cardiff. Egyptian Marwan ElShorbagy, ranked number eight in the World, played for Welsh Wizards and faced New Zealand’s Commonwealth Games gold medallist Paul Coll at the Sport Wales National... Read More
Former British Open Champion Evans Joins Elshorbagy For Welsh Wizards' Premier Squash League Challenge
David Evans, the only Welsh player ever to win the British Open Squash Championship title, has committed to helping Welsh Wizards to victory in their biggest match so far this season. Evans is in the Wizards team for their Premier Squash League clash with Tradition@RAC at the Sport Wales National Centre... Read More
Egyptian squash ace Marwan Elshorbagy will lead Welsh Wizards into their Premier Squash League crunch clash with Tradition@RAC next Tuesday. Tradition stand top of the Southern Division, two points ahead of Wizards, and travel to play the newly-formed Welsh team at Sport Wales National Centre in Cardiff. That is an intriguing test... Read More
Welsh Wizards are calling out the RAC, but there doesn't appear to be any fear of a breakdown. And Wizards' Premier Squash League clash in Cardiff next month looks certain to be a cracker. Tesni Evans and her fellow Wizards powered to a 4-1 in at Coolhurst and set up a massive... Read More