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

By David Williams Wales face extra match stages in the Nations League from next year. Rob Page’s men – who were relegated from the top tier of the tournament after they were beaten by Poland in September – could have to get through play-offs to get back to Group A. UEFA plan to... Read More

Welsh Football Is Breaking Wales Free Of Its Shackles . . . As Years Of Hard Work Is Rewarded With World Cup Qualification

By Rob Carbon Welsh football is finally breaking free of the shackles and emerging from the shadow of Welsh Rugby. The UEFA survey all but confirms that football is taking centre stage in Wales’ sporting theatre, with the recent result against Ukraine and the incredible atmosphere on Sunday night emphasising football's new... Read More

Wales International Football Games To Stay Welsh, Free, And On S4C

By Harry Corish Welsh football fans will continue to watch free to air coverage of the national team in the Welsh language, thanks to a deal struck with S4C. S4C has secured exclusive UK free-to-air broadcast rights to show the Wales football team’s matches from 2022 to 2024. An agreement was in doubt... Read More

FAW Chief Noel Mooney Talks The Talk - And Tweets The Tweet - But The New TV Deal Is A Shocking Kick In The Teeth To Welsh Football Fans

Watching Wales play football on TV for nothing, and in the Welsh language, is about to become history. The FAW have signed up for a brave new world of Nordic streaming channels with monthly fees, so untested the service doesn’t even exist yet in the UK. Feeling let down? So... Read More

Wales And Partners Look Set To Host Euro 2028 As Their UK And Ireland Bid Goes Unopposed

By Gareth James Wales are part of the UK and Ireland formal bid to host Euro 2028 to UEFA. The five associations confirmed in a joint statement issued on Wednesday morning that an ‘expression of interest’ (EOI) had been filed, which has the support of the governments of the UK, Ireland, Scotland... Read More

Wales' Joint Euros Hosting Bid Gets Boost After Italian Re-think

By Paul Jones Wales’ chances of being part of a successful bid to host the European Championship is six years’ time have improved – thanks to Italy. The Italians have indicated to UEFA - European football’s governing body - their interest in hosting the 2032 European Championship, the Italian Football Federation (FIGC)... Read More
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