Rob Howley knows a good scrum half when he sees one and he certainly likes what he’s seen from Ireland’s Jamison Gibson-Park. The New Zealand-born No 9 has become a lynchpin in the Irish side with his speed of pass, running game and tactical nous.
Wales’ fastest ever male and female sprinters are heading to the World Indoor Athletics Championships which start on St David’s Day. Jeremiah Azu and Hannah Brier have both been named in the Great Britain team to compete in next month’s event in Glasgow.
Wales captain Aaron Ramsey is set to miss the Euro 2024 play-off against Finland, Cardiff City manager Erol Bulut has revealed. Ramsey made two substitute appearances for Cardiff earlier this month after spending five months out with a knee injury.
The play-offs are back within the sights of Pontypool after they defeated the side currently occupying fourth spot in the Indigo Premiership. Pooler’s timely 20-13 triumph over Cardiff at Pontypool Park completed a notable league double for Leighton Jones’ men over the Blue and Blacks to close the gap and reignite their hopes of finishing in the top four.
Rob Howley admits Wales must make life awkward for Ireland this weekend, otherwise the Six Nations favourites will find their groove and run riot. The Wales assistant coach believes unless his team ruffle Irish feathers from the opening whistle then any prospect of a shock away victory in Dublin is remote.
Paul O’Connell believes the legacy of influential former captain Johnny Sexton lives on among Ireland’s 2024 Guinness Six Nations squad. The reigning Grand Slam champions have made a strong start to the post-Sexton era by bouncing back from Rugby World Cup disappointment with successive championship wins over France and Italy.
Luke Hawker has revealed the commitment required to play international hockey was behind his decision to retire from the international game. The current Wales captain announced he was stepping away from the international stage after 12 years and 126 caps for his country.
Elfyn Evans ended a challenging Rally Sweden on a high by scoring a strong haul of points towards the World Rally Championship after setting the pace on the final day and claiming second overall. The Welsh driver moved into second in the standings for Toyota Gazoo Racing World Rally Team and stands just three points behind Thierry Neuville who was fourth in Sweden.
Tom Lockyer said he “literally died” after his heart stopped for two minutes and 40 seconds during his harrowing on-pitch cardiac arrest. The 29-year-old Welsh star, speaking at length for the first time since he collapsed in the 59th minute of the Luton Town’s abandoned Premier League game against Bournemouth on December 16, admitted it is “out of his hands” if he will ever play again.
Piers Copeland produced the most spectacular finish of the day to snatch a brilliant gold medal in the 1500m at the Microplus UK Athletics Indoor Championships on Sunday. The Pontypridd Roadents AC man was tucked in behind Callum Elson, of Cambridge and Coleridge AC, and Adam Fogg, of Coventry Godiva AC, for the majority of the race.
Nathan Jones Has Hardly Got His Feet Under The Desk . . . But Faces A Mountain To Climb With This Southampton Side
By Gareth James Nathan Jones insisted he will remain 'thick-skinned' after his Southampton side were loudly booed off following a damaging 1-0 defeat to fellow strugglers Nottingham Forest. Disgruntled home fans vented their displeasure following Saints' sixth successive Premier League defeat, with the full-time jeers followed by chants of 'you don't know... Read More
Harry Wilson praises Neco Williams’ “courage and bravery” . . . And Admits That Wales Are Ready For Iran Challenge
By Paul Jones Harry Wilson has praised Neco Williams’ “courage and bravery” for playing in Wales’ World Cup opener on Monday following the death of his grandfather. Williams’ grandfather died on Sunday and the Nottingham Forest full-back shared the sad news on social media after playing in Wales’ 1-1 draw against the... Read More
Wales' Next Generation Look To Reach New Heights . . . As Neco Williams Gives Thanks To Manager Robert Page For His Support
By Graham Thomas Neco Williams has lavished praise on Rob Page for the manager’s faith in giving youngsters their opportunities with Wales. The Liverpool wing-back – who has carried his brilliant form on loan at Fulham this season onto the international stage - is one of a clutch of young Wales kids... Read More
By Paul Jones Wales visit Holland after putting their first top-tier Nations League point on the board by drawing 1-1 with Belgium on Saturday. Holland lead the way in Group A4 with seven points from three games. [embed]https://twitter.com/Cymru/status/1536232775677779971[/embed] Here we look at the main talking points ahead of the game at the Feyenoord Stadium... Read More
By Fraser Watson A row has broken out over player eligibility rules, which has prevented a Pembrokeshire club from clinching the title. The Division 1 season may be over in the Pembrokeshire Football League - but it could be sometime before the champions are confirmed with both the top two clubs potentially... Read More
Welsh football chief Noel Mooney has come in for heavy criticism from Wales fans following the announcement that TV rights for Wales matches have been sold to a subscription streaming service. Mooney – the Football Association of Wales chief executive – tweeted on Wednesday morning that “UEFA had sold the rights... Read More