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.
Wales tasted disappointment at the Las Vegas leg of the World Rugby Sevens Series this weekend where they lost all three of their matches in the main event and then failed to make the Challenge Trophy semi-finals. Richie Pugh’s side were given a tough 26-0 drubbing by Australia in the... Read More
Ben Cambriani will make his Wales Sevens debut this weekend with coach Richie Pugh hopeful the Ospreys wing can land lucky red in Las Vegas. Cambriani – the son of former Wales rugby league star Adrian – is one of five changes for the tournament which acts as the North... Read More
Cai Devine is ready to follow Sam Cross from obscurity to Test stardom for Wales – starting with the Rugby World Cup Sevens this weekend. Devine is a Singapore-born Durham University student who will be part of the Wales squad competing in San Francisco and aiming to emulate the Welsh... Read More
Wales pair Cory Allen and Lloyd Williams have both been named in the Wales sevens squad for this weekend's Rugby World Cup Sevens in San Francisco (20th-22nd July). Ospreys centre Allen – capped six times at 15-a-side level – and 23-cap Cardiff Blues scrum-half Williams will provide experience to a... Read More
Cory Allen is desperately trying to shed some of his “15-a-side puppy fat” in order to get ready for the World Cup Sevens in San Francisco later this month. The Ospreys centre, who marked his debut in the 15-a-side World Cup with a hat-trick in Wales’ win over Uruguay in... Read More