Scarlets chairman Simon Muderack insists the Welsh regions have been short-changed over their supply of players to Wales’ title-winning Six Nations campaign. The region’s chief has called for a re-think into the financial distributions within Welsh rugby and believes only a re-allocation of resources can enable the game to recover from the effects of the pandemic. Muderack argues the Scarlets have not been compensated properly for their provision of 13 players to Wayne Pivac’s Wales squad this season.
Warren Abrahams insists Wales Women will learn the lessons from their thumping 45-0 defeat to Ireland and become a better side in the long run. South African Abrahams has quickly joined the long line of beaten Welsh coaches who talk about absorbing lessons, learning, progress, better days ahead, jam tomorrow, etc. That is after just two matches – both one-sided, heavy defeats in which Wales’ most encouraging moments came when they did no more than simply stem the flow of tries being conceded.
Lauren Williams saw her reign as European Taekwondo champion ended after a hard-fought battle in the final in Sofia. The Gwent fighter lost out 13-10 to Croatia's Mate Jelic 13-10 in the -67kg category.
Steve Cooper paid tribute to 'classy' Jamal Lowe as the forward ended a difficult week with a double strike in Swansea City's 3-0 victory at Millwall. Lowe's two goals after Andre Ayew netted the opener ended a four game losing streak by Cooper's men who got their promotion bid right back on track.
The Gemma Grainger era with Wales may have started with a defeat, but the new manager believes she has seen enough to leave her feeling positive about the future. Grainger's side were beaten 3-0 by Canada - a team flourishing with confidence at Cardiff's Leckwith Stadium on Friday evening - in the former Middlesborugh coach’s first game since taking over from Jayne Ludlow. Deanne Rose gave the visitors the lead in the first half, before Evelyn Viens doubled Canada's advantage with Jessie Fleming adding the third.
Jade Jones gave her Olympic bid the perfect boost when she was crowned European Taekwondo champion for the third time in Sofia. The Flint fighter's hat-trick of titles sets her up perfectly for her bid to become the first person in Taekwondo to win three successive Olympic Games golds this summer.
Damian Cole is aiming to break the outright record of rally wins on Epynt, and win the Protyre Motorsport UK Asphalt Rally Championship for a seventh time this year, in a new Škoda Fabia R5.
Craig Fisher has been appointed as the inaugural head coach of the Wales Physical Disability Rugby League (PDRL) side. The 40-year old has previously been involved in the coaching set-ups with both North Wales Origin and Wales Dragonhearts.
It’s curtains for anyone who accused new Six Nations champion coach Wayne Pivac of lacking style in his domestic arrangements. Wales lifted the trophy on Saturday afternnoon – but not before Pivac managed to pull himself together and defend the choice of curtains in his house. Pivac's backdrop during a... Read More
Thanks, Gregor . . . Wayne Pivac Tips His Hat To Scotland's Townsend As Wales Get Ready For Trophy Lift
Wayne Pivac passed on his thanks and gratitude to Scotland coach Gregor Townsend after Wales clinched the Six Nations title. Pivac watched from home as the Scots came from behind to win another thrilling match in Paris, 27-23, with a last-ditch try in the fifth minute of added time through Duhan... Read More
The Six Nations title will be decided in Paris tonight, even though most of the judgements on Wales in this tournament have already been made. Harri Morgan says measurements of progress were easy to find, but the important factor now is to keep the forward momentum. I don’t profess to... Read More
The Six Nations will come to a strange conclusion on Friday night when France host Scotland in Paris in an empty stadium, with Wales absent, even though they could be crowned champions. It might be a fitting conclusion to the oddest of tournaments, but some things are still clear to... Read More
Wales head coach Wayne Pivac says he was left "numb" after his side were denied a Grand Slam as France snatched victory in one of the most exciting Six Nations climaxes in history. With 10 minutes remaining in Paris, Wales were leading by 10 points with France reduced to 14 men,... Read More
Wayne Pivac believes his side’s “painful” autumn helped plants the seeds for what could blossom into a glorious Grand Slam Six Nations for Wales. Going into the final round of the tiurnament, Wales are four from four and a win against France in Paris on Saturday night will secure a fifth... Read More