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.
The Six Nations Started With An Epic Journey To The Arms Park… As The Tournament Reaches Its Conclusion, Bethan Lewis Hopes The Wales Team Can Pull Off Something Special
By Harry Corish The famous red bus journey down Westgate Street into the centre of Cardiff is an iconic sight in Welsh rugby. Wales’ male players often say the cheering crowds packed in on match day, as the driver edges his way through to the Principality Stadium, is one of the most... Read More
Wales Head Coach Ioan Cunningham Is Pleased With His Side's Progress . . . As Potential Win Against Italy Would Confirm 3rd Place Finish
By Rob Carbon Defeats to Grand Slam chasing England and France may have dented Welsh pride, but head coach Ioan Cunningham is still pleased with the progress his side is making in the TikTok Six Nations. Having trailed 33-0 against the French on Friday night, Siwan Lillicrap’s team showed plenty of courage... Read More
The Lack Of A Professional Contract Leaves Robyn Wilkins Determined To Prove Herself . . . Ahead Of Crucial Game Against France
By Harry Corish Robyn Wilkins admits she has felt more than a little jealous of her own Wales teammates as she prepares to face France on Friday night. The Gloucester player - who has been switched from outside-half to centre for the fourth round of the TikTok Women’s Six Nations tournament –... Read More
By Lucy Rees Wales Women's Keira Bevan is hoping to put her skills to the test against Canada when the two sides meet at Cardiff Arms Park on Sunday. After being out for a year coming back from injury, the scrum-half is looking forward to being back in the squad. “All being well,... Read More
Captain Siwan Lillicrap Insists Change Is Coming To Women's Rugby In Wales . . . Including The Results
Siwan Lillicrap and her Wales Women's team have not won a rugby match for two years. But the captain is "open-minded" about the future and believes her team can move beyond their recent turmoil, as she tells Lucy Rees. As she looks ahead to the autumn campaign to kick start their... Read More
Injury forced Elleanor O’Connell to give up rugby - she told Twm Owen why she now plays American Football for a men’s team Elleanor O’Connell needed a new sport after suffering a serious rugby injury – but rather than avoid contact sport she took up American Football and is now the only woman on a men’s team. The 23-year-old... Read More