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WRWC Opener’s Team Announced By Wales

What is going to be the tournament’s second game in Ireland, Rowland Phillips, the head coach of Wales has selected the team for the competition, which is complemented by Carys Phillips, who is the strong forward pack and also the captain of the team to compete with the Black Ferns team.


The back three is formed of Dyddgu Hywel fullback and wings Elen Evans and Jazmine Joyce. Hannah Jones, who is now Twenty-year-old, is one of the standout players of the Wales Sevens in this season. He alongside Gemma Rowland outside center starts in the midfield. Whereas Keira Bevan scrums-half partners Elinor Snowsill fly-half.

In the match Hooker Phillips is given the responsibility to join loosehead Caryl Thomas in the front row and tighthead Amy Evans is given the responsibility of joining with Mel Clay and Rebecca Rowe, who are named for the second row. Blindside Alisha Butchers will bolster them, The Coach of the team Phillips said: Continue reading

KIRWAN:I DON’T THINK GEORGE NORTH IS IN FORM

Sir John Kirwan, All Blacks wing great has noted that he doesn’t believe George North is in form to feature in any test.


He however states that Warren Gatland, Lions Coach believes the Wales Rugby Team winger can deliver. Kirwan also adds that North must perform at the Eden Park or be booted out by Gatland.

“I don’t think George North is in form, but Warren Gatland knows that he can deliver,” said Kirwan.

“I think he’ll give North one Test and he needs to show some of that quality in that first Test.” he added.

Back in 2016 when Wales toured New Zealand, they lost out on all three Tests. However, one positive to be taken out of the games was North’s performances which remained a bright spot for them.

“Last year when the Welsh were here he cut us up… I just think he’s got the quality,” said the 52 year old Kirwan.

In their victorious 2013 tour to Australia, the 25 year old started all three Tests and scored two tries. Continue reading

Welsh Former Captain Seeks Changes

The Champions Cup continues to the final stages in the forthcoming weekends.


Welsh sides will also have a quarter final game as one of their former captains insist that changes need to be brought in with regard to leveling out the playing field among the different clubs across borders in the continent.

The coming Sunday will see Stade Francais playing against Ospreys. A day before that Gloucester will face Cardiff Blues which will be held at Kingsholm. Both the games will surely bring some change and progress, but meanwhile Paul Thorburn, who has been tournament director of the 1999 World Cup feels that the odds of wins are stacked increasingly in favor of those clubs that are wealthy enough to afford non national players. He also feels that the laws need to be revised as to how many non-national players can be part of any European rugby team. Continue reading

IRELAND MAY HAVE TO ADOPT SCOTLAND’S STYLE – SHANE WILLIAMS

When the Six Nations kicked off and the opening round begun, Wales and Ireland found themselves in two very different places.


For the Wales Rugby Team, they were looking forward in optimism having come away with a hard-fought victory over their Italian counterparts. Thus, they successfully completed the onerous task of playing Italy first in the competition.

On the other hand, Ireland went on against Scotland at Murrayfield where they ended up in a disappointing defeat to their Scottish counterparts. Thus, there hopes of a Grand Slam and Triple Crown were thrown out almost immediately.

The championship competition has just two more rounds left to go and Ireland knows that with a win over Wales in Cardiff, they would most probably be able to secure a winner takes all clash in Dublin’s Aviva Stadium against England on St. Patrick’s weekend. Continue reading

WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO SIX NATIONS – DAVIES

Relishing the prospects of participating in the Six Nations this season, Wales Scrum-half, Gareth Davies has called on his team mates to find top gear as they enter into the competition.


Davies feels that the beginning of the campaign should see his Wales Rugby team find the top gear into the competition, especially as they would be meeting with some of the heavyweights such as England, who are currently in high spirits and amazing form, and Ireland who recently won their game against Australia.

For Wales, their autumn international series came to an end with a win over South Africa which saw them beat their counterparts 27-13. On the other hand, Ireland came off with a back to back win against both New Zealand and Australia. England, the in-form heavyweights led by Eddie Jones, remain unbeaten up to this point.

Wales’ Six Nation campaign will begin with a game against Italy at Cardiff on February 5, while six days later, they would play host to Eddie Jones men.

Davies was quoted saying, Continue reading

Welsh Players Watch Swansea City

Well, some of the Welsh rugby clubs are not doing well as we speak.


They are going through a crisis. The players refuse to wear their boots. Some of the clubs are on the verge of folding. They simply have no clue how to run a team. Yep, West Wale has never seen such a crisis in the community rugby. It’s a new phenomenon. And you have to remember that the new season is around the corner. What is the root cause of this crisis? Well, it has something to do with players dedicating their time to watch Swansea City FC play.

The biggest problem faced by the clubs is that they are unable to field players. They are dealing with an acute shortage of players. Therefore, they are forced to fold at the beginning itself. Penygroes RFC had celebrated their 125th anniversary a year ago. But they dropped out 12 months after that. Something similar has happened with Llanelli-based side. They recently celebrated their anniversary after an Ireland tour. But they had to drop out of the 3rd Division sighting player shortage prior to the season.
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