Italy’s former coach Nick Mallett reckons that the Italians are in with a fighting chance of winning as they look to take on Wales in the first of the Six Nations clashes this Sunday.
With Italy at home, and undefeated since early 2016 (when they were beaten by Australia) things are looking up for the Azzurri. Whilst they have taken points of the French and Scottish in previous tournaments, they rarely manage to get any points from their clashes with the Welsh teams (both domestically and internationally) – but that might all yet change in Rome this year! Continue reading
Rob Howley needs to shake things up as it is being felt with the Six Nations opener game comes near. Indeed, the team has been sticking to certain players only who have been tried and tested for the team in several games. In order to pick up and improve performance, it is expected that new players would be looking at this year.
The Six Nations squad would be picked on Tuesday by Rob Howley. He has probably gotten the names already enlisted and the announcements would be made during the following week. There is a debate that is growing on the fifteen players to be selected for the game coming up against Italy. Continue reading
Sam Warburton ends his reign as captain of the Wales Rugby Team. Alun Wyn Jones has been selected to take over his position. Ospreys lock Alun, of 31 years of age, is set to take on the captainship and the formal handing over will happen on 17th January. Interim coach, Rob Howley would also be announcing the members of the Six Nations team on the same day.
That is how the New Year has begun for the Wales Rugby team. Sam Warburton started off as a flanker from Cardiff Blues. He took on captainship of the team back in 2011. He led the team to victories against the Irish Lions as well as the British along with a win against Australia in the year 2013. Continue reading
Shane Williams has been in the news all week for the performance he put in for Glenswilly GAA. Being part of the Welsh rugby team, this performance saw him put the Glenswilly team at an advantageous position. It is not often that a team’s player stands out in the news for the performance he puts in for another team. Shane Williams’ performance also stands out as he played for a football club and not for a rugby one. This was another stunning example that has not often come across.
Williams received a lot of praises from the international audience. Many experts are talking about the magical display of talents that he put up despite tough weather conditions for the Gaelic football club. Many described him to be determined and committed as he stayed focused on the ball despite blizzard like conditions that prevailed during the game. The praises were more for the lad as he played a game that he does not play normally and that too at 40 years of age. Continue reading