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
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.
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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.
The fixture that was set up with the Chiefs is defended by Warren Gatland.
He said that the mauling that the team received in the middle of the week will surely benefit the Wales rugby team. There was a question raised by Steve Hansen, the All Blacks coach. He asked as to why the Wales team has taken on such a fixture being in the middle of the international series being played against New Zealand. It has fallen in between the first and second Test matches. As per the Wales coach, the decision to play with the Chiefs was to get the players spruced up for the second Test. The game was held on Tuesday. The team received a hammering from the Chiefs, the score for the game ending at 40-7. Steve Hansen, the All Blacks coach asked why Wales coach had taken such a decision. Gatland insisted that the match was a grueling lesson for the team and he has no regrets about his team playing the match.
The young Welsh team topples the best team of New Zealand. This is definitely one of the remarkable achievements of the first college team of Wales.
They have made a huge achievement by defeating one of the rugby schools that are well established in the world. Here we are talking about the U18s team called Coleg y Cymoedd who has made a win of 44-8 over the Hamilton Boys’ High School rugby team. Known as the alma mater of Warren Gatland, the Welsh coach, it is definitely a win that is substantial.
For those who witnessed the match, the Wales team puts on a unique style which helped them win the match that was held in the Pontypridd’s Sardis grounds. The team has not only made this win, but they have also managed to win over Coleg Sir Gar in the final match of the Welsh Colleges Cup. The win was in a more equitable match where the score had been 44-24. It was held at the Principality stadium. Continue reading
Welsh fly half Rhys Priestland has admitted that his future with the Wales Rugby Team could be at stake following the confirmation of his move from the Welsh region side Scarlets to the Aviva Premiership Rugby Football Union club Bath Rugby.
Warren Gatland, the head coach of the Wales team prefers to pick players for his squad who are based in the country and play for one of the four region sides. However, Priestland has said that he is happy with the proposed move in the summer in spite of the adverse effect it might have on his career at the international level.
The 28 year old admitted that he is delighted at the opportunity t move north of the border, but though there is a chance that it might affect his future with the Wales Rugby Team, he feels it will not come down to that. He has mentioned that he has no regrets about the move whatsoever and if it does affect his international career, he will have to learn to live with it.
The Welshman remains in fine form for his club and came off the bench to score a last minute winner against Zebre in his last match for the region side. Continue reading