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
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
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
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
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.