Ospreys handed European lifeline after Northampton forced to forfeit against Racing 92

Ospreys have been handed a potential European rugby lifeline ahead of their final European Champions Cup pool match against Sale Sharks at the AJ Bell Stadium on Sunday (1pm kick-off). The Welsh side are bottom of pool A with a points difference of minus 51. But they could climb above Northampton Saints after the English… Continue reading Ospreys handed European lifeline after Northampton forced to forfeit against Racing 92

Ospreys v Racing 92 live: Kick-off time, team news, TV channel details and score updates

It’s a big afternoon for the Ospreys as they welcome French big-spenders Racing 92 in the Champions Cup. The French side travel to Swansea after their meeting earlier in the competition, scheduled to take place in Paris, had to be forfeited by the Welshmen due to Covid. But now the game is getting on and… Continue reading Ospreys v Racing 92 live: Kick-off time, team news, TV channel details and score updates

England World Cup guru called in to help young Wales captain now on Pivac’s radar

A well-known darts player of the 1950s is said to have only played his best after 15 pints of Guinness. His nerves would doubtless have been calmed. But quite how the chap could even see the board remains a mystery no-one ever got to the bottom of. Each to his own, though. The assumption is… Continue reading England World Cup guru called in to help young Wales captain now on Pivac’s radar

The absolute pounding Scottish rugby just handed Wales ahead of the Six Nations and what happens next amid regional woe

Perhaps the golden rule is not to read too much into what’s happening on the regional scene when assessing the prospects of the Wales national team. After all, Welsh rugby has been here before. In 2019, not one region made the Heineken Champions Cup knockout stage or the PRO14 play- offs, but Wales won a… Continue reading The absolute pounding Scottish rugby just handed Wales ahead of the Six Nations and what happens next amid regional woe

Glasgow Warriors 38-19 Ospreys: Welsh side fall to sobering five-try defeat in Scotland

The Ospreys fell behind Glasgow in the United Rugby Championship table after a sobering five-try defeat in Scotland. Looking to keep their place in the top four, they were ultimately no match for Danny Wilson’s side – who showed no signs of rustiness despite seeing both of their festive derbies postponed. A brace from dangerous… Continue reading Glasgow Warriors 38-19 Ospreys: Welsh side fall to sobering five-try defeat in Scotland

What rugby matches are on TV on New Year’s Day and how to watch Scarlets v Ospreys and Exeter Chiefs v Bristol

After a number of postponements, top flight rugby is back in Wales today when the Scarlets host Ospreys in the United Rugby Championship. Here are details of the game, how to watch and the other New Year’s Day fixtures you may wish to tune in to as a new rugby year kicks off. What time… Continue reading What rugby matches are on TV on New Year’s Day and how to watch Scarlets v Ospreys and Exeter Chiefs v Bristol

Christmas sport fixtures in Wales: What’s on, what’s off and how you can watch on TV now crowds are banned

Welsh sports fans will have seen their festive plans changed in the last 24 hours with the news that fixtures must be played behind closed doors from Boxing Day. The restrictions brought in by the Welsh Government to help control the spread of the Omicron Covid variant will be reviewed “regularly” and affect all indoor… Continue reading Christmas sport fixtures in Wales: What’s on, what’s off and how you can watch on TV now crowds are banned

Three gifted Welsh players robbed of their comebacks in ‘ghost’ squad that will now never take the field

They were part of the phantom 23, picked by the Ospreys to face Racing 92 in a Heineken Champions Cup encounter that may never now take place. Head coach Toby Booth will be disappointed the game in Paris was called off on Covid grounds as he’d been looking forward to welcoming back Keelan Giles, Keiran… Continue reading Three gifted Welsh players robbed of their comebacks in ‘ghost’ squad that will now never take the field

Alun Wyn Jones needs more shoulder surgery in further injury blow as three other Wales stars near return

Wales captain Alun Wyn Jones is to undergo a second operation on the shoulder he damaged while playing against New Zealand in the recent autumn series. But the 36-year-old Ospreys lock is confident he will play again this season. The news came from the region’s head coach Toby Booth at his team’s weekly press conference.… Continue reading Alun Wyn Jones needs more shoulder surgery in further injury blow as three other Wales stars near return

Jac Morgan’s response to autumn disappointment speaks volumes as coach reveals Wales talks over Rhys Webb

There were no angry complaints or prolonged sulks after Jac Morgan learned he hadn’t made the Wales squad for the autumn series of internationals. That isn’t the Brynamman product’s style. Far from it. Modest to his boot laces, the 21-year-old had made no assumptions about securing a place in Wayne Pivac’s panel, even though he… Continue reading Jac Morgan’s response to autumn disappointment speaks volumes as coach reveals Wales talks over Rhys Webb