What the Wales ‘depth chart’ really looks like after much talk from coaches

Throughout the autumn, Wayne Pivac often spoke about the importance of growing depth as Wales build to the 2023 World Cup. The phrase ‘depth chart’ was thrown about a fair bit by the Welsh coach and, having been forced into another developmental autumn, he should be feeling relatively pleased with some of the gains he… Continue reading What the Wales ‘depth chart’ really looks like after much talk from coaches

Unlocking the ‘massive potential’ of a Six Nations title winner who is yet to play a game this season

After the major strides Leon Brown made last season, it has been a frustrating six months for the Newport-born prop. But now a new beginning is in sight, raising the question of how best to fulfil the massive potential of the 6ft 3ins, 19st 12lbs tighthead. He was an important figure for Wales during their… Continue reading Unlocking the ‘massive potential’ of a Six Nations title winner who is yet to play a game this season

Today’s rugby headlines as Wales’ most expensive Six Nations tickets ever go on sale and 2027 World Cup host becomes clear

Here are today’s rugby headlines from Wales and the wider rugby world. Wales’ most expensive tickets ever go on sale Wales’ most expensive Six Nations tickets in history go on sale today amid mounting pressure on the WRU to take action after a series of drunken incidents inside the Principality Stadium during the autumn internationals.… Continue reading Today’s rugby headlines as Wales’ most expensive Six Nations tickets ever go on sale and 2027 World Cup host becomes clear

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

Wales international who hasn’t been seen for 12 months takes ‘big step forward’ as injury update issued

The Scarlets have revealed that sidelined Wales international James Davies has taken a “big step forward” in returning to training. However, they are not expecting the 31-year-old flanker back in action just yet. The 11-cap openside has been off limits because of ongoing concussion problems. He has not played since Wales’ Autumn Nations Cup victory… Continue reading Wales international who hasn’t been seen for 12 months takes ‘big step forward’ as injury update issued

Wales’ ‘lucky’ tag hinges on two big questions amid opposition’s unprecedented series of red cards in 2021

In an increasingly extensive back-catalogue of sage sporting quotes, there is one which has gained more traction and longevity than most. It came from the lips of golf legend Gary Player. As Player practised his bunker play before a round at a tournament in the States, a fan wandered to the side of the green… Continue reading Wales’ ‘lucky’ tag hinges on two big questions amid opposition’s unprecedented series of red cards in 2021

‘Nasty’ scenes of rugby fans ‘throwing punches, passing out and vomiting’ at Wales v Australia game

A Wales rugby fan says recent scenes of punching and vomiting at the Principality Stadium are the worst drunkenness he has seen in his decades of supporting the side. Former wheelchair rugby star Paul Davies witnessed supporters spill drinks on other fans, throw up and brawl on Saturday as Wales beat Australia 29-28 in Cardiff.… Continue reading ‘Nasty’ scenes of rugby fans ‘throwing punches, passing out and vomiting’ at Wales v Australia game

The real world rugby rankings heading into 2022 as Wales better than Scotland and All Blacks not in top three

The official World Rugby rankings are a decent indicator of the world order but they are not flawless. An algorithm-based system is probably the fairest way of doing it, but it can sometimes throw up some questionable outcomes. It is not, for example, always the greatest indicator of form. Teams can dine out on a… Continue reading The real world rugby rankings heading into 2022 as Wales better than Scotland and All Blacks not in top three

Jonathan Davies’ international future is now clear but Wayne Pivac won’t get his wish

Wales coach Wayne Pivac has made Jonathan Davies’ international future crystal clear – even if that may not align with how the Scarlets see it. The two-time Lions tourist has not been named in the matchday 23 to face Australia this weekend – marking perhaps the first time in his illustrious Test career that he’s… Continue reading Jonathan Davies’ international future is now clear but Wayne Pivac won’t get his wish

The five Wales A-listers who’ll be back for Six Nations, those who’ll be out for longer and other contenders

It is reaching the stage where Wayne Pivac might fear Wales’ players could pick up injuries going onto A Question of Sport. Bumps don’t come up in twos for the national head coach these days but 22s. In a single day earlier this campaign, Wales waved goodbye for the autumn to three players, namely Alun… Continue reading The five Wales A-listers who’ll be back for Six Nations, those who’ll be out for longer and other contenders