Wales storm Stade de France with formidable comeback in Six Nations opener

France’s lead was only one, the momentum just regained. Gael Fickou takes the ball deep inside the Welsh half. Second-row Sebastien Vahaamahina throws a loopy, floaty miss-pass. George North sees it and sprints. He only halts to gather the ball, then continues. Up the field, past half-way, into the 22, over the try-line. Into the…

Wales 20-11 South Africa – Player Ratings

Wales ended their Autumn International series with a victory over South Africa to secure their fourth win from four, thus making it their most successful return in history. Here’s how the players rated… Wales 15. Liam Williams – 8/10 Took his try well, looks at his best at fullback. Has given Gatland a selection dilemma…

Cuthbert vilification risks repeat of Priestland palaver

Alex Cuthbert has struggled to regain his early international form, and since replaced Rhys Priestland as Wales’ least favourite son. Despite having sped Wales to a Six Nations title four years ago, his legacy will surely be as the man disparaged by the Welsh media and fans, not the man who destroyed England on that…

Review of 2016 – Welsh Rugby

The 6 Nations came in early February, and Wales were the favourites for many respected journalists. The problem was, many forgot that two key men, Leigh Halfpenny and Rhys Webb were both still injured, though Webb was to return at Twickenham. Added to a lack of game time for captain Sam Warburton and key outside…