Tag: wales rugby

  • Wales’ flying fullback Leigh Halfpenny: ‘Size doesn’t bother me’

    Kickers Greig Laidlaw and Leigh Halfpenny

    Leigh Halfpenny has spent his entire rugby career proving that size isn’t everything and it’s a challenge he positively relishes. At 5ft 10ins and 13st 5lbs, the Wales full-back is small compared to the giants that now occupy the international arena, not just among the forwards, but the backs as […]

     
  • 2008 RBS Six Nations Schedule

    <img src="http://www.rugbybahamas.com/images/6nations.jpg" align="" hspace="10" vspace="10" width="390" height="304" alt="" /><br /> <em>All times are Bahamian.</em><br /> <br /> <div align="center"><strong><font color="#666666">Saturday, February 2</font><table align="" width="200" border="1"><tr><td><font color="#009900">Ireland</font> v <font color="#0000CC">Italy</font> (9am)<br /> England v <font color="#FF0000">Wales</font> (11.30am)</td></tr></table><br /> <br /> <font color="#666666">Sunday, February 3</font><table align="" width="200" border="1"><tr><td><font color="#0000CC">Scotland</font> v <font color="#0000CC">France</font> (10am)</td></tr></table><br /> <br /> <font color="#666666">Saturday, February 9</font><table align="" width="200" border="1"><tr><td><font color="#FF0000">Wales</font> v <font color="#0000CC">Scotland</font> (9am)<br /> <font color="#0000CC">France</font> v <font color="#009900">Ireland</font> (11am)</td></tr></table><br /> <br /> <font color="#666666">Sunday, February 10</font><table align="" width="200" border="1"><tr><td><font color="#0000CC">Italy</font> v England (9.30am)</td></tr></table><br /> <br /> <font color="#666666">Saturday, February 23</font><table align="" width="200" border="1"><tr><td><font color="#FF0000">Wales</font> v <font color="#0000CC">Italy</font> (10am)<br /> <font color="#009900">Ireland</font> v <font color="#0000CC">Scotland</font> (12noon)<br /> <font color="#0000CC">France</font> v England (3pm)</td></tr></table><br /> <br /> <font color="#666666">Saturday, March 8</font><table align="" width="200" border="1"><tr><td><font color="#009900">Ireland</font> v <font color="#FF0000">Wales</font> (8.15am)<br /> <font color="#0000CC">Scotland</font> v England (10.15am)</td></tr></table><br /> <br /> <font color="#666666">Sunday, March 9</font><table align="" width="200" border="1"><tr><td><font color="#0000CC">France</font> v <font color="#0000CC">Italy</font> (10am)</td></tr></table><br /> <br /> <font color="#666666">Saturday, March 15</font><table align="" width="200" border="1"><tr><td><font color="#0000CC">Italy</font> v <font color="#0000CC">Scotland</font> (8am)<br /> England v <font color="#009900">Ireland</font> (10am)<br /> <font color="#FF0000">Wales</font> v <font color="#0000CC">France</font> (12noon)</td></tr></table></strong><br /> Source: <a href="http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/sport/rugby/six_nations/article1586161.ece" target="_blank"><u><font color="#0000CC"><strong>Times Online</strong></font></u></a> </div>

     
  • Canada coach job lures Welsh talent

    <img src="http://www.rugbybahamas.com/images/Nation.JPG" align="" hspace="10" vspace="10" width="390" height="47" alt="" /><br /> <font color="#FF0000"><strong>Four Welsh coaches are being linked with the vacant position of coach of Canada.</strong></font><br /> <br /> <em>Sean Holley of the Ospreys, Justin Burnell, of the Cardiff Premiership side, and Dragons’ duo Dai Rees and Leigh Jones are all on the shortlist to be the new boss of the Canucks.</em><br /> <br /> Canada, who were in the same World Cup Pool B as Wales, sacked their coach Ric Suggitt at the end of the tournament.<br /> <br /> Geraint John, the former Blues and Wales backs coach, is now Director of Rugby in Canada.<br /> <br /> Wales on Sunday understands John was back in Wales at the beginning of the month and sounded out a number of candidates about the role.<br /> <br /> He is understood to have had informal talks with all four about the vacancy.<br /> <br /> John, who left the Blues for his new role in North America two years ago, is offering a four-year contract to include the 2011 World Cup in New Zealand.<br /> <br /> Holley, the assistant coach at the reigning Magners League champions, the Ospreys, is highly regarded in Welsh and English rugby circles. He has two years left on his contract at the Liberty Stadium.<br /> <br /> Holley has always been seen as a future head coach at regional level and a future Wales skills coach.<br /> <br /> Burnell, who is coach of the Blue and Blacks in the Welsh Premiership, is another candidate.<br /> <br /> Jones and Rees are both part of Paul Turner’s backroom team at the Dragons. They both have a year left on their contracts at Rodney Parade and both are highly regarded by the WRU hierarchy.<br /> <br /> Rees quit his role as Wales Sevens coach on Friday, claiming he wanted to concentrate on his career with the Dragons.<br /> <br /> <blockquote><p><img src="http://www.bigblogmedia.com/images/start_quote_rb.gif" style="float:left;vertical-align:top" /><img src="http://www.bigblogmedia.com/images/end_quote_rb.gif" style="float:right;vertical-align:bottom" /> “It is with great sadness and regret that I have to step down from my national role but I have a duty to focus on my full-time coaching career,” said Rees.<br /> “I can look back on three successful seasons with the squad and I am confident the team is now heading in the right direction with the status it deserves in Welsh rugby.” </p></blockquote><br /> <br /> Source: <a href="http://icwales.icnetwork.co.uk/rugbynation/rugby-in-wales/2007/12/23/canada-coach-job-lures-welsh-talent-91466-20281114/" target="_blank"><u><font color="#0000CC"><strong>Western Mail (Wales)</strong></font></u></a>

     
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  • Wales to Host U20 World Championship

    <font color="#FF0000"><strong>The International Rugby Board ( IRB ) has announced that Wales will host the inaugural IRB Junior World Championship in June 2008. </strong></font><br /> <br /> <em>The Tournament, which will bring together the world’s best Under 20 teams, will take place between 6 - 22 June and will incorporate an exciting regional format.</em><br /> <br /> Swansea’s Liberty Stadium, Cardiff’s Arms Park, Newport’s Rodney Parade and Wrexham’s Racecourse Ground will be the host venues for each of the four pools giving widespread coverage within the Principality.<br /> <div align="center"><img src="http://www.rugbybahamas.com/images/1liberty_stadium.jpg" align="" hspace="10" vspace="10" width="300" height="225" alt="" /> <br /> <font color="#009900">Swansea's Liberty Stadium</font></div><br /> <br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.irb.com/mm/document/home/0/071119drjwcschedule_3990.pdf" target="_blank"><u><font color="#0000CC"><strong>Click here to view the full IRB Junior World Championship schedule</strong></font></u></a><br /> <br /> <blockquote><p><img src="http://www.bigblogmedia.com/images/start_quote_rb.gif" style="float:left;vertical-align:top" /><img src="http://www.bigblogmedia.com/images/end_quote_rb.gif" style="float:right;vertical-align:bottom" /> “The IRB is delighted that Wales will host the first IRB Junior World Championship for Under 20 teams next year. There are few countries to rival the rugby heritage of Wales and the prospect of a new international tournament coming to Wales next year will, I am sure, generate a great deal of excitement and interest within the Principality and the wider rugby community,” said IRB Chairman, Dr Syd Millar.<br /> “We are also delighted so see that the WRU are committed to delivering what promises to be a memorable Tournament. In particular, the inception of a regional format will ensure that all Rugby fans in Wales will have the opportunity to see the future stars of the Game in action,” </p></blockquote> added Dr Millar.<br /> <br /> <!–more–><br /> <br /> The Tournament structure comprises four pools with the winner of each progressing to have a chance of winning the overall championship title, while the other teams will play for a positional ranking.<br /> <div align="center"></div><img src="http://www.rugbybahamas.com/images/1armspark.jpg" align="" hspace="10" vspace="10" width="390" height="220" alt="" /> <br /> <font color="#009900">Cardiff Arms Park (not the big one, the little one behind it)</font><br /> <br /> New Zealand, champions of the final IRB Under 19 World Championship in Belfast in April this year, are top seeds in Pool A and will face Argentina, Ireland and Tonga in Cardiff. South Africa, runners-up in Belfast, top Pool B in Wrexham and play USA, Samoa and Scotland.<br /> <div align="center"><img src="http://www.rugbybahamas.com/images/1rodney_01.jpg" align="" hspace="10" vspace="10" width="256" height="192" alt="" /></div> <font color="#009900">The new Rodney Parade, Newport. May be completed on time…..</font><br /> <br /> Australia top the seedings in Pool C and take on England, Canada and Fiji in Newport. Wales, who reached the semi-finals in Belfast, top Pool D and will be based in Swansea, playing their matches at the Liberty Stadium. They will play France, Italy and Japan. The final will be played at the Liberty Stadium on June 22.<br /> <br /> WRU Group Chief Executive Roger Lewis said, <blockquote><p><img src="http://www.bigblogmedia.com/images/start_quote_rb.gif" style="float:left;vertical-align:top" /><img src="http://www.bigblogmedia.com/images/end_quote_rb.gif" style="float:right;vertical-align:bottom" /> “The IRB Junior World Championship will bring the world’s elite, young talent to Wales. Our aim is to create a top-class Tournament that will not only be extremely memorable for all those future professional rugby players competing in the Tournament, and their families and supporters, but one which will leave a lasting legacy for Welsh Rugby and for the world of Rugby.” </p></blockquote><img src="http://www.rugbybahamas.com/images/1racecourse.JPG" align="right" hspace="10" vspace="10" width="200" height="161" alt="" /><br /> <br /> WRU Chairman and IRB Council member for Wales David Pickering said, <blockquote><p><img src="http://www.bigblogmedia.com/images/start_quote_rb.gif" style="float:left;vertical-align:top" /><img src="http://www.bigblogmedia.com/images/end_quote_rb.gif" style="float:right;vertical-align:bottom" /> “It was a key element of our strategy that all of Wales should benefit from this Tournament and the development plan in place will make sure of that. We are convinced that North Wales will not only play an integral part of the Tournament, but will add something extra to the experience.” </p></blockquote><br /> <br /> The Tournament will benefit from an award of up to £400,000 from UK Sport’s National Lottery backed World Class Events Programme, and is already one of six world championship events secured for the UK in 2008 using UK Sport’s investment and expertise.<br /> <br /> The IRB Junior World Championship is a key element of the IRB’s restructured Age Grade strategy and dovetails with the IRB Junior World Trophy, held next April in Chile, to provide a dedicated Age Grade international pathway for the IRB’s Member Unions.<br /> <br /> <blockquote><p><img src="http://www.bigblogmedia.com/images/start_quote_rb.gif" style="float:left;vertical-align:top" /><img src="http://www.bigblogmedia.com/images/end_quote_rb.gif" style="float:right;vertical-align:bottom" /> “A promotion and relegation system will operate between the annual Junior World Trophy and Junior World Championship events, with the top team in the Trophy swapping places with the bottom team in the Championship. This is an exciting development as it means that there is a clear pathway for Unions to climb the ladder to the top echelons of Age Grade Rugby starting with the Regional qualification system,” </p></blockquote> said Dr Millar.<br /> <br /> Further announcements will follow with regards to ticketing, sponsorship, legacy and development programmes. <br /> <br /> Source: <a href="http://www.irb.com/newsmedia/mediazone/pressrelease/newsid=2021230.html" target="_blank"><u><font color="#0000CC"><strong>IRB Press Release</strong></font></u></a>

     
  • BBC Video Compilation

    <div style="text-align:center"><object type="application/x-shockwave-flash" style="width:300px; height:247px" data="http://www.youtube.com/v/XaA80QDH4c4&amp;NR"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/XaA80QDH4c4&amp;NR"></param></object></div> <div align="center"><strong><font color="#0000CC">An excellent little rugby compilation from the BBC - Six Nations 2007</font></strong></div>

     
  • Canada's women's rugby squad dominates Welsh to cap two-game tour

    <font color="#FF0000"><strong> Canada's women's rugby team defeated Wales 25-3 on Friday to wrap up its two-match United Kingdom tour.</strong></font><br /> <br /> Sara Ulmer of Regina scored a try to help Canada build a 10-3 halftime lead. After a long run from Mandy Marchak of Winnipeg, Ulmer picked up the ball from the ruck and went over unscathed from 18 metres. Megan Mutrie of Calgary added the conversion and a 20-metre penalty to give Canada the edge at the break.<br /> <br /> Heather Moyse of Summerside, P.E.I., - who's also a national team bobsledder - Mutrie and Julia Sugawara of Surrey, B.C., added tries in the second half.<br /> <br /> <blockquote><p><img src="http://www.bigblogmedia.com/images/start_quote_rb.gif" style="float:left;vertical-align:top" /><img src="http://www.bigblogmedia.com/images/end_quote_rb.gif" style="float:right;vertical-align:bottom" /> "We talked about ways to win under pressure, so we have prepared for that," said coach Quentin Fyffe. "But really it is up to the girls and they showed good team spirit to hold them off the line the way they did." </p></blockquote><br /> <br /> Fyffe is 4-0 as Canada's coach in his first season at the helm. The No. 4-ranked Canadians opened their tour last weekend with a 45-3 rout of Scotland in Glasgow.<br /> <br /> Notes: Katie Murray of Edmonton, Canada's No. 8, went down with a leg injury late in the first half, and was taken to a local hospital for evaluation.<br /> <br /> Source: <a href="http://canadianpress.google.com/article/ALeqM5jX-ZqLNiq124jAPSN0yToZgwupRw" target="_blank"><u>The Canadian Press</u></a><br />

     
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