Home Tag Archives: sam davies

Tag Archives: sam davies

Shane Williams Picks His Preferred Wales Team For Autumn Series

CARDIFF, WALES - MARCH 15: Ex Wales player Shane Williams looks on before the RBS Six Nations match between Wales and Scotland at Millennium Stadium on March 15, 2014 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Wales and Ospreys legend Shane Williams has picked his team for the upcoming autumn series which sees Warren Gatland’s men pit their wits against Australia, Georgia, New Zealand and South Africa. Writing in WalesOnline, Williams who scored a record 58 tries in 87 tests for Wales, has opted for experience in his XV for the hugely demanding tests against the …

Read More »

Dan Biggar Set To Quit Welsh Rugby For Aviva Premiership

Wales and Ospreys fly-half Dan Biggar is set to quit Welsh rugby for English giants Northampton Saints, in a deal that would see him leave his home region according to Wales Online. The experienced number ten has been with the Ospreys for nearly a decade, and has made over 200 appearances for them since making his debut way back in …

Read More »

Rob Howley Names Wales Side For Six Nations Clash Against France

EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND - FEBRUARY 25: Rob Howley the innterim head coach of Wales watches over his team's warm up prior to kickoff during the RBS Six Nations match between Scotland and Wales at Murrayfield Stadium on February 25, 2017 in Edinburgh, Scotland. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Wales have announced their team for their final Six Nations match of 2017 against France, and interim coach Rob Howley has decided to remain with the 23 man squad who dispatched Ireland 22-9 last weekend. Hooker Ken Owens will win his 50th cap, while Taulupe Faletau will start on the bench having just returned from injury. While Wales will surely be …

Read More »

Rob Howley Releases Lions Duo For Club Games

Wales coach Rob Howley has released Lions duo Taulupe Faletau and Alex Cuthbert back to their clubs this weekend as the Six Nations takes a short break before returning next weekend. Faletau and Cuthbert, who both played during Wales’ 21-16 loss to England last weekend, join 12 other Welsh players who have also been released by Howley for this weekend’s games. …

Read More »

A Combined Wales And England XV Based On The First Weekend Of Six Nations Action

England v Wales - RBS Six Nations

1. Joe Marler (England) 2. Dylan Hartley (England) 3. Dan Cole (England) 4. Alun Wyn Jones (Wales) 5. Joe Launchbury (England) 6. Sam Warburton (Wales) 7. Justin Tipuric (Wales) 8. Nathan Hughes (England) 9. Rhys Webb (Wales) 10. Sam Davies (Wales) 11. Elliot Daly (England) 12. Owen Farrell (England) 13. Jonathan Davies (Wales) 14. George North (Wales) 15. Mike Brown (England) Alan Drumm, Pundit Arena On this week’s edition …

Read More »

Italy v Wales – Player Ratings

Wales opened their Six Nations campaign with a 33-7 win over Italy in Rome as second-half tries from George North, Jonathan Davies and Liam Williams saved Welsh blushes. An Eduardo Gori try put Italy four points clear at halftime as Conor O’Shea’s charges took a surprising 7-3 lead at the break before Wales rallied in the second-half to pull away …

Read More »

British and Irish Lions 2017: Flyhalf Options

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 27: Jonathan Sexton of Ireland and Owen Farrell of England shake hands followinng the final whistle during the RBS Six Nations match between England and Ireland at Twickenham Stadium on February 27, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

The ninth installment in the series takes a look at the options available to Warren Gatland and his coaching team at number ten for the British and Irish Lions 2017 tour of New Zealand. One of the most pivotal positions on a rugby pitch, only two out and out fly-halves were chosen for the 2013 Lions tour of Australia – …

Read More »

Wales Make Six Changes For Argentina Match

Wales v Australia - International Match

Interim Wales Head Coach Rob Howley has made six changes to the team humbled by Australia last weekend, report Wales Online. Howley has wielded the axe for the clash with ‘Los Pumas’: with prop Samson Lee dropping to the bench and being replaced by the Exeter Chiefs’ Tomas Francis. While the ever-present Jamie Roberts is also dropped, with Scarlets centre …

Read More »

Wales’ Likely Starting XV For Australia Match

WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - JUNE 18: Wales sing the national anthem during the International Test match between the New Zealand and Wales at Westpac Stadium on June 18, 2016 in Wellington, New Zealand. (Photo by Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images)

With Wales set to kick-off their autumn campaign on Saturday against Australia, we look at Rob Howley’s likely starting XV for the clash.  _______ 15. Liam Williams (if fit) Wales’ best player during the summer series against New Zealand, the 25-year-old has continued his fine form into the new season. Left the field early with an ankle injury during the Scarlets’ …

Read More »

PRO12 Analysis: Our Welsh Team Of The Week

As Wales’ four regions endured mixed fortunes in the opening round of the new PRO12 campaign, I pick my Welsh PRO12 team of the week. On the plus side the Ospreys got off to a flyer, crushing a poor Zebre side 59-5, while Cardiff impressed in a 34-16 bonus point victory over Edinburgh. However, both the Dragons and Scarlets went down …

Read More »

Opinion: Welsh Regional Rugby On The Up

CARDIFF, WALES - APRIL 30: Scott Williams of the Scarlets crosses to score the first try during the Guinness Pro 12 match between Newport Gwent Dragons and Scarlets at Principality Stadium on April 30, 2016 in Cardiff, United Kingdom. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

After years in the doldrums, regional rugby is on the up in Wales and there are several reasons to give cause for optimism that this growth shall continue. The Success of Judgement Day- The record breaking success of ‘Judgement Day’: Welsh rugby’s yearly double-header between its four regions, once again showed that if packaged properly welsh fans will turn out. …

Read More »

European Champions Cup Stars Of The Week

Patrick Perry identifies the brightest stars of this weekend’s European Champions Cup rugby action. During this European game week, which saw a youthful Leinster beat Bath, Racing Metro embarrass Scarlets, and Saracens overpower Ulster, we have been blessed with a number of great individual performances. Some shone brighter than others, however. Here are my stars of the week.   Garry …

Read More »