Tag: Welsh Rugby Event

Pivac springs surprises in first Wales squad selection

Pivac springs surprises in first Wales squad selection

Pivac springs surprises in first Wales squad selection
— Read on cardiffbluesblog.com/2019/11/19/pivac-springs-surprises-in-first-wales-squad-selection/

https://welshsportsnewsblog.wordpress.com/2019/11/19/pivac-springs-surprises-in-first-wales-squad-selection/

Not Long Now Until WalvFra at the #Japan2019 – #WelshRugby #RugbyWorldCup

The game is on 8am Sunday Morning!

https://welshsportsnewsblog.wordpress.com/2019/10/16/not-long-now-until-walvfra-at-the-japan2019-welshrugby-rugbyworldcup/

Crawshays to play Wales this November – Introbiz

Crawshays to play Wales this November – Introbiz

Crawshays to play Wales this November – Introbiz
— Read on passionateaboutnetworking.com/2019/10/08/crawshays-to-play-wales-this-november-introbiz/

https://welshsportsnewsblog.wordpress.com/2019/10/08/crawshays-to-play-wales-this-november-introbiz/

Welsh Business Event In Cardiff to feature Shane Williams…

Introbiz are delighted to announce that Shane Williams, former Welsh rugby international, has been confirmed as the networking breakfast speaker at the Introbiz Expo in November.

Held on Thursday, 14th November at Cardiff City Football Stadium, the event has become a firm favourite for local businesses. The networking breakfast is held to kickstart the Expo and invites the exhibitors, sponsors, keynote speakers and visitors to listen, learn and connect.

This year’s networking breakfast speaker is Shane Williams. With an international career spanning 11 years, Shane is the all-time top try-scorer for Wales and also the most capped Welsh winger and is considered to be one of the greatest wingers of all time. Since his retirement from the sport, Shane has worked as a presenter and as a pundit on BBC, ITV and Channel 4. Shane will be partaking in a Q&A session with event host, Sean Holley during this networking breakfast.

The event is sponsored by Growth Stream, an all-round sales solution: combining collaborative consultancy, 360 degree outsourced sales and expert recruitment. The provide sales management solutions to cater to everyone who is looking for growth in key areas of their business.

Guests can also benefit from a breakfast roll, a tremendous networking opportunity as well as learning tips and advice that may contribute towards the improvement of your business.

If you’d like to book your tickets to attend this event, you can click the link here. https://www.introbiz.co.uk/product/introbiz-expo-networking-breakfast-cardiff-city-stadium/
— Read more on www.introbiz.co.uk/shane-williams-announced-breakfast-speaker/

https://welsheventsblog.wordpress.com/2019/10/08/welsh-business-event-in-cardiff-to-feature-shane-williams/

Rugby World Cup Networking Breakfast – Introbiz

Rugby World Cup Networking Breakfast – Introbiz

Rugby World Cup Networking Breakfast – Introbiz
— Read on passionateaboutnetworking.com/2019/09/30/rugby-world-cup-networking-breakfast-introbiz/

https://welshsportsnewsblog.wordpress.com/2019/09/30/rugby-world-cup-networking-breakfast-introbiz/

Wales can win Rugby World Cup, says Australia legend Stirling Mortlock

Wales can win Rugby World Cup, says Australia legend Stirling Mortlock

Wales can win Rugby World Cup, says Australia legend Stirling Mortlock


— Read on metro.co.uk/2019/09/29/wales-can-win-rugby-world-cup-says-australia-legend-stirling-mortlock-10827499/

https://welshsportsnewsblog.wordpress.com/2019/09/29/wales-can-win-rugby-world-cup-says-australia-legend-stirling-mortlock/

Some picture highlights from the Wales v Australia #RugbyWorldCup Victory…

https://welshsportsnewsblog.wordpress.com/2019/09/29/some-picture-highlights-from-the-wales-v-australia-rugbyworldcup-victory/

Wales beat Australia 29-25 in the #RugbyWorldCup

Wales come through a colossal Rugby World Cup battle with Australia, which they dominated the first half but then got dominated by Australia in the second half, only to hold on at the death for a famous victory.

Wales lead at half time by 15 points, going in 23-08 but they were kept quite for most of the second half whilst the Aussies clawed back many of those point but a mature final 5 minutes and a ferocious defensive effort, seen Wales just hold out for the 29-25 win which see see them now Top The Group.

https://welshsportsnewsblog.wordpress.com/2019/09/29/wales-beat-australia-29-25-in-the-rugbyworldcup/

Wales go in at half time 23-8 up against Australia in the #RugbyWorldCup

A very good half of rugby by the Welsh Rugby Squad put them up by 15 going in at half time.

https://welshsportsnewsblog.wordpress.com/2019/09/29/wales-go-in-at-half-time-23-8-up-against-australia-in-the-rugbyworldcup/

Wales’ chance to lay down a marker

Wales’ chance to lay down a marker

https://gwladrugby.wordpress.com/2019/09/28/wales-chance-to-lay-down-a-marker/
— Read on gwladrugby.wordpress.com/2019/09/28/wales-chance-to-lay-down-a-marker/

https://welshsportsnewsblog.wordpress.com/2019/09/29/wales-chance-to-lay-down-a-marker/

Wales flier Josh Adams ready for Australia crunch game after six-try demolition of Georgia

Wales flier Josh Adams ready for Australia crunch game after six-try demolition of Georgia

https://www.thescottishsun.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/4755350/wales-flier-josh-adams-ready-for-australia-crunch-game-after-six-try-demolition-of-georgia/
— Read on www.thescottishsun.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/4755350/wales-flier-josh-adams-ready-for-australia-crunch-game-after-six-try-demolition-of-georgia/

https://welshsportsnewsblog.wordpress.com/2019/09/24/wales-flier-josh-adams-ready-for-australia-crunch-game-after-six-try-demolition-of-georgia/

Rugby-Early blitz lifts six-try Wales to win over Georgia

Rugby-Early blitz lifts six-try Wales to win over Georgia

Rugby-Early blitz lifts six-try Wales to win over Georgia
— Read on nationalpost.com/pmn/sports-pmn/rugby-early-blitz-lifts-six-try-wales-to-win-over-georgia

https://welshsportsnewsblog.wordpress.com/2019/09/23/rugby-early-blitz-lifts-six-try-wales-to-win-over-georgia/

Preview: Ireland v Wales

Preview: Ireland v Wales

Preview: Ireland v Wales
— Read on cardiffbluesblog.com/2019/09/07/preview-ireland-v-wales/

https://welshsportsnewsblog.wordpress.com/2019/09/07/preview-ireland-v-wales/

Cardiff looking to bounce back in style at Pontypridd

Cardiff looking to bounce back in style at Pontypridd

Cardiff looking to bounce back in style at Pontypridd
— Read on cardiffbluesblog.com/2019/04/19/cardiff-looking-to-bounce-back-in-style-at-pontypridd/

https://welshsportsnewsblog.wordpress.com/2019/04/19/cardiff-looking-to-bounce-back-in-style-at-pontypridd/

Cardiff Blues 41-17 Scarlets

Cardiff Blues 41-17 Scarlets

Cardiff Blues 41-17 Scarlets
— Read on cardiffbluesblog.com/2019/03/25/cardiff-blues-41-17-scarlets/

https://welshsportsnewsblog.wordpress.com/2019/03/25/cardiff-blues-41-17-scarlets/

Wales 25-7 Ireland: Wales claim Six Nations Grand Slam after dominant victory over Ireland

Wales 25-7 Ireland: Wales claim Six Nations Grand Slam after dominant victory over Ireland

https://talksport.com/sport/rugby-union/512459/wales-claim-grand-slam-win-ireland/
— Read on talksport.com/sport/rugby-union/512459/wales-claim-grand-slam-win-ireland/

https://welshsportsnewsblog.wordpress.com/2019/03/17/wales-25-7-ireland-wales-claim-six-nations-grand-slam-after-dominant-victory-over-ireland/

Wales give Warren Gatland perfect Six Nations send-off as they clinch Grand Slam

Wales give Warren Gatland perfect Six Nations send-off as they clinch Grand Slam

https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/rugbyunion/8652460/wales-ireland-six-nations-warren-gatland/
— Read on www.thesun.co.uk/sport/rugbyunion/8652460/wales-ireland-six-nations-warren-gatland/

https://welshsportsnewsblog.wordpress.com/2019/03/16/wales-give-warren-gatland-perfect-six-nations-send-off-as-they-clinch-grand-slam/

Come on Wales! 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿

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https://welshsportsnewsblog.wordpress.com/2019/03/16/come-on-wales-%f0%9f%8f%b4%f3%a0%81%a7%f3%a0%81%a2%f3%a0%81%b7%f3%a0%81%ac%f3%a0%81%b3%f3%a0%81%bf/

Wales v Ireland for a Grandslam…

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https://welshsportsnewsblog.wordpress.com/2019/03/15/wales-v-ireland-for-a-grandslam/

Replay the day – Wales beat England in #SixNations2019

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https://welsheventsblog.wordpress.com/2019/03/14/replay-the-day-wales-beat-england-in-sixnations2019/

Wales v Ireland Grandslam warm up Video with highlights of the 2005 Grandslam…

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https://welshsportsnewsblog.wordpress.com/2019/03/14/wales-v-ireland-grandslam-warm-up-video-with-highlights-of-the-2005-grandslam/

Wales maintain Six Nations top spot after hard-fought 18-11 victory over Scotland

Wales maintain Six Nations top spot after hard-fought 18-11 victory over Scotland

https://metro.co.uk/2019/03/09/wales-maintain-six-nations-top-spot-hard-fought-18-11-victory-scotland-8876079/
— Read on metro.co.uk/2019/03/09/wales-maintain-six-nations-top-spot-hard-fought-18-11-victory-scotland-8876079/

https://welshsportsnewsblog.wordpress.com/2019/03/09/wales-maintain-six-nations-top-spot-after-hard-fought-18-11-victory-over-scotland/

Wales play Scotland to keep Grandslam hopes alive…

It is three down and two to go for Wales, who this week head to BT Murrayfield looking to move one step closer to the Grand Slam.

Warren Gatland has never lost to Scotland as Wales coach, but two years ago the Welsh did come unstuck at BT Murrayfield while he was away on British & Irish Lions duty.

That was part of a long unbeaten Scottish run at BT Murrayfield, one that ended against Ireland in Round Two of the Guinness Six Nations, and having since fallen to France in Paris, Gregor Townsend will be after a response.

To do so, he has rung the changes with the return of Finn Russell perhaps the biggest news. The Racing 92 fly-half is back fit again and slots in alongside former Glasgow Warriors teammate Ali Price, promoted to start at scrum-half ahead of Greig Laidlaw.

That means that Stuart McInally will captain the team, as he did twice in 2018. Other notable returns see WP Nel start at tighthead, looking to boost a Scottish scrum that at time struggled in Paris, while Hamish Watson is back on the bench hoping for his first appearance of the Championship.

It will be a landmark day for a pair of Scotland players, Tommy Seymour and Jonny Gray celebrating their 50thappearances for their countries.

Gatland, in contrast to Townsend, has stuck with virtually the same team that got the better of England in Round Three.

The only change is injury-enforced, Adam Beard coming in for the injured Cory Hill in the second row, while on the bench Jake Ball steps in as lock cover.

The teams will be playing for the Doddie Weir Cup, the second time they have played for the trophy in honour of the great Scotland and Lions second row who is currently battling Motor Neurone Disease.

WHAT THEY SAID


Scotland coach Gregor Townsend said:“Getting to 50 caps for your country is a milestone in a player’s career and it underlines the consistency and quality both Tommy and Jonny have delivered for Scotland over the years.

“Tommy has started all his games and has an impressive try-scoring record, which is fundamental element of the game for a winger.

“As well as his finishing ability, his excellent work-rate off-the-ball and outstanding aerial skills have been the key reasons why he’s reached a half century of appearances for Scotland.

“Jonny is an exceptional player who came through as a young man and, by becoming the second-youngest player to win 50 caps, shows just how well he’s played in that relatively short time.

“He has a phenomenal work rate, is a very accurate tackler and takes real pride in helping the team prepare, as well as continually looking for ways to improve his own game.”

Wales coach Warren Gatland said:“They’re going to be tough. There’s no doubt that their record at BT Murrayfield has been very impressive and they are hard to beat there for any team.

“They’ll be disappointed and hurting from that performance last week against France in Paris. We are well aware of their threat.

“The players that were involved two years ago were pretty disappointed with that result and that performance. We’ve got a big challenge on our hands for a couple of reasons.”

KEY BATTLE – FINN RUSSELL V GARETH ANSCOMBE


The two fly-halves come from a similar mould with both keen to attack the line at every opportunity and gifted with great distribution. Russell is back after missing the clash in Paris, and looked very impressive in Racing 92’s win over La Rochelle in France last week.

Scotland are a different side with him pulling the strings, so Wales will be keen to shut him down.

In Anscombe, they have stuck to their convictions, with Gatland resisting the temptation to start Dan Biggar after his match-winning performance off the bench against England. The Cardiff Blues fly-half more than did his bit in that game though, and will be a real threat for the Scots both with his passing and running.

STATS – POWERED BY AWS 



  • Jonny Gray is second only to Stuart Hogg as the youngest Scotland player ever to 50 caps, marking the landmark five days before his 25th birthday. The youngest player ever to the mark will be on the opposite side, Wales’ George North who was 22 when he hit 50.

  • Warren Gatland has never lost to Scotland in more than a decade as Wales coach. He did however lose on both trips to Scotland while in charge of Ireland

  • Wales have now won 12 Tests in a row, their all-time record, that includes a win over Scotland at Principality Stadium in November for the Doddie Weir Cup

  • Wales lock Adam Beard, who comes into the starting XV this week, has never lost a Test with now 11 caps to his name


FANTASY WATCH


There is plenty of value on both sides at BT Murrayfield, with one of the changes in the Scotland side seeing Darcy Graham earn his first start for his country. At just 10 stars, he could be a steal in the back three, while Finn Russell is another option at 13.9, particularly as he will take on kicking duties with Greig Laidlaw on the bench.

For Wales, their recent form means players are a little more expensive, but Adam Beard is just 10.7 stars as he comes back into the side at lock.

Elsewhere Gareth Anscombe, at 14.8 stars, is a little below the most expensive fly-halves in the game and could be an intriguing possiblity.

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TEAMS


Scotland: 15. Blair Kinghorn (Edinburgh), 14. Tommy Seymour (Glasgow Warriors), 13. Nick Grigg (Glasgow Warriors), 12. Pete Horne (Glasgow Warriors), 11. Darcy Graham (Edinburgh), 10. Finn Russell (Racing 92), 9. Ali Price (Glasgow Warriors), 1. Allan Dell (Edinburgh), 2. Stuart McInally (Edinburgh) (c), 3. Willem Nel (Edinburgh), 4. Grant Gilchrist (Edinburgh), 5. Jonny Gray (Glasgow Warriors), 6. Magnus Bradbury (Edinburgh), 7. Jamie Ritchie (Edinburgh), 8. Josh Strauss (Sale Sharks)

Replacements: 16. Fraser Brown (Glasgow Warriors), 17. Gordon Reid (Glasgow Warriors), 18. Simon Berghan (Edinburgh), 19. Ben Toolis (Edinburgh), 20. Hamish Watson (Edinburgh), 21. Greig Laidlaw (Clermont Auvergne), 22. Adam Hastings (Glasgow Warriors), 23. Byron McGuigan (Sale Sharks)

Wales: 15. Liam Williams (Saracens), 14. George North (Ospreys), 13. Jonathan Davies (Scarlets), 12. Hadleigh Parkes (Scarlets), 11. Josh Adams (Worcester), 10. Gareth Anscombe (Cardiff Blues), 9. Gareth Davies (Scarlets), 1. Rob Evans (Scarlets), 2. Ken Owens (Scarlets), 3. Tomas Francis (Exeter), 4. Adam Beard (Ospreys), 5. Alun Wyn Jones (Ospreys) (c), 6. Josh Navidi (Cardiff Blues), 7. Justin Tipuric (Ospreys), 8. Ross Moriarty (Dragons).

Replacements: 16. Elliot Dee (Dragons), 17. Nicky Smith (Ospreys), 18. Dillon Lewis (Cardiff Blues), 19. Jake Ball (Scarlets), 20. Aaron Wainwright (Dragons), 21. Aled Davies (Ospreys), 22. Dan Biggar (Northampton Saints), 23. Owen Watkin (Ospreys).

LAST TIME

34-73rd Feb 2018
SCOTLAND HEAD TO HEAD WALES
122 Played 122
44 Wins 69
69 Losses 44
2 Draws 2
187 Tries 239

SCOTLAND LAST THREE GUINNESS SIX NATIONS RESULTS

FRANCE
23/02/2019

27-10

SCOTLAND
SCOTLAND
09/02/2019

13-22

IRELAND
SCOTLAND
02/02/2019

33-20

ITALY

WALES LAST THREE GUINNESS SIX NATIONS RESULTS

WALES
23/02/2019

21-13

ENGLAND
ITALY
09/02/2019

15-26

WALES
FRANCE
01/02/2019

19-24

WALES

https://welshsportsnewsblog.wordpress.com/2019/03/09/wales-play-scotland-to-keep-grandslam-hopes-alive/

A popular seen from pubs all around Wales as fans celebrate the amazing 21-13 victory over England in the #SixNations #WALvENG

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https://welshsportsnewsblog.wordpress.com/2019/02/24/a-popular-seen-from-pubs-all-around-wales-as-fans-celebrate-the-amazing-21-13-victory-over-england-in-the-sixnations-walveng/

Wales smash England 21-13 to take the controlling position in this seasons six nations tournament…

Wales overturned a 10-3 deficit at half time to beat England 21-13 in this years six nations tournament and now take pole position in the six nations title race!

https://welshbizuk.wordpress.com/2019/02/23/wales-smash-england-23-13-to-take-the-controlling-position-in-this-seasons-six-nations-tournament/