A Quick Round-Up Of Welsh Rugby Pre-Season

The last-minute try of Rhys Patchell gave the Scarlets a win of 33-26 in their game of pre-season at Bristol.

At the half time Scarlets had trailed 26-12, but beckoned a senior players batch from the bench and then they scored three tries with the help of the Ryan Elias hooker, Steff Evans wing and Patchell fly-half.

Samson Lee Prop came on as well to prove his fitness after recovering from the knee injury, which made him to miss the summer tour of Wales.

WALES vs. SAMOA: RORY THORNTON EAGER FOR FIRST CAP

On Friday, 23 June, Wales will go all out against Samoa in Apia.

Rory Thornton who features in lock position for Ospreys is eager to win his first cap and feature in his first match for the Wales Rugby Team.

During the 2017 Six Nations, Thornton was never featured with the other squad members as well as back in 2016 at the autumn internationals.

Wheelchair Rugby, Wales Need Sponsors

Rugby has a wheelchair version as well, which has its own series of tournaments and even a World Cup event.

This year the Wheelchair World Cup would be hosted in France. The Wales Rugby League has its own team for this disability sports league based out of Deeside. This team is looking for sponsors in order to participate in the World Cup event that will be held in France. It will take place between July 18th and 28th. The venues are several located in southern France for the participating teams.

SKILL AND SPEED BEATS SIZE AND BRAWNY ANYTIME –CHARTERIS

Luke Charteris, one of the players who feature for the Wales Rugby Team on the international level as a lock has reiterated that it takes more than just being big and brawny to go far in Rugby.

The 33-year old believes that skill and speed, would trump over big and brawny anytime, any day. In 2015, statistics gathered from the game against Ireland in the Six Nations tournament, showed that Luke had made about 37 tackles in that particular game.

This is 10 tackles more than any other player so far in a single game since the history of the Six Nations. Looking back to the period, Luke talks about the game and how he was relieved when the final whistle was blown.

“All I remember is being relieved the game was over,” he said.

He also notes that his position as a lock has never been that easy, and that the belief that every player featuring in that position should be sculpted to look likes a slab of granite is inappropriate.

AUTUMN TESTS: JONATHAN DAVIES HAPPY WITH WALES' PERFORMANCES

“An upward curve” was the best phrase Jonathan Davies, Centre for Wales could find to describe the performance of his Wales Rugby team during the autumn international series.

Wales’ last game played against the Springboks where they demolished their counterparts 27-13, was the third victory they have so far had over their counterparts in about 110 years. Earlier wins against Argentina and Japan had also helped Wales secure a 75 per cent success-rate in the autumn international series.

Sherratt Included In Wales Coaching Team

An Englishman has been added to the coaching staff of the Wales international rugby team.

The new backs coach for the team is Matt Sherratt and he is currently the coach of the Blues team. Matt will be combining his job with Wales with what he does at the Arms Park. Wales feel that Sherratt’s tactics will work wonders for the team as they are getting ready for the autumn internationals of this season.

There was a vacancy for the backs coach in the Wales team after head coach of Wales Warren Gatland moved on to the Lions. This meant that Rob Howley had to fill his shoes and thereby Matt was picked as the backs coach for the team. He had joined the Blues team from Bristol only this summer. Danny Wilson and Matt worked together in Bristol and he always wanted to have Matt as a coach for the Wales team.

Wales Rugby Team Prepare For Upcoming Test

With the second Test coming up this weekend against New Zealand, Wales’s team is making certain changes.

For instance, Rhys Patchell and Luke Charteris are being brought in to replace North and Davies. The changes are being made by Warren Gatland in preparation to face the All Blacks team in Wellington. The defeat match that was played by the Welsh team on Tuesday saw Luke Charteris in action. Indeed, all the players had a humbling experience in the Tuesday’s match.

Wales Rugby Team Ready For The New Zealand Tour

You might be looking forward to knowing when the tour of the Wales rugby team begins.

For the fans and the followers it is important to know when the matches would be held so that they can time their daily schedule around the same. The summer matches are coming up in New Zealand and here are updates on the different fixtures of the same.

Warren Gatland has the honor of announcing the squad he would be taking with him to the tour. It would be a Test match in rugby and hence, choosing the players who would clash with the world champions in New Zealand would be tough. There would be three Test series held in the next month. The winners would be eligible for the Webb Ellis Trophy. There would also be a warm up game among the six nations grand slam winner. It would be held at Twickenham. There would be a match with the rugby leaders at Gatland’s homeland as well.

Can Wales win the Six Nations in 2017?

Wales are one of the strongest rugby union sides in the world and it could be argued that Warren Gatland’s men play the best attacking rugby in the northern hemisphere.

With the likes of George North, Jamie Roberts and Dan Biggar in the side, Wales have plenty of quality in attacking areas and they will only improve further as Leigh Halfpenny and Justin Tipuric continue their respective recoveries from long term injury issues.

As of April 15th, Wales are priced at 2/1 in Coral’s betting markets and plenty of pundits will be providing their rugby union tips on Gatland’s side to win the title for the first time since 2013.

Welsh Rugby Union not happy with Marler Decision

The Welsh Rugby Union stated that they are very surprised at the decision not to penalize England player Joe Marler for uttering "racist language" towards Wales player Samson Lee previous week.

Marler was cleared to play in the RBS 6 Nations match against France on Saturday by tournament's disciplinary committee in spite of striking one Wales player Rob Evans and calling Lee a "gypsy boy".

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