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".

Can Wales win the Rugby World Cup this year?

Warren Gatland’s side are one of the strongest units in the sport and are more than capable of competing with the best teams on the planet.

In the Six Nations tournament earlier this year, Wales played some scintillating rugby and will feel aggrieved to miss out on the title after an impressive 61-20 thrashing of Italy on the final day of the competition.

Warren Gatland Thinks He Might Lose His Head Coach Position Of The Wales Rugby Team

The 51 years old Warren Gatland from New Zealand who is the coach of the Wales Rugby Team may not be able to coach the team for long after Roger Lewis Resigned from his post of Chief Executive of the Welsh Rugby Union.

Roger Lewis stepped down from his post last year in the month of October. Gatland is bound by contract to coach the Wales Rugby Team till the 2019 Rugby World Cup.

Wales Rugby Team player Samson Lee signs NDC with WRU and Scarlets

Scarlets and the Wales Rugby Team prop Samson Lee has become the latest of a long list of players to sign the new national dual contract (NDC) with his region as well as the welsh Rugby Union (WRU).

The 22 year old tight head prop, who won the first of his nine caps for Wales as a substitute against Argentina in 2013 was thought to have been holding out for a better contract, but in the end, put pen to paper to what was offered to him. He played in all of his country's autumn internationals in 2014, including their historic reverse against South Africa.

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