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Guest blog: It may just be third place on offer, but Wales still have a lot to play for

by Tzevai Chong It’s been a sober and solemn few days since the disappointment of Wales’ agonising semi-final defeat to France. I’ll have to admit the red mist of anger lingered for most of the weekend but the result won’t change. And we’ve still got one more game to go –  the third place play-off. Many people … Continue reading

Guest blog: The WRU tries to find solution to the worrying decline in Millennium Stadium ticket sales

Just one of Wales’ autumn international games sold out this year at the Millennium Stadium. Not even the world champions South Africa could draw in the punters. By Sam Shead The first match against Australia had 20,000 spare seats, which is one of the lowest recorded attendances since the stadium was built. The game against … Continue reading

I’m a Celebrity star Lembit Opik doesn’t get Welsh Liberal Deomcrats leader Kirsty Williams’ vote

There was some light relief for political journalists in the regular Tuesday briefings in the Assembly. The leader of the Welsh Liberal Democrats, Kirsty Williams, was asked if she was supporting a previous Welsh party leader, Lembit Opik. The former MP for Montgomeryshire is currently in the Australian jungle taking part in the ITV programme, … Continue reading

Wales v Australia: minute-by-minute report

More at ITV.com/Wales Wales v Australia: Live blog brings you the latest news, views and nonsense from the Millennium Stadium. Get involved by emailing tim.hart@itvwales.com, or tweet him @Timwellspent. ———————————————————————————————— By Tim Hart Published: 8am 6 November 2010 Tim’s Twitter Sam Warburton gets his chance today as he starts for Wales against Australia, replacing his … Continue reading

Wales name team for Australia match

Cardiff Blues flanker Martyn Williams has failed to win a starting place for the autumn Test series opener against Australia on Saturday. Williams, who has won 95 caps, has to be content with a place on the bench behind his Blues colleague Sam Warburton. Warburton has been handed Williams’ number seven shirt and packs down … Continue reading

Wales rugby team open their training session to fans

The Wales rugby team will have an open training session at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff tomorrow. Fans will be able to watch the training as well as meet the players and get autographs. Entry to the stadium is free. The entire squad will be put through their paces by head coach Warren Gatland and … Continue reading

Wales’ rugby Autumn Tests preview

Our sport correspondent Richard Morgan looks ahead to Wales’ four Autumn tests. Who will be named in the squad and what chances does the team actually have of beating the finest teams the Southern Hemisphere has to offer? So, with another Autumn series round the corner, who might be the surprise faces in the Wales … Continue reading

Ryan Jones believes the autumn tests will be tough as Wales prepare for the Rugby World Cup

Wales captain Ryan Jones expects the international season ahead to be ‘as tough as it gets’. Wales play Australia, South Africa, Fiji and New Zealand in the Autumn Tests at the Millennium Stadium in November. Jones said: “It all starts with the best three nations in the world on our home patch with Fiji thrown … Continue reading

Former Wales international Andy Marinos predicts new brand of rugby at the Millennium Stadium this Autumn

South Africa chief executive and former Wales international Andy Marinos believes his side will bring a ‘new brand’ of rugby to the Millennium Stadium this Autumn. The reigning World Champions begin their tour of the Northern Hemisphere in Ireland before visiting Wales on Saturday 13th November – with Wales themselves taking on Australia in the … Continue reading

Barry-born Gillard to remain as Australian PM

A Barry-born woman will stay as Australia’s Prime Minister after being backed by two independent MPs. Julia Gillard has formed a minority government with the backing of independent MPs after an indecisive election led to deadlock between the two leading parties. Tony Windsor and Rob Oakeshott held the balance of power in parliament after a fellow independent … Continue reading

A Welsh Labour Win?

Julia Gillard, the Welsh-born Prime Minister of Australia is about to find out if her gamble has paid off. Less than three months after taking office she faces the voters tomorrow in a snap General Election. She hoped to secure victory by capitalising on the boost in the polls the Australian Labor Party received when … Continue reading

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