Dai Sport

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There’s Nothing New About Being Blown Away In Dublin . . . And No Need For Wales To Change Tack

Wayne’s World Will Be A Brave New One . . . But Wales Won’t Get There Overnight

Warren Gatland Fixed A Lot In Welsh Rugby . . . Despite A Tool Box That’s Not Fit For Purpose

The World Cup Final Will Be Heavy Duty . . . With Wales and New Zealand Feeling The Weight Of Regret

Wales Can Grind Out Win Number 20 If They Take To The Skies


Wales Can Shine In Six Nations If They Don’t Freeze Under Friday Night Lights

How The Irish Provinces Moulded History With Modernity To Leave The Welsh Regions Trailing So Far Behind

The Principality Premiership . . . Messed Up, Mangled And Mulitated, But Still Providing Festive Spice

Europe Is Still The Sobering Judgement For Welsh Rugby . . . Even After An Autumn Worth Toasting

The Dragons . . . Are They Just Rubbish? Or Is There More To It Than That?

A Cool Start . . . Now Resting Welsh Regions Need To Turn Up The Heat

Company 03419514 And The Problem Of Welsh Rugby’s Food Chain

Leinster: Good In Contact . . . And Even Better in Contract

Time For the Premiership Clubs To Box Clever As TV Enters Their World

Piggy In The Middle . . . What To Do With Welsh Rugby’s Inbetweeners

How’s The WRU’s “Project” Going? And Just What Needs To Be “Reset”

That Difficult Second Tier: What To Do With Welsh Rugby’s Premiership

Welsh Rugby Fixture List Planning Leaves All The Loose Ends Still Untied


Remind Me, Why Are Wales In Washington? Oh, Yeah . . . The Money

Cardiff Blues European Triumph Has To Be Springboard For The Future

Judgement Day . . . Time To Map Out The Future

Dragons Still In The Slow Lane As Bernard Jackman Plots Long Road Ahead

Amateur Rugby Needs To Be Joined Properly To The Pro Game – Not Cut From It

Schmidt’s Ireland Hurdling To Grand Slam Glory – And Sore Heads!

Dai Sport – WRU Reforms Making Progress

Dai Sport – Dragons’ Lair At Ebbw Vale Is A Loss Leader…But No Lost Cause

Dai Sport – Wales Squad Shows Scarlets’ Strength . . . And Proves Warren Gatland Is Still His Own Man

Dai Sport – Welsh Rugby’s Four Big Issues For 2018

Dai Sport – The Curious Case Of The Clamour For Dragons Transparency – A Case of Fear?

Dai Sport – How to Make The Dregs From The British And Irish Cup Taste A Little Less Sour




Dai Sport – Why Gareth Davies’s WRU Reforms Must Mean One Thing Leads To Another

Dai Sport – Where Have All The Fans Gone?

Dai Sport – Welsh Rugby Reform Needs Unity, Not A War Between Money Men And The Blazers

Dai Sport – Why The Anger Over Rhys Webb Shows There Is A Difference Between Wales Fans And Fans Of Welsh Rugby

Dai Sport – How English Clubs’ Dash For Cash Has Turned Us Into Bored Eurosceptics

Dai Sport – Welsh Rugby Is In A State, But It’s Not One That Has To End In Ruin

Dai Sport – The WRU Annual Report Digested In Six Easy Bites

Dai Sport – Fired Up Dragons Hint New Era Might Be More Than Mere Branding

Dai Sport – Dragons Aiming To Bring On Night Terrors For Opponents At Rodney Parade

Dai Sport – Thank God It’s Friday Should Be The Pro14 Mantra

Dai Sport – Something Stirs In The Dragons’ Den But It Will Take Time To Breathe Fire

Dai Sport – Cardiff Blues Bid To Make Smaller Sums Add Up To Long Awaited Success

Dai Sport – Merthyr Edge To First Win As Principality Premiership Steps Into Brave New Two Conference World

Dai Sport – Time To Tell A New Dragons’ Tale To The Grandchildren

Dai Sport – Scarlets’ Bloodline From Williams To Halfpenny Will Keep Them Pumping At The Top Of The Pro14

Dai Sport – Ospreys Ready To Fly Back From The Shadows

Dai Sport – Roll, Up, Step Ahead . . . . And Follow The Signs To The Future Of Welsh Rugby


Dai Sport – Some Conclusions To Draw And Share From A Drawn And Shared Lions Series

Dai Sport – Forget Eden Park Showdown, The Real Result Of This Lions Tour Has Been The Roar Of Rugby Heritage

Dai Sport – Gatland Battling History As Well As Awesome All Blacks

Dai Sport – All Roads Lead To The North Now For Gatland’s Lions

Dai Sport – Making Jamie Roberts Skipper Could Mean New Centres Are Off Stage On Wales’ Islands Tour

Dai Sport – Hands Up If You Think The WRU Premiership Is Working . . . Anyone?

Dai Sport – Time To Unchain The Newport Beast From Its Shackles

Dai Sport – The Tricky Road Ahead For WRU Chief Martyn Phillips In Saving Rodney Parade And Preserving The Legacy Of Tony Brown

Dai Sport – This Lions Squad Is As Good As It Gets – But Just Don’t Expect Them To Win The Toughest Tour Of All

Dai Sport – Warren Gatland Deserves Thanks, Not The Blame For Welsh Rugby’s Current Problems

Dai Sport – Newport Face The Bullet Either Way As They Decide Whether To Pull The Trigger

Dai Sport – Six Nations Showed Lions And Wales Both In Urgent Need Of Energy And Fresh Faces

Dai Sport – A fictional month by month account of how the Welsh Rugby Union ends up taking over regional rugby in the next year

Dai Sport – Warren Gatland And Rob Howley Avoid Death Group In Japan

Dai Sport – England’s Chariot Rolls On And Wales Missed Their Chance To Put A Spoke In The Wheel

Dai Sport – This Six Nations Has Raw Lions Appeal But The Red Rose Could Be Sharpest