MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Suspended Wales coach Ryan Giggs’ trial on charges of domestic violence will not take place before the team plays in the World Cup playoffs in March.
A backlog of cases at Manchester Crown Court means no courtroom is available to take the case until Aug.
DUBLIN (AP) — Australia No. 8 Rob Valetini was banned for three matches for his head-high tackle of Wales lock Adam Beard.
Valetini collided heads and injured Beard last weekend in Cardiff. Beard failed a head assessment and needed 20 stitches around his right eyebrow.
CARDIFF, Wales (AP) — Wales defeated 14-man Australia 29-28 with a last-gasp penalty kick on Saturday and condemned the Wallabies to their first winless autumn tour of Europe in 45 years.
Ill discipline heavily contributed to defeats against Scotland and England, and the Wallabies wrote the same script at Principality Stadium, and yet almost pulled off a remarkable victory.
CARDIFF, Wales (AP) — Prop Tomas Francis and wing Josh Adams have passed fitness tests to play for Wales against Australia on Saturday in Principality Stadium.
CARDIFF, Wales (AP) — Beat Australia on Saturday and Wayne Pivac will deem Wales' autumn rugby series a success.
In order, New Zealand mastered the Welsh 54-16, South Africa edged them 23-18, and they were fortunate to beat Fiji 38-23.
DUBLIN (AP) — Fiji wing Eroni Sau was suspended for five matches for his red card against Wales in Cardiff.
Sau was sent off Sunday for striking the head of Johnny Williams with a swinging arm midway through the first half.
CARDIFF, Wales (AP) — Wales secured a seeded spot in the World Cup playoffs on Tuesday by holding Belgium to a 1-1 draw after rallying from a goal down in their final qualifier in Group E.
Wales was guaranteed a playoff spot before kickoff through its Nations League results and the draw ensured that Rob Page's players will get a home draw in the playoff semifinals in March.
CARDIFF, Wales (AP) — Wales does not expect tight five players WillGriff John and Will Rowlands to be available to face Australia this weekend after taking head knocks.
"It's unlikely they are going to be right,” forwards coach Jonathan Humphreys said on Tuesday.
CARDIFF, Wales (AP) — Prop James Slipper will replace injured flanker Michael Hooper as Australia captain against Wales this Saturday in Cardiff.
Hooper suffered a foot sprain last Saturday when the Wallabies lost to England 32-15 at Twickenham.
CARDIFF, Wales (AP) — Wales avoided embarrassment from 14-man Fiji in laboring to a flattering 38-23 win at Principality Stadium on Sunday.
Fiji wing Eroni Sau was red-carded in the 25th minute while his team was leading, and Fiji played 20 more minutes with 13 men, but Wales couldn't grab the lead for good until the 67th minute.
BRUSSELS (AP) — Belgium booked its place at next year's World Cup with a 3-1 win over Estonia in their qualifying group on Saturday, guaranteeing a third straight appearance at the tournament.
With just one match left to play in Group E, top-ranked Belgium remained unbeaten and has an unassailable five-point lead over second-place Wales.
PARIS (AP) — While Kylian Mbappe’s four goals in an 8-0 rout of Kazakhstan ensured defending champion France reached next year’s World Cup along with victorious Belgium, the Netherlands failed to join them Saturday after conceding two late goals.
CARDIFF, Wales (AP) — Wales has been flagging its injury woes for months. Fiji's buildup to their rugby test on Sunday hasn't been easy either.
The Fijians almost cancelled their European tour like Samoa did because travel and quarantine restrictions risked stranding their people after the tour.
CARDIFF, Wales (AP) — The businessman who organized the flight that resulted in the death of Argentine soccer player Emiliano Sala was sentenced to 18 months in prison on Friday.
David Henderson was sentenced at Cardiff Crown Court, having already been found guilty by a majority verdict of endangering the safety of an aircraft.
CARDIFF, Wales (AP) — Alex Cuthbert will make his first appearance for Wales in four years as one of five changes for the rugby test against Fiji on Sunday.
The 31-year-old winger, who will win his 49th cap, last featured for Wales in a match against Georgia in November 2017.
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The Court of Arbitration of Sport has set a two-day hearing for soccer club Cardiff’s appeal against paying Nantes for the transfer of Emiliano Sala, who died in a plane crash before playing for the team.
CARDIFF, Wales (AP) — The man who invaded the pitch during the Wales-South Africa match on Saturday will be banned from rugby events at Principality Stadium for life.
The unnamed intruder caused an uproar late in the match when he got in the way of a Wales attack.
CARDIFF, Wales (AP) — South Africa's vaunted rolling maul delivered a late try and gave the Springboks a come-from-behind 23-18 win over Wales to end their Cardiff curse on Saturday.
Replacement hooker Malcolm Marx went over from the lineout maul in the 73rd minute to put the world champion ahead for the first time at Principality Stadium.
CARDIFF, Wales (AP) — South Africa beat New Zealand in its last outing and New Zealand put 54 points on Wales last weekend, so it stands to reason Wales is in for another long Saturday when they host the Springboks.
CARDIFF, Wales (AP) — Ellis Jenkins passing a fitness test for Wales for the first time in three years couldn't be more timely.
Jenkins was practically rushed into the side to face world champion South Africa on Saturday at Principality Stadium with Wales depleted of back-rowers and leadership.
ROME (AP) — Rehabbed flanker Sam Cane will captain an entirely changed New Zealand side against Italy in their rugby test at Stadio Olimpico on Saturday.
Of the matchday 23 who blew away Wales 54-16 in Cardiff last weekend, five reserves were picked to start: Prop Tyrel Lomax, lock Tupou Vaa'i, scrumhalf Brad Weber, flyhalf Richie Mo'unga, and wing Sevu Reece.
CARDIFF, Wales (AP) — South Africa will field a new-look backline featuring Damian Willemse, Jesse Kriel and Herschel Jantjies against Wales at Principality Stadium on Saturday.
They were among four changes to the Springboks team which beat New Zealand 31-29 a month ago in Australia, for the opening match of their European tour.
CARDIFF, Wales (AP) — Wales captain Alun Wyn Jones and back-rowers Taulupe Faletau and Ross Moriarty were ruled out of the rest of their team's autumn rugby tests on Tuesday because of injuries.
The results of scans on Jones and Moriarty on Monday revealed their shoulder injuries suffered in the loss to New Zealand last weekend will require surgery.
CARDIFF, Wales (AP) — New Zealand extended its 68-year rugby dominance of Wales with a 54-16 rout in Cardiff on Saturday, with Beauden Barrett marking his 100th test with two of the All Blacks’ seven tries.
CARDIFF, Wales (AP) — New Zealand-born flyhalf Gareth Anscombe will make his first appearance for Wales in more than two years in the test match against the All Blacks on Saturday.
Anscombe, who qualifies to play for Wales via his mother, sustained a serious knee injury during a Rugby World Cup warmup game against England in August 2019.
CARDIFF, Wales (AP) — The businessman who organized the flight that resulted in the death of Argentine soccer player Emiliano Sala was found guilty on Thursday of endangering the safety of an aircraft.
CARDIFF, Wales (AP) — All Blacks captain Sam Cane isn’t expected to make the starting lineup on New Zealand’s end-of-season rugby tour at least until the match against Italy in Rome on Nov. 6.
Cane has been out for nearly six months because of a pectoral injury and made his return for New Zealand as a replacement in the 104-14 win over the United States on Saturday.
LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II has appeared to criticize the global lack of action on climate change in comments caught on microphone.
The 95-year-old British monarch was filmed on a phone as she visited Cardiff to open the Welsh parliament on Thursday.
PRAGUE (AP) — Daniel James scored in the second half for Wales to hold host Czech Republic to 2-2 in World Cup qualifying on Friday.
James, who also scored in beating the Czechs 1-0 in Cardiff in March, netted past goalkeeper Tomas Vaclik from inside the area in the 69th minute.
SYDNEY (AP) — Australia will play Japan in the southwestern city of Oita on Oct. 23 on its way to Britain for a three-test rugby tour against Scotland, England and Wales.
Rugby Australia said Saturday it will be the Wallabies' first match against Japan since November 2017 when they defeated the hosts 63-30 at Yokohama.
CARDIFF, Wales (AP) — Argentina warmed up for the Rugby Championship by beating Wales' second string 33-11 on Saturday and completing an undefeated tour of Europe.
In air temperatures of 29 degrees C, Argentina used its forward power and constant gifts of possession from an error-prone Wales to score three tries to one.
DUBLIN (AP) — Fullback Juan Cruz Mallia was banned from Argentina's next three rugby tests on Monday for his red card in the weekend draw with Wales.
Mallia was making a tackle when his head hit the head of Wales scrumhalf Kieran Hardy in the first half of Saturday’s match in Cardiff.
CARDIFF, Wales (AP) — A depleted Wales and a 14-man Argentina drew 20-20 after Jarrod Evans missed a last-gasp penalty to win the first test for the hosts on Saturday.
Fullback Juan Cruz Mallia was sent off for a high tackle in the 29th minute while Wales was leading 6-3.
CARDIFF, Wales (AP) — Less than 24 hours after training together for the first time, an emergency England side made light of chaotic circumstances to thrash Pakistan in the first one-day international by nine wickets on Thursday.
LONDON (AP) — England was forced to select a completely new group of players and management on Tuesday for the one-day international series against Pakistan after the coronavirus infected three players and four members of staff.
CARDIFF, Wales (AP) — Wales put aside a serious-looking knee injury to Leigh Halfpenny in his 100th test to demolish Canada 68-12 at Principality Stadium on Saturday.
Even without a dozen British and Irish Lions who won Wales the Six Nations in March, the home side was too powerful, too fast, and too savvy for a Canada side playing its first test in 21 months.
CARDIFF, Wales (AP) — Wales doesn't know much about the Canada team it faces on Saturday at Principality Stadium. It knows a lot about its coaches though.
Canada coach Kingsley Jones and assistant Rob Howley are former Wales teammates and captains.
CARDIFF, Wales (AP) — England eased to an eight-wicket win over Sri Lanka to open their Twenty20 series on Wednesday in Cardiff.
Jos Buttler’s unbeaten 68 led the way at Sophia Gardens as England reached its target of 130 with 17 balls to spare.
CARDIFF, Wales (AP) — For Wales, the buildup to the European Championship has been completely overshadowed by the criminal charges against coach Ryan Giggs.
The former Manchester United winger was charged in April with assaulting two women and exerting controlling and coercive behavior.
CARDIFF, Wales (AP) — Cardiff midfielder Rubin Colwill was included in Wales’ European Championship squad on Sunday after just 191 minutes of senior football.
The 19-year-old Colwill was the surprise name in the final 26-man squad captained by Gareth Bale and containing the likes of Aaron Ramsey, Daniel James, Ethan Ampadu and Joe Rodon.
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