A Back Three Trio Selection To Ponder

Ireland versus Wales is now under a week away. Ireland comes into this game undefeated so far in the 6 Nations Championship after 2 games. You read and hear many people talking about the 17th March being the Grand Slam Decider between England and Ireland, can Wales ruin that potential deciding game? Wales off the back of the defeat last […]

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Team of the week. Guinness Pro 14 League. Week 15

Two wins for the Welsh sides in the Guinness Pro League 14 this week, Cardiff Blues victory at home to Munster was particularly impressive, Ospreys also managed to pick up a win, in an overall poor performance but a victory. Scarlets pushed Leinster but ultimately came up short, but a really poor showing from the Dragons at home to Benetton, […]

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Team of the week. Guinness Pro 14. Week 14

Amongst the 6 Nations games, this weekend was the return of the Guinness Pro 14 competition. With many sides understrength with many players on international duty, it challenged all sides. Unfortunately, only one Welsh pro side got the win in this round, that being Cardiff Blues who defeated The Toyota Cheetahs. Here is our team of the week this week, […]

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Six Nations 2018 Preview

Next weekend will be the start of the 6 Nations. Five and a half weeks where the best teams in Europe compete against each other. One year away from the World Cup, will some teams look at this as an opportunity to see what depth they have in their respective squads, and give some players on the fringes of the […]

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Fantasy Six Nations League 2018 – Challengers Wanted

Another Six Nations is nearly upon us and hot on the heels of the recently announced Welsh squad, Y-Ddraig is inviting everyone to participate in the inaugural Y-Ddraig’s Six Nations Fantasy Rugby Competition. It is free to enter, and we are using the rules and selections as per the ESPN Rugby site. You can take part in the overall competition plus […]

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Preparations underway for Glamorgan

A new writer for Y Ddraig, Niall Owens looks at Glamorgan’s prospects for the upcoming season and gives us reasons to be hopeful. A recommended read. Glamorgan kicked off their pre-season preparations last week as they plan ahead of a busy 2018 campaign that gets underway on the 20th of April when they travel to Gloucestershire. Ahead of the new […]

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Who will be the lucky Welsh 7?

Over the last few weeks, we have had a number of Welsh Derbies and coming up some high profile European matches which undoubtedly will go some way to Warren Gatland and his coaching group deciding who will start the 6 Nations with a very tough home game against Scotland. A side full of confidence after strong performances in the Autumn. Wales […]

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Team of the week. Guinness Pro 14 League. Week 13

Two more Welsh derbies, more head to head clashes for the Welsh coaches to ponder team selections for the 6 Nations. With the Scarlets and the Ospreys coming out on top, who shone and who earned selection to the team of the week? Here are the choices. 15/ Rhys Patchell – Scarlets. Some performance from this outstanding back player. 112 metres […]

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