(UPDATED) Shades of Red: A brief history of Wales playing only fourteen men

UPDATED: This article builds on an original article from 15/02/2021 In 755 Welsh Test matches since 1881, 16 players have been dismissed when facing Wales. Six of these sending offs happened in 2021. The first six dismissals of a Welsh opponent occurred between 1888 and 2006 (it was not possible to be dismissed between 1881…

Alun Wyn Jones, Wales and the Pie Chart of Durability

Last Saturday Alun Wyn Jones won his 149th Welsh cap. The number took him past New Zealand’s Richie McCaw to make him the most capped player for one team in the history of international rugby. Jones has also won a dozen caps in total for the British and Irish Lions, meaning his total international appearances…

Animal welfare groups outrage at ‘canary’ Welsh rugby jersey

The Welsh Rugby Union is under intense fire from animal rights group after being accused of animal cruelty. Just days after the WRU revealed its new bright yellow ‘change’ playing strip, animal rights groups have come forward with shocking claims relating to the manufacturing of the high-tech jerseys. According to PETA (People for Ethical Treatment…