Media Watch: Williams a wanted man in Wales

Joe Leavey
05 November 2019

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We’ve seen Halfpenny moving to Scarlets, George North to Ospreys and Josh Adams to Cardiff Blues, are we about to see another back-three Welshman make the move home?

Saracens man Liam Williams is currently out with an injury but had enjoyed an excellent World Cup before sustaining the ankle problem in the run up to the semi-final, and being out of contract at the end of the season he’s a man in demand.

Toulon and Guinness PRO14 sides Ospreys and Scarlets are apparently monitoring the situation, in what would be an incredible coup for any of those clubs.

Meanwhile some Dragons fans will feel like they’ve got a whole new signing this season with 20-year-old back rower Taine Basham delivering a string of excellent performances.

Basham has been given a lift by Dragons boss Dean Ryan singling him out for praise, with the youngster carrying hard all night in Round 5 defeat at Leinster and setting up a score for Owen Jenkins.


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Meanwhile Nigel Owens has been busy defending himself against claims of animal cruelty.  One of his Instagram followers took issue with the referee standing side by side with a man in a bear suit during an advertising campaign prompting Owens to proclaim ‘the world has gone mad.’

And Munster are reportedly working on bringing World Cup winners Damian De Allande and RG Snyman to the club, according to Rugby Pass.

In international affairs the Limerick Leader reports that Ireland are set to name a captain ahead of the 2020 Guinness Six Nations with Leinstermen Johnny Sexton and James Ryan, and Munsterman Peter O’Mahony the favourites.

Wales’ semi-final stars have enjoyed a beautiful welcome home from their families while Racing 92 have apparently told Ben Tameifuna to lose 20kg on his return – we think you’re beautiful too Ben!

Cardiff City Stadium will play host to the 2020 Guinness PRO14 Final on June 20 as one of the most exciting days in the club rugby calendar comes to Wales!

General sale tickets are available from and prices start at just £13 for concessions and £26 for adults (subject to booking fees), that’s a 15% early bird discount. Family ticket (2 adults / 2 children) prices begin at £64 and fans are encouraged to buy early to get the best value tickets.

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