Sam Warburton

Showering with the World Cup trophy, celebrating a Lions cap and more sporting tweets of the week

Here’s what some familiar faces in the sporting world had to say on Twitter over the past week.

Liam Miller

Brian O’Driscoll backs Sam Warburton to succeed as a coach

Brian O’Driscoll has backed Sam Warburton to succeed as a coach after the Wales flanker retired from rugby.<p>Warburton announced on Wednesday he had decided to stop playing after missing the entire 2017-18 season because of neck and knee injuries.<p>It brings an end to the 29 year-old’s glittering …

Rugby Union

No such thing as a free Friday lunch | Brief letters

The suggestion that we scrap working on Fridays (Gaby Hinsliff, 20 July) is attractive – I’m trying to do it. But we are lucky to have the choice. Most of the things I want to do instead (get on a train, go to the cinema, sit in the park, go out for lunch, send a letter to the Guardian etc) require …

Personal Finance (UK)

HOT OR NOT: Whitchurch High School have reason to be proud again after Thomas' Tour de France form

HOT OR NOT: Whitchurch High School have reason to be proud again after Geraint Thomas' Tour de France form while Jose Mourinho needs to realise that …

Sport (UK)

Sam Warburton retires: It’s the abruptness of the news that causes us such sorrow

Somewhere in the drawer of my writing desk lie a couple of old tickets: crumpled, grubby along the foldlines where they were once jammed in a pocket, …

Rugby Union

The Welsh school that produced three of the world's greatest athletes

What do Gareth Bale, Sam Warburton and Geraint Thomas all have in common?<p>Not only have all three international sport stars dominated the headlines …

News (Wales)

Sam Warburton retires from rugby

Wales and Lions captain Sam Warburton has announced he is hanging up his boots with immediate effect<p><b>Sam Warburton retires from rugby</b><p>Sam Warburton has …

Cardiff Blues

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Wednesday’s announcement that Sam Warburton has retired from rugby was a huge shame. He has been the most successful British and Irish Lions captain of recent times, and personally I feel he was right up there with the very best Lions captains of all time alongside Willie John McBride, Martin …

Sam Warburton

Geraint Thomas takes Tour de France lead on day schoolmate Sam Warburton announces end of glittering rugby career

Geraint Thomas moved into the Tour de France leader's Yellow Jersey – a perfect tribute to his old schoolmate Sam Warburton on the day the Wales and …

Sport (UK)

BREAKING: Sam Warburton forced to retire from rugby as British Lions captain succumbs to injury

British and Irish Lions captain Sam Warburton has retired from rugby union at the age of 29, a joint statement from the Welsh Rugby Union and Cardiff …

Sport (UK)

Sam Warburton to retire from rugby

Since returning to pre-season with Cardiff Blues it has become clear to Warburton that he wouldn't be able to return to the high standards he has set …

News (Wales)

The inside story of the week that ended Sam Warburton's rugby career

Just a few weeks ago, Sam Warburton's plan was clear.<p>He'd just watched his old adversary David Pocock return from an 18-month sabbatical to produce a …

News (Wales)

Pupils 'take over' Port Sunlight

The young people brought drama and music to the village, performing in the Lever Art Gallery, putting on exhibitions in Bridge Cottage, which was …


Gareth Bale is at his Cardiff sports bar this week and this is how you can meet him

Wales and Real Madrid star Gareth Bale is coming home to Cardiff this week and there's a chance you could meet him.<p>The Whitchurch-born footballer …


Government failure blamed for road toll

Government failure is being blamed for our rising road toll.<p>A seventh person, an eight-year-old girl, died in Waikato Hospital early this morning …

Sam Warburton

Sam Warburton's expert view on every single Wales player that will face Argentina - including the man he dubs 'a freak'

Warren Gatland's young Wales side are looking to make it a clean sweep of summer tour wins when they clash with Argentina in Saturday night's second …

News (Wales)

Rugby - Understrength Wales ease past static Argentina

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Wales got their short South American tour off to the perfect start on Saturday when their understrength side easily beat a lacklustre Argentina team 23-10.<p>Rugby Union - June Internationals - Argentina v Wales - San Juan del Bicentenario Stadium, San Juan, Argentina - June …

George North

Sam Warburton excited by new Cardiff Blues head coach John Mulvihill

Sam Warburton says new Cardiff Blues head coach John Mulvihill is "just what we need" at the Welsh region.

Cardiff Blues

Contactless donations project raises thousands for homeless in Cardiff

A scheme to allow shoppers to donate to the homeless using their contactless cards has been hailed a success after a trial.<p>A total of 430 …


People have raised £40,000 to help a teenage gymnast have life-changing back surgery

A hopeful gymnast will be able to have life-changing surgery after a huge fundraising effort - including help from Gareth Bale and Sam Warburton.<p>Erin …


Sam Warburton preparing to play for Cardiff Blues next season

<b>Wales captain Sam Warburton is confident he will have a team to play for next season.</b><p>The 25-year-old signed a Welsh Rugby Union central contract in January and says he expects to continue to play for Cardiff Blues.<p>But the four Welsh regions are currently unwilling to field centrally contracted …

Welsh Rugby

Wales international rugby player puts London Marathon's Vale MP through his paces

WALES rugby star Sam Warburton has given Vale MP Alun Cairns tips to on how to tackle the upcoming Virgin Money London Marathon.<p>Mr Cairns met with …


Wales rugby star Sam Warburton gets OBE at Buckingham Palace

<b>Lions captain Sam Warburton collected his OBE from Buckingham Palace and said it was nice to be wearing more than just a towel when talking to Prince William, for a change.</b><p>The Duke of Cambridge is a Welsh Rugby Union patron and a regular fixture at Wales matches.<p>Wales flanker Warburton, from …

News (Wales)

You can now make contactless payments to help homeless people in Cardiff

You can now make a donation to help homeless people as you walk through Cardiff city centre - all with a touch of your contactless card.<p>A screen will …

News (Wales)

Fan favourite James 'Cubby Boi' Davies primed for long-awaited Wales debut

When the flanker they call “Cubby Boi” runs out against Italy, it will be one of the most welcomed Wales debuts in recent times. James Davies is the brother of Jonathan, the Lions centre who is nicknamed “Fox”; hence the younger sibling’s moniker.<p>Jonathan is out for the entire NatWest Six Nations …

Sport (UK)

Oxbridge offers for seven Bolton School students

Oxford offers have gone to Akshay Pal to study Engineering at St Hilda’s College, Sam Warburton, Law at Somerville College, and Kat Gramm, Medicine …


Sam Warburton interview: I was so worried about my neck. I feared my career might be over

Cardiff Blues

Hernias, mood swings, colostrum shakes and no social life ... what training and eating like a professional rugby player for six weeks did to my body and mind

Sports writer Matthew Southcombe embarked on a gruelling six-week challenge to train and eat just like a rugby professional.<p>It was an intense period …


Rugby - Warburton says surgery will extend his career

(Reuters) - British and Irish Lions captain Sam Warburton will return to rugby next season after surgery on his knee and neck which he believes will give his career a new lease of life.<p>FILE PHOTO: Rugby Union - New Zealand All Blacks v British and Irish Lions - Lions Tour - Westpac Stadium, …

Sam Warburton

England 12 Wales 6: Defending champions pushed close in hard-fought Test after Jonny May double

Who needs trumped-up verbals when the action itself can be so fierce, so unrelenting, so gutsy, both teams hammering into each other to deliver a classic on a filthy winter’s afternoon at Twickenham?<p>Somehow England prevailed, hanging on grimly in the frenetic closing stages as red shirt after red …

Rugby Union