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Papua New Guinea thump Wales in World Cup

Papua New Guinea thump Wales in World Cup

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Media playback is not supported on this device Papua New Guinea (26) 50Tries: Mead 3, McDonald, Ottio, W Albert, Martin 2, Olam, AitonGoals: MartinWales (0) 6Try: GraceGoal: DaviesWales were thrashed 50-6 by Papua New Guinea in their opening game of the World Cup in Port Moresby.David Mead scored a hat-trick as the rampant hosts ran in 10 tries, while Regan Grace claimed Wales' only try with the last play of the game.Only the winners of Pool C, which also features Ireland, will qualify for the quarter-finals.Wales, coached by Wakefield boss John Kear, have not won at the World Cup since they beat the Kumuls in 2000.Australia beat England 18-4 in the tournament opener on Friday, while New Zealand are currently playing Samoa in Auckland an...
West Brom manager Tony Pulis dismisses links to Wales job

West Brom manager Tony Pulis dismisses links to Wales job

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West Brom boss Tony Pulis has dismissed links to the Wales job. The 59-year-old, who was born in Newport, has been installed as one of the favourites for the role with current manager Chris Coleman assessing his future. Wales failed to qualify for the World Cup after a 1-0 home defeat to the Republic of Ireland on Monday ended their hopes of reaching the play-offs.Coleman has said he is considering his position after previously saying it would be his final campaign.READ MORE: Gareth Bale and senior Wales players urge Chris Coleman stay on as managerBut Pulis has rejected any speculation.He said: "I'm quite happy where I am and I think it's wrong we're even talking about someone who's still in a job."Chris has done a fantastic job there and he'll be very disappointed at the m...
Wales go second after leaving it late in Moldova

Wales go second after leaving it late in Moldova

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Wales left it late to beat lowly Moldova as goals from Hal Robson-Kanu and Aaron Ramsey gave them a second win in four days to keep alive their hopes of qualifying for the 2018 World Cup.Despite a gulf of 141 places between the two in the Fifa world rankings, the game was goalless at half-time thanks to a combination of stubborn Moldovan defending and a dearth of quality in the Welsh attack.Just as their desperate search for a winning goal seemed destined for crushing disappointment, the visitors were again left to cherish the impact of Ben Woodburn - their match-winner against Austria on Saturday - as the 17-year-old's superb run and cross set up Robson-Kanu's diving header.Ramsey's deflected strike in injury time sealed victory for Wales, who are now up to second place in Group D but rem...