Ioan Cunningham rugby player
Ioan Cunningham rugby player

Ioan Cunningham

1st Jan 1983 1.86m/109kg Coach

Siwan Lillicrap retires from international rugby

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Siwan Lillicrap has announced her retirement from international rugby.     The 51-times-capped back five player has been Wales Women squad captain since November 2019 and played a huge...

World Cup Quarter Final Teams Announced

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Black Ferns coach Wayne Smith believes his team has an opportunity to match Wales physically when they meet in the Rugby World Cup 2021 quarter-finals at Whangārei’s Northland Events Centre...

Wales make four personnel and one positional change to tackle Black Ferns

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Wales coach Ioan Cunningham has named his team for their Rugby World Cup 2021 quarter-final against New Zealand at Northland Events Centre on 29 October.   Wales coach Ioan Cunningham has made four...

Wales call up NZ-based Kate Williams

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Wales Women’s coaching staff have called up North Harbour Hibiscus and New Zealand Defence back row Kate Williams to replace the injured Alisha Butchers.   Born in Swansea, Williams’...

Wales Women injury update: Butchers ruled out of tournament

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Wales have received a huge blow with the news that Alisha Buthers will play no further part in the Women’s World Cup after sustaining a serious knee injury.    Butchers picked up the...

Women's Rugby World Cup Preview: Pool A

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The World Cup draw was made on 19th November 2020 and this split the twelve teams into four “bands”, based on the world rankings at the time and before Italy, Japan and Scotland had...

Sarah Hunter returns to captain Red Roses against Wales

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Head coach Simon Middleton has named his England Women matchday squad to play Wales in the Summer Nations Series on Wednesday.   The Red Roses take on Ioan Cunningham’s side at...

17 new contracts for the Welsh Women ahead of the World Cup

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Welsh Rugby Union has awarded 17 new full-time contracts for female players covering the period from July 1 – Dec 31. (six months), Head Coach Ioan Cunningham has committed to leading the programme...

Red Roses to host USA and Wales in September Internationals

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

England Women will play two September Internationals against USA (Sandy Park, Exeter - Saturday 3 September, KO 3pm) and Wales (Ashton Gate, Bristol - Wednesday 14 September, KO 7.30pm).      Simon...

Wales back in Top 10 of World Rugby Women’s Rankings

8 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Wales Women's win against Ireland on Saturday has lifted the Welsh back into the Top 10 of the World Rugby Women’s Rankings at the expense of Spain, while the loss of 1.85 points drops...