Mike Phillips http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/35228/all en RugbyU: Two-try Wales dominate Azzurri to keep title bid on track http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130223/rugbyu-two-try-wales-dominate-azzurri-keep-title-bid-track <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> Second-half tries by Jonathan Davis and Alex Cuthbert helped seal a 26-9 win over Italy and keep Wales' Six Nations title defence on track in difficult conditions at the Olympic Stadium here on Saturday.</p> <p>Wales went in at half-time 9-6 to the good after Leigh Halfpenny kicked three penalties to the two coverted for the hosts by Kris Burton.</p> <p>However neither team would boast of dominating the other in a dire opening half beset by periodic spells of heavy rain.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130223/rugbyu-two-try-wales-dominate-azzurri-keep-title-bid-track" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Leigh Halfpenny Mike Phillips Rugby union AFP Sat, 23 Feb 2013 17:00:56 +0000 5764345 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-Rugby-Wales overwhelm Italy in torrential rain http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130223/update-1-rugby-wales-overwhelm-italy-torrential-rain <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Adds Wales quotes)</p> <p>By Terry Daley</p> <p>ROME, Feb 23 (Reuters) - Defending champions Wales overwhelmed Italy 26-9 in appalling conditions in the third round of the Six Nations championship on Saturday with man-of-the-match Leigh Halfpenny kicking 16 points.</p> <p>Fullback Halfpenny missed only one kick in the torrential rain while centre Jonathan Davies and right wing Alex Cuthbert scored second-half tries.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130223/update-1-rugby-wales-overwhelm-italy-torrential-rain" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Leigh Halfpenny Mike Phillips Rugby union Scrum Thomson Reuters Sat, 23 Feb 2013 18:15:13 +0000 5764419 at http://www.globalpost.com RugbyU: England, Wales in title showdown, Italy stun Ireland http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130316/rugbyu-england-wales-title-showdown-italy-stun-ireland <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Grand Slam chasers England and defending champions Wales were eyeing Six Nations history on Saturday in a mouth-watering Millennium Stadium showdown as Italy shocked Ireland in Rome.</p> <p>A lacklustre tournament, blighted by the weather -- which won't be an issue in Cardiff after England agreed to the closure of the stadium's retractable roof -- is now set for a rousing finale.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130316/rugbyu-england-wales-title-showdown-italy-stun-ireland" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mike Phillips Rugby union Six Nations Championship AFP Sat, 16 Mar 2013 18:30:57 +0000 5785506 at http://www.globalpost.com RugbyU: Wales hammer England to retain Six Nations title http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130316/rugbyu-wales-hammer-england-retain-six-nations-title-2 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Wales thrashed England by a record-breaking 30-3 at Cardiff's Millennium Stadium on Saturday to retain the Six Nations title and deny the visitors a Grand Slam.</p> <p>Alex Cuthbert's two second-half tries proved decisive in a match Wales had to win by seven points to retain the title for the first time since 1979, provided they maintained their superior try-count.</p> <p>As it was the defending Grand Slam champions beat a 108-year-old record, surpassing the 25-point gap they achieved in their previous largest winning margin over England -- 25-0 back in 1905.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130316/rugbyu-wales-hammer-england-retain-six-nations-title-2" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Human Interest Mike Phillips Rugby union Wales rugby union captains AFP Sat, 16 Mar 2013 19:30:33 +0000 5785538 at http://www.globalpost.com RugbyU: Wales hammer England to retain Six Nations title http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130316/rugbyu-wales-hammer-england-retain-six-nations-title-3 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Wales thrashed England by a record-breaking 30-3 at Cardiff's Millennium Stadium on Saturday to retain the Six Nations title and deny the visitors a Grand Slam.</p> <p>Alex Cuthbert's two second-half tries proved decisive in a match Wales had to win by seven points to retain the title for the first time since 1979, provided they maintained their superior try-count.</p> <p>As it was the defending Grand Slam champions beat a 108-year-old record, surpassing the 25-point gap they achieved in their previous largest winning margin over England -- 25-0 back in 1905.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130316/rugbyu-wales-hammer-england-retain-six-nations-title-3" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Human Interest Jamie Roberts Mike Phillips Rugby union AFP Sat, 16 Mar 2013 19:48:58 +0000 5785552 at http://www.globalpost.com Triumphant Welsh reward their faithful supporters http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130316/triumphant-welsh-reward-their-faithful-supporters <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Mitch Phillips</p> <p>CARDIFF (Reuters) - The faith placed by the Welsh coaches and rugby public in their team as they followed last year's grand slam with eight successive defeats was amply rewarded on Saturday when Wales lifted an unlikely Six Nations title.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130316/triumphant-welsh-reward-their-faithful-supporters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Jamie Roberts Mike Phillips Rugby union Thomson Reuters Sat, 16 Mar 2013 23:30:16 +0000 5785646 at http://www.globalpost.com RugbyU: O'Connell to captain Lions as Warburton ruled out http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130530/rugbyu-oconnell-captain-lions-warburton-ruled-out-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Ireland lock Paul O'Connell was named as captain for the British and Irish Lions' tour opener against the Barbarians Thursday after Sam Warburton was ruled out with knee ligament damage.</p> <p>O'Connell, who led the combined English, Welsh, Scottish and Irish team to their 2-1 Test series defeat against South Africa four years ago, heads a matchday squad featuring 17 new Lions to play at Hong Kong Stadium on Saturday.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130530/rugbyu-oconnell-captain-lions-warburton-ruled-out-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mike Phillips Rugby union Wales rugby union captains AFP Thu, 30 May 2013 10:37:03 +0000 5848614 at http://www.globalpost.com RugbyU: Gatland rings changes for second Wallabies Test http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130627/rugbyu-gatland-rings-changes-second-wallabies-test <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>British and Irish Lions coach Warren Gatland has made five changes for Saturday's second Test against the Wallabies in Melbourne with fit-again Tommy Bowe on the wing.</p> <p>As well as having to fill the positions of injury victims Alex Corbisiero (calf strain) and Paul O'Connell (broken arm), Gatland has dropped scrum-half Mike Phillips.</p> <p>Bowe broke a bone in his hand in the win over Queensland Reds and returns at the expense of one of the try scorers in last weekend's 23-21 first Test triumph in Brisbane, Alex Cuthbert in the team announced on Thursday.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130627/rugbyu-gatland-rings-changes-second-wallabies-test" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Australia national rugby union team Mike Phillips Rugby union AFP Thu, 27 Jun 2013 04:33:00 +0000 5868871 at http://www.globalpost.com RugbyU: Gatland beefs up pack for 'do-or-die' battle http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130627/rugbyu-gatland-beefs-pack-do-or-die-battle <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>British and Irish Lions coach Warren Gatland rings in the changes for Saturday's second Test against the Wallabies, beefing up his pack for a "do or die" battle against the Australians.</p> <p>He was forced to switch two of his front five because of injuries, but has added Wales flanker Dan Lydiate to the back row in place of Tom Croft as one of five changes to the team that won the first Test 23-21 a week ago.</p> <p>And he has taken experienced scrum half Mike Phillips completely out of the second Test to save him for the third in Sydney because of a nagging knee injury.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130627/rugbyu-gatland-beefs-pack-do-or-die-battle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mike Phillips Rugby union Tom Croft AFP Thu, 27 Jun 2013 05:01:58 +0000 5868888 at http://www.globalpost.com RugbyU: Crisis-hit Bayonne end troubled week with victory http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131025/rugbyu-crisis-hit-bayonne-end-troubled-week-victory-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>French crisis club Bayonne ended a troubled, embarrassing week with a gritty 24-19 win over Montpellier on Friday.</p> <p>Having suspended Mike Phillips after the Welsh international scrum-half was accused of turning up for a video analysis session drunk, Bayonne ran in two first-half tries for a much-needed victory.</p> <p>Montpellier picked up a losing bonus point to take temporary charge of top spot in the table ahead of the rest of the weekend programme.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131025/rugbyu-crisis-hit-bayonne-end-troubled-week-victory-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bayonne Bustos Mike Phillips Rugby union AFP Fri, 25 Oct 2013 22:15:45 +0000 5971265 at http://www.globalpost.com RugbyU: Welsh star Phillips sacked by Bayonne - source http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131026/rugbyu-welsh-star-phillips-sacked-bayonne-source <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Welsh international scrum-half Mike Phillips has been sacked by French club Bayonne after being accused of turning up drunk at a training session, a source at the club told AFP.</p> <p>Phillips, 31, and capped 77 times by his country, met club officials on Saturday where he was told that he was to be sacked.</p> <p>He will be receive the official confirmation by letter on Monday, the source told AFP, confirming a report on the <a href="http://www.Sudouest.fr" title="www.Sudouest.fr">www.Sudouest.fr</a> website.</p> <p>Phillips joined Bayonne from Ospreys in 2011 and was under contract until June 2014.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131026/rugbyu-welsh-star-phillips-sacked-bayonne-source" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Human Interest Mike Phillips Mike Phillips Rugby union Technology AFP Sat, 26 Oct 2013 21:01:27 +0000 5971842 at http://www.globalpost.com RugbyU: Welsh star Phillips sacked by Bayonne http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131026/rugbyu-welsh-star-phillips-sacked-bayonne <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Welsh international scrum-half Mike Phillips has been sacked by French club Bayonne after being accused of turning up drunk at a training session, a source at the club told AFP.</p> <p>Phillips, 31, and capped 77 times by his country, met club officials on Saturday where he was told that he was to be sacked.</p> <p>He will be receive the official confirmation by letter on Monday, the source told AFP, confirming a report on the <a href="http://www.Sudouest.fr" title="www.Sudouest.fr">www.Sudouest.fr</a> website.</p> <p>Phillips joined Bayonne from Ospreys in 2011 and was under contract until June 2014.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131026/rugbyu-welsh-star-phillips-sacked-bayonne" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Human Interest Mike Phillips Mike Phillips Rugby union Technology AFP Sat, 26 Oct 2013 21:01:42 +0000 5971844 at http://www.globalpost.com RugbyU: Phillips confirms Bayonne axe, vows legal action http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131028/rugbyu-phillips-confirms-bayonne-axe-vows-legal-action <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Wales scrum-half Mike Phillips said Monday he would be taking legal action against Bayonne after confirming he'd been sacked by the French Top 14 club.</p> <p>Bayonnne have still to confirm the reason for Phillips sacking amid reports he turned up drunk at a team video analysis session on October 11.</p> <p>Phillips said he found out about his dismissal from reading an interview in a French newspaper.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131028/rugbyu-phillips-confirms-bayonne-axe-vows-legal-action" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aviron Bayonnais Human Interest Mike Phillips Mike Phillips Rugby union Technology AFP Mon, 28 Oct 2013 21:35:04 +0000 5973338 at http://www.globalpost.com RugbyU: Phillips confirms Bayonne axe, vows legal action http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131029/rugbyu-phillips-confirms-bayonne-axe-vows-legal-action <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Wales scrum-half Mike Phillips said Monday he would be taking legal action against Bayonne after confirming he'd been sacked by the French Top 14 club.</p> <p>Bayonnne have still to confirm the reason for Phillips sacking amid reports he turned up drunk at a team video analysis session on October 11.</p> <p>Phillips said he found out about his dismissal from reading an interview in a French newspaper.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131029/rugbyu-phillips-confirms-bayonne-axe-vows-legal-action" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aviron Bayonnais Human Interest Mike Phillips Mike Phillips Rugby union Technology AFP Tue, 29 Oct 2013 07:03:44 +0000 5973618 at http://www.globalpost.com RugbyU: Wales hammer Argentina in record win http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131116/rugbyu-wales-hammer-argentina-record-win <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Wales rebounded from a disappointing loss to South Africa to clinch a record 40-6 win over Argentina with a clinical display at the Millennium Stadium on Saturday.</p> <p>Tries in the first half by Mike Phillips and George North were followed by scores from Toby Faletau and Ken Owens in the second half while Leigh Halfpenny kicked 20 points.</p> <p>The victory ended Wales' dismal run of results in their autumn internationals having gone almost four years without a victory at this stage of the year, since last beating the Pumas in 2009.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131116/rugbyu-wales-hammer-argentina-record-win" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Leigh Halfpenny Mike Phillips Rugby union AFP Sat, 16 Nov 2013 16:46:30 +0000 5991141 at http://www.globalpost.com