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Big Beasts Cardiff Met Admit Derby Day Clash With Cardiff Uni Was A Real Scare

Cardiff Met have maintained their status as the big beasts of student rugby in Wales but coach Danny Milton has admitted they were given a scare by Cardiff University. The Met’s 34-19 victory may look comfortable enough, but their win at the Arms Park – where 3,000 fans inhaled some festive spirit of one kind of another – was anything but. Cardiff Uni proved a tough nut to crack in Wednesday night’s BUCS Super Rugby derby, but the result left one side sitting pretty at the top of the table and the other looking up at the rest from the bottom.

Women's American Football Touchdowns In Wales

A small piece of Welsh sporting history will be made this weekend when the first ever women’s American Football games to be staged in Wales are played.  The Cardiff Valkyries, the only women’s team in Wales, are hosting a four-team tournament at Penarth on Saturday and by late afternoon four full contact games, featuring as many teams, will have been played, not on Welsh soil, but the 3G artificial turf at St Cyres School.  “This will be the first time we’ve ever hosted a tournament, we’ve always been the team that has had to travel and we’ve been to Oxford, Portsmouth or Birmingham,” said Valkyries head coach Simon Browning. 

Lauren Has Eyes On $70,000 Prize To Leave Mum And Dad Smiling

Lauren Williams is on course for a $70,000 (around £54,000) jackpot after coming through,gh her first fight at the World Taekwondo Grand Slam event opened in China. The 19-year-old from Gwent beat Croatian rival Doris Pole 2-0 to reach the last eight in the -67kg weight division in Wuxi.

Georgia Davies Pleased With Bronze Over 100m Before 50m Bid

Georgia Davies was happy to end the year with another bronze medal as she finished third in the 100m backstroke at the FINA World Short Course Swimming Championships in China. Davies – who also earned bronze for Wales earlier this year at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games – finished among the medals on the second day of competition in Hangzhou. The European Champion tied for the third place podium position with Minna Atherton of Australia in a time of 56.74 in what was expected to be a hotly contested and close race.

Cardiff Met v Cardiff Uni . . . The Student Scrap To See Who's Top Dog

The crown worn by the best student rugby team in Wales will be up for grabs on Wednesday night when Cardiff Met host Cardiff University at the Arms Park. It will be the second time this season the top two college rugby sides in the country have met and will give a clue as to whether the gap is closing. Both are part of the leading student rugby tier – the BUCS Super League – but Cardiff Met sit second in the table, whilst their city rivals are second from bottom.

Newport Earn Huge Tie, But MK Dons The Priority

Froome: We Will Still Be Racing In 2020 But Not As Team Sky

Geraint Thomas's team-mate Chris Froome is confident Team Sky will still be racing in 2020 - even if it is under a different name. The duo - who are both set to chase Tour de France glory next July - have seen their futures put under a cloud after Sky announced its sponsorship would finish at the end of 2019.

Captain Shaun To Face Former Club Boston In Trophy

Geraint's Team Sky Future In Doubt With Major Backer To End Funding

Geraint Thomas'  Team Sky future is under a cloud after Sky announced its sponsorship of the team will finish at the end of 2019. Wales' Tour de France champ has only just agreed a new three year deal with the team that was due to run until the end of 2021.

Dragons To Appoint "World Class" Coach . . . But On A Temporary Basis As Jim Mallinder And Andy Robinson Look On

The Dragons are set to appoint “a world class” coach to replace Bernard Jackman, who was officially removed from his post on Monday. A new man is due to be announced as soon as the beginning of next week and I understand talks are already well advanced with Jackman's successor - around 90% done. The appointment will be temporary - from the outset at least - lasting until the end of the current season after which both sides will review the situation.

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Big Beasts Cardiff Met Admit Derby Day Clash With Cardiff Uni Was A Real Scare

Cardiff Met have maintained their status as the big beasts of student rugby in Wales but coach Danny Milton has admitted they were given a scare by Cardiff University. The Met’s 34-19 victory may look comfortable enough, but their win at the Arms Park – where 3,000 fans inhaled some festive spirit of one kind of another – was anything... Read More

Women's American Football Touchdowns In Wales

Lauren Has Eyes On $70,000 Prize To Leave Mum And Dad Smiling

Georgia Davies Pleased With Bronze Over 100m Before 50m Bid

Cardiff Met v Cardiff Uni . . . The Student Scrap To See Who's Top Dog

Newport Earn Huge Tie, But MK Dons The Priority

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Froome: We Will Still Be Racing In 2020 But Not As Team Sky

Captain Shaun To Face Former Club Boston In Trophy

Geraint's Team Sky Future In Doubt With Major Backer To End Funding

Dragons To Appoint "World Class" Coach . . . But On A Temporary Basis As Jim Mallinder And Andy Robinson Look On

Mike Flynn's Exiles Overcome Dragons To Earn FA Cup Tie Against Former Premier League Champs Leicester

Martyrs Suffer In Southern League Home Defeat Against Dolphins

Ioan Lloyd Prepares for 2019 Junior Rally Title Challenge

Bernard Jackman . . . What He Got Wrong (A Fair Bit) And What He Got Right (Not So Much In This Column)

Swans Suffer Blow With Olsson Ruled Out For Season

Both Teams Cut To 10 In Under-23 Bluebirds Clash

Welsh World Champion Jack Returning To Viola Arena

Bears Relishing Xmas Break After Maintaining Winning Ways

Martyrs Take On Poole At The MetCoaches Stadium

Wanted Down Under: Christian Malcolm Moving To Top Job With Athletics Australia

Dragons Set To Confirm Bernard Jackman Sacking

James Bowen . . . The Welsh Teenager Coming Up On The Rails To Challenge Racing's Elite

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Big Beasts Cardiff Met Admit Derby Day Clash With Cardiff Uni Was A Real Scare

Cardiff Met v Cardiff Uni . . . The Student Scrap To See Who's Top Dog

Dragons To Appoint "World Class" Coach . . . But On A Temporary Basis As Jim Mallinder And Andy Robinson Look On

Bernard Jackman . . . What He Got Wrong (A Fair Bit) And What He Got Right (Not So Much In This Column)

Dragons Set To Confirm Bernard Jackman Sacking

Alun Wyn Jones Goes To Paris . . . Meets Mickey Mouse . . . Has Picture Taken

John Mulvihill Bids To Patch Up Bruised Cardiff Blues But Admits He Cannot Match Saracens

Sir Gareth Edwards Insists Wales Can Take On Anyone In 2019

Wales Prop Nicky Smith Gives Six Nations Injury Scare

Wales prop Nicky Smith may struggle to be fit in time for the Six Nations after suffering an ankle injury playing for the Ospreys. The loose-head prop – who has become his country’s first choice in recent months – was forced off during his region’s 51-20 European Challenge Cup victory over Stade Francais at the Liberty Stadium. Ospreys coach Allen Clarke admitted... Read More

John Mulvihill Urges Cardiff Blues To Stay In the Contest . . . And Steal The Spotlight

Cardiff Blues coach John Mulvihill has told his players to put themselves in the spotlight by eclipsing Saracens on their own patch on Sunday afternoon. The Blues travel to Allianz Park to take on the English champions – a team that are unbeaten this season and are many pundits’ tip to retain their European crown. The Blues have won in... Read More

We Have No Excuses, Says Wayne Pivac As Scarlets Crash In Europe

Wayne Pivac has offered no excuses after the Scarlets lost for the third successive time in the Heineken Champions Cup to end any realistic hopes of making the knockout stages. A narrow 25-24 home defeat to Ulster on Friday night means the region are still without a win at the halfway mark of the pool stages. The Scarlets needed a... Read More

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Newport Earn Huge Tie, But MK Dons The Priority

Captain Shaun To Face Former Club Boston In Trophy

Mike Flynn's Exiles Overcome Dragons To Earn FA Cup Tie Against Former Premier League Champs Leicester

Martyrs Suffer In Southern League Home Defeat Against Dolphins

Swans Suffer Blow With Olsson Ruled Out For Season

Both Teams Cut To 10 In Under-23 Bluebirds Clash

Martyrs Take On Poole At The MetCoaches Stadium

Mickey Demetriou Rescues County's Christmas . . . It Will Go Ahead In May

North Wales Rivals Meet In Welsh Cup Draw

North Wales coast rivals Bangor City and Caernarfon Town have been drawn together in what is the stand-out tie of the JD Welsh Cup fourth round draw. The two sides will face each other at Bangor City’s Nantporth Stadium in front of what is likely to be a bumper crowd on the weekend of 25/26 January. The last-16 tie is the fourth... Read More

Harrison Hails Nomads Turnaround As Holders Enter Fourth Round Draw

Connah's Quay first-team coach Craig Harrison praised his team's response after the JD Welsh Cup holders were given a scare at Cymru Alliance side Guilsfield. The Nomads, along with eight other JD Welsh Premier League clubs, rubber stamped their place in this evening's fourth round draw. Bala Town also enter the draw with their third round tie yet to be played after... Read More

Prosser And Traylor Lead The Goals Trail For Martyrs

Ryan Prosser scored his 163rd goal for Merthyr Town in their 1-1 EvoStik Southern League draw against Kings Langley at the MetCoaches Stadium. Former Ton Pentre centre-forward Prosser signed for the Martyrs during 2010-11 and has made 322 appearances. Even with his impressive tally, Prosser is only second on the club’s goalscoring list, five behind team-mate Ian Traylor. It was ‘Traylz’ who provided... Read More

Bring On The Dragons Say Flynn's Hurting Exiles

Wrexham watch out. Newport County are hurting after their 2-1 defeat at Swindon Town - and are aiming to bounce back in Tuesday’s Emirates FA Cup replay at Rodney Parade. County dropped to sixth in League Two and manager Michael Flynn says: “I want a reaction the players. “We were the better team in the second half, but overall it wasn’t good... Read More

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Cardiff Devils Suffer Penalty Drama In Belfast Shootout

Leaders Belfast Face Champions Devils In Crunch Clash

Coach Lord Proud Of His 'Supercharged' Cardiff Devils

Devils D-Man Drew Ready To Return To Face Flames

Emotional Forward Leaves Devils And Heads Home

Fire-Power Rocks Raiders In Sensational Home Victory

Lord Demands 'Full Throttle' From Start Against Flames

Penalty Shootout Misery For Devils In Stars Defeat

Cardiff Devils Too Hot For Flyers - Now They Are Seeing Stars At The Viola Arena In Cardiff Bay

Cardiff Devils hit back with a vengeance at the Fife Flyers Arena in Scotland. The Welsh team were 2-0 down midway through the Elite League match before scoring seven successive goals and powering to an eight-goal victory. Man of the match Gleason Fournier played a key role, while Mike Hedden scored two goals. “It was a great win in a quality hockey match,”... Read More

Cardiff-Born D-Man Callum On Phantoms' Mission

Welshman Callum Buglass is within reach of winning a first trophy in senior ice hockey. Cardiff-born Buglass is in the Peterborough Phantoms team who play Sheffield in the National Hockey League Autumn Trophy final. The first leg is in South Yorkshire next Wednesday (December 5) with the return at Planet Ice, Peterborough on Friday, December 14. Buglass, aged 22, says: “I’m super-excited for... Read More

Ex-Devils Ace 'Smitty' Appointed New Fire Head Coach

Former Cardiff Devils defenceman Mark Smith is the new coach for National Ice Hockey League club Cardiff Fire.  Canadian Smith, whose brother Kenton also played for Devils, takes charge for this Saturday’s NIHL home match against Romford Raiders at the Viola Arena in Cardiff Bay (6.30pm). Fire’s director of hockey Mark Cuddihy decided to make a coaching change after the team made... Read More

Fire Prepare To Repel Raiders In Final 2018 Fixture

Cardiff Fire return to ice hockey action this Saturday when Romford Raiders are visitors to the Viola Arena in Cardiff Bay (6.30pm). Captain Alan Armour and his Fire team won a bruising, physical battle 7-3 against Swindon Wildcats in their last fixture despite having Swedish defenceman Viktor Langseth thrown out on a match penalty for slashing. Wildcats had goalie Tyler Perrer dismissed... Read More

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Wales Star Amanda Varey Leaves Celtic Dragons To Go Back To Bath

Wales international Amanda Varey has left the Celtic Dragons to rejoin Team Bath and could face her old teammates in the opening match of the new Vitality Superleague season. Varey – who spent last season with the Dragons – has returned to Bath, where she won Superleague titles in 2010 and 2013. The wing-attack switched to the Dragons last season... Read More

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Bernard Jackman . . . What He Got Wrong (A Fair Bit) And What He Got Right (Not So Much In This Column)

The Dragons have yet to confirm it, but Bernard Jackman has been sacked as head coach following poor results, a public rap over the knuckles from the Welsh Rugby Union for criticising a referee last month, and then an embarrassing home thrashing against a Leinster team full of kids. Jamie Phillips says Jackman had to take responsibility, but he also... Read More

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