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Welsh Wizards Intent On Big Performance When Warwick Come To South Wales In January

Dragons' Dean Ryan Wants More Cash . . . But Not For Players' Wages

Dean Ryan insists there is plenty of untapped potential at the Dragons but has warned they won’t move forward without increased investment. Former Gloucester and Worcester boss Ryan was appointed director of rugby at Rodney Parade last summer following the sacking of his predecessor Bernard Jackman. The Dragons have more often than not been the poor relations to the other Welsh regions but Ryan is desperate to reverse that particular trend.

Captain Joey Leads Devils To Fifth Successive Win

Royal Anglesey YC Shortlisted For Top UK Award

Members at The Royal Anglesey Yacht Club are celebrating becoming the only Welsh club among 10 finalists shortlisted for the UK boating club of the year. The annual RYA and Yachts and Yachting Club of the Year Award, supported by Gallagher, recognises the outstanding achievement of sailing clubs across the UK and promotes the hard work and dedication that goes into running a successful club. The Beaumaris-based club has been key in supporting the sailing of classic yachts, developing youth sailing on the North Wales coast as well as starting a successful rowing section.

High Five! Dragons Complete Superleague Signings

Neil Harris Turns Up The Volume . . . And Vows Bluebirds Can Make Some Noise At Leeds United

Neil Harris has promised Cardiff City fans his players can make amends for their first defeat under his management by shocking Leeds United on Saturday. The Bluebirds will be huge 9-1 outsiders at Elland Road after succumbing to a tame 2-1 loss at Brentford on Wednesday night. Goals from Bryan Mbeumo and Ollie Watkins had given Brentford a deserved lead. Cardiff launched a fightback when Marlon Pack's pile-driver made it 2-1 on the hour, but they could not find an equaliser.

Former Scarlet Stephen Leonard Leads Light Blues . . . Then Back To The Day Job Seeking Cure For Cancer

Stephen Leonard will follow in some illustrious Welsh footsteps when the Cambridge skipper leads out the Light Blues in the 138th Varsity Match at Twickenham today (Thurs). The former Llandovery College pupil has graduated into a back row regular at Grange Road and will win his third Blue at the home of English rugby, captaining a side that boasts 99 caps in the second row split between former Aussie James Horwill and Springbok giant Flip van der Merwe. A rugby player in his free time, Leonard’s day job as a PhD student is working on a project to try to find ways of fighting cancer. It is important work that will keep him at Cambridge until 2024.

Swans Boss Steve Cooper Claims Four Howlers Ref Should Drop Three Divisions

Steve Cooper claimed referee Jeremy Simpson will be dropped three levels after making four big mistakes during Swansea City’ 1-1 draw at home to Blackburn Rovers. The Swans manager gave both barrels to the experienced 44-year-old official who sent off a player from either side as the Swans’ winless run was extended to six matches. As well as the two controversial dismissals, Cooper also felt Simpson had ignored a Swansea penalty claim for handball and got another call wrong when striker Sam Surridge was pushed in the penalty area.

Julie's Netball Legacy 'The Welsh Way' Proving Massive Boost For Wales Heading Into The New Year

Dewi Griffiths And Melissa Courtney Top Welsh Athletics' Tree

More than 40 Welsh athletes have been named for various levels of funding and support to help them achieve their ambitions of competing at major global championships. Welsh Athletics have named 41 athletes on their Commonwealth Games funding programmes, including 20 young up and coming stars on their Commonwealth Games Futures programme. Meanwhile, endurance runners Dewi Griffiths and Melissa Courtney have been named on the British Athletics Olympic World Class programme. Rising stars Jeremiah Azu and James Tomlinson are named in the Olympic Futures Academy.

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Lucy Iball Wins For Wales At Home International In Glasgow

Lucy Iball was the only Welsh winner at the Home International Regatta in Glasgow as he powered to victory in the women’s lightweight single sculls. Competing for the third year in a row in the international, the Chester Grosvenor Rowing Club athlete provided Wales with their only win against England,... Read More

Graeme Thomas Plots Tokyo Turnaround After The Wreckage Of Rio

As hard luck stories go, Graeme Thomas has got a belter to tell his grandchildren. Having worked so hard to achieve his dream of becoming an Olympian, the Welsh rower went all the way to Rio with Team GB in 2016 only to be struck down by a mystery, flu-like virus... Read More

Wales' Rowing Ace Vicky Aiming For Dutch Delight

Vicky Thornley reckons she is getting back to her best as she prepares for the next stage of her comeback in Holland. Wales' Olympic silver medallist heads into the World RowingCup III regatta in Rotterdam having finished fifth in World Cup II in Poland. That followed Thornley's seventh place at the European Championships... Read More

Ben Pritchard Admits He'd Have Sunk Rowing . . . If Not For The Rival He's Now Beating

Ben Pritchard has paid tribute to his Great Britain rival Andy Houghton after beating him to a bronze medal at the second World Rowing Cup regatta in Poland. The Welsh para-rower finished third in Poznan – one place ahead of Houghton in the PR1 single - to continue his rapid... Read More

Ben Pritchard Takes Double Bronze In Italy And Smashes His PB

Ben Pritchard earned two bronze medals at the recent International Pararowing Regatta in Gavirate, placing him on the podium with the reigning Olympic and world champions. Pritchard – a former triathlete injured in a cycling accident – also beat another British sculler, Andy Houghton, to claim third spot. And for... Read More

Vicky Out To Be An A-Lister Again After Passing B Test

Vicky Thornley claimed her first victory on her return to competitive rowing at the European Championships in Lucerne. The Olympic silver medallist led from start to finish to win the B race by a comfortable two lengths. Thornley, who has won world silver and European gold since switching from the... Read More
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