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Welsh Golfers Taking To The Open Road Dreaming Of The Claret Jug

The road to winning the most cherished title in world golf starts today as 13 courses around the UK and Ireland host more than 1,400 wannabee Open champions as Regional Qualifying for the 148th Open at Royal Portrush begins. The players are all competing for a spot in the Final Qualifying rounds before the main event starts on 14-21 July. There are 41 Welsh players in action, all dreaming of staying on course for a ticket to Portrush.

Jason Pritchard To Make Nicky Grist Stages Debut

Builth Wells champion rally driver Jason Pritchard will contest his home forestry event, the Nicky Grist Stages, for the first time on Saturday 13 July in his North Road Garage-backed Ford Escort RS1800. Having won the MSA British Historic Rally Championship title for a record three times in a row (2015, ’16 and ’17), this will be the first time that Pritchard has competed against the Historic crews in the Jordan Road Surfacing BTRDA Rally Series. So competitive is the Historic section this year that class leader George Lepley (Hillman Avenger) is also lying third in the overall BTRDA Series drivers’ points table! Co-driven by Phil Clarke, Pritchard is contesting the Nicky Grist Stages as part of his on-going preparations for another attempt at this winter’s Roger Albert Clark Rally. He’s done that event twice before, and after a broken half-shaft ruined a one minute lead, the talented 31-year old driver is aiming to win the November classic for the first time this year.

Magnificent Seven Take South Wales Warriors Closer To West Title

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 rise through the sport. Former triathlete Pritchard, from Swansea, had beaten Houghton to a medal when he took bronze in Italy earlier this month and he repeated the trick in Poland.

James Books His Ticket To Euros After Striking Gold In Bedford

Wales and Great Britain discus international James Tomlinson clinched automatic selection for next month's European Under-20 Championships in Sweden at Bedford on Sunday. The Pembrokeshire athlete took gold at the England Athletics Under-20/U-23 Championships and European trials with a throw of 56.93m to retain his title.

Wales Students Lose Opening RL Home Nations Game Against England

Wales were beaten by England in the first game of the 2019 Student Four Nations in Edinburgh on Sunday, thanks to a solid second half from the holders. Wales were 22-10 down at half-time with the game still in the balance, but England came storming out of the traps after the break and quickly sealed the win.

Magnificent Matt Notches Up Seventh Win Of 2019 In Swansea Half

Matt Clowes powered to his ninth win of the year as he defended his JCP Swansea Half Marathon title as Tracy Barlow retained her women's crown. The Cardiff AC runner produced another impressive display on Sunday stopping the clock in 65:49 just over a minute shy of his 64:44 course record from last year.

Former Bluebird Michael Links Up Again With Dragons

Rhys Enoch Finds Pain In Spain A Week After US Open

Rhys Enoch opened with a round of 77 on the European Challenge Tour’s Andalucía Costa del Sol Match Play 9 in Spain and then improved to 72 on his second round - but still couldn’t make the cut a week on from his heroics at the US Open at Pebble Beach. That left him on +7, 12 shots behind the leader after two rounds, Spain’s Sebastian Garcia Rodriguez.

Kirsty Taylor And Kyron Duke Smash World Records In Germany

Kirsty Taylor and Kyron Duke are both celebrating new world records in para-athletics. The Welsh pair produced their leading marks at the Bayer Invitational in Leverkusen, Germany. Taylor, 19, set a new world mark in the T44 long jump with a distance of 4.52m after 26-year-old Duke set a new F41 shot put world record of 14.19m.

autumn

Jonathan Davies Enjoying Scrap For Wales Places As World Cup Looms

Jonathan Davies believes Wales are basking in success based on unheralded strength in depth as his side head into Saturday’s Test against South Africa, gunning for a first-ever autumn clean sweep. The Scarlets centre Davies has recovered from a foot injury sustained against Australia in last year’s November Tests in... Read More

These Players Have Matured And Want To Create History - Warren Gatland

Warren Gatland believes the chance to become history-makers will spur on his Wales players against South Africa on Saturday. The coach, who last week suggested this was his strongest squad in a decade in charge, says they are fully aware they can achieve "something special" against the Springboks. Wales have... Read More

Time For Wales To Open The Roof And Shut Up The Wallabies

Wales have been made favourites to beat Australia on Saturday, even though it’s now a decade since they last did so. Robin Davey believes the facts back that up, but for history to change tack he wants some help from the elements. Wales don't get to beat Australia - or... Read More

Rugby . . . A Game For All Shapes And Sizes, But With Especially Large Wallets

It’s a difficult time to be a Welsh rugby fan, says Robin Davey. If you’re not being asked to cough up more for international tickets, or told Lions tours are about to be slashed, then someone could be about to spill a pint over you unless you head for the... Read More

Wales To Face Recalled Wallaby AAC - 13 Times A Winner

Wales look as if they... Read More

Wales Women Call Up 20 New Players For Autumn Series

Wales Women have named 20 uncapped players in their enlarged squad of 44 players for their autumn series. Their plan is to get the new players up to the required level for international rugby before the Women’s World Cup in 2021. Head coach Rowland Phillips's team meet South Africa, Hong... Read More
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