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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.

Rhiwbina's Creed Flying Welsh Flag At Llantrisant Open

BBC Wales

And The Winner Is . . . Mr and Mrs Thomas Of Cardiff

For the second year in a row it was the parents of the main prize winner who stole the show as Howell Thomas and Hilary Thomas stepped in for their son Geraint to carry off the BBC Wales Sports Personality of the Year award. Mr. and Mrs. Thomas were at the... Read More

Hey, BBC Wales! How About Making A Proper Rugby Programme?

Remember the good old days? Delivered newspapers, roast beef for Sunday lunch, a pint in the clubhouse and back in time to watch Scrum V? Robin Davey does. And he’s missing his fix as the BBC Wales programme descends into an unwatchable mess. It’s been BBC Wales' flagship rugby programme... Read More

How The Grand Old Rugby Clubs Of Wales Can Thrive And Survive - Beer, Emotion, History . . . And Sausage Sangas

Three weeks in to the new rugby season in Wales and debate still rages over the merits of the new regional A teams versus the soon-to-be trimmed and short-changed Principality Premiership. But Harri Morgan says live TV offers a golden opportunity for the old clubs to prove their worth –... Read More

Premiership Clubs Vow To Put Thrills Centre Stage As TV Comes To Town

The launch of the 2018-19 Principality Premiership took place at The Wern, the home of defending champions Merthyr RFC, on Wednesday evening – with the stress on entertainment as never before. As well as players and coaches from the 16 participating teams, the Welsh Rugby Union leadership were there in... Read More

Time For the Premiership Clubs To Box Clever As TV Enters Their World

The Welsh rugby season begins on Friday night, but it’s been another summer of re-shaping, re-hashing and re-heating the menu on offer. Geraint Powell says the Principality Premiership has been squeezed, but the clubs do have a showcase opportunity which they must seize. It’s not easy being a Welsh Rugby... Read More

Shane Williams, Martyn Williams And Eddie Bulter Lead Beeb Exodus To Premier Sports

Eddie Butler, Martyn Williams and Shane Williams will lead a group of high profile on-screen defections from the BBC to new rugby broadcaster Premier Sports. The line-up – due to be announced on Tuesday – could include as many as six regular BBC Wales faces and voices who worked on... Read More
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