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Oli McBurnie Set To Shoulder The Swansea Burden As Wilfried Bony Waits To Leave

Oli McBurnie is set to return for Swansea City at home to Sheffield United this weekend after recovering from the illness that forced him to miss their last two games. The Swans striker sat out the FA Cup victory at Aston Villa as well as the draw at Preston, but manager Graham Potter believes his leading scorer is sharp enough again to face the Blades. "With Oli it is one of those things where he was ill last week, a bit low, and then he has picked something else up,” said Potter.

Devils Speed Skater Fournier On Elite League High

'Footballing Volcano' Jimmy Scoular Was Hero For Welsh Bluebirds And Geordie Magpies

Newport County To Help Fund Fans' FA Cup Crusade To The North

Newport County are to help their fans with the long trip to Middlesbrough in the FA Cup by paying half their costs. The gesture is a thank you by the club for their supporters’ role in their giant-killing run that has taken them through to the fourth round. Manager Mike Flynn and his team earned a stunning 2-1 victory over Leicester City in the third round before being handed a fourth round trip to the Riverside Stadium on January 26.

IRN-BRU Cup Spot For Future Winners Of Nathaniel MG Cup

Tesni Evans Out To Stop The Clocks - And The Commuters - In New York's Grand Central Station

Tesni Evans hopes to play her part in bringing New Yorkers to a standstill when she plays her first match at the JP Morgan Tournament of Champions this weekend. The Welsh No.1 – who broke into the world’s top 10 on the back of stunning performances in America last year – rates the event as one of the sport’s best due to its iconic location. Imagine a glass squash court dropped into the main passenger concourse at Waterloo train station during rush hour and you get an idea of the impact made by hosting the championship at New York’s Grand Central Terminal.

Josh Adams Warned Any New Injury Setback Could Wreck His Six Nations

Josh Adams has been ruled out of a comeback this weekend as the Wales wing battles for fitness ahead of the Six Nations. The Worcester Warriors star has not played since injuring his hamstring last month and the club have warned that any setback now could lead to another six to eight weeks on the sidelines. That would be another significant blow for Wales who are already without Leigh Halfpenny for an unspecified further period as he tries to overcome the effects of concussion.

Cardiff City Bring In Oumar Niasse After Using Solskjaer Link In Bid For Marouane Fellaini

Everton striker Oumar Niasse has arrived in Cardiff to complete his loan move to the Bluebirds - and he could be joined by Manchester United’s Marouane Fellaini. But Emiliano Sala’s proposed move to South Wales has been delayed after he was sent on from the Nantes subs bench in their French Ligue 1 fixture against Nimes on Wednesday. That effectively rules put any chance of Sala arriving in time for Saturday’s Premier League trip to Newcastle United, although it is believes Kenneth Zohore has recovered from injury and available to return.

Welsh Athletes Heading To Belfast For XCountry Test

By Owen Morgan The busy cross country season continues for Welsh athletes this weekend at the IAAF Northern Ireland International Cross Country event. Welsh Athletics has selected a strong team to compete in the Celtic and Home Countries International match which is incorporated into the event in Belfast. European Cross Country Championships silver medallists Charlie Hulson, of Liverpool Harriers, and Swansea Harrier Kris Jones are selected fresh from representing Great Britain at the Simplyhealth Stirling XCountry last weekend.

Liam Williams Ready To Put On Royal Show In First Title Defence

Liam Williams’ first defence of his British Middleweight title will see boxing return to an iconic London venue. The Church Village man will face England’s Joe Mullender on March 8 at The Royal Albert Hall, which stages only its second professional boxing show since the 1990s. The talented Williams (19-2-1-KO14) produced a sensational stoppage of Mark Heffron at the Manchester Arena to claim the title in December and is back in action to defend his title against former English champion Mullender (11-2-KO5).

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Derby Time Again As Wales' Regions Battle It Out For Local Bragging Rights

IT'S derby time when grounds will be packed over the holiday period and the battle for who's best, east or west, will resume. Largely because of the Dragons' ineffectiveness - to put it politely - the west has generally proved to be best which would delight the late, lamented Ray... Read More

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... Read More

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... Read More

Dragons Set To Confirm Bernard Jackman Sacking

The Dragons are understood to have sacked head coach Bernard Jackman half way through his three-year contract. The Welsh Rugby Union-owned region decided to act after the Irishman was only able to produce marginal improvements this season, despite an influx of new talent. Under Jackman, the Dragons have won only... Read More

Who Can Blame Hallam Amos For Abandoning Dragons' Ship?. . It's Going Down (Or Up North)

What is their left to say about the Dragons? Except, maybe, that their capitulation at home to a third string Leinster team might represent a new low. Jamie Phillips thinks so and worries the only way is up – to North Wales. What a difference a week makes in sport... Read More

The Dragons . . . Are They Just Rubbish? Or Is There More To It Than That?

Regional rugby returns this weekend and for the Dragons that means a home game against Edinburgh on Sunday. The region have lost their last four successive Guinness Pro 14 fixtures, but Geraint Powell says form has to be placed in long-term context and that only time will enable them to... Read More
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