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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.

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Welsh Regions Must Hope Young Kids Wise Up Quickly In World Cup Year

The Guinness Pro 14 has been re-shuffled with the two conferences re-drawn – theoretically to keep them evenly-balanced. Robin Davey believes it makes life tough for the Ospreys and Dragons next season, but that all the Welsh regions will need to hope their youngsters come of age. The World Cup... Read More

Dean Ryan Backs Sam Davies To Ignite The Dragons' Fire

New Dragons chief Dean Ryan insists Sam Davies will bring the X-Factor to the region next season. The Wales international fly-half has signed a two-year contract to join the Dragons from the Ospreys in a statement signing for the Gwent region. Davies – who has won eight caps for his... Read More

James Hook Says Gareth Anscombe Will Be A Matchwinner . . . Next Season

James Hook insists the Ospreys are confident they can beat Cardiff Blues on Saturday – whether or wherever their rivals decide to play Gareth Anscombe. Hook will be one of those players affected by Ancombe’s move from the Arms Park to the Liberty Stadium next season. The 33-year-old has filled... Read More

"X-Factor" Anscombe Hailed By Ospreys As Sam Davies Heads For Exit

Gareth Anscombe has been hailed as bringing the “X-factor” to the Ospreys as Sam Davies prepares to make room at the region by leaving for the Scarlets. Anscombe’s decision to leave the Cardiff Blues for their regional rivals – a prospect dismissed by Blues coach John Mulvihill just a week... Read More

We Must Find An Answer To Anscombe, Says Munster Star Keith Earls

Ireland star Keith Earls has warned his Munster team-mates to beware the threat of Gareth Anscombe tonight when Cardiff Blues face the Irish province in Cork. Earls was on the receiving end from Anscombe last month when Wales hammered Ireland 25-7 to seal the Six Nations Grand Slam on an... Read More

"Second Rate" Gareth Anscombe Considers Harlequins Or Bath Move As Regional Turmoil Returns

Gareth Anscombe has warned that he and other Grand Slam winners are considering moves to England because of the regional chaos in Welsh rugby. The Wales No.10 has yet to agree a new deal with the Cardiff Blues with the instability of the domestic structure back on the agenda now... Read More
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