John Mulvihill hopes that truth hurts – and that it will be Munster who feel the pain at the Arms Park on Friday night. The Cardiff Blues coach has revealed his players held a “truth session” in the aftermath of their third successive defeat last week. Mulvihill says he was encouraged by the response of his squad to their winless start to the Guinness Pro 14 season and that the frenzy he witnessed in training will be unleashed on their Irish opponents.
Joe Bennett has admitted he takes no pride in the mistimed tackle on Leroy Sane that sparked a furious row between Cardiff and Manchester City. As the Bluebirds defender prepares to meet the Premier League champions again this weekend, he has acknowledged he was initially unaware just how bad the challenge was during last season’s FA Cup fourth round tie. Bennett injured Sane and left City manager Pep Guardiola fuming in the clash at a heated Cardiff City Stadium in January.
Welsh weightlifting ace Catrin Jones bagged a superb bronze medal at the World University Championships in Poland. The Bangor University psychology student finished third in the clean and jerk with a best lift of 93kg.
Callum Evans saw his European Championships adventure ended after losing his last 64 game in Spain. The Tonyrefail product had produced the best table tennis of his career to reach the knock-out stages against Europe's best in Alicante.
Welsh Rugby Union chairman Gareth Davies has told member clubs they face a “pivotal moment” in the running of the game. Davies has written to the 320 clubs and districts of the Union, urging them to back his proposals for reform which go before the AGM next month. If the plans are passed on October 14, they will usher in a new system of slimmed-down governance with the WRU board reduced in size from 20 to 12 directors.
Seven-year old karter Poppy Thomas has been given a major vote of confidence as she chases her dream of one day becoming a professional racing driver – with Welsh International rugby star and Ospreys centre Scott Williams offering her a helping hand up the racing ladder. In addition to playing top class rugby, Williams opened his own motorsports car build and fabrication company in April 2016. Since then, Scott Williams Motorsport has built a number of stunning Escort Mk1 and Mk2 rally cars, giving the firm a reputation for outstanding quality and attention to detail. And when his Ospreys and WRU training and playing commitments allow, Williams undertakes much of the rally car testing himself and has proven himself to be a very capable rally driver.
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