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Former Newport And Bluebirds Striker Matt In Trouble At Grimsby Before Home Match Against Exiles

The Pitch Battles Taking Place Across Wales Every Week . . . And Who's Winning

Postponements, prices and plastic – what’s the state of pitches in Wales? With the winter bringing the state of our sports pitches in to ever sharper focus, Graham Thomas and Paul Batcup provide a snapshot of the current picture in Wales. Anyone familiar with playing community football or rugby at this time of year will know the feeling. The rain falls, the wind howls, and as you peer through your living room window to assess the conditions for the weekend game, your phone pings with a message: “postponed – see you next week.”

Jay Fulton Sets Swansea City Nine-Point Target For Play-Off Surge

Ospreys Players Gave Toby Booth Thumbs Up, Says Mike Ruddock

Mike Ruddock insists Toby Booth convinced the Ospreys players he was the man to take the region out of its desperate slump. The current Harlequins assistant coach will take in charge at the Liberty Stadium for the start of the 2020/21 season after their long search for a replacement to sacked Allen Clarke came to an end. Ruddock – hired as performance director earlier this season – has revealed that senior Ospreys players were involved in the assessment process and gave their thumbs-up that Booth was the man for the job.

Cardiff City Players In Ugly Bust-Up . . . But Neil Harris Says It's Nothing Serious As Bluebirds Fall Again

Neil Harris admitted Cardiff City’s play-off hopes have taken a nose-dive after a defeat to Nottingham Forest which ended with Callum Paterson and Leandro Bacuna literally at each other’s throats. The Bluebirds boss insisted there were no serious issues between the pair who clashed at the end of the 1-0 defeat and had to be pulled apart by teammates. Tiago Silva scored the only goal of the game as Harris’ side suffered his first Championship defeat at home since he took over from Neil Warnock in mid-November. The result leaves the Bluebirds six point

Suzy Drane Backs Celtic Dragons To Weather The Storms Of A Testing Season

The Celtic Dragons began their Vitality Netball Superleague campaign with an agonizing, but encouraging 44-43 defeat to Surrey Storm at the weekend. But despite a huge turnaround in players, former Dragon Suzy Drane tells Graham Thomas she feels optimistic about this season. The Celtic Dragons can overcome the loss of key players and prove themselves a surprise package in netball’s Superleague this season – according to the woman who was once their heartbeat. Suzy Drane – a key player for the Dragons for over a decade and a Wales legend who reached the 100-cap mark last season – believes the team’s youngsters can rise to the challenge created by major change at the club over the past few months.

Resurgent Hal Robson-Kanu Wants Central Role For West Brom And Wales

Hal Robson-Kanu has paid thanks to Slaven Bilic for making him a recall option for Wales again at this year’s Euro 2020 finals. The 30-year-old striker has become the central figure in West Brom’s revitalised promotion surge and underlined his influence for the Championship leaders with two goals in their 3-0 victory at Bristol City at the weekend. The Baggies are now nine points clear of third-placed Fulham after going seven matches without a win at the turn of the year.

Neil Harris Tells Faltering Cardiff City: It's Time To Get Serious About Promotion

Neil Harris has told his Cardiff City players to show they are “serious” about promotion as they begin life without Lee Tomlin on Tuesday night. The Bluebirds manager is demanding a reaction from his side who were beaten 2-0 at Stoke City last weekend, a result which stalled their play-off surge and allowed Swansea City to climb back above them in the Championship. With 12 matches of the season left, Cardiff are six points adrift of the play-off places, giving the visit of fifth-placed Forest a critical feel in the eyes of Harris.

Oh Jeremiah: Defending Champ Azu In Dramatic Dead-Heat Finish

Jeremiah Azu was involved in a dramatic 60m final at the England Athletics age group championships in Sheffield at the weekend. The Cardiff teenager got off to a relatively slow start, but soon got into his stride to challenge Liverpool’s Henry Nwoke for the title with a late dip for the line in a desperately close finish. The commentators initially called Azu as the winner, but it soon became evident no-one could be certain whether the Welshman had retained his title or if Nwoke had just held on to earn the crown.

Hale Sara! Former Celtic Dragons Defender Appointed New Senior Welsh Netball Head Coach

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Giggs Still To Get Wales' Young Guns Firing As Bale Comes To The Rescue

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The Day Neil Taylor Tried To Smash Luka Modric . . . And Came Off Second Best

Neil Taylor aims to gain more success dealing with Luka Modric this weekend than he did as a naïve Wales newbie almost a decade ago. Saturday’s Euro 2020 qualifier in Osijek will pitch Wales full-back Taylor up against the skills of the brilliant Modric, the Ballon d’Or holder, who will... Read More

Ethan Gives Wales Fitness Boost But Ben's Hernia Op Rules Him Out Of Euro 2020 Qualifiers

Aaron Ramsey has not recovered to make the Wales squad for the Euro 2020 qualifiers against Croatia and Hungary – but Ethan Ampadu has been included. Both players were expected to be missing when Ryan Giggs named his group for the double header away trip, but Ampadu is in a... Read More

Harry Wilson Wants Two Goals For 20 This Season . . . And A £170m Golden Ticket

Wales youngster Harry Wilson is preparing for the biggest match of his young playing career. The 22-year-old from Wrexham – a former Ysgol Dinas Bran, Llangollen pupil - looks certain to be in Derby County's starting line-up for their Sky Bet Championship play-off final against Aston Villa at Wembley Stadium... Read More

Lawrence Of Anderlecht Handed Wales Call-Up By Giggs

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Hal Robson-Kanu Bows Out . . . Thanks For The Memories

Hal Robson-Kanu – the striker who scored one of Wales’ greatest goals in the country’s history – has retired from international football. The West Brom forward, who is still only 29, confirmed his decision after being left out of the squad announced by manager Ryan Giggs on Wednesday. Robson-Kanu will... Read More
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