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Evans Finishes Fourth After Thrilling Rally Italy

Elfyn Evans finished fourth on Rally Italy, despite losing his battle for position with Andreas Mikkelsen (Hyundai) today by less than a second. Just 7.9 seconds separated them going into today’s final four stages, but an inspired Mikkelsen set fastest time on all of them. Evans thought he’d finished fifth, before runaway leader Ott Tänak (Toyota) hit steering problems on the final stage – dropping him behind the Welshman and putting Evans back up into fourth. But Evans and co-driver Scott Martin were disappointed – the smallest of margins of being a little too cautious on the hairpins in their M-Sport Ford Fiesta WRC proved to be the difference between standing on the podium or not.

Wales, England, Ireland . . . Callum Sheedy Has The World At His Feet, But What's On His Mind?

Callum Sheedy played 13 minutes for England at Twickenham a fortnight ago, but that would not stop him still playing for Wales as the match was uncapped. The Cardiff-born Bristol Bears fly-half could also still play for Ireland, but Peter Jackson reckons it’s surely make-your-mind-up time. Unless he happens to be a student of Barcelona FC, Callum Sheedy will probably have never heard of Laszlo Kubala. Different footballers, different times but the same grass-hopper mentality towards national allegiance, the same identity issues.

Birthday Boy Rhys Enoch Aims High For US Open Finale

Rhys Enoch has set himself an ambitious target of a top 16 finish at the US Open as he bids to underline it as his breakthrough tournament. The Welshman has already entered the record books with a second round 66 at Pebble Beach on Friday – the fourth lowest US Open round ever recorded at the course. Enoch - who turns 31 today (Sunday) – is hoping to celebrate his birthday in style by finishing high enough on the final leaderboard to earn an automatic place in next year’s tournament.

Life After Swimming . . . Health, Happiness And All That Jazz

Jazz Carlin is four months into the rest of her life after 14 years as an international swimmer. Wales’ Commonwealth champion and Olympic medallist spoke to Liz Byrne about life after swimming, her hopes, her fears, and her body. When double Olympic silver medalist Jazz Carlin announced her retirement from the pool she embarked on a new life that has brought a host of changes where excitement coexists with uncertainty. Carlin revealed she would be quitting the pool in February 2019 following a career that encompassed the misery and desolation of missing out on a home Olympics in 2012 through to the joy of double silver in the 400m and 800m freestyle four years later in Rio de Janeiro.

Teenager Harry Taylor is cut out for American Football

Teenage quarterback Harry Taylor has plenty of experience to call on during his rookie season with the South Wales Warriors in which he’s been throwing touchdowns for fun. The 19-year-old product of the club’s youth system is being guided through the season by starting QB Dean Jackson and, as his dad says, the college student comes from “a football family”. Though Taylor, from Cardiff, is in his first season of senior British American Football Association National League action he has been involved with the Llanharan-based Warriors since he was 13 and played for an “American high school style football programme” at the SGS College Bristol Academy of Sport. 

Evans Goes Fourth Into Final Day In Sardinia

Elfyn Evans completed a very long, baking hot and bone shaking Saturday in Rally Italy in fourth position – and there will be no easing off on the final day on Sunday, as the M-Sport Ford Fiesta WRC driver starts it just 7.9 seconds ahead of fifth placed Andreas Mikkelsen (Hyundai). While the top three edged out a bit of a gap at the top of the leaderboard, Evans was embroiled in a very close battle with the Norwegian driver. Co-driven by Scott Martin, the Welshman will want to hold onto fourth, as it will give him extra points and put him in pole position to benefit from any mistakes or misfortune that happen ahead of him.

Clubs From Wales And Northern Ireland - Met, Barry, Ballymena - Join Forces For Europa League Adventure

McLaggon Nets In Hard Fought Barry Clash With Panjab

Rhys Enoch Makes The World Take Note At US Open With The Round Of His Life

Rhys Enoch will tee off at the third round of the US Open on Saturday afternoon, boosted by the confidence gained from the round of his life. The young Welshman fired an astonishing 5-under-par 66 at Pebble Beach – the second best round of the day. Only tournament leader Gary Woodland, who shot 65, managed a better score on the day as Enoch made the cut, despite opening with a round of 78 on Thursday.

James Broome To Battle With His GB Mates At Welsh National

James Broome will go head-to-head with his Great Britain teammates this weekend, when the Welsh carriage-driver competes at the Tristar Welsh National event at Cricklands. Two weeks ago, Broome – son of show jumping legend David – was part of the GB team that won a bronze medal at the Nations Cup in Holland. On Saturday and Sunday, he will be in opposition to colleagues Daniel Naprous and Wilf Bowman-Ripley at an event in Crick that counts as both a qualifier for the UK National Championships as well as a selection event for the British team.

Owen Lane

Owen Lane. . . Scoring International Tries, But Just Not In An International's Shirt

Owen Lane was been praised for scoring “an international wing’s finish” after his try helped lift the Cardiff Blues to within two points of the top three places in the Guinness Pro 14 Conference A. Lane – who also scored a notable try against Lyon last week – was left... Read More

Cardiff Blues Chase Hat-Trick Of Derby Wins And First Victory At Ospreys For 14 Years

John Mulvihill’s true impact on Cardiff Blues this season will be put to the test at the Liberty Stadium on Saturday when his side looks to beat the Ospreys in Swansea for the first time since 22 December, 2005. Thanks to their back-to-back regional derby triumphs over the Dragons and... Read More

Gatland's Heady Cocktail Of Players Could Give Rivals A Real Hangover

Coach Warren Gatland has now unveiled his squad for the four-match series, starting against Scotland on November 3, and although a huge total of 17 players were either ruled out by injury or overlooked he has still chosen a squad he believes is capable of achieving a grand slam of... Read More

Warren Gatland Calls Up English Tiger For Welsh Dragonhood

Wales coach Warren Gatland has sprung a surprise by naming two uncapped players – one of them an Englishman – in his 37-man squad for the autumn Test series. Ospreys wing and Wales Sevens' all-time leading points and try scorer Luke Morgan and Leicester Tigers’ Jonah Holmes have both received a... Read More

Owen Lane Could Find Winding Road To Wales Call To Face The Scots

Owen Lane may be the only new face in the Wales squad due to be named by Warren Gatland for the autumn series. Lane, the 20-year-old Cardiff Blues wing who scored two tries against the Dragons in his region’s recent derby victory, limped off after helping his side to a... Read More

Owen Lane Could Make Rapid Recovery In Time For Cardiff Blues . . . And Wales

Wales hopeful Owen Lane could make a rapid recovery from the injury that saw him limp off during the final moments of Cardiff Blues’ dramatic victory in Lyon. The Blues wing appeared to have pulled a hamstring close to the end of his team’s stunning 30-21 victory in France and... Read More
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