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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.

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Welsh Rare Bit Of Quality Trumps Panic Au Chocolat

So, Wales are up and running in the Six Nations thanks to Friday's extraordinary comeback victory in Paris - and an equally astonishing collapse by France. The two facts are entirely related says Harri Morgan in his reflections on the opening game of the tournament. Wales spent the first 40 minutes... Read More

Warren Gatland Will Remember To Shake Up The Team That Has Forgotten How To Lose

Warren Gatland plans to make significant changes to the Wales team to face Italy, having seen his team recover from a wretched start to beat France in their Six Nations opener on Friday night. But the shake-up will not be a reaction to a limp first-half display at the Stade... Read More

Josh Navidi Says He's Ready To Throw The Giant French Off Course Again

Josh Navidi – Wales’ first and only son of an Iranian wrestler – is confident he can pin a giant French pack to the canvass tonight and win by submission. The Cardiff Blues flanker returns from injury for a key mission in Wales’ back row as the Six Nations starts... Read More

Even Nine Wins On The Spin Leaves Wales Trailing Ireland When It Comes To Six Nations Prospects

The Six Nations is about to begin. All eyes will be focussed on Paris where Wales start the ball rolling against France. For Robin Davey, though, his eyes are green and envious of the Ireland team he predicts will win it all over again. Irish rugby is on the crest... Read More

Warren Gatland Backs Six Nations Shake-Up With Relegation Play-Offs

Warren Gatland has welcomed the idea of promotion and relegation within the Six Nations as World Rugby mull over new plans for a global rugby championship. The Wales coach – who has named Tomos Williams for his first Six Nations start against France on Friday night – has no concerns... Read More

Shaun Edwards Still Angry Over Paris Snatch Two Years Ago As He Plots Revenge For Wales

Shaun Edwards is still upset at the way Wales lost on their last visit to France, but his anger is not centred on the extra time played or the 100th minute winner secured by the home side in extraordinary circumstances. The Wales defence coach’s biggest concern is about the start Wales got... Read More
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