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WRU Knew Of Betting Problem A Week Ago. . . But Say Rob Howley Had Already Got On The Plane

The Welsh Rugby Union knew a week ago they had a problem with alleged betting from inside the Wales camp. As the shock waves from the departure of Rob Howley was extending throughout the World Cup in Japan - which begins on Friday - his employers have tried to give an explanation of why the events moved from home to the eve of the tournament itself on the other side of the world. The governing body have revealed they were first made aware of the Wales backs coach's suspected breach of World Rugby’s betting regulations last Wednesday following contact from one of the gambling industry’s integrity teams.

Morris Hopes To Stay With JRM Bentley Team In 2020

Seb Morris hopes to stay with the JRM team in the British GT Championship next season, after finishing seventh in the drivers’ standings after an encouraging first year in the team’s Bentley Continental GT3. “JRM put together a brand new team for this year and they’ve done a superb job, I’m looking forward to hopefully being back with them next year – if they want me,” said Morris. It’s not been the easiest of seasons for the Wrexham-born driver, who endured more misfortune during the final British GT round at Donington Park last weekend. Running 60kg of ballast and less turbo boost, the unfavourable Balance of Performance (BOP) restrains ensured that the JRM Bentley of Morris and team-mate Rick Parfitt Jnr was the slowest GT3 car through the speed traps and consistently slower down on the competition along the straights.

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All Bets Are Off For A Smooth World Cup For Wales As Rob Howley Flies Home

Wales’ World Cup plans have been thrown into turmoil after Rob Howley was sent home from Japan. Former Wales captain and scrum-half Howley left Wales’s training camp on Monday following an alleged breach of World Rugby’s regulation six which covers anti-corruption and betting. Howley is understood to have been betting on matches, and has been provisionally suspended from all rugby matter matters until a disciplinary hearing - essentially ruling him out from any participation in the World Cup.

Michael Flynn Promise: 'I'm Sticking With County'

Martyrs Ready For Big Southern Premier And Cup Tests

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Matt Richards Wants Wales To Win Gold In Japan . . . And Then The 16-Year-Old Aims To Chase The Same Thing There Himself

He may still be only 16, but Welsh swimming sensation Matt Richards already has his eyes set on next year’s Olympic Games in Tokyo. Those same eyes are on Japan for the next few weeks, too, as the young Welsh rugby fan tells Liz Byrnes. Matt Richards gave his parents a hint of what was to come when he was only a five-year-old on a family holiday in Tenerife. Disgruntled by having to wear armbands in the pool while other, older children didn’t, he marched up to his mother and father, told them he’d had enough and threw the armbands on the chair.

Wales Strip Back Their Scrum And Tomas Francis Says It's Now In Working Order

Tomas Francis has revealed Wales are going to go back to basics to solve their scrum problems at the World Cup. The Exeter Chiefs tight-head prop has been part of a Wales pack that creaked and wobbled at times during their warm-up matches for the tournament. Francis was at the forefront of a much-needed improved display when Wales lost to Ireland in Dublin, but all 20 teams at the World Cup in Japan will operate under a World Rugby scrummaging law amendment that was implemented this summer.

Southern League

Martyrs Face Bluebirds Away In Crunch FA Cup Clash

Merthyr Town will face two Cardiff City players when they travel to play Southern League Premier rivals Weston-super-Mare later this month. The Martyrs play Weston away in an Emirates FA Cup second qualifying round tie at the Optima Stadium in Somerset on Saturday, September 22. Attacking right-back Connor Davies, aged 18, and... Read More

Danger For Martyrs In Tough FA Cup Tie At Parkway

Merthyr Town face dangerous FA Cup opponents when they travel to play Plymouth Argyle in Devon on Saturday. Parkway, intent on earning promotion to Southern League status this season, suffered their first Western League defeat in eight months in their last fixture. They lost 2-0 at Bridgwater Town and Parkway manager Lee... Read More

Former Bluebirds Midfield Man Jamie Pays Tribute To 'Brilliant' Late Winner By Martyrs Winger Corey

Former Cardiff City youth midfield Jamie Veale paid tribute to Merthyr Town team-mate Corey Jenkins after their 2-1 win against Metropolitan Police FC at Imber Court, London. “Corey works hard for the team and it was brilliant for him to score the winner,” said Veale. “We were a different level during... Read More

Martyrs Celebrate Achievements of Former Manager Lyn Jones - And Mark Occasion With Home Victory

Merthyr Town 3, Swindon Supermarine 1 Merthyr Town celebrated one of their own on Bank Holiday Monday - and marked the occasion with victory at their MetCoaches Stadium home. Lee Lucas (18 mins) and Ian Traylor (65 and 85) scored for the Martyrs on a day when the club paid tribute to... Read More

Martyrs Pay Bank Holiday Tribute To Lyn Jones

Farnborough FC 1, Merthyr Town o Merthyr Town will pay tribute to former manager Lyn Jones before their BetVictor Southern Premier home clash with Swindon Supermarine on Bank Holiday Monday (3pm). Jones was manager of a golden generation for Merthyr Tydfil. It was under his management that Merthyr won their first Welsh... Read More

'Traylz' Fires Martyrs Winner In Southern Premier Clash

Ian Traylor fired Merthyr Town’s winner in their BetVictor Southern Premier home clash with Gosport Borough at the MetCoaches Stadium. The Martyrs were still without six injured players, including centre-forwards Gethyn Hill and Ryan Prosser, but they battled to a hard-earned victory. ‘Traylz’ netted from a 70th minute penalty awarded when he... Read More
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