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French Top 14 Verdict Casts More Doubt Over Welsh Regions' Pro 14 Future

French Top 14 Verdict Casts More Doubt Over Welsh Regions’ Pro 14 Future
The French Top 14 season has been officially abandoned in a move that is likely to cast more uncertainty over any return of the Guinness Pro 14. With the rugby shutdown in France continuing, the game’s rulers announced on Tuesday that they are ending the season as of now. Organisers, the French rugby league (LNR) said no club would be relegated and no team would be promoted from the Pro D2 (second division).

Rallying Set For Return In Wales . . . But With Drivers Only

Rallying could return at a famous Welsh forest complex in August – but with social distancing rules likely to prevent co-drivers from taking part. Scheduled to take place at Sweet Lamb, a popular Wales Rally GB stage situated in the stunning rolling hills on the Ceredigion and Powys border, the driver-only time trial on Sunday 9 August will take place behind locked gates and without spectators. There will also be a strict limit on the number of service vans and mechanics allowed on site.

Cardiff And Swansea's Championship Rivals Cast Doubt On Re-Start Plan

Cardiff And Swansea’s Championship Rivals Cast Doubt On Re-Start Plan
Cardiff City and Swansea City may be preparing for a June 20 return to action, but some of their Championship rivals have cast doubt on the idea with scathing criticism of the EFL. Barnsley, QPR and Luton are leading the critical voices, claiming the resumption has been poorly planned, badly communicated and rushed through. Barnsley have written to the EFL to sound the alarm over the "potential failure of their enterprise" they get ready to play for the first time since mid-March.

Mike Flynn Pays Tribute To Lennie Lawrence As Veteran Coach Leaves Newport County

Mike Flynn Pays Tribute To Lennie Lawrence As Veteran Coach Leaves Newport County
Lennie Lawrence will remain a “very valued friend” to Newport County manager Mike Flynn after the club confirmed their assistant was leaving to join Stevenage. Lawrence, 72, has been at Rodney Parade for three years and forged an immediate bond with Flynn as both worked to pull off the great escape of keeping Newport in the Football League in 2017. But the veteran coach has remained based in the south-east of England and has now chosen to join Stevenage as No.2 to manager Alex Revell – with his start date likely to be the beginning of the 2020-21 season.

Swansea City Striker Target Will Refuse To Re-Start The Season

Swansea City Striker Target Will Refuse To Re-Start The Season
Swansea City transfer target Lyle Taylor will refuse to play for Charlton when the Championship season resumes on June 20. The Swans, Cardiff City, Charlton and remainder of the 24 second tier clubs are all stepping up their training in readiness for the season resuming in less than three weeks’ time. But Charlton manager Lee Bowyer has revealed that some of his players who are out of contract at the end of June - including Taylor – have said they will not be taking the field for fear of injury.

Welsh Tennis Players Start Petition To Return To Court

Welsh Tennis Players Start Petition To Return To Court
Tennis players have launched a petition calling for the sport to be “unlocked” following the urgings of the sport’s governing body towards the Welsh government. The petition to allow outdoor tennis in Wales to restart had been signed by over 2,000 people by midday on Sunday. It comes after Tennis Wales - the governing body for the sport in Wales – wrote to First Minister Mark Drakeford to ask for the current restrictions on playing tennis to be lifted.

Premier League Chief Tells EFL Clubs: Don't Call Us . . . We'll Call You

Premier League Chief Tells EFL Clubs: Don’t Call Us . . . We’ll Call You

Welsh Regions And Players Facing Massive Cuts As £60m Crisis Grips WRU

Welsh Regions And Players Facing Massive Cuts As £60m Crisis Grips WRU
Wales’ leading rugby players are facing more massive pay cuts with plans for funding from the Welsh Rugby Union to the regions to be slashed by £23m. Stars of the Ospreys, Scarlets, Cardiff Blues and Dragons have already seen their wages reduced by 25 per cent for the past three months. Now, they are facing more cuts – some will see reductions of £100,000-a-year - as well as redundancies following a devastating update from the WRU on how the current sporting shutdown is going to affect its income in the year ahead.

The Day The Scarlets Went To Toulouse . . . And Dethroned The Kings Of Europe

Premier League Chief Tells EFL Clubs: Don’t Call Us . . . We’ll Call You
Cash-starved football clubs beneath the Premier League hoping for some financial help from the top flight have been told: Don’t hold your breath. The bleak warning not to expect much help from the moneyed clubs at the top of the food chain has come from Premier League chief executive Richard Masters. Newport County and other clubs in League Two have been running on empty since the lockdown in March, while even Championship clubs such as Cardiff City and Swansea City have been left contemplating very tough times ahead.

Connah's Quay Nomads . . . New Title, Sharper Rivalry . . . And Now Their Carlos Tevez Moment

Last week, Connah’s Quay Nomads were crowned new Welsh champions thanks to their performances on the field. Now, argues Matthew Burgess, they are quickly starting to behave like champions, off the field, too. If ever Andy Morrison’s Connah’s Quay side wanted to make a statement of intent following their first ever league title, the signing of Aeron Edwards direct from rivals The New Saints certainly did the trick. Just a week after being awarded the Cymru Premier title, the Nomads declared the off-season open - bolstering their already strong squad whilst simultaneously depleting their closest rivals in the process.

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Premier League Chief Tells EFL Clubs: Don't Call Us . . . We'll Call You

Welsh Regions And Players Facing Massive Cuts As £60m Crisis Grips WRU

The Day The Scarlets Went To Toulouse . . . And Dethroned The Kings Of Europe

Connah's Quay Nomads . . . New Title, Sharper Rivalry . . . And Now Their Carlos Tevez Moment

United Legend Ryan Giggs Wants To Model Wales On . . . Liverpool

The Night England Came To Pick Up The Grand Slam . . . And Left With Nothing But Bruises

Cheesey Come, Cheesey Go . . . Matt Bush Is Spreading The Love For Welsh Cheddar

Jonah And The Dragons . . . The Lockdown Story Behind The Wales Wing's Move From Leicester

Celtic Dragons Fans Given Option To Donate Their Ticket Cash

Olympic Rower Vicky Thornley Vows To Ride Again . . . At Home

Aled Davies Will Fly At Sarries, Says Mark McCall

Let Fans Take Over The Clubs In Post-Pandemic Future . . . Or Else They'll Die

Lockdown Life Boosts Fitness For Some In Wales . . . But Not For Others

Connah's Quay Boss Andy Morrison Sends Invite To Alan Shearer And Chris Sutton

Barry John . . . The Last Dance . . . Watch The King's Final Paso Doble On S4C

Wales' Young Cycling Star Elynor Backstedt Suffers Leg Break In Crash

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French Top 14 Verdict Casts More Doubt Over Welsh Regions' Pro 14 Future

Welsh Regions And Players Facing Massive Cuts As £60m Crisis Grips WRU

The Day The Scarlets Went To Toulouse . . . And Dethroned The Kings Of Europe

The Night England Came To Pick Up The Grand Slam . . . And Left With Nothing But Bruises

Jonah And The Dragons . . . The Lockdown Story Behind The Wales Wing's Move From Leicester

Aled Davies Will Fly At Sarries, Says Mark McCall

Let Fans Take Over The Clubs In Post-Pandemic Future . . . Or Else They'll Die

Barry John . . . The Last Dance . . . Watch The King's Final Paso Doble On S4C

Sam Davies . . . And The Tears Of A Welsh Near World Champion

Seven years ago this summer, Wales had the player voted the best youngster in the world in 2013. Sam Davies... Read More

Martyn Phillips Says CVC Stands For Sea Change

Martyn Phillips has described the deal with CVC Capital Partners and the Guinness Pro 14 as a “sea change” for... Read More

Give It To Gav, They Said . . . And Wales Went On To Win The Grand Slam

It was the kick the propelled Gavin Henson into a stardom as bright as his silver boots. But as Mike... Read More

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Cardiff And Swansea's Championship Rivals Cast Doubt On Re-Start Plan

Mike Flynn Pays Tribute To Lennie Lawrence As Veteran Coach Leaves Newport County

Swansea City Striker Target Will Refuse To Re-Start The Season

Premier League Chief Tells EFL Clubs: Don't Call Us . . . We'll Call You

Connah's Quay Nomads . . . New Title, Sharper Rivalry . . . And Now Their Carlos Tevez Moment

United Legend Ryan Giggs Wants To Model Wales On . . . Liverpool

Let Fans Take Over The Clubs In Post-Pandemic Future . . . Or Else They'll Die

Connah's Quay Boss Andy Morrison Sends Invite To Alan Shearer And Chris Sutton

Dean Saunders, Cardiff City . . . And The Missing 243 Goals

Dean Saunders was good enough for Wales, Liverpool, Aston Villa and Galatasaray. But 35 years ago this week, the striker... Read More

Gavin Williams Admits: Mid-Table Merthyr Ain't Good Enough Next Time

Gavin Williams is planning to lead Merthyr Town on a Southern League promotion mission during 2020-21. Merthyr-born former Wales International... Read More

FAW Accuse BBC Wales Of Exploiting "Security Flaw" In Row Over Connah's Quay

The Football Association of Wales has accused the BBC of accessing an “unpublished page” on their website in the ongoing... Read More

Nathan Blake Backs Troy Deeney And Says: "Go Back To Training Now? No Way!"

Former Wales striker Nathan Blake has backed the stance of Troy Deeney and other black players reluctant to start training... Read More

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Jack "Tex" Evans . . . The Amman Valley Kid Who Became The Hard Man Of The NHL

Cardiff Devils Confirm Joey Martin Is Staying For Season Number Seven

'Chef' Joey Back For a Seventh Helping With Cardiff Devils

Welshman Lifts Ice Hockey Challenge Cup, But Cardiff Devils Have To Watch Sheffield Steelers Celebrate

Cardiff Devils V Sheffield Steelers In Cardiff Bay Today - First Elite League Trophy Of Season Up For Grabs

Devils In Seventh Heaven - Coach Lord's Men Go Top And Now Turn To Sunday's Challenge Cup Final

Sheffield Steelers' Coach Fox Ready For League And Cup Final Clashes Against Devils In Cardiff Bay

Blair Fires Up Special Moment For Devils, While Goalie Ben Makes His 400th Appearance For The Club

Title-Chasing Cardiff Devils Sent To Coventry In Search Of Third Elite League Win In Five Days

Cardiff Devils are in Coventry today aiming to complete a six-points return from three Elite League matches in five days. Captain... Read More

Simply The Tightest Group I Have Coached Says Cardiff Devils' Andrew Lord After Last Gasp Elite Victory

Andrew Lord paid tribute to his Cardiff Devils players after their 3-2 Elite League home win against Fife Flyers at... Read More

Devils Take On Flyers In Big Night At The Viola Arena

Cardiff Devils can move to within a point of Elite League leaders Sheffield Steelers this evening - if they beat... Read More

Devils' New Stars Rally Cry - 'Here Comes The Young'

Cardiff Devils fan Martyn Joseph, a renowned singer-songwriter says it in one of his most recent releases - ‘Here Come... Read More

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