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The Boys Are Back In Town! Cardiff Devils Face Guildford Flames In Home Opener

Kieran Hardy Is Picking The Brains Of His Hero As Scarlets Get Ready For Edinburgh Opener

When Dwayne Peel helped the Scarlets win the Celtic League title in 2004, Kieran Hardy was just a small face in the ground. Now, Peel is at the helm for their URC opener at Edinburgh on Saturday and scrum-half Hardy is hoping to absorb plenty of his coach’s know-how as he tells Graham Thomas. Kieran Hardy believes his boyhood hero Dwayne Peel can be the guiding light that enables him to hold onto the Wales No.9 shirt this season. Scarlets scrum-half Hardy was just eight-years-old when his father took him to Stradey Park to see Peel in his pomp clinch the old Celtic League title back in 2004.

ECB Chief Executive Tom Harrison Delighted With First Year Of The Hundred Reaching New Fans

Kieffer Moore - One Goal In 10 Games - Has Been Affected By Covid, Says Cardiff City's Mick McCarthy

Kieffer Moore has been left drained of his goalscoring powers by Covid, according to his Cardiff City manager Mick McCarthy. The Wales striker has only scored once in 10 matches so far this season and his boss reckons it’s due to a double interruption forced by the virus. Moore - who hit 24 goals for club and country last season, including one at the Euros finals – went down with coronavirus in July, almost immediately after returning from summer duty with Wales.

Cardiff Rugby's Josh Turnbull Chases His Teenage Dream . . . Mixing It With The World's Best Players

Brinn Bevan Missed Tokyo, But Now He Has Set A New High Bar . . . A Medal For Wales At The Commonwealth Games

Wales’ leading male gymnast, Brinn Bevan, missed out on Olympic selection this year due to injury. But the 2016 Olympian is refusing to be feel downcast and has instead set himself a new ambition – to wear the red vest of Wales at the Commonwealth Games for the first time, as he tells Tom Prosser. Welsh Gymnastics star Brinn Bevan says he can’t wait to get the dragon on his chest as he aims to honour his late father’s side of the family by representing Wales at next year’s Commonwealth Games. Bevan previously competed at the 2016 Olympic Games and has also medalled at the World Championships - winning silver in the team event in 2015.

WRU Debt Hits £114m As Covid Impact Revealed

The Welsh Rugby Union’s net debt has increased to £114.4million but the group was able to record a modest profit before tax of £400,000 in its financial results for the year ending June 30, 2021. With the coronavirus pandemic still in full force, the story of its impact can be found in WRU’s 2021 Annual Report published on Thursday. Turnover was down to £58.1m from £79.9m in 2020 while the £17.2m increase in the group’s bank debut highlights the necessary measures taken to survive the implications of Covid-19 on sport in the country.

Chris Cooke Smashes Double Ton And Urges Glamorgan Spinners To Finish Season With A Bang

Glamorgan’s season may be drifting towards a low key conclusion in the County Championship, but no-one appears to have told captain Chris Cooke. The skipper smashed an unbeaten 205 as Glamorgan spent day two of their LV= Insurance County Championship second division match against Surrey constructing a mammoth total of 672 for 6 declared. The home side responded with 45 for no wicket in the final hour but despite a very flat wicket Cooke hopes the first double-hundred of 35-year-old Cooke's 12-year first-class career can still set up a victory for his team in their final game of the campaign.

Russell Martin Tells Swansea City To Ditch The Fear Factor After Cup Exit Makes It Five Games Without A Win

Russell Martin has called on his Swansea City players to be braver after they bowed out of the Carabao Cup following a 2-0 defeat at Brighton. It was a comfortable victory for one of the Premier League’s in-form teams, but Swans head coach Martin was left frustrated by missed chances early on and a lack of ambition after his side fell behind. Martin did claim to have seen a lot of positives, but the fact is his team have now won only three times in their first 11 games this season in all competitions and are winless in their last five.

Tomas Francis Excited To Begin Ospreys Career...And Draws Comparisons Between Toby Booth And Exeter Coach Rob Baxter

By Rob Carbon Tomas Francis was the biggest arrival in Welsh rugby this summer in every sense of the word. He is now looking forward to getting his Ospreys career underway and is impressed with how his new team have performed under coach Toby Booth. The Ospreys almost went out of existence in 2019 when a merger with bitter rivals Scarlets was proposed.

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WRU Debt Hits £114m As Covid Impact Revealed

Chris Cooke Smashes Double Ton And Urges Glamorgan Spinners To Finish Season With A Bang

Russell Martin Tells Swansea City To Ditch The Fear Factor After Cup Exit Makes It Five Games Without A Win

Tomas Francis Excited To Begin Ospreys Career...And Draws Comparisons Between Toby Booth And Exeter Coach Rob Baxter

Former Swansea City Boss Graham Potter Predicts Russell Martin Will Take Them Back To The Premier League

Natasha Harding Insists Wales Won't Worry Over Lack Of Goals As They Make It Two Wins From Two

New Skipper Jonathan Davies Promises To Turn Up The Heat If The Scarlets Are Only Half-Baked

Zoe Backstedt Keeps It In The Family As She Bags World Champs Time Trial Silver

Steve Cooper Starts At Nottingham Forest And Makes It Three Former Swansea Men On The Move

Swansea City Fan Mitchell Powell To Be Remembered At Charity Football Match Featuring James Arthur, Calum Best, James Hook And Others

Wales Captain Sophie Ingle Says “It’s A Fresh Start For Everyone” As She Talks About The Uplift In The Dressing Room After Victory Over Kazakhstan

Wales' Commonwealth Gymnast Emily Thomas Bows Out After Serious Knee Injury

Connah's Quay Boss Andy Morrison Concerned at Lack Of Leadership As TNS Extend Lead At Top Of Cymru Premier

Cardiff City Are Horrible . . . But So Are We, Plus We Can Play, Says Bournemouth's Philip Billing

Cardiff City's Mick McCarthy Suffers Third Defeat In Four, But Insists: "Bournemouth Are Almost Perfect"

Cardiff And Scarlets Get Ready For Trips To Face South Africans . . . In Italy

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Kieran Hardy Is Picking The Brains Of His Hero As Scarlets Get Ready For Edinburgh Opener

Cardiff Rugby's Josh Turnbull Chases His Teenage Dream . . . Mixing It With The World's Best Players

WRU Debt Hits £114m As Covid Impact Revealed

Tomas Francis Excited To Begin Ospreys Career...And Draws Comparisons Between Toby Booth And Exeter Coach Rob Baxter

New Skipper Jonathan Davies Promises To Turn Up The Heat If The Scarlets Are Only Half-Baked

Cardiff And Scarlets Get Ready For Trips To Face South Africans . . . In Italy

First Gabby Logan, Now Scott Quinnell Drafted In By BBC Wales To Replace Phil Steele As Mic Man On The Touchline

The Aussies Are Coming . . . And Quade Cooper Is Set To Cast His Spell In Cardiff

Tributes Paid To Former Cardiff And Wales International Owain Williams

Tributes have poured in for former Cardiff Rugby back-row forward Owain Williams who has passed away at the age of... Read More

Gabby Logan To Present Return Of Scrum V Live As BBC Wales Splashes Out

Gabby Logan is set to be the marquee signing for BBC Wales’ coverage of the new United Rugby Championship season... Read More

Gareth Anscombe Is Back . . . For 37 Minutes (As Planned) And Ospreys Star Says It Feels Great

Gareth Anscombe has paid heartfelt thanks to those who have helped his recovery after coming through his first rugby match... Read More

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Kieffer Moore - One Goal In 10 Games - Has Been Affected By Covid, Says Cardiff City's Mick McCarthy

Russell Martin Tells Swansea City To Ditch The Fear Factor After Cup Exit Makes It Five Games Without A Win

Former Swansea City Boss Graham Potter Predicts Russell Martin Will Take Them Back To The Premier League

Natasha Harding Insists Wales Won't Worry Over Lack Of Goals As They Make It Two Wins From Two

Steve Cooper Starts At Nottingham Forest And Makes It Three Former Swansea Men On The Move

Swansea City Fan Mitchell Powell To Be Remembered At Charity Football Match Featuring James Arthur, Calum Best, James Hook And Others

Wales Captain Sophie Ingle Says “It’s A Fresh Start For Everyone” As She Talks About The Uplift In The Dressing Room After Victory Over Kazakhstan

Connah's Quay Boss Andy Morrison Concerned at Lack Of Leadership As TNS Extend Lead At Top Of Cymru Premier

Cardiff City Are Horrible . . . But So Are We, Plus We Can Play, Says Bournemouth's Philip Billing

Cardiff City have been labelled a “horrible” team to play against by Bournemouth’s Phillip Billing who has claimed his own... Read More

Cardiff City's Mick McCarthy Suffers Third Defeat In Four, But Insists: "Bournemouth Are Almost Perfect"

Mick McCarthy has claimed Bournemouth are the “almost perfect” Championship team after his Cardiff City side fell to a subdued... Read More

Swansea City's Russell Martin Insists The Tide Has Turned . . . After Admitting They Were All At Sea

Russell Martin insists Swansea City can use their astonishing rescue act at Luton Town as a springboard to take them... Read More

Cardiff City's Rubin Colwill Backed To Respond With "Steel" After Going From Hero To Zero

Rubin Colwill may have gone from hero to zero in the space of four days crazy days in the Championship,... Read More

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The Boys Are Back In Town! Cardiff Devils Face Guildford Flames In Home Opener

Devils Ice Hockey Hiatus Comes To An End As Ice Arena Wales Opens Its Doors Once Again

Jarrod Skalde Outlines Plan To Split Goaltending Duties As Cardiff Devils Acquire Taran Kozun

Register Signs In As The Cardiff Devils' Latest Big Signing

Cardiff Devils Announce Double Signing

Devils Boosted By Dixon Deal

Mark Louis, Fresh From Season In Slovakia, Returns To Wales For New Cardiff Devils Challenge

Defenceman Mark Louis Re-Signs With Cardiff Devils

Devils Forward Matthew Myers Targets Swedish Upset On 100th Team GB Appearance

Cardiff Devils forward Matthew Myers will lace up and skate for Team GB for the 100th time in his career... Read More

When NHL Superstar Sidney Crosby Stole Devil's New Signing Mikkleson's Big Moment

Being selected in the NHL entry draft is something that most young hockey players growing up in Canada can only... Read More

The Start Of A New Era For The Devils . . . But Previous Successes Will Be Tinged With Sadness

The global pandemic has disrupted and upended sport wherever you look. But few professional sports clubs in Wales have been... Read More

Ex-NHL'er Brendan Mikkelson Becomes The Cardiff Devils First Pre-Season Signing

Defenceman Brendan Mikkelson has become the Cardiff Devils first signing ahead of the 2021/2022 season. Mikkelson becomes the first player to... Read More

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