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Two Bad Sessions Have Cost Us . . . But We Could Have Won Four Games, Insists Glamorgan's Matthew Maynard

Matthew Maynard insists Glamorgan are still reaping the rewards of a positive approach to their County Championship campaign despite their latest defeat. The Welsh county lost by 58 runs to Durham in a match they looked well placed to win at the start of the final day. Instead, they were bowled out for just 137 with England Test hopeful Matty Potts taking 7-40, to leave Glamorgan in third place in Division Two with two wins, two defeats and two draws from their opening six matches.

To Kieffer Or Not To Kieffer . . . A Few Moore Sleepless Nights Ahead For Wales Boss Rob Page

It’s coming. D-day for Wales in their bid to make the World Cup finals. But few things are certain about this fixture, including the eventual full starting team that manager Robert Page will plump for. Daniel Parker reckons nine are nailed on, but two more will keep us guessing . . . and arguing. Sunday 5th June – it’s getting a bit close for comfort now, isn’t it? We’re less than three weeks away from Wales men’s golden opportunity to end 64 years of hurt by qualifying for a World Cup, and there remain a host of Rusmfeldian “known unknowns” in play.

Sophie Ingle Set For More Records With Wales After Chelsea's Double Delight

Sophie Ingle will celebrate her Double triumph with Chelsea by trying to break the attendance record for a Wales women’s international later this year. The Wales captain helped her club lift the Women’s FA Cup at the weekend when they overcame Manchester City 3-2 at Wembley after extra time. It followed the club’s historic third successive Women’s Super League title clinched last weekend, a Double accomplishment of which Ingle has been a key part.

Aled Davies Hailed For "Brave Move" In Decision To End His Wales Career

Box Office Wrexham Won't Be Dumped By Owners, Insists Boss Phil Parkinson

Wrexham boss Phil Parkinson insists even if his club fail to get a Hollywood ending to their promotion push, they will not be left on the cutting room floor. Parkinson has got used to cameras everywhere he goes as the manager working for A-listers and joint owners, Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney. The perfect script would be for Wrexham to win the National League title and return to the EFL after 14 years away by winning at Dagenham and Redbridge on the final day of the regular campaign.

Steve Cooper Aims For Third Time Lucky After Double Play-Off Heartbreak With Swansea City

Steve Cooper insists he and his Nottingham Forest side will not be burdened by the weight of history as they prepare to face Sheffield United in the first leg of their Sky Bet Championship play-off semi-final at Bramall Lane on Saturday. The Welshman will lead a club that has not featured in the Premier League this century, an absence keenly felt in a city steeped in the traditions of Brian Clough and his all-conquering sides that swept to back-to-back European Cup wins in 1979 and 1980. Expectations have been raised again by the club’s extraordinary rise since former Swansea City boss Cooper’s arrival at the City Ground in September, but the Pontypridd native is adamant that history must only be seen as a positive as they look to take the first steps towards a return to the game’s elite.

Patrick Swan's Song . . . I'll Keep Coming Back To Wales For Another Shot At Glory

Patrick Swan may be from Cornwall, but he is more than happy to regularly make the trip across the Severn Bridge to compete in - and for - Wales. Despite being based across the water in England’s most south-westerly county, Swan is a familiar face on the Welsh athletics circuit, competing for Swansea Harriers and pulling on the red vest of Wales. Last weekend, the big shot putter added 15cms to his personal best at the National Athletics League’s opening Premiership fixture of the summer in Cardiff.

Rhys Priestland Was Invited To Win The Game, Admits Dragons Coach Dean Ryan

Dean Ryan admitted his Dragons team had given Rhys Priestland the chances to win their derby clash against Cardiff at Rodney Parade. Priestland kicked four penalties and a conversion for Cardiff as they edged out the Dragons 19-18 in a fiery neighbours’ dust-up which saw two players sent off. It was Cardiff’s first away win of the season, while the Dragons remain winless at home after their outside-half Will Reed missed a 79th-minute penalty that would have pinched victory.

Dai Young Insists Final Welsh Derby Must Raise A Smile For Cardiff And Dragons After Season Of Gloom

Dai Young insists both Cardiff Rugby and the Dragons have a duty to produce an entertaining affair at Rodney Parade on Friday night following the downbeat mood which seems to have settled over Welsh rugby. The two sides will face each other in Newport in the final United Rugby Championship derby of the season, with all of the Welsh regions having failed to make the play-offs. But with Young still believing his men will take on a motivated Dragons side, he knows his own team will need to be at their best in order to claim a derby win.

Poppy Day . . . Stickler Joins Gareth Bale, Sam Warburton And Geraint Thomas On Whitchurch Wall Of Wonder

Gymnast Poppy Stickler is the latest pupil to be honoured in Whitchurch High School’s renowned Hall of Fame. Gareth Bale, Sam Warburton and Geraint Thomas already grace the walls of the most famous sporting school in Wales. Now it’s the turn of Sticker. The Cardiff pupil – who turns 16 on June 12 – is a strong contender to be named in the Wales squad for this summer’s Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.

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Patrick Swan's Song . . . I'll Keep Coming Back To Wales For Another Shot At Glory

Rhys Priestland Was Invited To Win The Game, Admits Dragons Coach Dean Ryan

Dai Young Insists Final Welsh Derby Must Raise A Smile For Cardiff And Dragons After Season Of Gloom

Poppy Day . . . Stickler Joins Gareth Bale, Sam Warburton And Geraint Thomas On Whitchurch Wall Of Wonder

Charlotte Arter Leads 10K Assault . . . In London And Caerphilly

Dafydd Lockyer Goes Back To Pontypridd . . . And Steers Abercwmboi To Cup Glory Against Abercynon

Rob Edwards . . . The Welshman At Watford Backed By A Former England Boss

Anna Hursey Celebrates Commonwealth Games Selection . . . As GLL Funding Puts The Icing On The Cake

Dan James "Feels Terrible" . . . And Red Card Means His Next Games Will Be For Wales, Not Leeds United

Forget Day-Night Cricket . . . Ramadan Tape Ball In Wales Was The Biggest Hit Of The Spring

Wales Prepare For World Cup Location Guide . . . Until 2033

Padraig Amond Confirms Newport County Exit After 25-Second Phone Call . . . That's Much Less Than A Second Per Goal

Wales And Scotland Should Not Insult Ukraine . . . As Oleksandr Petrakov Wants His Side To Reach The World Cup Finals On Merit Alone

Wales Will Be Streets Ahead When It Comes To Backing In Birmingham At Commonwealth Games

Sophie Ingle's Busy Summer - Treble Title And Double Bid With Chelsea . . . Single Aim Of World Cup With Wales

Henry Arundell's X Factor Is Grabbing Attention . . . As The WRU and Wayne Pivac Are Urged To Pull Out All The Stops

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Aled Davies Hailed For "Brave Move" In Decision To End His Wales Career

Rhys Priestland Was Invited To Win The Game, Admits Dragons Coach Dean Ryan

Dafydd Lockyer Goes Back To Pontypridd . . . And Steers Abercwmboi To Cup Glory Against Abercynon

Wales Prepare For World Cup Location Guide . . . Until 2033

Henry Arundell's X Factor Is Grabbing Attention . . . As The WRU and Wayne Pivac Are Urged To Pull Out All The Stops

Fired Up Dragons Will Provide Big Test, Say Ospreys As George North Starts All Over Again

It's Deja Vu For Fairwater . . . As They Retain The Worthington's Malcolm Thomas Cup Against Local Rivals

A History Of Acrimony: Pontypool’s Frustrations With The WRU Strike A Chord For Community Clubs

Regional Fans Group Accuse WRU Of Being Sidelined After Plan To Axe One Region Are Revealed

The Joint Supporters Group representing fans of the four regions have revealed they have been waiting for a meeting with... Read More

Ospreys Flyer Keelan Giles Still Has Wales Ambitions. . . As He Looks To Rebuild Confidence After Injury Nightmare

By Steffan Thomas Keelan Giles’ career has been far from straightforward since bursting onto the scene as a promising 18-year-old in... Read More

What Have Dan Biggar, Gerwyn Price And Eric Cantona Got In Common? Abusive Fans Who Should Know Better

You know what it’s like. Your team starts poorly, falls behind on the scoreboard, and the fan behind you lets... Read More

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To Kieffer Or Not To Kieffer . . . A Few Moore Sleepless Nights Ahead For Wales Boss Rob Page

Sophie Ingle Set For More Records With Wales After Chelsea's Double Delight

Box Office Wrexham Won't Be Dumped By Owners, Insists Boss Phil Parkinson

Steve Cooper Aims For Third Time Lucky After Double Play-Off Heartbreak With Swansea City

Dai Young Insists Final Welsh Derby Must Raise A Smile For Cardiff And Dragons After Season Of Gloom

Rob Edwards . . . The Welshman At Watford Backed By A Former England Boss

Dan James "Feels Terrible" . . . And Red Card Means His Next Games Will Be For Wales, Not Leeds United

Padraig Amond Confirms Newport County Exit After 25-Second Phone Call . . . That's Much Less Than A Second Per Goal

Sophie Ingle's Busy Summer - Treble Title And Double Bid With Chelsea . . . Single Aim Of World Cup With Wales

Sophie Ingle will head into Wales’ crucial World Cup qualifiers, buoyed by a third successive Women’s Super League title. The... Read More

Wales Warned . . . Ukraine Are Inspired By Soldiers' Messages To Reach World Cup Finals

Robert Page and his Wales players have been warned there is an emotional tidal wave of support ready to carry... Read More

Swansea City And Cardiff City Offer Only Prayers . . . To Keep Joel Piroe And Sign Gareth Bale

Swansea City and Cardiff City will both end their seasons on a wing and a prayer on Saturday afternoon. Both... Read More

Kieffer Moore Blasting Bournemouth To Premier League Promotion Is Only The Second Best Thing To Happen To Them This Week . . . As David Brooks Gets The All Clear

Kieffer Moore has been hailed as “amazing” by his manager Scott Parker after the Wales striker’s dramatic goal sent Bournemouth... Read More

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Unlikely Hero Brodie Dupont Guides Devils To Play-Off Success

Can Player-Turned-Coach Brodie Dupont Become The Unlikely Catalyst For Devils Play-Off Success?

Carruth's Future Looks Uncertain While Coughler Leads Play-Off Charge

Interim Coach Dupont Impressed By Response As Sanford Helps Devils Rally To Win

Confusion Around Skalde's Shock Devils Departure

Cole Sanford Fires Devils Back To Winning Ways Ahead Of Crucial Steelers Games

No-Nonsense Devils Take Title Tilt To Belfast

Clinical Devils Knock-Out Stars To Secure Semi-Final Spot

The Devils Have A Brandt New Weapon To Overturn Stars' Challenge Cup Lead

It’s been over a month since the Devils suffered their first-leg Challenge Cup quarter-final defeat to the Dundee Stars, but... Read More

Skalde Rues Late Referee Decision In Devils Defeat To Giants

Cardiff Devils head coach Jarrod Skalde was left perplexed and surprised last night after seeing his side’s late equalising goal... Read More

Win Streak Propels In-Form Devils Towards Top-Spot

The good times continue to roll for the Cardiff Devils - despite the absence of fans - as a 5-3... Read More

Kelman calls for calm from Devils fans

Cardiff Devils managing director Todd Kelman has urged the team's fanbase to remain calm and insists the team 'aren't going... Read More

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