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Wales Told By French: Get Ready . . . The Six Nations Will Go Ahead

Wales and other rival nations to France for this season’s Six Nations should prepare for the tournament and expect that it will definitely go ahead. The message has come from French Rugby Federation president Bernard Laporte who says this season’s Guinness Six Nations Championship “will take place”. The World Rugby vice-chairman also says there will be an expanded coronavirus testing programme for the tournament, while each country will have “a Covid manager”.

New Swansea City Keeper Ben Hamer Was Surplus To Young Thruster, Claim Huddersfield

New Swansea City signing Ben Hamer was allowed to leave Huddersfield in order for young goalkeeper Ryan Schofield to gain a contract, according to the Yorkshire club. Hamer has joined the Swans on an 18-month deal for an undisclosed fee and will provide back-up to Freddie Woodman for the promotion-chasers following a long-term injury to Steven Benda. Hamer, 33, had been first choice at Huddersfield at the start of the season, but lost his place to 21-year-old Schofield in November and the Tykes have suggested the older man was unlikely to win it back.

Cardiff Blue Dragons Hand Wheelchair Rugby League Huge Boost By Launching New Side

Cardiff Blue Dragons have given Wheelchair Rugby League in Wales a huge boost by launching a team to add to their ever-expanding player base in the capital. Players are now being recruited by the club during lockdown in readiness for training to start later in the year.

Welsh Cycling Ace Zoe Backstedt's World Champs Dream Wrecked By COVID-19 Crisis

Zoe Backstedt has seen her junior cyclo-cross World Championship hopes dashed by the coronavirus pandemic. The Pontyclun teenager has seen the junior races due to take place in Belgium later this month scrapped because of the on-going COVID-19 crisis.

Open Your Door And Breath . . . Now Get Out There, Urges Run Wales

Run Wales is looking to inspire even more people to join in the running revolution sweeping the nation. More than 350,000 people – 18 per cent of Wales’ adult population - used running for their daily exercise during the 2020 lockdowns. With gyms closed once again and running clubs not able to exercise together, Run Wales is looking for first-time joggers, power walkers and race finishers to join their new campaign - From My Door.

Mark Delaney . . . Wales' Forgotten Coach, But Maybe Not For Long

The third round of the FA Cup can relied upon for jogging a few memories. So, it was comforting to see a familiar face in charge of Aston Villa the other night, a Welsh coach who Fraser Watson argues could still be destined for more regular appearances in the spotlight. Who is Mark Delaney? If you’ve followed Welsh football, or indeed, Aston Villa in the 21st century, it’s not a question that prior to last week, you would have needed to ask. Having captained his country and made 158 Premier League appearances, with an FA Cup final thrown in to boot, a succession of knee injuries curtailed his playing days aged just 31. Coaching badges followed, and his work in developing the club’s youngsters since 2007 has been rightly lauded by those within Villa Park.

You Can't Stop Players Showing Their Emotions Insists Cardiff City's Neil Harris...Apart From Stopping Games

Cardiff City manager Neil Harris insists you cannot stop players from celebrating goals - and will be hoping there are plenty to get excited about against Norwich City. The Bluebirds boss says the only way FA chiefs can stop players hugging each other to meet COVID-19 stipulations is to stop playing altogether.

"There's A Good Player In There" . . . Says Swansea City's Steve Cooper As Brighton's Viktor Gyokeres Goes Home

Steve Cooper has said “there’s a good player in there” about striker Viktor Gyokeres – but fans won’t be seeing him at Swansea City. The on-loan striker has been recalled by parent club Brighton after 12 appearances for the Swans in which he scored only once, in last week’s 2-0 FA Cup third round win at Stevenage. It was a modest return for a Premier League striker who joined Swansea last September, having scored seven goals in 19 starts the previous season, playing for St. Pauli in Bundesliga 2.

Ospreys' Swoop Shows We're On The Way Back, Says Dan Lydiate

Dan Lydiate has heralded the resurgence of the Ospreys and the region’s signing of Wales prop Tomas Francis. Under the guidance of head coach Toby Booth, the Swansea-based region have improved steadily over the course of a season hit hard by the Covid-19 pandemic. Over Christmas the Ospreys won two of their three festive derby clashes by beating Cardiff Blues and Dragons after a narrow loss to the Scarlets.

Natalie Powell Believes In Best Shape Of Her Life After Finally Returning To Judo Mat

Natalie Powell reckons she is in the best shape of her career after returning to the judo mat for the first time in nearly 12 months. The Beulah judoka finished fifth at the World Masters in Doha as the countdown to the Tokyo Olympics resumed in earnest.

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You Can't Stop Players Showing Their Emotions Insists Cardiff City's Neil Harris...Apart From Stopping Games

"There's A Good Player In There" . . . Says Swansea City's Steve Cooper As Brighton's Viktor Gyokeres Goes Home

Ospreys' Swoop Shows We're On The Way Back, Says Dan Lydiate

Natalie Powell Believes In Best Shape Of Her Life After Finally Returning To Judo Mat

The King And I . . . Swansea City's Jamal Lowe On Playing Alongside Andre Ayew

Welsh Sport To Seek Witness Evidence On Experience of Racism

Cardiff City's Neil Harris Hopes To Use His Own Cancer Recovery To Help Sol Bamba

Women's Six Nations And U20s Tournament Both Postponed

'A' Is For Ambition . . . And The Welsh Regions Need To Show It Now, More Than Ever

Lions Fans Start Campaign To Stop 'Home" Tour Plan . . . And Head For South Africa In 2022

Elvis Town Asks, Are You Lonesome Tonight? . . . Then Go Solo With Porthcawl Runners

Trevor Birch Warns Football Clubs To Get A Grip Or Face Shutdown

Welsh Sprinter Sadie Making Big Strides On And Off The Track

Tomas Francis Capture Shows How Ospreys Are Progessing, Claims Toby Booth

Cardiff City's Sol Bamba Diagnosed With Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, Already Started Treatment

Swansea City And The Connor Roberts Cold Sweat That Makes It A Clammy January

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Wales Told By French: Get Ready . . . The Six Nations Will Go Ahead

Ospreys' Swoop Shows We're On The Way Back, Says Dan Lydiate

Women's Six Nations And U20s Tournament Both Postponed

'A' Is For Ambition . . . And The Welsh Regions Need To Show It Now, More Than Ever

Lions Fans Start Campaign To Stop 'Home" Tour Plan . . . And Head For South Africa In 2022

Tomas Francis Capture Shows How Ospreys Are Progessing, Claims Toby Booth

Scarlets Back New League Plan As Worries Grow Over Sidelined Youngsters

Get Rid Of Steve Phillips And Bring In Philip Browne . . . WRU Should Follow Irish, Says David Moffett

Ospreys Set To Pinch Wales U20 Captain From Scarlets

The Ospreys are set to sign Wales under 20s captain Jac Morgan from the Scarlets. Morgan, 20, is out of... Read More

Liam Williams Is A Good, Honest Man, Insists Scarlets Chief After Red Card Controversy

Scarlets coach Glenn Delaney has defended Liam Williams after his sending off against the Cardiff Blues which could cost Williams... Read More

Scarlets New Boy Pieter Scholtz . . . No Money, No Rugby, No Visitors, No Fiancé . . . But Now Push Comes To Shove

There will some familiar faces in the Scarlets line-up when they travel to Cardiff Blues on Saturday night as Liam... Read More

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New Swansea City Keeper Ben Hamer Was Surplus To Young Thruster, Claim Huddersfield

Mark Delaney . . . Wales' Forgotten Coach, But Maybe Not For Long

You Can't Stop Players Showing Their Emotions Insists Cardiff City's Neil Harris...Apart From Stopping Games

"There's A Good Player In There" . . . Says Swansea City's Steve Cooper As Brighton's Viktor Gyokeres Goes Home

The King And I . . . Swansea City's Jamal Lowe On Playing Alongside Andre Ayew

Cardiff City's Neil Harris Hopes To Use His Own Cancer Recovery To Help Sol Bamba

Trevor Birch Warns Football Clubs To Get A Grip Or Face Shutdown

Cardiff City's Sol Bamba Diagnosed With Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, Already Started Treatment

Swansea City And The Connor Roberts Cold Sweat That Makes It A Clammy January

Swansea City have already lost two key players in this transfer window with loanees Morgan Gibbs-White and Kasey Palmer moving... Read More

Newport County Told To Forget FA Cup . . . And Think About The "26 Cup Finals"

Michael Flynn has told his Newport County players to forget their heartbreaking FA Cup exit – and concentrate on “26... Read More

Newport County's Padraig Amond . . . The Daddy Of Irish FA Cup Goalscorers

Padraig Amond can enter the Irish record books ths evening, but in many ways he already knows this has been... Read More

Wayne Routledge, 36, Can Stay At Swansea City As Long As He Likes, Says Steve Cooper

Steve Cooper insists Wayne Routledge can carry on playing for Swansea City just as long as he likes. The Swans... Read More

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Former Cardiff Devils Netminder Ben Bowns Back Between The Pipes In Austria

Cardiff Devils Trio Sign For Ex-Coach Andrew Lord's Swamp Rabbits

Exclusive: Cardiff Devils' Blair Riley On How He Took A New Road After Route To Title Was Cut Short

Former Cardiff Devils Hero Ben Bowns Suffers Major Career Setback In Austria

Jarrod Skalde Relishing Joining Cardiff Devils After Being Named Head Coach

Cardiff Devils Ace Matt Pope Retiring, Saying: I Couldn't Play Anywhere Else

Cardiff Devils And Elite League Rivals Target Return To The Ice Early in 2021 After Season Suspended

Todd Kelman's Message To Cardiff Devils Fans: Don't Panic!

Five Of The Best . . . Cardiff Devils Rocked As Sam Duggan Becomes Fifth Player To Join Exodus

By Terry Phillips Cardiff Devils have now seen five players leave the Elite League club in the wake of the delayed... Read More

American Evan Mosey Joins Cardiff Devils' Exodus As Elite League Delay Takes Its Toll

Evan Mosey has become the fourth player to leave Cardiff Devils as the the disruption to the 2019-20 Elite League... Read More

Mark Richardson Leaving Cardiff Devils For Season in Germany

Mark Richardson is the latest Cardiff Devils player to leave the club after agreeing a one season deal to play... Read More

Gleason Fournier Joins Cardiff Devils Exodus Amid COVID-19 Uncertainty

Gleason Fournier's five season spell at Cardiff Devils is over as he moves to join Italian outfit HC Bolzano. The... Read More

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