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Wales Youngster Tommy Reffell: Why I Signed Up For Leicester Pay Cut

Wales Youngster Tommy Reffell: Why I Signed Up For Leicester Pay Cut
Former Wales U20 captain Tommy Reffell has revealed he was prepared to take a 25 per cent pay cut because he believes Leicester Tigers will one day lead him to greater riches. Reffell – who upped sticks from the family home in Pencoed to join the Tigers six years ago when he was still only 15 – agreed to have his wages slashed along with the majority of the rest of the squad. The measures were imposed by the English club in order to ease the financial burden placed on all sporting clubs due to the coronavirus crisis.

Wrexham Manager Dean Keates Releases 11 Players . . . And Five More Leave

Wrexham Manager Dean Keates Releases 11 Players

The Day Rhys Patchell Decided "I've Got To Show I Can Control This Game"

The Day Rhys Patchell Decided “I’ve Got To Show I Can Control This Game”
Having delved into the 70s, 80s, 90, and early 2000s, the rugby re-runs come right up to date this evening when Wales v Australia at last year’s World Cup in Japan is re-shown by S4C in the company of Wales pair Ken Owens and Rhys Patchell. The players join opera star Sir Bryn Terfel and Radio One’s Steffan Powell to mull over Wales’ tense victory on S4C’s Dyddiau Da. Watch the programme at 9.00pm on Friday 3 July, or on demand at S4C Clic. English subtitles available.

Evan Mosey Re-Commits To Cardiff Devils

American pace ace Evan Mosey is heading back to South Wales for the 2020-21 Cardiff Devils ice hockey season. Mosey joins captain Joey Martin and Joey Haddad in confirming they will play for Devils next season. He is rated the ‘fastest skater in Elite League’ by Devils managing director Todd Kelman, who admits he was surprised by the speed of Mosey’s return following a knee ligament injury last season.

Matthew Jones Once Snatched Gary Speed's Armband . . . Now, He Wants To Continue His Vision

Matthew Jones was a Premier League teenager with the world at his feet. He packed a lot into six years, but a career-ending back injury brought desperation, depression, uncertainty, but finally fulfilment through coaching. Newly appointed in charge of Wales U18s, he tells Owen Morgan about growing up, growing wise, and a growing reputation. Matthew Jones was being touted as a future Welsh football captain from the time he first ran on a field. The exciting Llanelli prospect had skippered his country at every age group up to senior level.

Sam Gordon Leads The Way As Welsh Athletes Get Back On Track

A small group of Welsh athletes have put their Olympic and Paralympic dreams well and truly back on track following months of improvised training routines. A selection of elite throwers and sprinters took part in a controlled outdoor session at Cardiff Metropolitan University’s outdoor track on Tuesday as the sport takes the first tentative steps back to normality. Sprinters like Welsh 100m champion Sam Gordon and multiple Paralympic and world champion thrower Aled Davies, were amongst those taking part after the list of athletes and new coronavirus safety protocols were signed off by Sport Wales and the Welsh Government.

Wales Plan Two "Super Clubs" To Stop Flow Of Talent To England

Wales Plan Two “Super Clubs” To Stop Flow Of Talent To England
The Welsh Rugby Union hope to stop the flow of top women players to England by creating two super clubs in Wales. In recent weeks, what was once a trickle of players over the border has become a pipeline with Jasmine Joyce – Wales’ most recognisable star – returning from the Sevens circuit to join Bristol Bears. Back row forward Alisha Butchers also signed for Bristol where she and Joyce will play alongside Test captain and No.8 Siwan Lillicrap, flanker Manon Johnes, prop Caryl Thomas, scrum-half Keira Bevan, fly-half Elinor Snowsill and full-back Lauren Smyth.

Woken From Lockdown, Invincible Leinster Can Show Welsh Regions Who's The Daddy

Woken From Lockdown, Leinster Can Show Welsh Regions Who’s The Daddy
The Guinness Pro14 is gearing up for a return on August 22 when fixtures are due to resume for the first time March. The Scarlets will host the Cardiff Blues and the Ospreys will face the Dragons but only the Scarlets have a chance of making the play-offs and then it appears unrealistic. Contrast them to Leinster – unbeaten after 13 rounds of the Pro14 and unbeaten in Europe. If this season ever finishes, then Peter Jackson says Leinster will be history-makers, setting a standard other can only marvel at. Had the season run its natural course, one team might well by now have succeeded where every other failed. Not Liverpool, Barcelona, Juventus, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich or Paris Saint-Germain but Dublin United RFC, alias Leinster.

James Williams Insists It's Time For Athletics To Move From A Back Marker To The Front Of The Pack

Athletics in Wales is slowly coming back to life. There are no races or competitions, but at least some elite athletes are doing more than just running in the park. The man responsible for the return – and the sport – is James Williams. Owen Morgan asked him about the track that lies ahead. It’s probably fair to say the past six months have been interesting for new Welsh Athletics chief executive officer James Williams. The former Welsh international probably wished he’d had a background in hurdling rather than middle distance given the number of challenging obstacles he has been forced to negotiate.

We Must Keep The Faith, Urges Steve Cooper As Swansea City Fail To Bridge Gap

We Must Keep The Faith, Urges Steve Cooper As Swansea City Fail To Bridge Gap
Steve Cooper has urged his Swansea City players to keep their faith as their play-off hopes continue to fade. The Swans manager had little to offer but optimism after his side were held to a 1-1 draw at Millwall that moved them up to eighth in the Championship table. But they remain four points adrift of the play-off places with games fast running out and the only consolation of a disappointing night was the fact that Cardiff City failed to extend that gap to six points.

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Wales Plan Two "Super Clubs" To Stop Flow Of Talent To England

Woken From Lockdown, Invincible Leinster Can Show Welsh Regions Who's The Daddy

James Williams Insists It's Time For Athletics To Move From A Back Marker To The Front Of The Pack

We Must Keep The Faith, Urges Steve Cooper As Swansea City Fail To Bridge Gap

Neil Harris Insists Cardiff City Stalemate Has Not Soured Their Promotion Push

Don't Worry . . . Every Little Thing's Gonna Be Alright, Says Bob Glatzel

Covid Rules, Cakes And Claustrophobia . . . But Jenny Nesbitt Is Running Towards Sunshine Days Ahead

Matt Grimes Calls For Swansea City To Make Amends As They Chase Five Wins Out Of Seven

Cardiff City's Albert Adomah: I Should Have Stayed At Nottingham Forest

Merthyr Sign Former Cardiff City Striker As Gavin Williams Reverses The Flow Of Players

Cardiff Devils Start From Scratch As Luke Piggott Follows Andrew Lord Through Exit

Billy . . . Oh, Billy Mac . . . When Are You Comin' Back?

Nathan Jones . . . The Welshman Who's Stolen Six Points From Swansea

Mark Wallace Pays Tribute To Craig Meschede As Glamorgan All-Rounder Bows Out

Colin Charvis . . . And The South African Kit That Vanished In The Bermuda Triangle

Steve Cooper Reveals He's Ready To Shake Things Up After "Poor Attitude" Of Swans

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Wales Youngster Tommy Reffell: Why I Signed Up For Leicester Pay Cut

The Day Rhys Patchell Decided "I've Got To Show I Can Control This Game"

Wales Plan Two "Super Clubs" To Stop Flow Of Talent To England

Woken From Lockdown, Invincible Leinster Can Show Welsh Regions Who's The Daddy

Billy . . . Oh, Billy Mac . . . When Are You Comin' Back?

Colin Charvis . . . And The South African Kit That Vanished In The Bermuda Triangle

Mark Jones Is Ready To Show Warren Gatland Who's The New Chief

Dragons Confirm Nick Tompkins Deal From Saracens Is Only A Loanee

Dumbledore, Lawrence Of Arabia, Hamlet . . . And Other Fantasy Rugby Fans

Super Rugby may have returned to New Zealand – with crowds – but the activity of watching live top level... Read More

Ieuan Evans Says Welsh Rugby Needs A Strong Voice . . . His

Ieuan Evans admits to feeling the same tingle of excitement that greeted the first of his then record 72 Welsh... Read More

They're Back! . . . Welsh Rugby Regions To Start Training Next Week

Welsh rugby’s regional players will return from furlough next week as they prepare to re-start their Guinness Pro 14 season.... Read More

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Wrexham Manager Dean Keates Releases 11 Players . . . And Five More Leave

Matthew Jones Once Snatched Gary Speed's Armband . . . Now, He Wants To Continue His Vision

We Must Keep The Faith, Urges Steve Cooper As Swansea City Fail To Bridge Gap

Neil Harris Insists Cardiff City Stalemate Has Not Soured Their Promotion Push

Don't Worry . . . Every Little Thing's Gonna Be Alright, Says Bob Glatzel

Matt Grimes Calls For Swansea City To Make Amends As They Chase Five Wins Out Of Seven

Cardiff City's Albert Adomah: I Should Have Stayed At Nottingham Forest

Merthyr Sign Former Cardiff City Striker As Gavin Williams Reverses The Flow Of Players

Nathan Jones . . . The Welshman Who's Stolen Six Points From Swansea

Nathan Jones has been backed to perform a great escape at Luton after the Welshman returned over the border to... Read More

Steve Cooper Reveals He's Ready To Shake Things Up After "Poor Attitude" Of Swans

Steve Cooper is ready to shake things up at Swansea City after questioning his players’ attitude during their jolting home... Read More

Joe Ralls Has Eyes On Cardiff In The Premier League . . . As Neil Harris Attacks EFL Over Loan Deals

Joe Ralls went into Cardff City's match at Preston North End with his eyes wide open – and insists that's... Read More

Steve Cooper: Rhian Brewster Is The Life And Soul At Swansea City . . . And He's Got Six Goals In 12 Games

Rhian Brewster captured the headlines for Swansea City last week, when his two goals in the 3-0 victory at Middlesbrough... Read More

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Evan Mosey Re-Commits To Cardiff Devils

Cardiff Devils Start From Scratch As Luke Piggott Follows Andrew Lord Through Exit

Andrew Lord Reveals His Golden Era At Cardiff Devils Is Over . . . As He Leaves For America

Mark Richardson Agrees New Deal With Cardiff Devils

Cardiff Devils' Stephen Dixon Signs For Another Season

Cardiff Devils Face Swedes Farjestad Karlstad In Champions League Last 32

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

Joey Haddad has given Cardiff Devils a major boost by returning for a seventh season. The free-scoring forward - known... Read More

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

A Welshman lifted the Elite League Challenge Cup, but Cardiff Devils had to look on and watch Sheffield Steelers celebrate... Read More

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

Devils and Steelers go head-to-head in Cardiff Bay on Sunday afternoon with the first trophy of the Elite League season... Read More

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

Advantage Cardiff Devils. Captain Joey Martin and his team are top of Elite League after firing seven goals past Sheffield... Read More

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