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Jayne Ludlow Insists Wales Are Getting Closer To That Elusive Spot In Major Finals

Jayne Ludlow said Wales are getting closer to qualifying for a major finals after their UEFA Women's Euro2022 heartache was confirmed. Natasha Harding, Rachel Rowe and Jess Fishlock all struck in an emphatic 3-0 victory over Belarus in their final qualifying game at Newport's Rodney Parade.

Cardiff City Hit Seven In Two Games But Neil Harris Says "We Must Now Stay At This Level"

Wales Gear Up For . . . Uhm . . . Fifth-Place Play Off Winner For Autumn Nations Cup

When Wales meet Italy in Llanelli on Saturday, it will be for the less than cherished title of fifth-place play-off winners of the inaugural Autumn Nations Cup. If that title doesn’t sound too grand then it’s because Wales’ result have not been either, during the fractured year of 2020. The corresponding Six Nations match back in February saw Wales head coach Wayne Pivac begin his reign as Warren Gatland’s successor on a winning note.

Huddersfield Means A Lot To Me . . . But I Just Want To Beat Them (Again) Says Cardiff City's Alex Smithies

Alex Smithies insists he is focussed on winning against his former club Huddersfield Town tonight and any nostalgia can wait. The Cardiff City goalkeeper spent eight years with the Yorkshire club, playing in 274 matches before moving on to QPR and then the Bluebirds. Smithies left Huddersfield in 2015 but says: “It’s always nice to play your old clubs, you always want to beat them.

Lauren Price Relishing Return To Copper Box On Road To Tokyo Gold

Wales' world champ Lauren Price will again launch her bid for Olympic glory in London next April. The Boxing Road to Tokyo European Olympic Qualifying event has been rescheduled for April 22-26 at the Copper Box Arena.

Dewi Lake Can Make A Big Splash As A Wales Hooker . . . If He Sorts His Arrows, Says Ospreys Boss

Dewi Lake has been tipped as the Wales hooker of the future but only if he improves his throwing in at the line-out. The former Wales Under 20s captain has been in red hot form for the Ospreys recently with his dynamic ball-carrying and raw physicality catching the eye, despite their struggles in the Guinness Pro 14. In the absence of veteran hooker Ken Owens, both Ryan Elias and Elliot Dee have struggled to fully convince for Wales in this autumn’s Nations Cup.

Jamie Lewis Arrows His Way Into The Worlds Darts Championships In Style

Jamie Lewis can end a difficult year on a high after producing a superb display to qualify for the World Championships. The Carmarthen darter took tie out of the PDC Tour this year for personal reasons but has bagged one of the final six spots along with fellow Welshman Nick Kenny.

Cardiff City, Swansea And Newport County Will Lose Out In Any Fan Lottery, Fears Neil Harris

Neil Harris fears Wales' football league clubs will be left behind both on and off the field if they will not be allowed to have fans at home matches like clubs in England. Wales first minister Mark Drakeford had announced the country will return to lockdown starting on Friday with the situation to be reviewed on December 17.

Jess Fishlock Says Wales' Next Generation Of Footballers Can Be Best Yet.....And She Wants To Be Part Of It

Jess Fishlock reckons Wales' next generation of footballers can be the best yet - and she wants to be part of it. The 33-year-old is set to win her 120th cap when Wales end their UEFA Women's Euro2022 qualifying campaign against Belarus at Newport's Rodney Parade on Tuesday (KO 7.10pm).

Wales Are Too Nice And Need More Dog, Barks Scott Quinnell

Scott Quinnell believes Wales rediscovered some of their doggedness against England last weekend – but reckons they still lack bite. The former Wales and Lions No.8 was encouraged by aspects of the 24-13 defeat in Llanelli, but argues there is a soft streak running through Wayne Pivac’s team that needs to be hardened up. “Sometimes I look at Wales and I think everybody is just a bit too nice,” said Quinnell.

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Rugby Is Institutionally Racist, Too, Says New Wales Coach

New Wales Women’s coach Warren Abrahams has echoed the criticism aimed at cricket by claiming that rugby is institutionally racist. The South African became the first black appointment to the senior job with a national team in Welsh or UK rugby last week when he was installed by the Welsh... Read More

David Brooks And A Tale Of Two Targets . . . Take Bournemouth Back To The Premier League And Ensure Wales Success At The Euros

David Brooks says the sunshine of the Persian Gulf and the warm embrace of his family kept him going through the dark days of the past 18 months. The Wales forward – who scored the only goal of the game in the victory over the Republic of Ireland on Sunday... Read More

Jonathan Davies Says Wales Are Paying For Slow Response After Lockdown

Jonathan Davies believes Wales are paying the price for the country’s late return to rugby after lockdown. The Wales and Lions centre – a keystone of Warren Gatland’s successful team for over a decade – is currently part of a national team that has suffered six straight defeats under Wayne... Read More

Wales Set To Face The Latest Of Dortmund's Diamonds . . . And Arguably The Most Exciting Teenager In The World

Wales will be up against one of the most exciting youngsters in world football tonight when they face the USA in Swansea. Teenager Giovanni Reyna – who is setting tongues wagging and hearts fluttering among Borussia Dortmund fans in Germany - is set for his international debut, but at least... Read More

Justin Tipuric To The Rescue As Wales Bid To Stop The Rot

By David Williams Wales head coach Wayne Pivac has made a solitary change to the team beaten by Scotland for Friday’s Autumn Nations Cup opener against Ireland. Flanker Justin Tipuric, who missed the Six Nations loss to Scotland 11 days ago because of tonsillitis, replaces James Davies. Pivac has otherwise kept faith with... Read More

Swansea City's Steve Cooper Says: We Were Miles Better Than Brentford

Frustrated Steve Cooper insisted his Swansea City side made Brentford look "second best" and were unlucky not to leave west London with all three points following a 1-1 draw. Ivan Toney's 10th of the season gave the Bees the lead just before the break but Andre Ayew clinched a share of... Read More
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