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Wales Golf Festival Sets New Record

A record turnout in the disability event and two Anglesey golfers winning the chance to play at St Andrew’s in the week of the 150th Open Championship were the highlights of the Wales Golf Festival. Dion Lewis and Wyn Thomas of Baron Hill Golf Club won through in the R&A 9-Hole Challenge, with the remarkable prize taking them the to Home of Golf next month to represent Wales in the finals against players from England, Scotland, Ireland Australia and New Zealand.

History Shows, Wales Can Beat South Africa . . . But Earning Their Respect Is Something Else

There have been some seriously dark times in the rich, turbulent history that is Welsh rugby. You only have to recall the countless thrashings by New Zealand - some of which are too painful to remember without feeling embarrassed - but South Africa dished out the worst beating on June 27, 1998. In the last passage of play, replacement Springbok hooker Naka Drotske dropped a pass near the try line, which saved Wales from the humiliation of having 100 points scored against them.

Toby Booth Insists Ospreys Are "Excited" By The Toughest European Draw Possible

Ospreys head coach Toby Booth insists he is looking forward to his team testing themselves against the best after their daunting draw for next season’s Heineken Champions Cup. The region’s reward for winning the Welsh Shield in the URC is a Heineken Champions Cup draw against French champions Montpellier and English champions Leicester Tigers. The draws for both the Champions Cup and the European Challenge Cup were made in Dublin, venue for both finals on 19 and 20 May next year, and included for the first time five teams from South Africa.

Gemma Grainger Insists Wales Are Locked And Loaded For World Cup Shoot-Out, Even Though They Fired Blanks In Spain

Gemma Grainger insisted Wales had taken some plus points from their draw with New Zealand in Spain, even if they came away with no goals. The Wales manager watched her team draw 0-0 in a friendly in Pinatar in their last game before their crucial World Cup qualifiers in September. Grainger’s squad are continuing preparations ahead of the final two qualifiers against Greece and Slovenia, where victories can guarantee a play-off place for the tournament.

Four Welsh Athletes To Take On The World For GB - Josh Griffiths, Melissa Courtney-Bryant, Jeremiah Azu And Joe Brier

Four Welsh athletes have been named as part of an initial Great Britain team of 64 heading for next month’s World Athletics Championships in Oregon. Melissa Courtney-Bryant, Jeremiah Azu and Joe Brier have joined marathon runner Josh Griffiths, whose selection had already been announced. A further group of athletes have been nominated for selection via a top 32 Road to Oregon qualification position and have been informed.

David Eaton . . . Still The Only Man To Win A Gymnastics Medal For Wales At A Commonwealth Games

David Eaton set himself the goal of competing for Wales at the Commonwealth Games when he was 13 years old. It was the summer of 1994 and he was sat in front of the television at his grandparents’ house in North Wales. It was a goal the gymnast would go on to achieve – and a lot more besides.

Tomas Francis Is Fit And Raring To Go Says Stephen Jones . . . As Wales Stars Settle In To Their New Surroundings

Sophie Ingle Admits She Is More Than A Little Bit Envious Of Her Chelsea Teammates . . . As Wales Prepare For World Cup Crunch Time

Just Listen . . . Dragons Chairman David Buttress Insists Rebrand Is About Reflecting How Fans Feel

Dragons chairman David Buttress – the man who launched Just Eat in the UK – reckons he has just listened. Buttress insists he took soundings from Dragons supporters as part of an exhaustive 10-month process surrounding the identity of the Gwent regional side. A new club crest, name and slogan was officially unveiled for the first time at Rodney Parade with the club now being known as Dragons RFC.

Adele Nicholl And Bethan Davies Produce Golden Double . . . As Welsh Athletics Roars In UK Athletics Championship

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Geraint Thomas Ready For Tour De France Lead Challenge After Triumph In Switzerland

Geraint Thomas is ready for another crack at winning the Tour de France after underlining his return to form with victory at the Tour de Suisse. The Welshman, who won cycling’s biggest race four years ago, says he is ready to lead Ineos Grenadiers after doubts all year over whether... Read More

The Wheel Has Turned . . . Wales Is a Cycling Nation

New mum Elinor Barker may have grabbed the attention with her recent selection for the Commonwealth Games, but there’s plenty more happening in Welsh cycling at present. Owen Morgan sampled two events either side of selection for Birmingham, which both underlined how the sport in Wales is currently enjoying a... Read More

Owain Doull's Former Coach Insists It's Time For The Maindy Flyer To Soar Even Higher

Owain Doull has been backed to fully emerge from the long shadow of Geraint Thomas this weekend when the Giro d’Italia begins in Hungary. It’s a shadow that was cast from Cardiff and the Maindy Flyers cycling club 16 ago when Doull was starting out and Thomas had already departed.... Read More

Teenager Josh Tarling Leads The Way For Wales As Home Riders Give Inspired British Nationals Display

Josh Tarling led the way as Welsh riders won an incredible 17 medals at the British National Track Championships in Newport. Teenager Tarling followed up his individual title in the 120 lap points race, by also winning the men’s team pursuit, alongside Joe Holt, Harvey McNaughton and William Roberts. It... Read More

Tony Copsey Rides Again . . . As Welsh Peleton Test Their Bodies For Doddie

By Rob Carbon It is 30 years ago that Tony Copsey announced himself on the international scene with a thumping Five Nations debut for Wales in a win over the Irish in Dublin. No-one there that day has ever forgotten the haymaker that knocked out his opposite number, Neil Francis, at a... Read More

No Need To Worry, Zoe . . . New World Champion Backstedt Reveals She Was Anxious After Covid Break

By Hannah Blackwell Zoe Backstedt has claimed she was shocked to become Wales’ latest world champion – even though not many others in cycling felt the same. Backstedt was crowned the junior women’s cyclo-cross world champion in Fayetteville, Arkansas on Saturday. The 17-year-old was hot favourite going into the race having dominated the... Read More
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