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Alex Smithies On THAT Save, Being Cardiff City's No 1 and A Play-Offs Hangover

Cardiff City keeper Alex Smithies admits even he didn't know how he pulled off one of the saves of the season. The Bluebirds stopper's stunning effort to deny Bournemouth's Dominic Solanke proved crucial, flinging out a hand to push his point-blank effort onto the bar.

Neil Harris Says 'Lovable' Neil Warnock Was Tough Act To Follow As Cardiff City Look For First Home Win

Neil Harris says his predecessor as Cardiff City manager was a tough act to follow as Neil Warnock makes his return on Saturday. The Bluebirds will be looking for their first home win of the season when they face Middlesbrough who won impressively at Bristol City in midweek.

Three Welsh Players In GB Squads As Hockey Makes Return

Jacob Draper, Rupert Shipperley and Sarah Jones have been named in the Great Britain squads for next week's return of the FIH Hockey Pro League. Draper and Shipperley make the men's squad for the games against The Netherlands (27 and 29 October) and Belgium (31 October and 1 November).

Gethin Jenkins . . . The "Rugby Anorak" Aiming To Pull The Hood Over Shaun Edwards

Gethin Jenkins . . . The “Rugby Anorak” Aiming To Pull The Hood Over Shaun Edwards
Gethin Jenkins is a “rugby anorak” whose obsession can help Wales counter the influence of Shaun Edwards when they meet France in Paris on Saturday. That’s the upbeat prediction of Gruff Rees, the man who has overseen the coaching development of of Jenkins at Cardiff Blues. Jenkins has replaced Sam Warburton in the Wales management set-up, specialising in defence and the breakdown area, having been drafted in by head coach Wayne Pivac.

First Forest Rally Of 2021 Is Postponed As Cambrian Shifts To October

The Visit Conwy Cambrian Rally, which was to have hosted the opening rounds of a number of major championships on 20 February, has been postponed until 30 October. With no sign of the arbitrary 30 person maximum gathering rule taking into account the vast open spaces rallying takes place in, the somewhat inevitable news about the Cambrian Rally will raise a very serious question.

Nick Tompkins To Achieve His Schoolboy Dream . . . Playing For Wales With Jonathan Davies

Nick Tompkins To Achieve His Schoolboy Dream . . . Playing For Wales With Jonathan Davies
A schoolboy dream will come true for Nick Tompkins in Paris on Saturday night when he plays alongside Jonathan Davies in a Wales shirt for the first time. The two players will form the midfield combination against France – a link-up Tompkins could only imagine when he was growing up as a rugby-mad youngster. Tompkins made his first four Test appearances in the Six Nations at the start of the year when Davies was out injured while he recovered from knee surgery.

How Steve Jones Met Jake Smith.....With A Little Help From Dai Sport

Dai Sport has helped former Welsh half marathon record holder Steve Jones send his congratulations to Jake Smith – the man who broke his 34-year-old national best We contacted Jones at his home in the USA for his views on Smith’s spectacular performance at the World Half Marathon Championships last week.

Snowdonia Marathon Becomes Relay Run . . . And Goes Virtual This Weekend

Though the streets of Llanberis may be quieter this Saturday than on a usual Snowdonia Marathon weekend, S4C will be holding its own tribute to the event by challenging a host of elite runners to a race along the iconic route. Earlier this year, organisers announced that the 38th edition of the legendary marathon was to be postponed as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. However, as part of a special S4C programme, a selection of north Wales’ top runners, including a host of previous winners, will race in two separate relay teams, with a member of each team running a leg of the marathon simultaneously.

Gareth Bale Admits He Is Still Weeks Away From His Best . . . And Fittest

Gareth Bale Admits He Is Still Weeks Away From His Best . . . And Fittest
Gareth Bale has admitted he is still short of his best form after making his first start for Tottenham since rejoining the club.The Wales captain played just over an hour of his club’s 3-0 over LASK in the Europa League on Thursday night, before confessing he still has work to do on his fitness. There were occasional touches of class, such as the cross that led to the Austrians conceding an own goal, before Bale revealed he feels he is still at the pre-season stage of his own fitness.

Sam Parry Will Make Huge Impact For Wales... Says Former Ospreys Coach

Sam Parry Will Make Huge Impact For Wales… Says Former Ospreys Coach

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Welsh Gymnastics Add New Directors To Board

Welsh Gymnastics have announced the appointment of three new non-executive directors (NEDs) to its board – with a fourth joining in January 2021. Dean Williams, Christopher McLarnon and Mark Petherick have taken up roles as independent board members, with Melissa Anderson joining them early next year. They join existing members... Read More

Laura Halford Admits She's Now Learning Her Toughest Routine . . . Gymnastics Coach

For years she was the best in Britain when it came to rhythmic gymnastics, but now Wales’ Commonwealth Games star Laura Halford is busy developing the next generation. That’s a difficult gig at the best of times - which these are certainly not as the effects of the pandemic and... Read More

The Hunger Games . . . Holly Jones Has Big Appetite For Commonwealth Medal In Birmingham

Holly Jones should have been part of the Wales gymnastics squad defending their title on home turf in October when the Northern European Championships was due to be staged in Cardiff. The coronavirus pandemic put paid to that, but a re-scheduled event next year, plus the 2022 Commonwealth Games means... Read More

Emily Thomas Gets To Grips With The New World In Gyms . . . And Is Just Glad To Be Back

The magnificent seven elite Welsh gymnasts are back in training after months trying to keep in shape at home. First through the doors was Emily Thomas, for whom the sights, sounds and smells of a gymnasium felt like a breath of fresh air as she tells Graham Thomas. Emily Thomas... Read More

Welsh Clubs Gain Funds To Stay Visible Online

It’s not just schools and businesses that have migrated online during the current pandemic. Sports clubs across Wales have been learning to adapt – including SportFit Wales and DanceFit Wales, who are keeping their classes going remotely. The lights are still on and the dancing continues for DanceFit Wales, thanks to... Read More

The Most Successful Sports Club In Wales Is Based In A Rented Warehouse

Where is Wales' most successfully thriving sports club? Graham Thomas thinks he may have found it at the far end of an industrial estate in the Gwent Valleys. Running a thriving sports club is no easy task, but anyone curious to see what success really looks like should visit Valleys... Read More
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