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Swansea City's Jamie Paterson Insists: I'm No Diver

Jamie Paterson has insisted he is not a diver and he should not have been booked in Swansea City’s 1-0 defeat to Middlesbrough. The Swans midfielder was shown a yellow card for simulation in the first-half of the weekend loss at the Riverside Stadium after tumbling under a challenge from Boro goalkeeper Luke Daniels. But Paterson is adamant that referee Andy Davies made the wrong call and that the Swans should have been awarded a penalty, instead.

Whitchurch High Is At It Again. . . As Welsh Rugby Prospect Christ Tshiunza Craves The Same Success As Gareth Bale, Sam Warburton and Geraint Thomas

By Steffan Thomas   The walls inside Whitchurch High School are already lined with pictures of famous Welsh internationals but they need to find room for another.  Alongside the photographs of the school’s most famous sons – Gareth Bale, Geraint Thomas and Sam Warburton – some space must be found for Christ Tshiunza following his Wales breakthrough in October and the prospect of more Test caps to come in the Six Nations in a couple of months’ time. 

WRU Board Member Liza Burgess To Step Down After Accepting Full-Time Coaching Position

Dragons Lead Chase To Sign New Wales Hooker Bradley Roberts

New Wales cap Bradley Roberts has admitted he has to move to Wales to continue his international career and the Dragons are working to offer him a deal. They face stiff competition from Cardiff, however, in trying to sign the Ulster hooker. Roberts’ contract with the Irish province runs out at the end of the season and the Welsh Rugby Union’s 60 cap selection policy means he will have to join a Welsh side if he is to extend his Test career into a second season.

Cardiff City's Steve Morison Insists Everything Else Was Rosey . . . Apart From Red Card

Steve Morison has claimed Cardiff City delivered a “positive performance” despite another home defeat that has put them back in relegation trouble. The Bluebirds manager insisted there was not much wrong with his team’s display in their 3-2 reverse against Sheffield United, aside from Sean Morrison’s sending off which his namesake said had “killed off” his team’s hopes of a victory. It was Cardiff’s second defeat in three matches and leaves them just one place above the Championship relegation zone, although they have a five-point lead over Peterborough United, who also lost.

Georgia Evans Steps Up For Big Battle Against Her Wales Rivals For Six Nations Spot

Georgia Evans is hoping to gain bragging rights over three of her Welsh international back row rivals when Saracens welcome table-topping Bristol Bears to the StoneX Stadium for the game of the season in the Allianz Premier 15s on Saturday. They won’t come any bigger than the top two unbeaten teams going head-to-head in a match that will hold much appeal for Wales coach Ioan Cunningham. Both teams have won their six league games and only one try bonus-point separates them.

Truckers Lodge In Chepstow Rehearsal Ahead Of Welsh Grand National

Welsh National hopeful Truckers Lodge will appear at Chepstow this weekend in preparation for the big race in the calendar at the same venue at the end of the month. The Paul Nicholls-trained horse heads to Chepstow on Saturday for the Welsh Grand National Trial, live on Sky Sports Racing at 1.22pm. Truckers Lodge was second in the Welsh National in 2019 before going on to win the Midlands National last year,

Home Or Away Wins? Who Cares, Says Cardiff City Boss Steve Morison

Cardiff City manager Steve Morison has claimed no-one cares whether his team win at home or away, so long as the points are gathered. The Bluebirds return to the Cardiff City Stadium on Saturday, looking to build on their away victory at Luton Town last week, which gave Morison his third victory since he took over from Mick McCarthy. Two of those three wins have come away from home, with Morison’s home record so far showing one win against Huddersfield, but two defeats – to QPR and Hull City.

Ospreys Offer Players To Scarlets But Want Euro Bosses To Clarify They Won’t Be Cup-tied

British Champion Holly Jones Is Team Building Her Way To Birmingham . . . And More Success For Wales

Last weekend, Holly Jones retained her British title in Guildford. But the Swansea gymnast intends her success in the vault to be a springboard for more achievements and medals in a busy 2022, as she tells Lucy Rees. Holly Jones aims to have two teams behind her when she competes for her country at next year’s Commonwealth Games – Team Wales and Team Jones. Jones – who regained the British senior vault title at the recent British Gymnastics Championships – has a big year ahead that she hopes will include winning a medal in Birmingham.

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Devils Find A Way Past Belfast Giants To Maintain Win-Streak

The Cardiff Devils needed to find a way and Jarrod Skalde’s team did just that on Saturday night, as the Devils power play came up big and delivered three crucial goals to help claim a hard-fought 4-2 win over the Belfast Giants. It was the second time this season that the... Read More

Skalde Seeking Scottish Success After Devils Return To Form

Jarrod Skalde says the Cardiff Devils need to ‘re-focus’ ahead of this weekend's double-header in Scotland. The Devils are attempting to win three games on the bounce for the first time this season against the Dundee Stars on Friday night before facing the Fife Flyers on Sunday. Skalde's team make the trip... Read More

Skalde Calls For Consistency From Misfiring Devils

The Cardiff Devils start their weekend with a Saturday night shootout against the Guildford Flames at Ice Arena Wales to determine who will finish as one of the top-seeds in the Challenge Cup. The two teams are level on points heading into their final group stage game and the winner of... Read More

McNally Returns As Cardiff Devils Look To Maintain Consistency

Consistency might well be the buzz word around the Cardiff Devils locker room heading into this weekend’s games against the Coventry Blaze and the Fife Flyers. The Devils are finally edging towards a clean-bill of health and the aim must be to come away with back-to-back wins, that would see the... Read More

The Cardiff Devils Must Figure Things Out To Challenge This Season... But Time Is On Their Side

After little over a month into the start of the UK ice hockey season, it is still too early to tell whether the Cardiff Devils’ erratic start will undermine their chances of silverware. A mix of Elite League and Challenge Cup competitions has thrown up a mishmash of performances and results... Read More

Devils Visit Guildford Flames Looking To Build Momentum

The Cardiff Devils visit the Guildford Flames tonight in the Challenge Cup looking to build on the momentum of Sunday’s shutout victory (7.30). Josh Batch, Josh Waller and Jodie Reid scored and Mac Carruth blanked the Manchester Storm as the Devils returned to winning ways against the Manchester Storm. A successive win... Read More
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