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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.

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

Neil Harris Insists Cardiff City Stalemate Has Not Soured Their Promotion Push
Neil Harris insists the glass is half full for Cardiff City despite the setback of their goalless draw at home to Charlton on Tuesday night. The Cardiff City manager believes the context of other clubs failing to take advantage means it was a point gained rather than two lost as they seek to consolidate their position in the Championship play-offs. “Millwall and Swansea drew, Blackburn were beaten and so we have to be pleased with a clean sheet and a point,” said Harris, whose team remain four points clear of Preston, Swansea City and Derby County.

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

Don’t Worry . . . Every Little Thing’s Gonna Be Alright, Says Bob Glatzel
Cardiff City's own Bob Marley is focused on a Premier League mission – and manager Neil Harris is delighted with his German striker. Robert Glatzel has scored two goals in two Championship matches off the bench and Harris has described him, “as good a finisher as anybody I have worked with or played with. Glatzel was named Robert after reggae legend Marley, who was a favourite with his father Ghermani, a refugee who travelled from Eritrea to Germany.

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

Jenny Nesbitt is an international runner and a student. That’s proven a challenge over the past three months, but on Tuesday night there is an opportunity to see her in both worlds. Transatlantic Storytelling (8.00pm https://transatlanticstorytelling.com) involves seven sporting tales from Cardiff Met, including Nesbitt’s back story. Her more recent tale from the trackside is told here to Dai Sport. I thought I would start off by introducing myself. I am Jenny Nesbitt, a Masters student, adventurer, wannabe baker and a Welsh and British international distance runner. I would probably define myself as a slightly obsessive adherer to the ‘grind’, with the type of personality trait that would never allow me to finish a run with 9.98miles on my Garmin.

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

Matt Grimes Calls For Swansea City To Make Amends As They Chase Five Wins Out Of Seven
Matt Grimes has told his Swansea City side they need a huge improvement at Millwall tonight if they are to recover ground in the race for the Championship play-offs. The Swans visit The Den on the back of an extremely damaging 1-0 home defeat to bottom club Luton Town at the weekend. That loss – coming a week after their emphatic 3-0 win at Middlesbrough a week before when the season re-started – has left them back in 10th place and four points adrift of the play-off places.

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

Cardiff City’s Albert Adomah: I Should Have Stayed At Nottingham Forest
Albert Adomah has claimed he should have stayed at Nottingham Forest rather than get dragged into a dispute between his parent club and Cardiff City. The winger has returned to Forest after Cardiff failed to extend his loan spell, despite appealing to the EFL. Bluebirds manager Neil Harris branded the decision a disgrace, but Adomah has insisted he never wanted to leave Forest in the first place and the row could have been avoided.

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

Former Cardiff City youth team striker Eli Phipps has signed for Southern League Merthyr Town. The arrival of Welshman Phipps is a major boost for Martyrs manager Gavin Williams following a series of player departures. Phipps, aged 22, has also played for League Two Colchester United and Southern League Western-super-Mare.

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

Cardiff Devils will go into the 2020-21 ice hockey season with a completely new coaching team. Head coach Andrew Lord announced earlier this month his departure to take over at East Coast League Greenville Swamp Rabbits, while his Devils assistant Luke Piggott is heading to Switzerland. Piggott, who was born in Calgary, Canada, but grew up in Britain, has been with the Devils for a decade, seven years as a player and three on the bench.

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A New Jazz Age: Carlin Reflects On 2016 As She Aims To Inspire Next Generation Of Pool Stars

Just four short years ago relief was the overwhelming emotion for Jazz Carlin as she booked her spot for Rio 2016 in her final race at the British Olympic trials at Tollcross, Glasgow. Although she had finished first in the 200m and 800m free, neither time had been inside the... Read More

Georgia Welcomes ISL'S Backing In Choppy Waters

By Liz Byrnes Georgia Davies – world, European and Commonwealth medallist and Energy Standard athlete – has welcomed the International Swimming League’s financial package for swimmers as good news amid the relentless darkness of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The ISL has unveiled a £9million ($11million) lifeline which guarantees all 320 swimmers... Read More

Georgia Davies And Alys Thomas Still Leading The Next Wave In 2020

Welsh swimming will plunge into 2020 with two familiar faces leading the way, but reasons for optimism that results and performances in 2019 suggest new names are on the near horizon as Graham Thomas reports. Georgia Davies and Alys Thomas may be defying age as well as the traditional perceptions... Read More

Georgia Davies Admits Shock At Bronze Medal

Georgia Davies surprised herself when she took a bronze in the 100m backstroke at the European Short Course Swimming Championships in Glasgow. The Welsh double bronze Commonwealth Games medallist of 2018 is not renowned as a short course competitor but managed to finish third in the final and make the... Read More

Matt Richards Wants Wales To Win Gold In Japan . . . And Then The 16-Year-Old Aims To Chase The Same Thing There Himself

He may still be only 16, but Welsh swimming sensation Matt Richards already has his eyes set on next year’s Olympic Games in Tokyo. Those same eyes are on Japan for the next few weeks, too, as the young Welsh rugby fan tells Liz Byrnes. Matt Richards gave his parents a... Read More

Devastated Daniel Admits He Has To Learn To Cope With Pressure

By Liz Byrnes in Gwangju Daniel Jervis admitted he “buckled under the pressure” after he failed to make the final of the 1500m freestyle at the World Championships in South Korea. Jervis arrived in Gwangju ranked third in the world after rattling David Davies’ British record at the British Championships... Read More
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