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From Drovers To Lions . . . How Llandovery Pair Wyn Jones And Tadhg Beirne Made The Leap From The Welsh Premiership

It’s a long way from Llandovery to the Lions, but Wyn Jones and Tadhg Beirne will bridge the divide this summer. Five years ago, Wales prop Jones and Ireland forward Beirne could be found playing in the same West Wales club side in the Welsh Premiership. It can be a long journey from club rugby to playing for the Lions for most players, but to travel from playing in front of crowds of a couple of hundred hardy locals at Church Bank, to facing the world champions, the Springboks in South Africa, is an impressive stretch.

Connah's Quay And The New Saints Go Head-To-Head . . . For Title And For Ratings

Jenny Nesbitt Chasing More European Cup Medal Glory After GB Call-Up With Kris Jones

Jenny Nesbitt and Kris Jones have been rewarded for their excellent early season form with places on the Great Britain team for next month's European 10,000m Cup. The Welsh internationals will be joined on the 12-strong team by Cardiff-based Jake Smith, Swansea Harrier Verity Ockenden and double Olympic Champion Sir Mo Farah.

Sol Bamba And The Missing Cardiff City Thousands . . . A Reunion Gig Left Unfulfilled

The fans are coming back to football, but for some it’s too late to say a proper goodbye. Fraser Watson reflects on a year of echoing stadia and says the real stars of the game cannot come back quickly enough. The game was essentially over, Rotherham’s fate all but sealed, but the most poignant moment was yet to come. A mere four months after undergoing chemotherapy for Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, Sol Bamba entered the fray as a late substitute for Josh Murphy.

Dylan Howells Makes GB Team For Acrobatic Gymnastics World Championships.

Welsh gymnast Dylan Howells has been named in the Great Britain team for the 2021 Acrobatic Gymnastics World Championships. It’s a step up for the 20-year-old from Risca, after he previously made the GB team for the Acrobatic European Championships in 2019. The world championships will take place from July 2 to 4 in Geneva, Switzerland and Britain will be represented in the men’s pair, mixed pair, women’s group and men’s group events.

Liverpool And Wales Star Neco Williams' Little Bro Wants A Go . . . Keelan Keen For Call Up

Neco Williams’ little brother wants to follow the Liverpool star into the Wales team. Keelan Williams, a 17-year-old who left Anfield to join Burnley, reckons he has already surpassed his older sibling on one front by beating him at the crossbar challenge in a park during lockdown. Now, he wants to get another one over on Neco by being quicker to a full Wales cap after the young defender captained Wales U18s against England last month.

Rupert Shipperley Set For GB Home Debut As Four Welsh Players Named In Squad

Four Welsh players will help end 550 days of international exile after being named in the Great Britain hockey squads for home games against Germany that start today. Rupert Shipperley and Jacob Draper have been named in the men’s squad to face the Germans in a Pro league fixture this afternoon at Lee Valley and then again tomorrow. Wales pair Leah Wilkinson and Sarah Jones are also included in the women’s squad for the match this evening against Germany and again tomorrow night.

Rallying Ramps Up Efforts To Secure Its Return To The Welsh Forests As The Nicky Grist Stages Applies For Official Test Event Status

The Nicky Grist Stages, which is scheduled to take place on Saturday 10 July, has applied to the Welsh government to run as an official motorsport test event and join the nine other sporting and cultural trial events that will take place in Wales over the coming weeks.

It's No Mirage For Tom As Llewellin Moves Up For Gravel Rally Season

Tom Llewellin will move up into a powerful four-wheel drive car this year and contest the MRF Tyres BTRDA Rally Series – and most, if not all, the Motorsport UK Pirelli Welsh Rally Championship – in a Mitsubishi Mirage. The 20-year old Pembrokeshire driver has been the young sensation of the Welsh forests in recent years, becoming Welsh Junior National champion, Restruct Two-Wheel Drive champion and RAVENOL Welsh Challenge champion in 2019, driving an Escort Mk2.

Quadruple Hunter Sophie Ingle Now Part Of "Best Team In The World" At Chelsea

Wales captain Sophie Ingle is playing for the “best team in the world” according to former England striker Eni Aluko. Ingle is preparing for Chelsea’s Women’s Champions League final against Barcelona this weekend having already pocketed a second successive Women’s Super League title medal. The Wales skipper – now playing regularly in midfield rather than defence for both her country and her club – was part of the Blues’ line-up that lifted the domestic league trophy last weekend with a thumping 5-0 win over Reading.

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Ken Owens Wasn't The Fittest And He Wasn't The Strongest . . . But Now He's The Best, Says Adam Jones

Ken Owens was one of 10 Welsh players and four Scarlets to make the British and Irish Lions squad, but there’s no rest for The Sheriff. He’s back in action on Saturday in the Rainbow Cup against the Ospreys, underlining the dedication that will make him the Lions’ Test hooker,... Read More

Warren Gatland Knows The Winning Formula For Lions Success, Says Gregor Townsend

The British and Irish Lions squad will be announced on Thursday when the chosen few will be named to tour South Africa this summer. But their best asset is already known according to Scotland coach Gregor Townsend as Graham Thomas reports. The wisdom and wide experience of Warren Gatland will... Read More

Car Club Leader Rhodri Williams Aiming For Dragons To Lead Drive To The Pot At The Rainbow's End

The Welsh regions return to action this weekend when the new Rainbow Cup tournament kicks off with two Welsh derbies. The Dragons were surging when the Guinness Pro 14 came to an end and captain Rhodri Williams is optimistic their charge can continue as he tells Graham Thomas. Rhodri Williams... Read More

Welsh Olympic Hopefuls Urged To Make The Most Of Remote And Lonely Tokyo

The 100-day countdown to the delayed Olympic Games has begun with a host of Welsh athletes dreaming of achieving in 2021 what they were denied in 2020. Tokyo will be an Olympics unlike any that have gone before, but Brian Davies – Sport Wales’ director of elite performance – insists... Read More

Exclusive - Jordan Hart Tells Why She Has Left Welsh Sport For A New Life In Poland

Until last week, Jordan Hart used to be Wales’ leading badminton player and Britain’s No.2. Now, though, she belongs to Poland after quitting Welsh sport over what she claimed was a lack of support. Speaking exclusively to Dai Sport, she tells Fraser Watson why she felt the need to leave... Read More

Willis Halaholo Should Be Proud Of His Wales Journey . . . Just As I Was, Says Dale McIntosh

Willis Halaholo emerged as one of the new stars of the Six Nations this season as the Cardiff Blues player completed his journey from New Zealand provincial player to Wales international. A quarter of a century ago, Dale McIntosh charted the same route and believes their progress underlines the continuing... Read More
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