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Just Perfect: Aled Davies Lands 10th World Title With Shot Put Gold

Aled Davies won the 10th world title of his glittering para career after claiming his sixth successive F63 shot put gold in Kobe.

Geraint Thomas Grateful To Peleton Respect After Crash At Giro

Geraint Thomas Giro d’Italia
A late crash gave Geraint Thomas a scare in his bid for a place on the overall podium at the Giro d’Italia. Andrea Vendrame soloed to victory from a breakaway on stage 19 of the race in Sappada after Thomas hit the tarmac.

Eddie Byrom And Sam Northeast Give Glamorgan Solid Start At Leicester

Eddie Byrom Glamorgan
Glamorgan benefited from some inconsistent Leicestershire bowling as they finished on 352 for 8 on day one of their Vitality County Championship match at Leicester after being put in on a pitch as green as the unprepared strips next to it. With leading run-scorer Colin Ingram rested, Eddie Byrom (86) and Kiran Carlson (80) were the chief beneficiaries as Leicestershire conceded cheap runs in the first half of the day.

Cardiff Dragons Hoping For Arena Fever As They Get Ready For Big Move

Cardiff Dragons London Pulse netball
Cardiff Dragons believe they can follow the lead of London Pulse and attract a diverse new fan base by switching home venues to a bigger venue. Dragons are away to Pulse on Saturday at the Copper Box Arena, with the Welsh club having already played their final home game at their regular House of Sport location in Cardiff.

Leeds’ Welsh Taffia Against The Coach With A Swansea Fanbase Could Be A Final to Savour

Ethan Ampadu Leeds United
Wales manager Rob Page rarely talks about club allegiances but there must be a fair chance he will be wearing white this weekend. Page often stresses the need for his players to be playing at the highest level, in the Premier League, in order for them to be accustomed to the quality required for international football.

Cardiff Skipper Liam Belcher Aims To Make Judgement Day Payback Day

Liam Belcher Cardiff
Cardiff skipper Liam Belcher led his side to a memorable first win of the year in Durban last weekend and has now set his sights on delivering a huge ‘Thank You’ to the fans on Judgement Day. A year ago, Cardiff pipped the Ospreys not only to the Welsh Shield, but also to the final place in the Investec Champions Cup with a superb 38-21 win that enabled them to finish as ‘top dogs’ in Wales in the BKT United Rugby Championship.

Llandovery Coach Insists Super Rygbi Cymru Will Force Out Mercenaries

Euros Evans 1
Llandovery head coach Euros Evans believes the new Super Rygbi Cymru tournament will create players who are driven by long-term ambition - rather than a short-term dash for cash. Evans - who has turned The Drovers into the best club side underneath regional level - admits the new salary cap will mean players will not be making much money from the semi-professional game.

Springboks Star Jasper Wiese Banned And Will Miss Wales Test

Jasper Wiese South Africa
Wales’ first summer opponents South Africa will be without World Cup-winning loose forward Jasper Wiese after he was banned for six matches. The suspension of Wiese will rule him out of Tests against Wales, Ireland, Portugal and Australia.

Erol In Peril As Cardiff City Owner Vincent Tan Grows Impatient Again

Erol Bulut Cardiff City
Welsh football fans digesting the news of Mauricio Pochettino’s departure from Chelsea must be wondering: How did they do that? Not “why did they do that?” but how? How could they possibly have decided on their manager’s future over one expensive restaurant meal, a mere two days after the end of the season?

Harrison Walsh Saves His Best Until Last To Bag World Bronze

Harrison Walsh bagged the first world medal of his Para career as he claimed bronze in the F64 discus in Kobe.

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Welsh Teams Struggling In The Era Of The Ugly Scoreline

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Every Dog Has Its Day . . . And Keiron Assiratti Is Ready To Add Some Bite For Wales Against Ireland

Keiron Assiratti wants to show Wales can add some bite to their bark in Dublin next week. So far, Wales have threatened but not delivered after two defeats in the opening rounds of the Six Nations. Now, Assiratti is ready for big dogs Ireland after time spent mulling over his... Read More

New Year And Fresh Hope For Cardiff And The Ospreys As They Prove They Can Rise In 2024

New Year but same old pecking order for the Welsh regions? Coach and rugby analyst Tomas Marks examines the evidence from the Boxing Day derbies and looks for clues as to what might happen on New Year’s Day when the Ospreys host Cardiff and the Dragons welcome the Scarlets. Cardiff and... Read More

Leigh Halfpenny . . . Goodbye To All This

There won’t be a dry eye in the Halfpenny household - or at the Principality Stadium - when Leigh Halfpenny takes to the field for one last time in a Welsh jersey against the Barbarians on Saturday. After 15 years and 101 caps, he will be hanging up his boots... Read More

AWJ . . . 18 Years, 170 Tests, And Few Pints This Week, But It’s About To Be Over

The clock is counting down to ‘full time’ on the amazing rugby career of the world’s most capped player, Alun Wyn Jones. He will be back at the venue he graced for so long, and with such distinction, in a Welsh jersey this weekend when he captains the Barbarians team... Read More

WRU Chief Nigel Walker Insists Players Helped Draw Up New Global Plan

Nigel Walker has insisted the planned global rugby calendar and new tournaments are the result of consultation between players and officials. World Rugby has approved plans to set up a new international league competition for Wales players and those of other nations as part of a radical shake-up of... Read More
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