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Dan Jervis Leads The Way . . . But Welsh Swimmers Need More Bubbles If They're To Rise To The Top

Welsh swimmers returned to competition last month, but it’s only a toe in the water ahead of the Olympic Games this summer and many more strange, new Covid-compliant races will be required before Tokyo, as Graham Thomas reports. Dan Jervis has been praised for his immediate return to form but he and the rest of Welsh swimming’s elite need more competition. That’s the call from Swim Wales performance director Ross Nicholas after Jervis, Georgia Davies and a number of other leading Welsh swimmers got back to racing in the pool at the recent Manchester International Swim Meet.

Wales Wheelchair RL Name 17-Strong Train-On Squad For Celtic Cup

Wales Wheelchair Rugby League head coach Stephen Jones has announced a 17 player train-on squad, which includes six potential debutants, for camps in both March and April to prepare for the upcoming Celtic Cup. Jones will later narrow the squad down to a maximum of 13 for the Celtic Cup, which is being held at The University of Edinburgh’s Sport & Exercise Pleasance facility on Saturday 12th June, the tournament having been postponed in 2020 due to COVID-19.

Short Game Academy Here For Long Term In Wales

Golfers in Wales will soon be able to improve at a state-of-the-art, fully inclusive Short Game Academy, that is all-weather and floodlit, after work has just started on the exciting new project. The Inclusive Short Game Academy will be at Parc Golf Club between Cardiff and Newport and has been funded by the Sport Wales, R&A, Wales Golf and Parc itself.

New Welsh Record Holder Piers Copeland Hoping To Stand-Out In Golden Era For British Middle Distance Running

With British middle distance running entering what could be a new golden era, rising 1500m star Piers Copeland is excited at the prospect of winning his first GB vest at this weekend's European Athletics Championships in Poland.

Mike Phillips Tells England To Learn How To Joke With Refs . . . Rather Than Get Under Their Skin

Mike Phillips has heaped praise on Wayne Pivac and told England they need to wise up with referees. The former Wakes scrum-half has pointed to Pivac’s selection policy in the autumn as sewing the seeds for the Triple Crown success, with the willingness of the Wales coach to give youngsters game time to earn valuable experience. But Phillips also believes Wales are way ahead of England – who were beaten 40-24 in Cardiff last weekend - in their recognition of how to communicate with officials, without getting on the wrong side of them.

It's Mick McCarthy 994, Wayne Rooney 21 . . . As Cardiff City Boss Gets Ready For Derby Challenge

Mick McCarthy will revert back to being the senior pro in the dug-out tonight when Wayne Rooney brings his Derby County side to the Welsh capital. Having had to concede 500 games to his old pal Neil Warnock at Middlesbrough last weekend, the 62-year-old Cardiff City manager McCarthy will be the one holding all the aces in the experience department against the new kid on the block. Rooney has 21 games under his belt compared to McCarthy's 994.

Differing Objectives For Newtown And Penybont As The JD Cymru Premier Returns

Cardiff Blues To Lose The Blues As Club Side Turns To Rags

Cardiff Blues will be confined to the history books next season when the Welsh region rebrands itself as Cardiff Rugby. After 18 years as the Blues, the professional rugby team in the Welsh capital will change its name and image in a bid to get closer to its famous past and heritage created by Cardiff RFC. It means the Arms Park will now host two teams with almost identical names – Cardiff Rugby, who will play in the Guinness Pro14, and Cardiff Rugby Football Club, who play in the Welsh Premiership.

Jonny Clayton Says He's Ready To Ferret His Way To More Darts Glory

Jonny Clayton says he will go into the Ladbrokes UK Open full of confidence after continuing his stunning start to 2021. The Pontyberem thrower is in the form of his life after following up last month's Ladbrokes Maters success - his first TV title - with a superb four days at the Players Championship.

Joe Brier . . . From Ystalyfera To Poland, But With Tokyo On His Mind

Three Welsh runners will be in Poland this weekend, taking on the continent’s best in the European Indoor Athletics Championships. In the first of three features, Owen Morgan has spoken to the youngest of the trio – 400m star Joe Brier. Joe Brier is relishing the chance to take on some of the best 400 meters in the world  this weekend. The Swansea Harrier will face the likes of three-time world indoor 400m champion Pavel Maslák at the European Indoor Athletics Championships in Poland.

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It's Mick McCarthy 994, Wayne Rooney 21 . . . As Cardiff City Boss Gets Ready For Derby Challenge

Mick McCarthy will revert back to being the senior pro in the dug-out tonight when Wayne Rooney brings his Derby County side to the Welsh capital. Having had to concede 500 games to his old pal Neil Warnock at Middlesbrough last weekend, the 62-year-old Cardiff City manager McCarthy will be... Read More

Differing Objectives For Newtown And Penybont As The JD Cymru Premier Returns

It’s been no less than 73 days since a ball was last kicked in JD Cymru Premier, but the league’s Covid-induced hiatus finally comes to an end tonight in mid-Wales where Newtown face Penybont (8.00). The fixture will kick-start the 2020/21 season which has been on hold since mid-December and an... Read More

Bristol City's Kasey Palmer Goes From Red To Swansea City White, To Red Again . . . And Little Leo Can't Keep Up

Kasey Palmer admits he didn’t spend enough time playing in a Swansea City kit, so now his son is making amends. The Bristol City midfielder scored a goal – in the Robins’ 3-1 win at the Liberty Stadium - against the club where he spent a loan spell earlier this... Read More

Bristol City's Noisy Nigel Pearson Gets The First - And Last - Word At Swansea City

At kick off, Nigel Pearson sat calmy, sipping out of a coffee cup as he prepared to take in the opening stages of his first match in charge of Bristol City. The serenity lasted less than a minute. Indeed, throughout Pearson’s colourful managerial career – which has brought controversy and... Read More

Steve Cooper Admits Swansea City Keeper Freddie Woodman Had Uncharacteristic Bad Day

Steve Cooper admitted Freddie Woodman had made two mistakes in Swansea City’s 3-1 home defeat to Bristol City – but reckoned the points should have been in his team’s grasp by half-time. Goalkeeper Woodman was at fault when a corner kick from former Swansea loan player Kasey Palmer flew over... Read More

No Seventh Heaven For Cardiff City But Mick McCarthy Happy After Benefitting From 'Warny' Ball

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