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Wales Winger Sorba Thomas Says Leaving Huddersfield's Struggles For Blackburn Rovers' Promotion Push Was A No-Brainer

Wales winger Sorba Thomas has swapped a relegation fight with Huddersfield for a promotion chase with Blackburn Rovers after being told he had fallen down the pecking order with the Terriers. Thomas – who went to the World Cup with Wales only two months ago – was told his chances were going to be limited at Huddersfield after they brought in some new additions. The club are languishing in the Championship relegation zone, three points adrift of Cardiff City who are in 21st place.

Wales Will Get Fans Off Their Seats Again In This Six Nations, Promises Alex King

New attack coach Alex King says Wales are determined to play an entertaining brand which is rooted deep in the country’s DNA. King joined up with the rest of Warren Gatland’s coaching staff on Monday, with the New Zealander having chosen the former England fly-half to replace Stephen Jones as attack coach. The 47-year-old has little time to get his messages and methods across ahead of the Guinness Six Nations opener against Ireland on February 4, but King is confident that he can do so to mark Gatland’s Wales return with a winning start.

UEFA Announce Changes To Nations League Format . . . As Wales Plot Route Back To League A

Ieuan Evans Defends Steve Phillips But Admits Outside Help Is Needed To Clear Up The Mess At The WRU

Rob Page Apologises To Fans After Poor World Cup Showing . . . But Insists Wales Will Grow From Their Bitter Disappointment

Steve Cooper Looks To Embrace The History Of Nottingham Forest . . . As They Take On Manchester United In The League Cup Semi Final

Steve Phillips Faces Calls To Resign . . . As The Welsh Rugby Union Is Once Again Plunged Into Crisis Over Sexism Allegations

Welsh Athletes Wait On Trans Policy After Amelia Strickler Warning

Welsh female athletes are still waiting to hear from World Athletics who say their transgender policy is still a work in progress. Its stance follows claims made by British shot-putter that the governing body’s preferred option would “screw” female athletes. The global organisation is consulting with member federations over its preferred option for a new policy.

Former Swansea City Boss Paul Clement Available For Hire Again After Everton Clear-Out

Former Swansea City manager Paul Clement has lost his job at Everton in the fall-out from Frank Lampard’s sacking. Clement – who was Swansea manager throughout 2017 – was assistant to Lampard, but has left the club along with the rest of the former England star’s backroom team of Joe Edwards, Chris Jones and Ashley Cole. Everton, who are now searching for their seventh manager in the last seven years, had been the latest port of call for Clement, who was sacked by the Swans five years ago.

Warren Gatland Warns Wales They Are "Shooting Themselves In The Foot" Ahead Of Six Nations

Warren Gatland believes there is a need for discussion on Wales’ 60-cap selection rule amid uncertainty surrounding the futures of several players. The policy was established in 2017, with players who subsequently signed contracts to ply their trade outside Wales deemed ineligible for Test selection unless they have won at 60 caps or more. And the situation is now magnified due to a recruitment freeze affecting Wales’ four professional regions of Cardiff, Ospreys, Dragons and Scarlets.

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Ben Davies Wants More Craziness In Amsterdam . . . But This Time With Wales, Not Spurs

Ben Davies wants to make more mad memories in Amsterdam as he looks forward to Wales’ clash with Denmark in the last 16 round of Euro 2020. The Danes booked their spot as Wales next’ opponents on Saturday with an emotional 4-1 victory over Russia in front of their vibrant... Read More

Ben Davies Bids For More Last Gasp Glory . . . And A Chance To Make A Welsh Magnificent Seven

Ben Davies is hoping to become only the fifth Welshman to stride off a pitch as a European champion on Saturday night when the eyes of a continent focus on Madrid. The Wales defender may have to settle for a place on the substitutes’ bench when Tottenham face Liverpool in... Read More

Iron Mike Insists Swans Have The Steel To Survive

Mike van der Hoorn insists Swansea City’s fighting spirit will be enough to keep them in the Premier League. The Dutchman known at the Liberty Stadium as “Iron Mike” is renowned for his physicality and bruising tackles – an untypical trait among his countrymen more generally regarded for slide-rule passing... Read More

American Josh Called Into Wales Football Squad

Josh Francombe, an American footballer from Sandy Springs in Georgia, is in the Wales under-16 squad for a Uefa Development Tournament in Greece. Josh is the first American and Jewish American to play for Wales juniors and says: “It’s been a surreal experience for me. “I didn’t think I’d ever be able... Read More

Leon Britton Is Frank About De Boer . . . And Swans' Survival Chances

Leon Britton believes he can inch Swansea City closer towards Premier League survival on Saturday as the club consider going Dutch for the longer haul. Caretaker manager Britton insists the Swans can repeat their great escape of last season with the first step being a victory over Crystal Palace on... Read More

Young Bluebirds Take On Inter Milan, Ajax And Feyenoord

Cardiff City Academy players have tested themselves against some of Europe’s leading clubs. The young Bluebirds took on Inter Milan, Feyenoord and Ajax. Cardiff’s under-11s defeated all three, while the under-9 and under-10 teams also earned positive results. These close-season tests were designed to competitively test the club’s younger age groups against some... Read More
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