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Wales Told By French: Get Ready . . . The Six Nations Will Go Ahead

Wales and other rival nations to France for this season’s Six Nations should prepare for the tournament and expect that it will definitely go ahead. The message has come from French Rugby Federation president Bernard Laporte who says this season’s Guinness Six Nations Championship “will take place”. The World Rugby vice-chairman also says there will be an expanded coronavirus testing programme for the tournament, while each country will have “a Covid manager”.

New Swansea City Keeper Ben Hamer Was Surplus To Young Thruster, Claim Huddersfield

New Swansea City signing Ben Hamer was allowed to leave Huddersfield in order for young goalkeeper Ryan Schofield to gain a contract, according to the Yorkshire club. Hamer has joined the Swans on an 18-month deal for an undisclosed fee and will provide back-up to Freddie Woodman for the promotion-chasers following a long-term injury to Steven Benda. Hamer, 33, had been first choice at Huddersfield at the start of the season, but lost his place to 21-year-old Schofield in November and the Tykes have suggested the older man was unlikely to win it back.

Cardiff Blue Dragons Hand Wheelchair Rugby League Huge Boost By Launching New Side

Cardiff Blue Dragons have given Wheelchair Rugby League in Wales a huge boost by launching a team to add to their ever-expanding player base in the capital. Players are now being recruited by the club during lockdown in readiness for training to start later in the year.

Welsh Cycling Ace Zoe Backstedt's World Champs Dream Wrecked By COVID-19 Crisis

Zoe Backstedt has seen her junior cyclo-cross World Championship hopes dashed by the coronavirus pandemic. The Pontyclun teenager has seen the junior races due to take place in Belgium later this month scrapped because of the on-going COVID-19 crisis.

Open Your Door And Breath . . . Now Get Out There, Urges Run Wales

Run Wales is looking to inspire even more people to join in the running revolution sweeping the nation. More than 350,000 people – 18 per cent of Wales’ adult population - used running for their daily exercise during the 2020 lockdowns. With gyms closed once again and running clubs not able to exercise together, Run Wales is looking for first-time joggers, power walkers and race finishers to join their new campaign - From My Door.

Mark Delaney . . . Wales' Forgotten Coach, But Maybe Not For Long

The third round of the FA Cup can relied upon for jogging a few memories. So, it was comforting to see a familiar face in charge of Aston Villa the other night, a Welsh coach who Fraser Watson argues could still be destined for more regular appearances in the spotlight. Who is Mark Delaney? If you’ve followed Welsh football, or indeed, Aston Villa in the 21st century, it’s not a question that prior to last week, you would have needed to ask. Having captained his country and made 158 Premier League appearances, with an FA Cup final thrown in to boot, a succession of knee injuries curtailed his playing days aged just 31. Coaching badges followed, and his work in developing the club’s youngsters since 2007 has been rightly lauded by those within Villa Park.

You Can't Stop Players Showing Their Emotions Insists Cardiff City's Neil Harris...Apart From Stopping Games

Cardiff City manager Neil Harris insists you cannot stop players from celebrating goals - and will be hoping there are plenty to get excited about against Norwich City. The Bluebirds boss says the only way FA chiefs can stop players hugging each other to meet COVID-19 stipulations is to stop playing altogether.

"There's A Good Player In There" . . . Says Swansea City's Steve Cooper As Brighton's Viktor Gyokeres Goes Home

Steve Cooper has said “there’s a good player in there” about striker Viktor Gyokeres – but fans won’t be seeing him at Swansea City. The on-loan striker has been recalled by parent club Brighton after 12 appearances for the Swans in which he scored only once, in last week’s 2-0 FA Cup third round win at Stevenage. It was a modest return for a Premier League striker who joined Swansea last September, having scored seven goals in 19 starts the previous season, playing for St. Pauli in Bundesliga 2.

Ospreys' Swoop Shows We're On The Way Back, Says Dan Lydiate

Dan Lydiate has heralded the resurgence of the Ospreys and the region’s signing of Wales prop Tomas Francis. Under the guidance of head coach Toby Booth, the Swansea-based region have improved steadily over the course of a season hit hard by the Covid-19 pandemic. Over Christmas the Ospreys won two of their three festive derby clashes by beating Cardiff Blues and Dragons after a narrow loss to the Scarlets.

Natalie Powell Believes In Best Shape Of Her Life After Finally Returning To Judo Mat

Natalie Powell reckons she is in the best shape of her career after returning to the judo mat for the first time in nearly 12 months. The Beulah judoka finished fifth at the World Masters in Doha as the countdown to the Tokyo Olympics resumed in earnest.

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Cometh The Hour, Cometh Tesni Evans As She Wins Another 60 Minute Manchester Open Epic

Tesni Evans reached the quarter-finals of the PSA World Tour Manchester Open after coming through another hour... Read More

Tesni Evans Powers To Emphatic Win To Keep British Title In Wales

Tesni Evans retained her AJ Bell British National title with a dominant victory over Emily Whitlock in Nottingham. The 26-year-old triumphed 11-3, 11-6, 11-5 in 31 minutes against her English rival who is based in Colwyn Bay. Evans was seeded three for the event where she became the first Welsh winner... Read More

Tesni Evans Stuns Top Seed To Reach British Champs Final

Tesni Evans has a great chance of retaining her AJ Bell British Championship title after a stunning victory over No 1 seed Laura Massaro. The 26-year-old repeated her semi-final victory over Massaro from last year to reach Sunday's final. Evans, seeded third,  came from a game down and from trailing by... Read More

Tesni Evans Battles Her Way Into British Championships Semi-Finals

Tesni Evans is still on course for a second AJ Bell British National title after qualifying for Saturday's semi-finals. The defending champ came from one game down to beat England's Julianne Courtice 3-1 after 48 minutes at Nottingham University. Evans triumphed 8-11, 11-5, 11-5, 11-7 in her quarter-final against the... Read More

Tesni Evans Begins Title Defence In Convincing Fashion

Tesni Evans powered into the quarter-finals as she began the defence of her AJ Bell British National title in Nottingham. The 26-year-old needed just 23 minutes to beat world no 120 Alicia Mead from England 11-2, 11-2, 11-5. Evans, seeded three for this year's event, will now face No 7... Read More

Tesni Evans Out To Be Top Brit Again

Tesni Evans will begin the defence of her AJ Bell British National title against qualifier Alicia Mead in the first round. The 26-year-old had originally been seeded four for the event in Nottingham but has moved up one place with top seed Sarah-Jane Perry pulling out with a long-standing injury.... Read More
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