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Gerwyn Price Bows Out Of Players Championship In Semi-Finals

Gerwyn Price saw his hopes of winning the Ladbrokes Players Championships Finals dashed after a 11-8 semi-final defeat to defending champ Michael van Gerwen. The 35-year-old looked to have a good chance of avenging last year's defeat in the final to the Dutch darter after taking an 8-6 lead at Coventry's Ricoh Arena.

Black Eyed Connor Roberts Sums Up Swansea Spirit, Says Steve Cooper

Connor Roberts earned a shiner, a winning goal, and the praise of his manager after his courage paved the way for victory at Nottingham Forest. The Wales full-back scored with a superb header – bravely climbing over far taller Sammy Ameobi in the 43rd minute – as the Swans went fourth in table with their first triumph at the City Ground in nine meetings since a 2006 League One triumph. Roberts celebrated from a prone position on the ground then needed lengthy treatment before recovering from a bang in the face and head coach Steve Cooper said: “I thought Connor’s goal epitomised the performance.

Don't Go Nuts, Be Patient Johnny Williams Tells Wales Fans

Wales try-scorer Johnny Williams has told fans not to go nut but stay patient as they rebuild under head coach Wayne Pivac. The Scarlets centre impressed in only his second Test match appearance in the 24-13 defeat to England at Parc y Scarlets.

Michael Flynn v Jurgen Klopp . . . That's The Newport FA Cup Wish List

Liverpool fan Michael Flynn is hoping the FA Cup draw delivers a touchline tango with Jurgen Klopp. Flynn and Newport County’s love affair with the Cup continues after they reached the third round for the four successive season thanks to a 3-0 win over Salford City at Rodney Parade. Now, Flynn - a self-confessed Liverpool nut - will be dreaming of a draw against Klopp’s men in the next round.

Turning Point? We're Still On The Long, Hard Road Ahead, Says Cardiff City's Neil Harris

Neil Harris insists turning points only become apparent when you’re way down the road. For that reason, the Cardiff City manager is refusing to talk about significant changes in direction for his team – or himself – despite the emphatic nature of their 4-0 victory at home to Luton Town. The pressure had been building on Harris, but he underlined it hasn’t gone away simply because of this result and his team need to continue their momentum at home to Huddersfield on Tuesday night.

Zoe Backstedt Czech Mates Her Cyclo-Cross Rivals With Stunning World Cup Victory

Zoe Backstedt launched her UCI cyclo-cross World Cup season off to a stunning start with victory in the Czech Republic. The 16-year-old from Pontyclun took victory for Britain by 11 seconds in Tabor in the inaugural junior women's race.

We're Making Progress, Insists Wales Coach Wayne Pivac . . . Just Ask The Players

Wayne Pivac insists Wales are making progress and his players are fully behind him, despite seven defeats in his nine matches in charge. The Wales coach suffered his latest setback with a 24-13 reverse against England at Parc y Scarlets and although it was a much-improved performance by Wales, they were unable to threaten a team currently seven places above them in the world rankings. Pivac, though insists his captain, Alun Wyn Jones, and his players are fully behind him along the bumpy road to transformation from the Warren Gatland era.

Wrexham Keeper Rob Lainton Released From Hospital After Being Knocked Out At Bromley

Wrexham keeper Rob Lainton was allowed to travel home tonight after being taken to hospital having been knocked unconscious against Bromley. The National League game was stopped for 30 minutes with both teams leaving the pitch as Lainton was being treated by medics.

Time Running Out To Make Nominations For Welsh Athletics Performance Of The Year Award

Athletics action may have been at a premium during 2020, but that hasn't stopped Welsh athletes producing some outstanding performances. In order the celebrate their achievements during this strangest of all years, Welsh Athletics has introduced a new award - performance of the year.

Wales Look To Johnny Williams . . . Who Says He Is Better Red Than Dead Set For England

Johnny Williams has scored more tries in a white shirt than he has in a red one – but he insists there will be no regrets when he lines up for Wales against England today. The Scarlets centre once touched down in an England jersey, with a red rose on his chest, but he says the heart beating beneath always stirred to the land of his father. Williams – who has beaten testicular cancer to reach rugby’s highest level – insists he is Welsh through and through as he prepares to take on the country of his birth.

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When Easter Still Had Its Proper Meaning . . . The Barbarians' Tour Of Wales

Easter wouldn’t have been Easter in Wales without the traditional Barbarians tour throughout the 20th century. The tourists played Penarth on Good Friday, Cardiff on East Saturday, held their golf day at Glamorganshire Golf Club in Penarth on Easter Sunday and then rounded off their trip with consecutive games against... Read More

A Dramatic Start! . . . And The Rest Of The Match Wasn't Bad, Either

It’s probably the most repeated try in rugby history. But ‘what happened next?’ as they say. Harri Morgan – born some time towards the end of the following decade – decided to watch the entire Seventies classic of the Barbarians v the All Blacks as the next part of mission... Read More

After Three Years Here, Johnny McNicholl Is Welsh . . . It Says So In The Rule Book

Johnny McNicholl made his Wales debut last weekend, but not everyone was happy about another Celtic Kiwi joining the long list of New Zealanders who have worn other colours than black. Robin Davey argues the sceptics are ignoring the rule book as well as a worldwide trend. Critics who blast... Read More

Wayneball Era Starts With Tries, Smiles . . . And A Farewell From The Old Guy

No more Warrenball . . . fans got a glimpse of what’s to come under new Wales boss Wayne Pivac as he earned his first victory in his opening game in charge. The Pivac era started with a fantastic game of rugby, with plenty of entertainment throughout in Wales’ 43-33 win... Read More

Sticky Start . . . But Wales Comeback Earns Praise From Chris Horseman

Wales Women were defeated 29-15 in their final autumn Test against the Barbarians, despite showing signs of a successful comeback. The Barbarians produced a dominant first-half performance and were first on the score sheet with Charmaine McMenamin diving over the line for the try just after kick-off. Wales women barely... Read More

Johnny McNicholl . . . The Ninth Kiwi To Become A Dragon Is In Tune For His Debut

Johnny McNicholl has turned to his Scarlets team-mates for help to ensure he is word perfect on his Wales debut against the Barbarians today (Saturday). The 29-year-old New Zealand-born wing wants to feel as Welsh as possible at the Principality Stadium when he steps onto the international stage for the... Read More
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