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Cardiff Uni And Cardiff Met Set Up Potential Sell-Out Showdown At The Arms Park

The build-up to the battle of Cardiff’s two university rugby teams at the Arms Park on Wednesday 5 October intensified as both Joe Cowell’s Cardiff Met team and Luke Pollock’s Cardiff University side got off to winning starts in the BUCS Super Rugby competition. The Met stars had to come from behind at St Helen’s before they avenged their home defeat to Swansea University in last season’s competition, eventually triumphing 42-30 in front of a huge crowd, while Pollock’s men snatched victory at the death with a late try at Bath, winning 22-21. It means their derby night out at the Arms Park looks set to be a thriller.

The Mud Is Thickening, The Days Are Shortening And Evan Williams Couldn't Be Happier . . . The Jump Season Is Back

Evan Williams and his family enjoy the summer, but not as much as the winter and the jump season when, as he puts it, “the mud is flying, and the days are short, and the flowers have died.” That’s poetry. And there’s more. “That’s when we really come alive,” says the trainer. “And it will be good to get back amongst it.”

The Wind Went Out Of Our Sails, Admits Matthew Maynard As Glamorgan Accept Second Tier Fate

Matthew Maynard has admitted Glamorgan’s promotion hopes evaporated the moment they heard news from Worcester late on Wednesday afternoon. The Glamorgan coach revealed his players learned that rivals Middlesex had taken maximum points against Worcestershire at New Road and the steam went out of their own efforts against Sussex. The Welsh county needed to better Middlesex’s result in their final match of their County Championship Division Two season in order to go up, but Middlesex’s points tally meant a draw would be enough for them to cement the second promotion place.

PING Welsh Junior Tour Finals End In Style With Winners Crowned

Seventy two of the best young golfers in Wales took part in the PING Welsh Junior Tour Finals at Tredegar Park, with winners coming from all round Wales. Bleddyn Holgate, from Cilgwyn in West Wales, won the Under 14 category Order of Merit, with Geraint Barnes, Llantrisant and Pontyclun, taking the honours on the day with an impressive 44 points, along with third place overall.

Michael Hogan Looks To Force A Fairy Tale Ending . . . As He Aims Bow Out With A Bang

Jess Fishlock Hands Gemma Grainger A Fitness Boost . . . As Wales Aim For Another Great Night In The Capital

Poor Policing Is Undermining Welsh Football's Special Atmosphere . . . After Red Fog Engulfed Red Wall Send Off

BUCS Is Back . . . And So Is The Alternative Route Into Pro Rugby

BUCS Super Rugby is set to return with a bang this week with the opening two rounds featuring two classic Welsh derbies. Wednesday night will see Swansea University host last season’s semi-finalists Cardiff Met at St Helen’s. A week later it will be the battle of the Welsh capital institutions, when Cardiff Met host Cardiff University at the Arms Park.

Gareth Bale To Be Subject Of Talks Between LA And Wales Over Fitness Plan For World Cup

Wales are planning talks with Los Angeles FC to make sure Gareth Bale is in peak condition for the World Cup. Skipper Bale completed 90 minutes for the first time in over 12 months on Sunday as Wales suffered relegation from the top tier of the Nations League by losing 1-0 to Poland in Cardiff. The former Real Madrid star almost equalised in stoppage time when his header struck the crossbar.

Wales PDRL Coach Craig Fisher Says His Squad Ready For World Cup Bow

Wales Physical Disability Rugby League head coach Craig Fisher says his squad is ready to make its mark at the upcoming PDRL World Cup. Fisher has named a 15-player squad for the tournament which takes place in Warrington from Sunday 23 October.

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Pontypridd Honour Legendary Bob Penberthy . . . As "The Bionic Elbow" Makes A Return After 877 Matches

By Owen Morgan Pontypridd RFC has produced a long list of rugby greats during its illustrious history, including the likes of Wales and  British Lions legends Tommy David, Neil Jenkins and Martyn Williams. But it was the man known as "The Bionic Elbow" who was celebrated with the naming of lounge at... Read More

Penblwydd Hapus Sir Gareth – You Were (And Still Are) ‘The Greatest’

By Rob Cole Even at the age of 75, a landmark he reached today (12 July, 2022) Sir Gareth Edwards is still leaving his mark on global rugby proceedings. The man consistently voted as the greatest player of all-time after a playing career that included 53 consecutive Welsh caps, three Grand Slams,... Read More

The Greatest Try, Scored By The Greatest Player, Is Now A Snapshot For All Of History

Sir Gareth Edwards has received a lasting image of what is widely acclaimed as rugby union’s greatest try. Edwards’ touchdown for the Barbarians against New Zealand at Cardiff Arms Park in January 1973 has long entered sporting folklore. But, amazingly, there are no recorded photographs, with only television footage available... Read More

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
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