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Wales Youngster Tommy Reffell: Why I Signed Up For Leicester Pay Cut

Wales Youngster Tommy Reffell: Why I Signed Up For Leicester Pay Cut
Former Wales U20 captain Tommy Reffell has revealed he was prepared to take a 25 per cent pay cut because he believes Leicester Tigers will one day lead him to greater riches. Reffell – who upped sticks from the family home in Pencoed to join the Tigers six years ago when he was still only 15 – agreed to have his wages slashed along with the majority of the rest of the squad. The measures were imposed by the English club in order to ease the financial burden placed on all sporting clubs due to the coronavirus crisis.

Wrexham Manager Dean Keates Releases 11 Players . . . And Five More Leave

Wrexham Manager Dean Keates Releases 11 Players

The Day Rhys Patchell Decided "I've Got To Show I Can Control This Game"

The Day Rhys Patchell Decided “I’ve Got To Show I Can Control This Game”
Having delved into the 70s, 80s, 90, and early 2000s, the rugby re-runs come right up to date this evening when Wales v Australia at last year’s World Cup in Japan is re-shown by S4C in the company of Wales pair Ken Owens and Rhys Patchell. The players join opera star Sir Bryn Terfel and Radio One’s Steffan Powell to mull over Wales’ tense victory on S4C’s Dyddiau Da. Watch the programme at 9.00pm on Friday 3 July, or on demand at S4C Clic. English subtitles available.

Evan Mosey Re-Commits To Cardiff Devils

American pace ace Evan Mosey is heading back to South Wales for the 2020-21 Cardiff Devils ice hockey season. Mosey joins captain Joey Martin and Joey Haddad in confirming they will play for Devils next season. He is rated the ‘fastest skater in Elite League’ by Devils managing director Todd Kelman, who admits he was surprised by the speed of Mosey’s return following a knee ligament injury last season.

Matthew Jones Once Snatched Gary Speed's Armband . . . Now, He Wants To Continue His Vision

Matthew Jones was a Premier League teenager with the world at his feet. He packed a lot into six years, but a career-ending back injury brought desperation, depression, uncertainty, but finally fulfilment through coaching. Newly appointed in charge of Wales U18s, he tells Owen Morgan about growing up, growing wise, and a growing reputation. Matthew Jones was being touted as a future Welsh football captain from the time he first ran on a field. The exciting Llanelli prospect had skippered his country at every age group up to senior level.

Sam Gordon Leads The Way As Welsh Athletes Get Back On Track

A small group of Welsh athletes have put their Olympic and Paralympic dreams well and truly back on track following months of improvised training routines. A selection of elite throwers and sprinters took part in a controlled outdoor session at Cardiff Metropolitan University’s outdoor track on Tuesday as the sport takes the first tentative steps back to normality. Sprinters like Welsh 100m champion Sam Gordon and multiple Paralympic and world champion thrower Aled Davies, were amongst those taking part after the list of athletes and new coronavirus safety protocols were signed off by Sport Wales and the Welsh Government.

Wales Plan Two "Super Clubs" To Stop Flow Of Talent To England

Wales Plan Two “Super Clubs” To Stop Flow Of Talent To England
The Welsh Rugby Union hope to stop the flow of top women players to England by creating two super clubs in Wales. In recent weeks, what was once a trickle of players over the border has become a pipeline with Jasmine Joyce – Wales’ most recognisable star – returning from the Sevens circuit to join Bristol Bears. Back row forward Alisha Butchers also signed for Bristol where she and Joyce will play alongside Test captain and No.8 Siwan Lillicrap, flanker Manon Johnes, prop Caryl Thomas, scrum-half Keira Bevan, fly-half Elinor Snowsill and full-back Lauren Smyth.

Woken From Lockdown, Invincible Leinster Can Show Welsh Regions Who's The Daddy

Woken From Lockdown, Leinster Can Show Welsh Regions Who’s The Daddy
The Guinness Pro14 is gearing up for a return on August 22 when fixtures are due to resume for the first time March. The Scarlets will host the Cardiff Blues and the Ospreys will face the Dragons but only the Scarlets have a chance of making the play-offs and then it appears unrealistic. Contrast them to Leinster – unbeaten after 13 rounds of the Pro14 and unbeaten in Europe. If this season ever finishes, then Peter Jackson says Leinster will be history-makers, setting a standard other can only marvel at. Had the season run its natural course, one team might well by now have succeeded where every other failed. Not Liverpool, Barcelona, Juventus, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich or Paris Saint-Germain but Dublin United RFC, alias Leinster.

James Williams Insists It's Time For Athletics To Move From A Back Marker To The Front Of The Pack

Athletics in Wales is slowly coming back to life. There are no races or competitions, but at least some elite athletes are doing more than just running in the park. The man responsible for the return – and the sport – is James Williams. Owen Morgan asked him about the track that lies ahead. It’s probably fair to say the past six months have been interesting for new Welsh Athletics chief executive officer James Williams. The former Welsh international probably wished he’d had a background in hurdling rather than middle distance given the number of challenging obstacles he has been forced to negotiate.

We Must Keep The Faith, Urges Steve Cooper As Swansea City Fail To Bridge Gap

We Must Keep The Faith, Urges Steve Cooper As Swansea City Fail To Bridge Gap
Steve Cooper has urged his Swansea City players to keep their faith as their play-off hopes continue to fade. The Swans manager had little to offer but optimism after his side were held to a 1-1 draw at Millwall that moved them up to eighth in the Championship table. But they remain four points adrift of the play-off places with games fast running out and the only consolation of a disappointing night was the fact that Cardiff City failed to extend that gap to six points.

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Cometh The Hour. . . Cometh The Kayleigh As Wales Take Another Stride Towards World Cup Finals

You wouldn’t have thought Wales’ top goalscorer Helen Ward would have missed a penalty she had just earned for her team at the Liberty Stadium in a vital World Cup qualifier. With 42 international goals already to her credit, it seemed odds-on that she would calmly thread the ball past... Read More

Streetwise Wales Will Not Be Mugged On Road To World Cup, Says Helen Ward

Helen Ward believes Wales have wised-up on the mean streets of international football. The Watford striker is set to earn her 71st cap against Bosnia-Herzegovina at Swansea City’s Liberty Stadium on Thursday night, where Jayne Ludlow’s side can take another big stride towards World Cup qualification. Wales currently sit second... Read More

Bosnian Blow For Welsh Uefa Hopes In Zenica

Wales suffered a heavy blow in Zenica. Their 1-0 defeat against hosts Bosnia & Herzegovina leaves the Welsh team five points behind the top two teams in their Uefa under-21 Championship group. Manager Rob Page fielded a strong side at the BH Training Centre, Zenica, including top scorer George Thomas and... Read More

Clean Sheet King Neil Ready To Shine For Philippines

Cardiff City have 10 players away on international duty this week. Here Terry Phillips looks at those who are away with their national teams. Neil Etheridge, Cardiff City’s in-form goalkeeper who has kept 16 Championship clean sheets this season, is intent on making his mark for club and country. London-born Etheridge has... Read More

Rabbi Taking On The Bosnian Challenge With Wales

Rabbi Matondo, the Welsh whizz kid who plays for Manchester City, will happily go right, left or centre. The right-sided speed king, who has plenty of tricks to go with his pace, was born in Liverpool and played for England at under-15 level, but switched to Wales after playing for the... Read More

Cup Holders Cardiff Met Hit The Road Again

Holders Cardiff Met have been drawn away against Abergavenny in the Welsh Women’s Cup quarter-finals. The students defeated Cardiff City away in the last round and now face another tricky tie on the road. Cyncoed, big winners in the previous round against Llangyfelach Ladies, face a trip to Northop Hall, 4-1 winners... Read More
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