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Wales Boss Rhian Wilkinson Calls For More Injury Research After Losing Elise Hughes

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Wales boss Rhian Wilkinson has welcomed the “science” to understand why so many female footballers suffer anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries after losing Elise Hughes for the rest of the UEFA Euro 2025 qualifying campaign. Hughes was top Crystal Palace scorer with 16 goals in 21 games as the Eagles secured promotion to the Women’s Super League by winning the Championship title.

Gareth Bale Says New Real Madrid Hero Jude Bellingham Can Be World’s Best

Jude Bellingham Real Madrid
Former Wales talisman Gareth Bale believes Jude Bellingham would be in a strong position to win the Ballon d’Or by inspiring England to Euro 2024 glory. No Englishman has won the honour as best player in the world since Michael Owen’s success in 2001, but Bellingham’s remarkable impact at Bale’s former club Real Madrid has put him top of the contenders alongside club colleague Vinicius Junior.

David Iles Is All Smiles After Deri Bury Hirwaun

Mid District Cup Final - Div 5 Hirwaun RFC v Deri RFC Mandatory Credit ©ReplayImages/Mike Jones 1
Those were the words of Deri coach David Iles after watching his side add the Worthington’s Mid District Division Five Cup to make it a league and cup double and cap a tremendous season. Tom Elliott was the star of the show with a 30-point personal haul to steer his side to a comfortable 40-12 victory over Hirwaun in their final showdown at Sardis Road.

James Ledger Focused On Paris Paralympics And GB Glory

James Ledger
James Ledger has gone from someone who worried sport might not be for him, to an athlete aiming to be wearing a GB vest at the Paris Paralympics this summer. The transformation for the 100m sprinter - who is visually impaired - has not been without hard work and the occasional road block, but he would recommend it to anyone.

Wattstown Are Kings Of The Rhondda After Cup Triumph Over Penygraig

Mid District Cup Final - Div 3 Penygraig RFC v Wattstown RFC 1
Wattstown bagged the Rhondda derby bragging rights as they defeated 14-man Penygraig, 41-13, to lift the Worthington’s Mid District Division Three Cup at Sardis Road. Penygraig had won both league meetings between the rival clubs in Division Three East Central this season, but this time it was the Ducks who came out on top.

Countdown To Paris – 100 Days To Go To The Paralympic Games For David Smith

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DAVID Smith admits it will be a tough task to become a triple individual Paralympic champion, but believes he is on track with 100 days to go to Paris. Great Britain’s three-time gold medal winner – he also picked up a team gold at his first Games in Beijing in 2008 – will be chasing a hat-trick of successive individual BC1 titles at the Games in France this summer.

Ferndale The Formidable Earn Epic Double With Win Over Tonyrefail

Tonyrefail RFC v Ferndale RFC
Ferndale ended their season by picking up another piece of silverware as they defeated Tonyrefail in their Rhondda derby at Sardis Road to lift the Worthington’s Mid District Division Four Cup. The two sides had both beaten each other once in Division Four East Central this season, where Tonyrefail finished second and earned promotion while Ferndale finished third.

Mason Crane Praised After Lifting Glamorgan Close To Unlikely Win

Mason Crane Glamorgan cricket
Glamorgan coach Grant Bradburn believes his team can take much from their narrow home Vitality County Championship defeat to Middlesex. The visitors secured a two-wicket victory at Sophia Gardens with Mark Stoneman top-scoring in a win that came right down to the last few overs on the fourth day.

Anna Hursey Finds Top Form On The Road To Paris Olympics

Anna Hursey table tennis
Anna Hursey believes she produced some of the best form of her career to qualify for the table tennis women’s singles at this year’s Olympic Games. The teenager became the first Great Britain player to book a place for Paris and will also become the first Welsh player to play at an Olympics after coming through the European singles qualification tournament in Sarajevo at the weekend.

Rob Edwards Admits Relegated Luton Missed Wales Star Tom Lockyer

Rob Edwards Luton
Rob Edwards admitted the doubters were right about Luton after they were relegated from the Premier League following a final-day 4-2 defeat to Fulham at Kenilworth Road. Adama Traore opened the scoring for the Cottagers with Raul Jimenez on target twice and Harry Wilson rounding things off midway through the second half. Carlton Morris (penalty) and Alfie Doughty scored to make it 1-1 and 2-3, but the visitors had too much.

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Wales' "Nightmare" Trip To Kazan Is Becoming A Reality As Three Players Blocked From Travel

Rob Page’s prediction that Wales’ trip to the Russian city of Kazan to play Belarus in their World Cup qualifier would be “a nightmare” appears to becoming a reality. As well as the withdrawl of four players through injury – including Aaron Ramsey - the Wales caretaker manager has also... Read More

"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... Read More

Ooh, You Are 'Awful' But Brighton Won't Like It, Says Newport County's Michael Flynn Of Rodney Parade Pitch

FA Cup giantkillers Newport County are hoping their Rodney Pitch will be “awful” once again when they host Premier League Brighton on Sunday night. It is the fourth season in a row the League Two promotion candidates have reached the third round and their recent scalps include Leeds United, Middlesbrough... Read More

After Morgan Gibbs-White Goes Back To Wolves, Swansea City Boss Steve Cooper Admits: We Need To Get Past The Loan And Produce Our Own

Morgan Gibbs-White would have been one of the best players in the Championship had he stayed at Swansea City. That’s the firm conviction of frustrated Swans head coach Steve Cooper, who was powerless to stop the Wolves midfielder being recalled by the Premier League club this week. Swansea had spent... Read More

Newport County Take 18 Points In A Month But Michael Flynn Insists: We Can Get Better

Brandon Cooper has earned the praise of his manager and paid back his Newport County team-mates for his miss in the Carabao Cup penalty shoot-out against Newcastle United. The centre-back rose to head home the winner three minutes from time, earning a 2-1 victory at home against Harrogate Town. His... Read More

Newcastle United's Andy Carroll Was A Tough Opponent But I Passed Test Says Wales U21 Star Brandon Cooper

Wales Under-21 defender Brandon Cooper says he is proud of the way he dealt with ex-England striker Andy Carroll - even if his big night ended in heartache. The on-loan Newport County defender produced a superb display to keep out the threat of Carroll and his fellow Newcastle United big guns... Read More
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