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LIVE BLOG: Elfyn Evans Goes Third At Rally Monza As WRC Title Battle Tightens

Hello......and welcome to Dai Sport's live blog as Dolgellau's Elfyn Evans resumes his bid to become the first Welsh driver to be crowned FIA World Rally Champion.

Rugby Isn't Boring . . . But Watching Lots Of It On TV - That'll Make You Very Dull, Indeed

The debates have raged on during the Autumn Nations Cup. For some, the game has become a snore-fest of kicking, pile-ups, penalties and shapeless set-pieces. For others, these moaners just don’t get the modern game. For Harri Morgan, it all depends on where you sit – and how long you’ve been watching. There is a critical point in the life of a hobby golfer where a decision must be made - continue as a happy hacker or invest the hours into improving. More time spent honing the swing might yield a tad more consistency out on the course, but it will also drive up performance expectation.

Wales Raise More Doubts Over Ryan Giggs' Future As Rob Page Given World Cup Role

Caretaker manager Rob Page will conduct Wales' World Cup draw media duties with uncertainty remaining over the long term future of Ryan Giggs. Page was in interim charge last month as Wales beat the Republic of Ireland and Finland to secure promotion to the top tier of the Nations League and confirm their place in Pot 2 of Monday's World Cup qualifying draw in Switzerland. Giggs was absent for Wales' November games after being arrested on suspicion of assaulting his girlfriend at his Manchester home on November 1.

Josh Adams Can Be Test Lion And Might Just Be The Best Wing In The World, Says Nigel Walker

The countdown to the Lions tour of 2021 has begun with contenders only likely to have six more Test opportunities in which to press their claims. For the wing spots, Josh Adams has a lead on his rivals built up over the past two seasons according to former Wales wing Nigel Walker, who spoke to Graham Thomas. Josh Adams can underline his status as a Lion-in-waiting when he plays his final international of the year this weekend, according to former Wales wing Nigel Walker. Adams will pair up with Louis Rees-Zammit against Italy on Saturday as Wales bid to end their underwhelming Autumn Nations Cup showing with an emphatic win against Italy.

Kieran Hardy . . . The New Wales No.9 With Designs On Being Number One

The Jersey boys will be uniting again tomorrow as three former players of the Channel Islands club – Kieran Hardy, Callum Sheedy and Will Rowlands – prepare to face Italy. Hardy has had a brief taste of Test rugby and now wants to challenge the more established names as James Dodd reports. Kieran Hardy is determined to end Wales’ 2020 campaign by proving he can be first choice scrum-half in 2021. The 25-year-old from Carmarthen made his debut a fortnight ago in Wales’ 18-0 victory over Georgia at Llanelli.

LIVE BLOG: Elfyn Evans Fourth At Rally Monza But Still On Course For WRC Title

Good morning.....and welcome to Dai Sport's live blog as Elfyn Evans bids to become the first Welsh driver to be crowned World Rally Champion. The 31-year-old is lying fourth after Thursday's opening special stage of Rally Monza on Thursday.

Neil Harris Insists Fanless Cardiff City Are "Not Fussed" By Watford Supporters

Neil Harris insists he is “not fussed” by the presence of Watford fans for Cardiff City’s visit to Vicarage Road on Saturday. The Bluebirds manager is more concerned by the continued absence of his own club’s fans from home games which he says is leading to unfairness within the Championship. Fans returned to Football League matches for the first time in 266 days on Wednesday as clubs in tiers one and two welcomed back supporters.

Zoe Backstedt's World Cup CX Campaign Hit By COVID-19 Rules

Zoe Backstedt's chances of claiming another UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup victory this month have been dashed by COVID-19 regulations. Cycling's governing body has cancelled the junior women's races that were scheduled to take place victory in Belgium, in Namur on 20 December and Dendermonde on 27 December.

It's A Case Of Steady Elfyn As Evans Launches WRC Title Bid In Monza

Elfyn Evans admitted he took it steady as he got his bid to be crowned World Rally Champion underway in Monza. Having had a spin in the pre-event shakedown earlier in the morning, the title pacesetter took a cautious approach on SS1 in Monza's F1 circuit.

Diversity Levels In Welsh Sport Described As "Shameful" After New Survey

Former Wales striker Nathan Blake has told sports in Wales to stop talking and start doing something about their lack of diversity. His call comes after an ITV Wales investigation revealed levels of diversity that were described as "shocking" and "shameful" by Race Council Cymru. A survey conducted showed there are only 19 people from a Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic background out of 765 employees across some of Wales' biggest sports governing bodies.

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From Canada to Cardiff: a gridiron journey

Gridiron’s CFL is holding a recruitment event to find British players who could cut it as professionals in Canada,  Twm Owen looks back 30 years when the Cardiff Mets turned to the north for American Football talent This weekend 19 British American Footballers will fight for the chance to earn a professional contract... Read More

Wales Flanker Alex Callender Gets Circled For England Date On Sunday

Wales Women head coach Rowland Phillips has made five changes for England’s visit to Cardiff Arms Park on Sunday (12.30pm). Up front, 18 year old flanker Alex Callender has been handed her first start after making her debut against France in the opening game of the tournament and Mel Clay... Read More

Gareth Anscombe Nails It . . . Good Kick, Poor Game

Gareth Anscombe admitted the Cardiff Blues made hard work of their derby victory over 14-man Dragons in a game that the Wales fly-half will not be re-visiting in his dotage. Anscombe kicked a late penalty to deny the gritty visitors a draw at the Arms Park and earn a 19-16... Read More

Wales Women Call Up 20 New Players For Autumn Series

Wales Women have named 20 uncapped players in their enlarged squad of 44 players for their autumn series. Their plan is to get the new players up to the required level for international rugby before the Women’s World Cup in 2021. Head coach Rowland Phillips's team meet South Africa, Hong... Read More

Relieved John Mulvihill Says He And Cardiff Blues Have Been "To Hell And Back"

John Mulvihill has admitted huge relief at his first win as Cardiff Blues coach after revealing: “We’ve been to hell and back.” After three opening Guinness Pro14 defeats – following no wins in his pre-season matches – the Australian was understandably reassured by his team’s thumping 37-13 victory over Munster... Read More

Wales Women To Face Trio Of Autumn Tests That Link With Men's Series

Wales Women have been given autumn fixtures aimed at linking with the men’s national team matches in November. The women will play South Africa, Hong Kong and Canada on successive weekends at Cardiff Arms Park as they host three autumn Tests for the first time. The idea is that fans... Read More
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