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Scarlets Prop Javan Sebastian Pens New Deal After Ever-Present Season

Prop Javan Sebastian has signed a new contract with the Scarlets. The 26-year-old tight-head has featured in every Guinness PRO14 match this season and also came off the bench to make his mark in the Heineken Champions Cup victory over Bath in December. Having come through the Scarlets academy system, Sebastian was capped by Wales at U18s level and has played for Carmarthen Quins in the Welsh Premiership.

Mick McCarthy Will Inject Energy Into Cardiff City's Flagging 'Duracell Bunnies' Says Sean Morrison

Cardiff City captain Sean Morrison says new manager Mick McCarthy can provide the lift the team needs after a season of under-achievement so far. The Bluebirds skipper has been impressed by McCarthy and his assistant Terry Connor since they joined the club last week.

It's Been Great So Far But Barnsley Will Be Acid Test Says New Cardiff City Boss Mick McCarthy

Mick McCarthy is relishing the prospect of taking charge of his first game as Cardiff City manager against his home town club Barnsley on Wednesday night. But after being impressed with the response of his players since succeeding Neil Harris, McCarthy knows the tri to Oakwell represents the real thing.

After 741 Matches, And 86 Wales Caps, Ashley Williams Says: That's Enough For Me

Former Wales and Swansea captain Ashley Williams has announced his retirement from football. The 36-year-old defender confirmed the news that his career, which saw him play across all levels of English football, has now come to an end. Williams made 86 international appearances which included captaining Wales to the semi-finals of Euro 2016 where they were beaten by the eventual winners of the competition, Portugal.

Charlotte Carey . . . The Masked Welsh Flyer Who's Chasing An Olympic Dream

There may still be uncertainty over the Tokyo Olympics, but Welsh hopefuls are having to keep fingers crossed and compete for qualification where and when events allow. For Welsh table tennis No.1 Charlotte Carey that means heading to Portugal next month and a chance to ruffle some feathers, as she tells Graham Thomas. If Charlotte Carey can show the same determination in the Olympic qualifiers that she has demonstrated in flying around Europe in recent months, then higher ranked players could be in for a shock. The Welsh table tennis No.1 is preparing to try and earn a slot in Tokyo as part of the four-strong Great Britain squad competing at the qualification event in February.

Wales U20s Boss Warns Of Rugby's Grounded Generation

Wales Under-20s head coach Gareth Williams has admitted his genuine concern the country’s next generation of promising talent could be lost forever due to the devastating impact of Covid-19. Williams’ side did complete their junior Six Nations campaign last year, but last summer’s World Rugby Under-20 Championship in Italy was abandoned. The 2021 Under-20 Six Nations has also been postponed until later this year because of the pandemic with a date for the tournament still yet to be decided.

"Fit Dog" Stephen Myler Will Keep Barking Out The Orders, Says Ospreys Chief

Stephen Myler has been described as “fit as a butcher’s dog” and an extra coach on the field by the Ospreys chief who has just given the 36-year-old another year’s contract. Toby Booth has showered praise on the English outside-half, who has signed for a further season with the region even though he will be 37 this summer. Myler struck three conversions on Sunday as the Ospreys earned a 26-20 Guinness Pro 14 victory away at Connacht.

We'll Wake Up With A Hangover, But Still Be Here . . . Welsh Regions React To £13.5m Cash Boost

The four Welsh regions have welcomed the £13.5m grant being given to Welsh rugby from Welsh government – part of an overall package of £17.7m to some sports’ governing bodies. The cash is to help sports hit by the absence of fans during the current pandemic and is meant to ensure they can continue until next season. As one regional official put it, “this will ensure that when rugby wakes up next season, although they’ll be a massive collective hangover, at least we’ll still be here.”

Swansea City Captain Matt Grimes Insists: We Can Win Ugly Or Pretty . . . As Manchester City Loom

Whether it be an ugly scrap or the “Swansea way” – club captain Matt Grimes doesn’t care right now. He’s just happy to keep on winning. Grimes scored twice in a game for the first time in his career, the first a stunning 25-yard strike before later converting from the penalty spot, as Swansea routed Nottingham Forest 5-1 to reach the fifth round of the FA Cup on Saturday.

Elfyn Evans Says He Did Not Want To Risk It All In Monte Carlo As He Settles For Second

Elfyn Evans finished second on the season-opening WRC Monte Carlo Rally after opting not to risk it all on trying to overhaul Toyota team-mate Sebastien Ogier. The Dolgellau flier finished 32.6 seconds behind the Frenchman who claimed a record eighth victory on arguably the world's most famous rally.

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Filip Benkovic Set For Celtic Return After Leaving Cardiff City

Filip Benkovic could be moved straight from Cardiff City to Celtic after his loan deal from Leicester City was cut short. The Croatian defender made just one appearance for the Bluebirds after moving on loan at the start of the season. But with Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers keen to give... Read More

Wrexham's New Defender Fiacre Kelleher Will Be Loud And Proud

Life will be far from quiet on the pitch when central defender Fiacre Kelleher makes his debut for Wrexham, probably against Telford United away... Read More

Andy Morrison Claims He's Been Made To Jump Through Hoops . . . But Now He Wants To Play Them In Europe

Former Manchester City skipper Andy Morrison is dreaming of meeting Celtic now that he can finally start preparing for Champions League football. The High Court this week gave his Connah’s Quay Nomads side the go-ahead to make their debut in next season’s competition after backing the Football Association of Wales’... Read More

Martyrs Snap Up John Hartson For Big Night

Merthyr Town have signed former Wales, Celtic and Arsenal striker John Hartson - for one night only. The Martyrs are hosting an evening with Hartson at their MetCoaches Stadium at the end of October, although the exact date is yet top be confirmed. Merthyr have also invited former club players Kevin Rodgers,... Read More

Forget Daniel James And Harry Wilson . . . Gareth Bale Is Still Wales' Main Man, Says BJH (Big John Hartson)

Gareth Bale remains the key man to Wales’ European Championships hopes, according to John Hartson. Former Celtic, Arsenal and Wales striker Hartson insists Wales are still heavily reliant on their ‘main man’ - despite his troubled recent few months in Spain. The 29-year-old Real Madrid star was criticised by some... Read More

Former Liverpool Defender Raven Slots In For Dragons

Dave Raven set out on his professional career playing alongside the likes of Steven Gerrard, Sami Hyypia and Jamie Carragher for Liverpool. Today, 14 years later, defender Raven, who made four first team appearances for Liverpool, is plying his trade 40 miles down the road from Merseyside and is intent on... Read More
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