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Matt Richards Heads Five Star Welsh Group Heading For Paris Olympics

Matt Richards swimming
World champion Matt Richards will head five Welsh swimmers who have been selected for Great Britain at the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris this summer. Richards, Medi Harris, Daniel Jervis and Kieran Bird will fly the flag for Wales as part of Team GB during the Olympic pool programme, while Hector Pardoe - who earned a bronze medal at February's World Championships - will race in the 10km open water marathon event. The five-star showing is only one swimmer fewer than the super six Welsh swimmers who went to the delayed Tokyo Olympics three years ago.

So Solid Elfyn Evans Looking For More Croatian Magic

Elfyn Evans is looking to grab the lead in the World Rally Championship title battle in Croatia this week.

Welsh Regions Reminded Of Task Ahead As Leinster Sign Jordie Barrett

Jordie Barrett New Zealand
Welsh regions hoping to assemble squads to become competitive with the best in the United Rugby Championship have been given a sobering reminder of the size of that task after Leinster announced the capture of All Blacks star, Jordie Barrett.

Josh Turnbull Insists Young Blood Can Get Welsh Rugby Pumping Again

John Turnbull Cardiff
Josh Turnbull insists he sees exciting times ahead in Welsh rugby as he begins his new career as a coach. The 36-year-old Cardiff back rower has confirmed he has played his last match and will take up a coaching position within the Cardiff academy set-up.

James Harris Admits Glamorgan Left Disappointed By Derbyshire Draw

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James Harris admitted Glamorgan were disappointed they were unable to press home a promising position against Derbyshire and had to settle for a draw in their first home County Championship game of the season. The match finished with spoils shared after a superb stand between Luis Reece and Brooke Guest guided the visitors to safety.

Phil Pratt – Multi-Talented, Multi-skilled, And Heading For Paris This Summer

Phil Pratt
Phil Pratt will be at the Paralympics in Paris later this year, but it’s not too much of a stretch to imagine the highlight of his summer could have been playing at Wimbledon. Pratt is the man who captained Great Britain’s wheelchair basketball team to World Championship glory in 2018.

Gerwyn Price Admits German Defeat Was Hard To Take

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Gerwyn Price believes he let a fifth International Darts Open title slip from his grasp after losing the final of the European tour event. German home favourite Martin Schindler denied Price as he surged to victory in his first European Tour final. The 27-year-old German powered his way to an 8-5 win over the two-time defending champion at the WT Energiesysteme Arena in Riesa to claim his first senior PDC crown.

Erol Bulut Turns On His Critics And Demands Credit For Cardiff City Upsurge

Erol Bulut
Erol Bulut has issued an impassioned defence of his record as Cardiff City manager as he seeks to stay in charge this summer. The Bluebirds boss has taken issue with his critics, who he claims have tried to suggest he should take little credit for the club’s improvement on last season.

Chris Cooke Backs Glamorgan To Claim Win After Brilliant Ton

Chris Cooke Glamorgan
Century-maker Chris Cooke believes he has set the platform for Glamorgan to achieve a memorable victory over Derbyshire. Cooke helped Glamorgan pull in front on day three of their Vitality County Championship match against after they posted 361 for seven declared to set a target of 401 for the visitors.

Newport County Boss Graham Coughlan To Consider His Position After Sixth Defeat

Graham Coughlan Newport county
Newport County manager Graham Coughlan has given a scathing assessment of his team - and questioned his own future - after they suffered a sixth successive defeat. The County boss said the club’s fans deserved better after their latest setback - a 2-1 loss at home against Tranmere Rovers. That makes it a miserable round half dozen of losses on the bounce for Newport, who only a month ago looked to have a decent outside chance of making the play-offs before their rotten run.

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Gareth Thomas Insists The Foot Shooting Is Over And Wales Will Go All Guns Blazing Against England

Gareth Thomas insists Wales will go at England with “all guns blazing” on Saturday despite shooting themselves in the foot in an extraordinary build-up to their Six nations clash. The Ospreys prop admits he has never been involved in preparation as badly focused as the lead in to what is... Read More

The Football Association of Wales Remain Unconvinced . . . But Top Leagues Are Set To Implement New Concussion Substitute Rules

By Gareth James The Football Association of Wales is yet to be fully convinced over plans for new substitute rules around concussion. A temporary concussion substitute trial in the Premier League next season is believed to be supported by a majority of the UK’s four football associations heading into a key meeting... Read More

Alix Popham Warns Kids Are Going To Skip Rugby Unless The Sport Gets Serious About Head Injuries

Former Wales forward Alix Popham believes rugby is still not dealing with the problem of head injuries – and fears a generation of young players are going to ignore the sport. Popham, who won 33 caps between 2003 and 2008 and played in two World Cups, was diagnosed two years... Read More

Ryan Jones' Diagnosis Proves It's Not Just Macho Taunts That Need Changing . . . So Do The Rules

By Stuart Taylor “I feel like my world is falling apart. And I am really scared.” These are powerful words that former Wales captain Ryan Jones used to describe how he feels, having revealed to the world that he has been diagnosed with early onset dementia and probable chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). “It... Read More

Fans Believe Sports Are Doing Enough To Tackle The Concussion Crisis . . . Despite Evidence To The Contrary

By David Williams Almost two-thirds of football and rugby fans believe the sports they follow are doing enough – or even too much – to manage the risks of concussion, despite campaigners calling for more to be done. A survey conducted by Ipsos last month found 63 per cent of football fans... Read More

James Davies Retires From Rugby After Revealing Concussion Risk Is Now "Unthinkable"

Scarlets and Wales flanker James Davies has announced he is retiring from rugby with immediate effect due to concussion. The player popularly known as ‘Cubby’ hasn’t played since winning his 11th Wales cap against Georgia at Parc y Scarlets in October 2020. Davies, 31, has revealed he has struggled with... Read More
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