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Swansea City's Jamie Paterson Insists: I'm No Diver

Jamie Paterson has insisted he is not a diver and he should not have been booked in Swansea City’s 1-0 defeat to Middlesbrough. The Swans midfielder was shown a yellow card for simulation in the first-half of the weekend loss at the Riverside Stadium after tumbling under a challenge from Boro goalkeeper Luke Daniels. But Paterson is adamant that referee Andy Davies made the wrong call and that the Swans should have been awarded a penalty, instead.

Whitchurch High Is At It Again. . . As Welsh Rugby Prospect Christ Tshiunza Craves The Same Success As Gareth Bale, Sam Warburton and Geraint Thomas

By Steffan Thomas   The walls inside Whitchurch High School are already lined with pictures of famous Welsh internationals but they need to find room for another.  Alongside the photographs of the school’s most famous sons – Gareth Bale, Geraint Thomas and Sam Warburton – some space must be found for Christ Tshiunza following his Wales breakthrough in October and the prospect of more Test caps to come in the Six Nations in a couple of months’ time. 

WRU Board Member Liza Burgess To Step Down After Accepting Full-Time Coaching Position

Dragons Lead Chase To Sign New Wales Hooker Bradley Roberts

New Wales cap Bradley Roberts has admitted he has to move to Wales to continue his international career and the Dragons are working to offer him a deal. They face stiff competition from Cardiff, however, in trying to sign the Ulster hooker. Roberts’ contract with the Irish province runs out at the end of the season and the Welsh Rugby Union’s 60 cap selection policy means he will have to join a Welsh side if he is to extend his Test career into a second season.

Cardiff City's Steve Morison Insists Everything Else Was Rosey . . . Apart From Red Card

Steve Morison has claimed Cardiff City delivered a “positive performance” despite another home defeat that has put them back in relegation trouble. The Bluebirds manager insisted there was not much wrong with his team’s display in their 3-2 reverse against Sheffield United, aside from Sean Morrison’s sending off which his namesake said had “killed off” his team’s hopes of a victory. It was Cardiff’s second defeat in three matches and leaves them just one place above the Championship relegation zone, although they have a five-point lead over Peterborough United, who also lost.

Georgia Evans Steps Up For Big Battle Against Her Wales Rivals For Six Nations Spot

Georgia Evans is hoping to gain bragging rights over three of her Welsh international back row rivals when Saracens welcome table-topping Bristol Bears to the StoneX Stadium for the game of the season in the Allianz Premier 15s on Saturday. They won’t come any bigger than the top two unbeaten teams going head-to-head in a match that will hold much appeal for Wales coach Ioan Cunningham. Both teams have won their six league games and only one try bonus-point separates them.

Truckers Lodge In Chepstow Rehearsal Ahead Of Welsh Grand National

Welsh National hopeful Truckers Lodge will appear at Chepstow this weekend in preparation for the big race in the calendar at the same venue at the end of the month. The Paul Nicholls-trained horse heads to Chepstow on Saturday for the Welsh Grand National Trial, live on Sky Sports Racing at 1.22pm. Truckers Lodge was second in the Welsh National in 2019 before going on to win the Midlands National last year,

Home Or Away Wins? Who Cares, Says Cardiff City Boss Steve Morison

Cardiff City manager Steve Morison has claimed no-one cares whether his team win at home or away, so long as the points are gathered. The Bluebirds return to the Cardiff City Stadium on Saturday, looking to build on their away victory at Luton Town last week, which gave Morison his third victory since he took over from Mick McCarthy. Two of those three wins have come away from home, with Morison’s home record so far showing one win against Huddersfield, but two defeats – to QPR and Hull City.

Ospreys Offer Players To Scarlets But Want Euro Bosses To Clarify They Won’t Be Cup-tied

British Champion Holly Jones Is Team Building Her Way To Birmingham . . . And More Success For Wales

Last weekend, Holly Jones retained her British title in Guildford. But the Swansea gymnast intends her success in the vault to be a springboard for more achievements and medals in a busy 2022, as she tells Lucy Rees. Holly Jones aims to have two teams behind her when she competes for her country at next year’s Commonwealth Games – Team Wales and Team Jones. Jones – who regained the British senior vault title at the recent British Gymnastics Championships – has a big year ahead that she hopes will include winning a medal in Birmingham.

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It's Spades To The Ground For Glamorgan's New Children's Net Area

By Gareth James Work is underway on the new children’s net area on the back lawn at Glamorgan’s Sophia Gardens. Head coach Matt Maynard marked the start of work by putting the first spade in the ground. Dedicated to Tom Maynard, the four-lane net is being built using the money raised through the... Read More

Hampshire's Sam Northeast Signs For Glamorgan On Three Year Deal

By Lucy Rees New Glamorgan signing Sam Northeast believes he can help deliver more success to the Welsh county after joining from Hampshire. Northeast, who joins from Hampshire, previously Kent, is one of the most consistent and experienced batsmen in the county circuit. In 2005 he made his Kent second XI debut against... Read More

Wales National Counties' Sam Pearce Shines In Championship Week Of Dream11 European T10 In Malaga

By Lucy Rees National Counties XI beat hosts Spain on Monday by 93 runs in the first match of their Championship Week in the Dream11 T10 European Championship. National Counties are representing England and Wales at the 15-nation tournament and qualified for the Championship Week having finished top of Group C. Wales' Sam... Read More

Promising Pair Andy Gorvin And Tegid Phillips Sign Glamorgan Contracts

By Lucy Rees Andy Gorvin has fulfilled his ambition for 2021 by earning his first professional contract with Glamorgan. Along with fellow youngster Tegid Phillips, 24-year-old Gorvin has signed a contract for next season after a successful run with the club this summer. Gorvin said: “I've had a good year in the second... Read More

ECB Chief Executive Tom Harrison Delighted With First Year Of The Hundred Reaching New Fans

By James Skeldon As the domestic cricket season draws to a close, ECB chief executive Tom Harrison believes The Hundred has opened up a whole new audience to the sport. Welsh Fire were one of eight teams to compete in the brand new competition, aimed at bringing in higher revenues to the... Read More

Glamorgan Head Coach Matthew Maynard Hopes To "Turn Things Around" In Their Last Game At The Oval

By Rob Cole Glamorgan coach Matthew Maynard believes the Welsh county can go out with a bang as they take on Surrey at The Oval next Tuesday in the LV= Insurance County Championship. Gloucestershire beat Glamorgan by 10 wickets on Wednesday with two sessions to come as Zafar Gohar Khan finished with... Read More
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