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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.

Swansea City Boss Russell Martin Reveals The Secret Behind Jamie Paterson's Form. . . As The Swans Look To Get Back To Winning Ways Against Middlesbrough

By Tom Prosser Russell Martin says the Swansea City fans have played a key part in Jamie Paterson’s success so far this season and he hopes his fine form continues as the Swans look to get back on track away to Middlesbrough on Saturday. The manager cites the “instant connection” between Paterson and the Swansea faithful as a big factor in him hitting the ground running for his new team. Paterson, 29, was a free agent up until a few days before the 2021-22 campaign after leaving Bristol City and having a trial with Middlesbrough.

Scarlets Call For European Rule Change To Avoid Instant 28-0 Defeat

The Scarlets have urged European rugby bosses to re-think their strategy of punishing teams with automatic defeats when they struggle to fulfil fixtures. Officials at European Professional Club Rugby (EPCR) are coming under pressure to reassess their policy on forfeiting games with Covid-19 set to cause chaos to the first round of Champions Cup fixtures. Currently, any side which pulls out of a game due to the virus automatically loses the fixture 28-0 with the justification being there is no room in the calendar for rearranged matches.

Joe Brier Included In List Of 49 To Receive Funding From Welsh Athletics

S4C To Show Dragons, Cardiff And Scarlets In Europe This Season

The Dragons’ campaign in Europe this season will be shown live on S4C. The Welsh broadcaster has struck a deal to show live European rugby matches from both the Heineken Champions Cup and EPCR Challenge Cup this season, including matches involving both Cardiff and the Scarlets. In all, they will screen two matches from the Champions Cup group stages, in addition to all four of the Dragons’ matches from the Challenge Cup.

Welsh Boxing Star Sean McGoldrick Delivers Some Knockout Advice Ahead Of The Commonwealth Games

Welsh boxing star Sean McGoldrick is a two-time medal winner at the Commonwealth Games and as the countdown starts to Birmingham 2022 he offers a simple recipe for success, as he tells Tom Prosser. The next edition of the Commonwealth Games is just eight months away and every Welsh hopeful is searching for the right approach towards peaking next July. Bantamweight, McGoldrick, won gold in 2010 in Delhi and backed that up with a bronze in Glasgow four years later. 

Gemma Grainger Left Proud Of Wales, But Target Now Switches To Chasing World Cup Play-Off Spot

Gemma Grainger has praised her Wales players for delivering one of the best displays since she took charge, despite their 2-0 defeat to France on Tuesday night. It was a first loss of the Women’s World Cup qualifying campaign for Wales and it leaves them unlikely to finish top of Group I to gain automatic entry to the tournament finals. Even if Wales were to reverse the result when France visit Llanelli next year, Grainger’s side would still be relying on the group leaders to drop points elsewhere if Wales were to end up topping the group.

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Wales' Silver Star Lauren Williams Admits: I Had A Mental Block . . . And It Cost Me Olympic Gold

Wales’ Lauren Williams added her name to Team GB’s Olympic taekwondo medal roll of honour in Tokyo on Monday but fell fractionally short in her attempt to strike gold. Twenty-four hours after team mate Bradly Sinden finished runner-up in the -68kg weight division, Welsh wonder Williams captured her own silver... Read More

Ben Llewellin Targets Olympic Qualification At Croatian Shoot-Out

Ben Llewellin will fly to Croatia on Friday to compete in next week’s European Shooting Championship event that should see him qualify for this summer’s Olympic Games in Tokyo. Both Team GB Men’s Skeet shooting quotas are up for grabs in Osijek – with Llewellin firm favourite to secure his... Read More

Aaron Ramsey Set For Juve Return After Missing Wales Double Header

Aaron Ramsey is set to return for Juventus this weekend – less than week after missing Wales’ Euro 2020 qualifier against Croatia because of injury. The Wales midfielder has trained with his Italian club and is in contention to return from a groin injury to face Genoa in Turin on... Read More

Joe Allen Admits He Saw Red Before Yellow . . . But Still Insists Wales Can Earn Euro Green Light

Joe Allen had admitted his regret at the yellow card that will cost him a chance to help put Wales a step nearer Euro 2020 qualification – but still backs Wales to do the job in Azerbaijan. Allen will miss the crunch clash in Baku on November 16 after being... Read More

Ryan Giggs Needs Two Wins - And A Helping Hand - To Call This Campaign A Success

Wales are still in the mix for qualification for the finals of Euro 2020, but for first time in this campaign, the outcome is no longer in their own hands. For Ryan Giggs, crunch time is almost here – for both himself and his team, as Kasey Rees reports. Under... Read More

Gareth Bale Gives Wales Just Enough Hope For A November To Remember

Ryan Giggs says he was pleased with the performance after Wales stretched their unbeaten run at home to five games on Sunday night - coming from behind to claim a 1-1 draw with Croatia at the Cardiff City Stadium. Nikola Vlasic opened the scoring with a first time low shot... Read More
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