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Scarlets Chief Outlines Way Forward For WRU . . . Pay The Regions Their Due And Stick To The Core Business - Rugby

Scarlets chairman Simon Muderack insists the Welsh regions have been short-changed over their supply of players to Wales’ title-winning Six Nations campaign. The region’s chief has called for a re-think into the financial distributions within Welsh rugby and believes only a re-allocation of resources can enable the game to recover from the effects of the pandemic. Muderack argues the Scarlets have not been compensated properly for their provision of 13 players to Wayne Pivac’s Wales squad this season.

Warren Abrahams Joins The Long Line Of Wales Coaches Always Looking Towards Tomorrow

Warren Abrahams insists Wales Women will learn the lessons from their thumping 45-0 defeat to Ireland and become a better side in the long run. South African Abrahams has quickly joined the long line of beaten Welsh coaches who talk about absorbing lessons, learning, progress, better days ahead, jam tomorrow, etc. That is after just two matches – both one-sided, heavy defeats in which Wales’ most encouraging moments came when they did no more than simply stem the flow of tries being conceded.

Title Race Heats Up As Limbrick Enjoys Winning Start

Mick McCarthy Admits Cardiff City Were Not The Best . . . Just On The Best Run

Lauren Williams Happy With Silver Lining At Sofia Euros As She Turns Her Focus To Tokyo

Lauren Williams saw her reign as European Taekwondo champion ended after a hard-fought battle in the final in Sofia. The Gwent fighter lost out 13-10 to Croatia's Mate Jelic 13-10 in the -67kg category.

Jamal Lowe Has Been 'Class' As He Ends Tough Week With Goal Double Says Swansea City's Steve Cooper

Steve Cooper paid tribute to 'classy' Jamal Lowe as the forward ended a difficult week with a double strike in Swansea City's 3-0 victory at Millwall. Lowe's two goals after Andre Ayew netted the opener ended a four game losing streak by Cooper's men who got their promotion bid right back on track.

Gemma Grainger Era Starts With Defeat But New Wales Boss Sees Bright Days Ahead

The Gemma Grainger era with Wales may have started with a defeat, but the new manager believes she has seen enough to leave her feeling positive about the future.  Grainger's side were beaten 3-0 by Canada -  a team flourishing with confidence at Cardiff's Leckwith Stadium on Friday evening - in the former Middlesborugh coach’s first game since taking over from Jayne Ludlow. Deanne Rose gave the visitors the lead in the first half, before Evelyn Viens doubled Canada's advantage with Jessie Fleming adding the third.

Sofia So Good As Taekwondo Queen Jade Jones Powers To European Championship Hat-Trick

Jade Jones gave her Olympic bid the perfect boost when she was crowned European Taekwondo champion for the third time in Sofia. The Flint fighter's hat-trick of titles sets her up perfectly for her bid to become the first person in Taekwondo to win three successive Olympic Games golds this summer.

Damian Cole Aims For More Rally Titles In New Škoda Fabia R5

Damian Cole is aiming to break the outright record of rally wins on Epynt, and win the Protyre Motorsport UK Asphalt Rally Championship for a seventh time this year, in a new Škoda Fabia R5.

Craig Fisher Appointed Inaugural Welsh National PDRL Head Coach

Craig Fisher has been appointed as the inaugural head coach of the Wales Physical Disability Rugby League (PDRL) side. The 40-year old has previously been involved in the coaching set-ups with both North Wales Origin and Wales Dragonhearts.

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Welsh Regions Receive The Final Indignity . . . English Sympathy

Welsh regional rugby reached a desperate low point at the weekend, gaining the one thing that’s always hard to stomach – English sympathy. As all four regions exited in Europe in varying degrees of disarray, it was left to Sale director of rugby Alex Sanderson to try and raise some... Read More

Dragons Bid To End Dan Biggar's Feelgood Factor As Harrison Keddie Gets Them Euro Ready

The Dragons host Northampton in the European Challenge Cup on Saturday evening, looking for a fourth victory in five games as well as a place in the tournament quarter-finals. That surge has produced confident vibes at Rodney Parade, as skipper Harrison Keddie tells Graham Thomas. Harrison Keddie is planning to... Read More

Dragons Enjoy Best Season For Six Years . . . But Dean Ryan Wants More, Starting With Northampton Saints Scalp

Dean Ryan believes the Dragons are making timely progress ahead of their European Challenge Cup last-16 tie at home to Northampton Saints. The Dragons completed their Guinness Pro14 campaign with a 24-17 victory over Edinburgh at the Principality Stadium at the weekend. It was not enough to give them qualification... Read More

"Brutal" Ross Moriarty And "Sharp" Aaron Wainwright Ready For Wales Call, Says Dragons Chief

Dean Ryan has admitted he will have mixed feelings if Wales come calling again for his Dragons back row pair of Aaron Wainwright and Ross Moriarty. The dynamic duo were at the heart of the Dragons’ impressive 31-20 victory over the Ospreys in Bridgend that has dented the losers’ Heineken... Read More

Dragons Centurion Ashton Hewitt Stands Between Ospreys And Gate To Europe

The Ospreys could take a giant step towards Heineken Champions Cup rugby next season if they can complete the double over regional rivals the Dragons at the Brewery Field tonight. The top three teams in the two Guinness PRO14 Conferences qualify automatically for the top tournament in Europe and Toby... Read More

From School Team Struggler To Alun Wyn Jones' Apprentice . . . Rhys Davies Prepares For Next Ospreys Step

Imagine having to wear Alun Wyn Jones’ jersey when he’s not around. That’s a big shirt to fill. But the young player making a pretty decent fist of it at the Ospreys at present is Rhys Davies. The former Wales U20 player is set wear No.5 against the Dragons on... Read More
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