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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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Glenn Delaney Hails Scarlets' "Galvaniser" But Dragons Suffer Big Taine Basham Blow

Scarlets head coach Glenn Delaney has labelled Sione Kalamafoni as the region’s “galvaniser” after his try helped them beat the Dragons, 20-3, on New Year’s Day. Second-half tries from the forceful No.8 and replacement outside-half Sam Costelow were enough to get Delaney’s side over the line in a match that... Read More

Scarlets Will Have A Ball In 2021, Says Phil Bennett . . . Even Without Big Jake

The Scarlets will begin 2021 where they started 2020 – as the Welsh region the others are chasing. It’s a status their famous son Phil Bennett believes they can maintain this year and he told Graham Thomas he expects early notice to be served on New Year’s Day at home... Read More

Jamie Roberts Warns There Will Be Pain At The End Of The Rainbow

Jamie Roberts has warned his Dragons side and the rest of the Guinness PRO14 they must be ready for a significant step up in quality when the division officially expands further into South Africa. This season – which has been hit hard by Covid-19 – has taken place without the... Read More

No Christmas Crackers But A Puzzle To Solve And We Did It, Says Cardiff Blues Coach

There was relief written all over the face of Cardiff Blues defence coach Richard Hodges after his side edged their way to a nail-biting 13-12 Christmas derby win over the Dragons at Rodney Parade. If it wasn’t a Christmas cracker, there was enough tension to the end to keep everyone... Read More

Dragons' Aaron Wainwright Backs Dean Ryan's Rodney Parade Revolution As Cardiff Blues Await

Jingle, jingle, the Welsh festive derbies are here. They kick-off today at Rodney Parade where the Dragons host Cardiff Blues. The home side are looking for their fourth straight Guinness Pro14 victory and Aaron Wainwright is looking to earn a first, famous derby win as he told Graham Thomas. Aaron Wainwright... Read More

Jamie Roberts Expects Niggle, Fiestiness And Fury As The Dragons Host His Old Mates, Cardiff Blues

Jamie Roberts insists he’s a lover not a fighter, but he would love nothing more than to get one over his old Cardiff Blues mates when the Dragons host a Boxing Day dust-up with their rivals. The giant centre, 34, made 87 appearances for the Blues between 2007 and 2013... Read More
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