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Search Is On To Become A Para Taekwondo Star Like Wales' Matt Bush

Wales' para Taekwondo trailblazer Matt Bush is helping the search for GB Taekwondo's next stars. The 31-year-old became the first Brit to strike gold at the World Para Taekwondo Championships in 2019.

AWJ: Wayne Pivac Has Done More With New Caps In Nine Months Than We Used To Do In Two Years

Alun Wyn Jones has jumped to the defence of Wayne Pivac – claiming the under fire Wales coach has steered Wales towards a "watershed moment" despite poor results. The Wales captain – who leads his team against Italy today – has claimed Pivac has done more in nine months than would have been achieved in two years under Warren Gatland when it comes to blooding new talent. Jones said: "Eight or nine new caps, previously you would not see that in two years. It could be a watershed moment in the way the new regime does kick on."

Veni, Vidi, Vici . . . Varney . . . Stephen Comes To Wales To Conquer With Italy

Stephen Varney, 19-years-old and a fluent Welsh speaker born in Pembrokeshire, will return to west Wales today for a first experience of Test rugby in his homeland. But when he lines up at Parc y Scarlets in Llanelli for his first international start, Varney will be wearing the blue shirt of Italy rather than Welsh red. Il Canto degli Italiani – not Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau – will be his national anthem.

Swansea City's Steve Cooper Will Keep A Welcome In The Hillside For Nathan Jones . . . Then Wants Revenge

Steve Cooper admits he’s a big admirer of fellow Welsh manager Nathan Jones, but it will be a revenge mission on his mind when Swansea City host Luton Town on Saturday. With Tony Pulis now at Sheffield Wednesday, there are a trio of Welshmen currently plying their trade in the Championship. Swans head coach Cooper had to settle for a draw when he locked horns with Pulis last week, but the content with Jones in an opportunity to right a wrong from last season.  

LIVE BLOG: Elfyn Evans Crashes On Rally Monza As WRC Title Dream Looks In Tatters.

Hello......and welcome to Dai Sport's live blog as Dolgellau's Elfyn Evans resumes his bid to become the first Welsh driver to be crowned FIA World Rally Champion.

Rugby Isn't Boring . . . But Watching Lots Of It On TV - That'll Make You Very Dull, Indeed

The debates have raged on during the Autumn Nations Cup. For some, the game has become a snore-fest of kicking, pile-ups, penalties and shapeless set-pieces. For others, these moaners just don’t get the modern game. For Harri Morgan, it all depends on where you sit – and how long you’ve been watching. There is a critical point in the life of a hobby golfer where a decision must be made - continue as a happy hacker or invest the hours into improving. More time spent honing the swing might yield a tad more consistency out on the course, but it will also drive up performance expectation.

Wales Raise More Doubts Over Ryan Giggs' Future As Rob Page Given World Cup Role

Caretaker manager Rob Page will conduct Wales' World Cup draw media duties with uncertainty remaining over the long term future of Ryan Giggs. Page was in interim charge last month as Wales beat the Republic of Ireland and Finland to secure promotion to the top tier of the Nations League and confirm their place in Pot 2 of Monday's World Cup qualifying draw in Switzerland. Giggs was absent for Wales' November games after being arrested on suspicion of assaulting his girlfriend at his Manchester home on November 1.

Josh Adams Can Be Test Lion And Might Just Be The Best Wing In The World, Says Nigel Walker

The countdown to the Lions tour of 2021 has begun with contenders only likely to have six more Test opportunities in which to press their claims. For the wing spots, Josh Adams has a lead on his rivals built up over the past two seasons according to former Wales wing Nigel Walker, who spoke to Graham Thomas. Josh Adams can underline his status as a Lion-in-waiting when he plays his final international of the year this weekend, according to former Wales wing Nigel Walker. Adams will pair up with Louis Rees-Zammit against Italy on Saturday as Wales bid to end their underwhelming Autumn Nations Cup showing with an emphatic win against Italy.

Kieran Hardy . . . The New Wales No.9 With Designs On Being Number One

The Jersey boys will be uniting again tomorrow as three former players of the Channel Islands club – Kieran Hardy, Callum Sheedy and Will Rowlands – prepare to face Italy. Hardy has had a brief taste of Test rugby and now wants to challenge the more established names as James Dodd reports. Kieran Hardy is determined to end Wales’ 2020 campaign by proving he can be first choice scrum-half in 2021. The 25-year-old from Carmarthen made his debut a fortnight ago in Wales’ 18-0 victory over Georgia at Llanelli.

LIVE BLOG: Elfyn Evans Fourth At Rally Monza But Still On Course For WRC Title

Good morning.....and welcome to Dai Sport's live blog as Elfyn Evans bids to become the first Welsh driver to be crowned World Rally Champion. The 31-year-old is lying fourth after Thursday's opening special stage of Rally Monza on Thursday.

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The Hunger Games . . . Holly Jones Has Big Appetite For Commonwealth Medal In Birmingham

Holly Jones should have been part of the Wales gymnastics squad defending their title on home turf in October when the Northern European Championships was due to be staged in Cardiff. The coronavirus pandemic put paid to that, but a re-scheduled event next year, plus the 2022 Commonwealth Games means... Read More

Emily Thomas Gets To Grips With The New World In Gyms . . . And Is Just Glad To Be Back

The magnificent seven elite Welsh gymnasts are back in training after months trying to keep in shape at home. First through the doors was Emily Thomas, for whom the sights, sounds and smells of a gymnasium felt like a breath of fresh air as she tells Graham Thomas. Emily Thomas... Read More

Welsh Duo Ieuan Thomas And Johnny Hopkins On Track For Place In Berlin

Wales’ steeplechase duo Johnny Hopkins and Ieuan Thomas both clocked European Athletics Championship qualifying times in Holland at the weekend. Thomas, who has already competed at the World Championships and Commonwealth Games over the past 12 months, finished second in the Gouden Spike 3,000m in a new personal best of... Read More

Latalia Bevan Joins Gareth Bale, Sam Warburton And Geraint Thomas As Whitchurch High School Royalty

So, it is not just the legendary Welsh Sporting Trinity of Gareth Bale, Geraint Thomas and Sam Warburton who keep the flag of Whitchurch High School flying high on the world stage. Less than 24 hours after another old boy, Dan Salmon, struck gold in the Men’s Pairs in the... Read More

Wales Gymnasts Holly Jones And Maisie Mathuen Strike Gold

Wales’ leading gymnasts warmed up in style for next month’s Commonwealth Games by picking up medals at the British Championships in Liverpool. In the senior women’s apparatus finals, both Swansea’s Holly Jones and Cardiff’s Maisie Methuen struck gold to give themselves a huge boost prior to leaving for the Gold... Read More