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Cardiff Uni And Cardiff Met Set Up Potential Sell-Out Showdown At The Arms Park

The build-up to the battle of Cardiff’s two university rugby teams at the Arms Park on Wednesday 5 October intensified as both Joe Cowell’s Cardiff Met team and Luke Pollock’s Cardiff University side got off to winning starts in the BUCS Super Rugby competition. The Met stars had to come from behind at St Helen’s before they avenged their home defeat to Swansea University in last season’s competition, eventually triumphing 42-30 in front of a huge crowd, while Pollock’s men snatched victory at the death with a late try at Bath, winning 22-21. It means their derby night out at the Arms Park looks set to be a thriller.

The Mud Is Thickening, The Days Are Shortening And Evan Williams Couldn't Be Happier . . . The Jump Season Is Back

Evan Williams and his family enjoy the summer, but not as much as the winter and the jump season when, as he puts it, “the mud is flying, and the days are short, and the flowers have died.” That’s poetry. And there’s more. “That’s when we really come alive,” says the trainer. “And it will be good to get back amongst it.”

The Wind Went Out Of Our Sails, Admits Matthew Maynard As Glamorgan Accept Second Tier Fate

Matthew Maynard has admitted Glamorgan’s promotion hopes evaporated the moment they heard news from Worcester late on Wednesday afternoon. The Glamorgan coach revealed his players learned that rivals Middlesex had taken maximum points against Worcestershire at New Road and the steam went out of their own efforts against Sussex. The Welsh county needed to better Middlesex’s result in their final match of their County Championship Division Two season in order to go up, but Middlesex’s points tally meant a draw would be enough for them to cement the second promotion place.

PING Welsh Junior Tour Finals End In Style With Winners Crowned

Seventy two of the best young golfers in Wales took part in the PING Welsh Junior Tour Finals at Tredegar Park, with winners coming from all round Wales. Bleddyn Holgate, from Cilgwyn in West Wales, won the Under 14 category Order of Merit, with Geraint Barnes, Llantrisant and Pontyclun, taking the honours on the day with an impressive 44 points, along with third place overall.

Michael Hogan Looks To Force A Fairy Tale Ending . . . As He Aims Bow Out With A Bang

Jess Fishlock Hands Gemma Grainger A Fitness Boost . . . As Wales Aim For Another Great Night In The Capital

Poor Policing Is Undermining Welsh Football's Special Atmosphere . . . After Red Fog Engulfed Red Wall Send Off

BUCS Is Back . . . And So Is The Alternative Route Into Pro Rugby

BUCS Super Rugby is set to return with a bang this week with the opening two rounds featuring two classic Welsh derbies. Wednesday night will see Swansea University host last season’s semi-finalists Cardiff Met at St Helen’s. A week later it will be the battle of the Welsh capital institutions, when Cardiff Met host Cardiff University at the Arms Park.

Gareth Bale To Be Subject Of Talks Between LA And Wales Over Fitness Plan For World Cup

Wales are planning talks with Los Angeles FC to make sure Gareth Bale is in peak condition for the World Cup. Skipper Bale completed 90 minutes for the first time in over 12 months on Sunday as Wales suffered relegation from the top tier of the Nations League by losing 1-0 to Poland in Cardiff. The former Real Madrid star almost equalised in stoppage time when his header struck the crossbar.

Wales PDRL Coach Craig Fisher Says His Squad Ready For World Cup Bow

Wales Physical Disability Rugby League head coach Craig Fisher says his squad is ready to make its mark at the upcoming PDRL World Cup. Fisher has named a 15-player squad for the tournament which takes place in Warrington from Sunday 23 October.

Euros

Robert Page Plots New Course Beyond Qatar For Wales . . . 2024 Euros And World Cup In 2026

Robert Page has pinpointed qualification for the 2024 Euros and 2026 World Cup as his targets after being confirmed as the long-term manager of Wales. The man who took over from Ryan Giggs has signed a new four-year contract to continue in the job, two months before the 2022 World... Read More

Wales Look To Break Attendance Record For Decisive World Cup Qualification Game . . . After Lionesses Success In Women's Euro 2022

By Daniel Parker So, an England football team has finally won a major tournament and it hasn’t been a totally unbearable experience for the rest of us (something I never thought I’d write). The enhanced profile this summer’s European Championships has enjoyed – partly as a result of media interest in... Read More

Gareth Bale Has No Retirement Plans Yet . . . As The Welshman Dreams Of More Tournament Action

By David Williams Gareth Bale has revealed he is aiming to continue to represent Wales beyond this winter's World Cup, with Euro 2024 a goal and even the 2026 World Cup a possibility. There had been suggestions Bale could retire after Qatar 2022 and that his 12-month contract at Los Angeles FC... Read More

Wales' Joint Euros Hosting Bid Gets Boost After Italian Re-think

By Paul Jones Wales’ chances of being part of a successful bid to host the European Championship is six years’ time have improved – thanks to Italy. The Italians have indicated to UEFA - European football’s governing body - their interest in hosting the 2032 European Championship, the Italian Football Federation (FIGC)... Read More

Swansea City's Connor Roberts Is Still Ahead Of Liverpool's Neco Williams For Wales, Says Alan Curtis

Wales have one match left before their European Championship finals campaign starts next weekend. They host Albania on Saturday with uncertainty still surrounding whether or not Neco Williams will remain suspended. When the real action starts, former Wales and Swansea City star Alan Curtis reckons it should be Connor Roberts... Read More

Wales And Chelsea Star Ethan Ampadu Heads For France With New Mission In Mind

The real countdown to the Euros starts tonight when Wales face France in the first of two warm-up games before the tournament begins. For Chelsea’s Ethan Ampadu, the fixture will bring back good memories of the start of his international career, as he tells Alex Predeleux. Ethan Ampadu is aiming... Read More
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