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Elfyn Evans Fifth After Opening Day Of Arctic Rally Finland

Elfyn Evans was fifth after the opening days of the Arctic Rally Finland on Friday. The Dolgellau-born racer was around 16 seconds slower on each off the two passes of the Sarriojärvi test - the second completed in darkness - as Estonia's former world champ Ott Tanak dominated the first day.

George North Can Go From 0 To 100, To 145, Says Wales Coach Wayne Pivac

Wayne Pivac has praised George North's attitude and appetite as he prepares to win his 100th Wales cap and become a rugby union record-breaker. North will reach a century in Saturday's Guinness Six Nations clash against England at the Principality Stadium. And at 28 years and 320 days, he will eclipse Australia captain Michael Hooper by four weeks as the youngest player to clock up 100 appearances for their country.

Keep It Simple, Stupid . . . The Cardiff City Mantra Of Mick McCarthy

Simplicity has been the key to Cardiff City’s revival under Mick McCarthy, according to Wales midfielder Will Vaulks. The Bluebirds will be seeking a seventh consecutive victory when they go to Middlesbrough on Saturday and a meeting with former manager Neil Warnock. When McCarthy replaced Neil Harris, they were 15th in the table and 13 points adrift of sixth place. After taking 20 points from a maximum possible 24, Cardiff now occupy that final play-off position and are 11 points behind the automatic places with 14 matches still to go.

Beware Eddie Jones' Frigid England Routine . . . It's Time For Wales To Fight Ice With Ice

Eddie Jones has told England to pick up their own arousal levels when they face Wales this weekend. But it’s not a case of thinking Welsh fires can melt the mighty iceberg, says Harri Morgan. It’s more about Wales being coldly, clinical themselves. Expect Eddie’s England to arrive in Cardiff brimming with whoop and holler. Each milestone in the game will be celebrated to the hilt. Every high pitched rejoice or northern grunt, designed to nudge up the level on their “arousal-ometer”.

Shane Williams Backs George North To Take All The Records Going . . . Including His Own

Angharad James To Still Be Available To Wales During USA Stint

Welsh international Angharad James is heading to America and the National Women’s Soccer League after signing for North Carolina Courage. The 26-year-old, who has previously stated her desire to play her club football in the States, will join up with the 2018 and 2019 champions in time for the new season in May. Her deal will initially run for one year, with an option of a second year tagged on and she will contine to be free to play for Wales.

Wales Ladies Open Strokeplay Postponed Until Later in Summer

Wales Golf has postponed the 2021 Ladies Open Strokeplay at Newport until later in the summer when it is hoped the event will be able to go ahead without restrictions. Newport Golf Club has continued to support this Championship and it will now be played Friday 24th – Sunday 26th September at the same venue.

The Shear Power Of Wales Prop Wyn Jones . . . As He Gets Ready To Grapple With England

Welsh coal mining once used to produce prop forwards for Wales, but these days few jobs sit beside being a professional rugby player. Except, it seems, if you’re a farmer from west Wales as Wyn Jones is proving is this Six Nations and as he tells Graham Thomas. Wyn Jones has revealed a return to shearing sheep during lockdown got him in the mood to strong-arm opponents in this season’s Six Nations. The Wales prop has been one of the big success stories of the tournament so far – collecting the man-of-the-match award in taking the clippers to Ireland and then giving the Scots a haircut with another forceful display in the win at Murrayfield.

Wales' Justin Tipuric Insists There's More To Come . . . And Against England They'll Need It

Wales flanker Justin Tipuric insists his Triple Crown chasers are level-headed ahead of their showdown against England on Saturday. “We know we haven’t been playing at the top of our game and we know we have got a lot to improve on.” says the Ospreys captain. “We are not a perfect team, but we are still winning games which shows we’re doing something right.

Swansea City's Ben Cabango . . . A Throwback To The Days When Centre Halves Let It All Go To Their Head

A “throwback” defender who looks good for the future. Gareth Bale, Daniel James, Kieffer Moore – it’s a been a good week or so for players potentially crucial to Wales’ chances at this summer’s Euro finals. But last night at the Liberty Stadium, one of the less talked about candidates for a place in the re-arranged tournament continued to prosper.

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Move Over, Warrenball . . . Wayneball Is The New Game In Town

Wayne Pivac takes charge of Wales for the first time today. He may be cut from the same New Zealand cloth as Warren Gatland, but he tells Graham Thomas there will be a definite change in styling. A new era in Welsh rugby begins on November 30 and if anyone feels... Read More

Lemon Beer And Low Key Clapping . . . Harri's Game Is Over As Typhoon Hagibis Moves In

As Typhoon Hagibis prepares to hit Japan, Dai Sport’s fan man in Japan has been looking at the skies and checking the tracking projections. That’s when Harri Morgan hasn’t been watching Wales, finding bars that actually show rugby, and sampling the local lemon-flavoured ale. I can vividly recall rolling into... Read More

Job Done For Wales . . . Now Time To Rest The Weary And Prepare For France

Mission number one accomplished - Wales are in the quarter-finals of the World Cup, and with a game to spare into the bargain, after hard fought victories over Australia and Fiji following an easier one against Georgia. It remains to be seen who their opponents are, but it will be... Read More

Warren Gatland Admits Wales Were Shaken And Stirred By Fiji . . . And Holes Are Appearing

Warren Gatland has admitted his players have been left all shook up by Fiji and that some will find themselves in unfamiliar positions when they come back down to ground for their final World Cup pool match in Japan. The Wales coach says he will be forced to pick some... Read More

Bubble Wrapped Wales Feel They Can Calm Any South Seas Storm

Wales have withdrawn into their own bubble ahead of Wednesday's vital World Cup match against Fiji, saying they have done their all homework on their dangerous opponents. As a powerful typhoon charts course for Japan, Wales are in calm seas, claims forwards coach Robin McBryde. Wins over unpredictable Fiji and... Read More

Dan Biggar Passed Fit But Wales Shuffle Back Row Cards To Try And Trump Fiji

Dan Biggar has been declared fit to face Fiji but Wales coach Warren Gatland has still opted for two changes for Wednesday’s World Cup clash in the Japanese city of Oita. Biggar failed a head injury assessment (HIA) during the victory over Australia after leaving the field 29 minutes into... Read More
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