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Wayne Pivac Promises Set Piece Repair Job For Wales Ahead Of Six Nations

Wayne Pivac will know that whatever allowances may have been made for Wales' poor performance in 2020 will not extend into this year’s Six Nations as he looks for improvement in all areas, but maintains his side are in a "good space". Wales won just three of their 10 Tests last year, with those successes coming against Italy [twice] and Georgia. It was a huge step backwards from the form of the previous two seasons under Warren Gatland, but a change to a more ball-in-hand style and injuries to key individuals have been a factor.

Welsh Fire Can Re-Ignite Cricket This Summer, Says Tom Banton

Tom Banton is one of the most exciting young cricketers on the planet but he insists a break from action at the end of last year has set him up for a huge 2021. Somerset and England batsman Banton was one of the headline acts retained by Welsh Fire for this summer’s The Hundred alongside his international team-mates Jonny Bairstow and Ollie Pope.  The new tournament – delayed from last year due to the Covid-19 pandemic – is scheduled to be played this summer with Welsh Fire playing all their home games in Cardiff.

Ashley Williams . . . The Rock Has Gone But The Memories Will Take Some Shifting

For over decade, Ashley Williams was the rock in front of the Red Wall. His announcement that at 36 he had opted to retire from playing was no surprise to Fraser Watson, but what is are those who still doubt his place in football history. For the bravest of warriors, it was the meekest of departures. After a career which yielded more than 700 club appearances and 86 international caps - the man whose name was built upon ferociously guarding the front door for both Swansea City and Wales, finished yesterday with him quietly slipping out the back.

Swansea City Push For The Summit . . . As Mick McCarthy Bids To Stop Downward Spiral At Cardiff

Something will have to give at the Liberty Stadium tonight when the team with the most clean sheet in the Championship hosts the team with the least number of defeats. Last season, Swansea City were pipped by Brentford in the play-off semi-finals and they are both back among the leading candidates for promotion – Swansea in second place and the Bees two points back in fourth. Steve Cooper’s Swans will have their title credentials tested to the full over the next 10 days with both Brentford and league leaders Norwich City due to visit the Liberty Stadium. Then. they have got Manchester City in the FA Cup fifth round.

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.

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Cardiff City's Harry Wilson Says Wales Now Fear No-One

Harry Wilson says Wales are heading for Euro 2020 confident they can beat anyone. The on-loan Cardiff City striker helped Wales secure Nations League promotion to the top tier of European football on Wednesday with a 3-1 win over Finland in the capital. The victory also virtually guaranteed Wales a... Read More

Deadly Daniel James Takes Wales Into Europe's Elite And Says: It's Only The Start

By Paul Jones Gareth Bale paid tribute to Daniel James after Wales secured promotion to the top tier of the Nations League with a 3-1 win over 10-man Finland in Cardiff. Harry Wilson, James and Kieffer Moore were on target as Wales moved up to League A and virtually guaranteed themselves a... Read More

David Brooks Wants To Join The Elite . . . Among Nations And Clubs

David Brooks insists he will attack Wales’ final match of their Nations League group stage campaign with the same optimism and determination that has seen him through the worst year of his career. The Bournemouth striker will face Finland on Wednesday night at the Cardiff City Stadium, where a point... Read More

Let's Finnish Off Our Nations Cup In Style, Rob Page Urges Wales

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Gareth Bale Says Covid Has Not Sidelined Wales . . . And Neither Will Finland

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Gareth Bale Is About To Score 20 Goals For Tottenham And Take Them To A Higher Level, Says Steve McManaman

Gareth Bale is about to help lift Tottenham to another level, according to former Real Madrid winger Steve McManaman. The Wales captain – who will lead his team against Finland in their final Nations League group stage match tomorrow - is nearing full fitness having eased his way back from... Read More
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