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Cardiff Met RFC: An Alternative Route To Stardom. . . As Proved By Aaron Wainwright and Alex Dombrandt

With the return of the Indigo Welsh Premiership this week, debate has begun again over what are the best routes to develop the regional and international stars of the future. Former Wales head analyst Alun Carter, now working at Cardiff Met, reckons the university’s system of developing talent like Wales’ Aaron Wainwright and England’s Alex Dombrandt proves a formidable pathway is already here under the noses of the Welsh Rugby Union.

Swansea City Plan Shake-Up After Joel Piroe Dealmaker Moves On

Scarlets Told: "Player Welfare Is Paramount, Blah, Blah, Blah . . . Now Play Or Lose"

The Scarlets have had the door slammed in their faces by European rugby bosses who will not permit any escape route from this weekend’s opening Heineken Champions Cup fixture. The Llanelli region had pleaded for a postponement of their Pool B clash at Bristol on Saturday because of the chaotic fall-out from their South Africa trip. Their coaches and players are still locked down in a Belfast hotel serving out their quarantine, which will not finish until Friday – just 24 hours before the match.

Swansea City's Jamie Paterson Insists: I'm No Diver

Jamie Paterson has insisted he is not a diver and he should not have been booked in Swansea City’s 1-0 defeat to Middlesbrough. The Swans midfielder was shown a yellow card for simulation in the first-half of the weekend loss at the Riverside Stadium after tumbling under a challenge from Boro goalkeeper Luke Daniels. But Paterson is adamant that referee Andy Davies made the wrong call and that the Swans should have been awarded a penalty, instead.

Whitchurch High Is At It Again. . . As Welsh Rugby Prospect Christ Tshiunza Craves The Same Success As Gareth Bale, Sam Warburton and Geraint Thomas

By Steffan Thomas   The walls inside Whitchurch High School are already lined with pictures of famous Welsh internationals but they need to find room for another.  Alongside the photographs of the school’s most famous sons – Gareth Bale, Geraint Thomas and Sam Warburton – some space must be found for Christ Tshiunza following his Wales breakthrough in October and the prospect of more Test caps to come in the Six Nations in a couple of months’ time. 

WRU Board Member Liza Burgess To Step Down After Accepting Full-Time Coaching Position

Dragons Lead Chase To Sign New Wales Hooker Bradley Roberts

New Wales cap Bradley Roberts has admitted he has to move to Wales to continue his international career and the Dragons are working to offer him a deal. They face stiff competition from Cardiff, however, in trying to sign the Ulster hooker. Roberts’ contract with the Irish province runs out at the end of the season and the Welsh Rugby Union’s 60 cap selection policy means he will have to join a Welsh side if he is to extend his Test career into a second season.

Cardiff City's Steve Morison Insists Everything Else Was Rosey . . . Apart From Red Card

Steve Morison has claimed Cardiff City delivered a “positive performance” despite another home defeat that has put them back in relegation trouble. The Bluebirds manager insisted there was not much wrong with his team’s display in their 3-2 reverse against Sheffield United, aside from Sean Morrison’s sending off which his namesake said had “killed off” his team’s hopes of a victory. It was Cardiff’s second defeat in three matches and leaves them just one place above the Championship relegation zone, although they have a five-point lead over Peterborough United, who also lost.

Georgia Evans Steps Up For Big Battle Against Her Wales Rivals For Six Nations Spot

Georgia Evans is hoping to gain bragging rights over three of her Welsh international back row rivals when Saracens welcome table-topping Bristol Bears to the StoneX Stadium for the game of the season in the Allianz Premier 15s on Saturday. They won’t come any bigger than the top two unbeaten teams going head-to-head in a match that will hold much appeal for Wales coach Ioan Cunningham. Both teams have won their six league games and only one try bonus-point separates them.

Truckers Lodge In Chepstow Rehearsal Ahead Of Welsh Grand National

Welsh National hopeful Truckers Lodge will appear at Chepstow this weekend in preparation for the big race in the calendar at the same venue at the end of the month. The Paul Nicholls-trained horse heads to Chepstow on Saturday for the Welsh Grand National Trial, live on Sky Sports Racing at 1.22pm. Truckers Lodge was second in the Welsh National in 2019 before going on to win the Midlands National last year,

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Aussie From Gold Coast Helps Bluebirds Win First Trophy Of 2019 - And Ntazana Voted Man Of Match

Westfields FC 4, Cardiff City u-18s 4 Cardiff won 7-6 in penalty shootout Australian goalkeeper Jamie Cogman, a 16-year-old from the Gold Coast in Australia, helped Cardiff City win their first trophy of the season at Allpay Park, Hereford. The Bluebirds won the Herefordshire FA Senior Invitation final against Hellenic Premier team Westfields... Read More

Georgia Davies Pleased With Bronze Over 100m Before 50m Bid

Georgia Davies was happy to end the year with another bronze medal as she finished third in the 100m backstroke at the FINA World Short Course Swimming Championships in China. Davies – who also earned bronze for Wales earlier this year at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games – finished among... Read More

Melissa Makes Top Billing And The Road To Tokyo Is Clear

It's been a breakthrough year for Welsh athlete Melissa Courtney, who now carries the official tag of world class. Owen Morgan meets the Olympic hopeful who believes she can run even faster now she's assisted by more than just the wind. Melissa Courtney has described being named in British Athletics' World... Read More

Josh Griffiths Wants Cardiff Half Success As Springboard To More London Marathon Glory

Swansea Harrier Josh Griffiths is targeting a big October as he sets his sights on Sunday’s Commonwealth Half Marathon Championship and the Dublin Marathon later in the month. The man who shot to prominence when he finished as the top British runner at the 2017 London Marathon is relishing taking... Read More

Wales' Golden Shot Phelps Looking For New Targets

David Phelps, one of Wales’ greatest shooters, has decided to retire from international competition after picking up his second Commonwealth Games gold medal earlier in the year. The 41-year-old former Whitchurch HS pupil turned back the clock to recapture his golden form by winning his second gold on Australian soil... Read More

Julie's Passion For Wales Is Celtic Dragons' Plus

Julie Hoornweg talks about netball in Wales with such passion and enthusiasm that it’s difficult to envisage how she will walk away at the end of her agreement. Australian Hoornweg took charge of Welsh netball during February following the departure of head coach Trish Wilcox and is overseeing a major revolution... Read More
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