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Wales Gear Up For . . . Uhm . . . Fifth-Place Play Off Winner For Autumn Nations Cup

When Wales meet Italy in Llanelli on Saturday, it will be for the less than cherished title of fifth-place play-off winners of the inaugural Autumn Nations Cup. If that title doesn’t sound too grand then it’s because Wales’ result have not been either, during the fractured year of 2020. The corresponding Six Nations match back in February saw Wales head coach Wayne Pivac begin his reign as Warren Gatland’s successor on a winning note.

Huddersfield Means A Lot To Me . . . But I Just Want To Beat Them (Again) Says Cardiff City's Alex Smithies

Alex Smithies insists he is focussed on winning against his former club Huddersfield Town tonight and any nostalgia can wait. The Cardiff City goalkeeper spent eight years with the Yorkshire club, playing in 274 matches before moving on to QPR and then the Bluebirds. Smithies left Huddersfield in 2015 but says: “It’s always nice to play your old clubs, you always want to beat them.

Lauren Price Relishing Return To Copper Box On Road To Tokyo Gold

Wales' world champ Lauren Price will again launch her bid for Olympic glory in London next April. The Boxing Road to Tokyo European Olympic Qualifying event has been rescheduled for April 22-26 at the Copper Box Arena.

Dewi Lake Can Make A Big Splash As A Wales Hooker . . . If He Sorts His Arrows, Says Ospreys Boss

Dewi Lake has been tipped as the Wales hooker of the future but only if he improves his throwing in at the line-out. The former Wales Under 20s captain has been in red hot form for the Ospreys recently with his dynamic ball-carrying and raw physicality catching the eye, despite their struggles in the Guinness Pro 14. In the absence of veteran hooker Ken Owens, both Ryan Elias and Elliot Dee have struggled to fully convince for Wales in this autumn’s Nations Cup.

Jamie Lewis Arrows His Way Into The Worlds Darts Championships In Style

Jamie Lewis can end a difficult year on a high after producing a superb display to qualify for the World Championships. The Carmarthen darter took tie out of the PDC Tour this year for personal reasons but has bagged one of the final six spots along with fellow Welshman Nick Kenny.

Cardiff City, Swansea And Newport County Will Lose Out In Any Fan Lottery, Fears Neil Harris

Neil Harris fears Wales' football league clubs will be left behind both on and off the field if they will not be allowed to have fans at home matches like clubs in England. Wales first minister Mark Drakeford had announced the country will return to lockdown starting on Friday with the situation to be reviewed on December 17.

Jess Fishlock Says Wales' Next Generation Of Footballers Can Be Best Yet.....And She Wants To Be Part Of It

Jess Fishlock reckons Wales' next generation of footballers can be the best yet - and she wants to be part of it. The 33-year-old is set to win her 120th cap when Wales end their UEFA Women's Euro2022 qualifying campaign against Belarus at Newport's Rodney Parade on Tuesday (KO 7.10pm).

Wales Are Too Nice And Need More Dog, Barks Scott Quinnell

Scott Quinnell believes Wales rediscovered some of their doggedness against England last weekend – but reckons they still lack bite. The former Wales and Lions No.8 was encouraged by aspects of the 24-13 defeat in Llanelli, but argues there is a soft streak running through Wayne Pivac’s team that needs to be hardened up. “Sometimes I look at Wales and I think everybody is just a bit too nice,” said Quinnell.

Sheyi Ojo Insists Cardiff City Can Turn Rescue Act Into Promotion Push

Sheyi Ojo believes Cardiff City can use their emphatic 4-0 victory over Luton as the launch pad to get themselves back into the race for promotion. The Liverpool loan player scored the last of the Bluebirds’ goals in a re-freshened line-up who have lifted the club to 14th place in the Championship table to ease some of the pressure on manager Neil Harris. There is still a seven point gap between Cardiff and the play-off places, and 10 points between Harris’s side and the automatic promotion spots, but Ojo – whose team host Huddersfield in another home match on Tuesday - says: “We want to get promoted. That’s the reason we’re all fighting.

Gerwyn Price Bows Out Of Players Championship In Semi-Finals

Gerwyn Price saw his hopes of winning the Ladbrokes Players Championships Finals dashed after a 11-8 semi-final defeat to defending champ Michael van Gerwen. The 35-year-old looked to have a good chance of avenging last year's defeat in the final to the Dutch darter after taking an 8-6 lead at Coventry's Ricoh Arena.

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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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