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Matt Richards Heads Five Star Welsh Group Heading For Paris Olympics

Matt Richards swimming
World champion Matt Richards will head five Welsh swimmers who have been selected for Great Britain at the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris this summer. Richards, Medi Harris, Daniel Jervis and Kieran Bird will fly the flag for Wales as part of Team GB during the Olympic pool programme, while Hector Pardoe - who earned a bronze medal at February's World Championships - will race in the 10km open water marathon event. The five-star showing is only one swimmer fewer than the super six Welsh swimmers who went to the delayed Tokyo Olympics three years ago.

So Solid Elfyn Evans Looking For More Croatian Magic

Elfyn Evans is looking to grab the lead in the World Rally Championship title battle in Croatia this week.

Welsh Regions Reminded Of Task Ahead As Leinster Sign Jordie Barrett

Jordie Barrett New Zealand
Welsh regions hoping to assemble squads to become competitive with the best in the United Rugby Championship have been given a sobering reminder of the size of that task after Leinster announced the capture of All Blacks star, Jordie Barrett.

Josh Turnbull Insists Young Blood Can Get Welsh Rugby Pumping Again

John Turnbull Cardiff
Josh Turnbull insists he sees exciting times ahead in Welsh rugby as he begins his new career as a coach. The 36-year-old Cardiff back rower has confirmed he has played his last match and will take up a coaching position within the Cardiff academy set-up.

James Harris Admits Glamorgan Left Disappointed By Derbyshire Draw

James Harris Glamorgan
James Harris admitted Glamorgan were disappointed they were unable to press home a promising position against Derbyshire and had to settle for a draw in their first home County Championship game of the season. The match finished with spoils shared after a superb stand between Luis Reece and Brooke Guest guided the visitors to safety.

Phil Pratt – Multi-Talented, Multi-skilled, And Heading For Paris This Summer

Phil Pratt
Phil Pratt will be at the Paralympics in Paris later this year, but it’s not too much of a stretch to imagine the highlight of his summer could have been playing at Wimbledon. Pratt is the man who captained Great Britain’s wheelchair basketball team to World Championship glory in 2018.

Gerwyn Price Admits German Defeat Was Hard To Take

Gerwyn Price darts
Gerwyn Price believes he let a fifth International Darts Open title slip from his grasp after losing the final of the European tour event. German home favourite Martin Schindler denied Price as he surged to victory in his first European Tour final. The 27-year-old German powered his way to an 8-5 win over the two-time defending champion at the WT Energiesysteme Arena in Riesa to claim his first senior PDC crown.

Erol Bulut Turns On His Critics And Demands Credit For Cardiff City Upsurge

Erol Bulut
Erol Bulut has issued an impassioned defence of his record as Cardiff City manager as he seeks to stay in charge this summer. The Bluebirds boss has taken issue with his critics, who he claims have tried to suggest he should take little credit for the club’s improvement on last season.

Chris Cooke Backs Glamorgan To Claim Win After Brilliant Ton

Chris Cooke Glamorgan
Century-maker Chris Cooke believes he has set the platform for Glamorgan to achieve a memorable victory over Derbyshire. Cooke helped Glamorgan pull in front on day three of their Vitality County Championship match against after they posted 361 for seven declared to set a target of 401 for the visitors.

Newport County Boss Graham Coughlan To Consider His Position After Sixth Defeat

Graham Coughlan Newport county
Newport County manager Graham Coughlan has given a scathing assessment of his team - and questioned his own future - after they suffered a sixth successive defeat. The County boss said the club’s fans deserved better after their latest setback - a 2-1 loss at home against Tranmere Rovers. That makes it a miserable round half dozen of losses on the bounce for Newport, who only a month ago looked to have a decent outside chance of making the play-offs before their rotten run.

Graham Price

Newport Saracens Dedicate Cup Final To Dale Tucker

Newport Saracens will be dedicating Saturday’s Admiral Division 4 Cup final to the memory of one of their former players Dale Tucker, who died suddenly this season. The passing of the Wales rugby league Under 19 cap and Dragonhearts centre was a huge shock to the rugby community in Newport.... Read More

Charlie Faulkner Tributes Paid After Pontypool Front Rower Dies At 81

Tributes have been paid to former Wales prop forward Tony “Charlie” Faulkner following his death aged 81. The former Pontypool loosehead earned 19 caps for Wales between 1975 and 1979, winning four Five Nations titles and the Grand Slam twice in a squad which included the likes of Gareth Edwards... Read More

Dan Bigger Ruffles Feathers Across World Rugby . . . But His Competitive Nature Gives Wales A Chance Against World Class Springboks

By Stuart Taylor Wales captain Dan Biggar has previously had the somewhat dubious honour of being named among the world's most hated rugby players. Yes, sadly, such a list exists. Last year, the top-five list compiled by the rugby website Ruck.co.uk saw Biggar named No.5, with fellow fly-half Owen Farrell of England named the most... Read More

Alun Wyn Jones Joins Graham Price On Lions Elevenes But Denies Respect Was One-Sided In First Test

Alun Wyn Jones has refused to get drawn on Rassie Erasmus' criticism of the refereeing in the first Test and warned the Springboks there is more to come from the Lions. The Lions captain was responding after Rassie Erasmus, the South Africa director of rugby, released an unorthodox 62-minute video... Read More

"Pross" . . . The Bulldozer Driver Who Built A Rugby Empire At Pontypool

Ray Prosser, who died earlier this week at the age of 93, was more than just a player and a coach. As Peter Jackson recalls, he was a philosopher, educator and sociologist, when he wasn’t driving a bulldozer for a living. Monday, January 20, 1975 – training night at Pontypool... Read More

Ray Prosser: "The Most Influential Figure In Pontypool RFC History"

Pontypool have spoken of their sadness and devastation following the death of “the most influential figure in Pontypool RFC history” – Ray Prosser. The former Pooler prop and coach, who also played for Wales and the British & Irish Lions, has died at the age of 93. Simply known around... Read More
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