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Elfyn Evans Says He Did Not Want To Risk It All In Monte Carlo As He Settles For Second

Elfyn Evans finished second on the season-opening WRC Monte Carlo Rally after opting not to risk it all on trying to overhaul Toyota team-mate Sebastien Ogier. The Dolgellau flier finished 32.6 seconds behind the Frenchman who claimed a record eighth victory on arguably the world's most famous rally.

Steve Cooper Insists Swansea City's FA Cup Run Is No Distraction . . . And Pays Big Tribute To New Boy Conor Hourihane

Steve Cooper insisted the FA Cup was “not a distraction” as his Swansea side sailed into the fifth round at the expense of Nottingham Forest. Much had been made of the Swans failing to score more than twice in a game this season, a statistic they emphatically banished with a comprehensive 5-1 win at the Liberty Stadium. Cooper made seven changes to the side that won at Barnsley last time out, but saw his side lead 2-0 at the break through Liam Cullen’s crisp volley and a superb 25 yard shot from Matt Grimes. 

I Plan On Being Here Longer Than A Few Months, Mick McCarthy Tells Cardiff City Fans...Whether They Like It Or Not

Mick McCarthy insists he is happy to have agreed a short-term deal to manage Cardiff City until the end of the season - but is aiming to be around a lot longer. The former Republic of Ireland boss has been installed as a quick replacement for the sacked Neil Harris.

Elfyn Evans Says Fortune Will Favour The Brave As He Chases Monte Carlo Jackpot

Elfyn Evans may have to roll the dice if he wants to get his World Rally Championship campaign off to a winning start in Monte Carlo. The Dolgellau ace goes into Sunday's final four stages in the snowy French Alps trailing Toyota Gazoo Racing team-mate Sebastien Ogier by just 13 seconds.

New Swansea City Striker Jordan Morris Thanks Jurgen Klinsmann For Big Break

Jordan Morris has revealed the influence of German legend Jurgen Klinsmann on the road that has taken him to the Championship with Swansea City. The American international – who has joined the Swans on loan from Seattle Sounders – was capped by Klinsmann when Morris was still a college student six years ago at the age of 20. He has since won 39 caps for the USA, but credits Klinsmann with helping progress his fellow striker’s career.

Dai Young Says Victory For Cardiff Blues Over Scarlets Is Just First Step On The Ladder

Dai Young believes Cardiff Blues are heading forwards after they secured back-to-back Guinness Pro 14 victories over the Scarlets with a 13-10 victory in Llanelli. The Blues won against their regional rivals for the second time inside a fortnight to give Young victory in his first match in charge since returning to the Arms Park. Once again, the Scarlets had most of the possession and territory but the Blues’ defence proved too strong for them to break down.

Cardiff City Believe They Have The Right Man In Mick McCarthy . . . He Can Keep Them Up

Mick McCarthy has been parachuted in to save Cardiff City's season, with owner Vincent Tan insisting the Irishman is the right man to stop the rot. The club feared the current slump might become a battle to avoid relegation to League One but believe McCarthy can keep them in the Championship. They are currently nine points above the relegation zone, but all the clubs in the bottom three have games in hand on Cardiff.

Elfyn Evans Grabs Lead On Monte Carlo To Set-Up Rally Thriller

Elfyn Evans snatched the lead in the Monte Carlo Rally and looks set for a battle royal this weekend with team-mate Sebastien Ogier. The Dolgellau ace won one of Friday's five special stages in the French Alps to end the day with a slender 7.4 secs advantage over the Frenchman.

Mick McCarthy Will "Put A Smile On Faces" Says Cardiff City Hero

Mick McCarthy has been backed to “put a smile back on faces” if he is appointed as Cardiff City’s new manager. The upbeat assessment comes from Bluebirds defender Sol Bamba, himself a source of warmth, affection and humour for the club’s supporters in dark times – not least the player’s own recent cancer diagnosis. McCarthy is expected to be confirmed as Cardiff’s new boss this weekend following the sacking of Neil Harris on Thursday.

Cardiff Valkyries Throw Virtual Doors Open For More Women Players

Cardiff Valkyries have gone virtual as they bid to encourage more women to take up American Football. The club may be restricted from playing matches or holding training sessions during the current lockdown, but that has not stopped their determined recruitment drive. Undeterred, Wales’ only women’s American Football set-up are holding a series of “rookie days” online to introduce new players to the sport and their thriving club.

Grand Slam

The Night England Came To Pick Up The Grand Slam . . . And Left With Nothing But Bruises

It’s seven years since Wales inflicted their record winning margin over England – the 30-3 hammering that moved Andy Farrell to declare the visitors’ dressing room was the quietest he had ever known. Richard Hibbard was in the noisiest, as he recalls to Graham Thomas ahead of tonight’s re-showing on... Read More

Give It To Gav, They Said . . . And Wales Went On To Win The Grand Slam

It was the kick the propelled Gavin Henson into a stardom as bright as his silver boots. But as Mike Ruddock tells Graham Thomas, the shot at goal that turned the tables against England – and ushered in a Grand Slam in 2005 – was the consequence of planning, teamwork... Read More

This Weekend 42 Years Ago, Two Welsh Legends Bowed Out At The Top

Missing rugby, already? Don’t worry. If there’s nothing happening on the pitches right now, there’s still plenty to look back on – like 42 years ago this week when Wales won the Grand Slam by beating France 16-7 in Cardiff. Phil Bennett scored two tries, Gareth Edwards called the shots,... Read More

Cross Your Fingers For Cross Keys . . . Underneath The National Team, Welsh Rugby Looks Seriously Unwell

A week ago, Robin Davey suggested there was plenty to be alarmed about in Welsh rugby when it came to the dysfunctional Premiership. Now, the sirens have started wailing with the news that Cross Keys do not even have enough money to finish the season. And they are far from... Read More

Liam Williams Moves Closer To Becoming First Treble Winning Welshman

Liam Williams is on course to become the first Welshman to win the ultimate Triple Crown of Grand Slam, European Champions Cup and domestic league title. The Wales full-back – already a Six Nations winner – scored two tries as his Saracens team thrashed Glasgow 56-27 at the weekend to... Read More

Left Hanging Around . . . The 'Resting' Welsh Regions Are An Embarrassment That Cannot End Quickly Enough

It’s that annual Welsh rugby tradition – Armchair Weekend – when supporters of the four Welsh regions grab a beer, slump in front of the box, and watch the European knockout stages featuring teams from Ireland, Scotland, England and France. Robin Davey says the full house Celtic contingent this season... Read More
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