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Rhian Brewster And Swansea's Young Brigade Are Leading The Charge, Says Steve Cooper

Rhian Brewster And Swansea’s Young Brigade Are Leading The Charge, Says Steve Cooper
Steve Cooper has backed Rhian Brewster to remain the man for the big occasion after he started the comeback that saw his side move to within collar-breathing distance of play-off rivals Cardiff City. On-loan Liverpool forward Brewster scored his eighth goal in 16 games since joining on loan from Liverpool in January as the Swans beat Birmingham City 3-1 at St Andrew's. It meant back-to-back victories for Cooper’s side for the first time since December as they moved to within a point of sixth-placed Cardiff with four games remaining. The teams now have identical goal difference.

Sport Wales Insist Women's Sport Is Part Of Planned Return

Sport Wales Insist Women’s Sport Is Part Of Planned Return
Women’s team sports must not be left behind in the return to action and recovery from Covid-19, a leading Welsh sports administrator has warned. Chris Jenkins, chief executive of Commonwealth Games Wales and a member of the committee liaising with Welsh Government on the staged return of elite performers, insists the planning is in place to ensure there is no long-term gender gap. Former Olympic champion Denise Lewis is one of many voices to have spoken of concern that women’s sport risks being marginalised during the current pandemic.

Crowning Glory: Wales Golf Elite Amateur Events Set For Go-Ahead

Wales Golf will be able to crown champions this year, with elite amateur events set to go ahead with safety measures in place. There will be men’s and ladies Welsh Amateur champions for 2020 despite the coronavirus crisis, as well as junior and age group champions. The Ladies Open Seniors is still scheduled to go ahead on the original date in September.

It's All Looking Rosey For Harriet As She Tees Up First Pro Event

Wales international Harriet Lockley, aged 15, will be playing in her first pro event and mixing with the likes of 2018 Ladies British Open champion Georgia Hall and fellow Solheim Cup player Charlie Hull. It will also be making history as the first ladies professional event to be held at Open Championship venue Royal St George’s on the Kent coast.

FAW Face Cymru Premier Chaos As The New Saints Wait For Legal Remedy

The Cymru Premier could be thrown into chaos today if The New Saints are successful in challenging the Football Association of Wales over their method of ending the season. The FAW used an unweighted points-per-game method to determine final placings when they opted to end the campaign early back in May due to the coronavirus pandemic. That decision – which handed Connah’s Quay Nomads the title – is being challenged by The New Saints in the High Court. It’s expected that the judgement of the court will be delivered remotely today.

Neil Harris Insists 'No Regrets' As Cardiff City Boss Admits Other Teams Are Better If Bluebirds Don't Scrap

Neil Harris Insists ‘No Regrets’ As Cardiff City Boss Admits Other Teams Are Better If Ble
Neil Harris insists there will be no lengthy inquests into Cardiff City’s first defeat since lockdown – just a determination to recover their ground quickly in the race for the Championship play-offs. The Bluebirds’ surprise 3-2 surrender at home to Blackburn Rovers on Tuesday night – after they led 1-0 and 2-1 – has opened the door to both Derby County and Swansea City in the fight for sixth place. But Harris is refusing to give it much of a backward glance after believing Adam Armstrong’s spectacular 45-yard winner was worthy of settling any game.

Sport Wales Believe New £4m Fund Can Get Clubs Back Up And Running

Sport Wales Say New £4m Fund Can Get Clubs Back Up And Running
A new fund of up to £4m has been launched by Sport Wales to help grassroots sports clubs and community organisations get back on their feet. The new ‘Be Active Wales Fund’ will provide a major source of support to protect community clubs and organisations that have been badly hit by the Covid-19 pandemic and help them prepare to re-start activities safely. The grant funding has been made possible thanks to Welsh Government and repurposed money from the National Lottery, which continues to be one of Welsh sport’s biggest supporters.

Welsh Rugby's PRB Chair Amanda Blanc Set To Go

The highest profile woman in Welsh rugby could soon be leaving after only seven months in her role. Amanda Blanc – the independent chair of Welsh rugby's Professional Rugby Board – is likely to step down after only being appointed in December. Blanc has been made chief executive of insurance giants Aviva - parachuted into the top position in the company after former chief executive Maurice Tulloch left "for family health reasons". He also retired from his position on the Aviva plc Board and his successor took over the reins immediately.

Premier League Veterans Can Give Us The Edge, Says Cardiff City's Neil Harris

Premier League Veterans Can Give Us The Edge, Says Cardiff City’s Neil Harris
Neil Harris insists worldly-wise wisdom can guide Cardiff City past Blackburn Rovers tonight and move them one step nearer towards clinching their place in the Championship play-offs. The Bluebirds manager believes the experience of players like Sean Morrison, Joe Ralls, Junior Hoilett and Sol Bamba – who all won promotion with the club two years ago – can provide the foundation for another successful mission in reaching the Premier League again. Cardiff welcome Rovers, holding a three-point lead over Derby County in seventh and a four point advantage over Swansea City with just five games left.

The Devilishly Difficult Job Of Filling The Shoes Left Behind In Cardiff By Andrew Lord

As the Cardiff Devils continue their search for a new head coach to replace Andrew Lord, managing director Todd Kelman has admitted he has a big job on his hands. The most successful coach in Devils' history after seven years in charge – who left to join Greenville Swamp Rabbits in South Carolina – is casting a long shadow across the ice, says Matthew Burgess. Sometimes in sport, people pass through teams as part of their journey to great things. It’s been two weeks since his tearful departure was announced, but Andrew Lord passing through the Cardiff Devils feels quite like one of those times.

Heineken Champions Cup

Carl Hogg Praises Ospreys Kids After Defiant Showing In Paris

Ospreys forwards coach Carl Hogg praised his young side’s attacking intent as they scored five tries in a 40-27 Heineken Champions Cup defeat by Racing 92. The beleaguered region still only have one win to their name this season, but with a host of senior players missing their young team... Read More

Dan Biggar Says His Current Coach Is Heads Above The Rest . . . Including Warren Gatland

Dan Biggar has claimed Northampton coach Chris Boyd is the best he has ever worked with – putting the New Zealander on top of an impressive list of rivals that would include Warren Gatland, Lyn Jones, Steve Tandy and Jim Mallinder. The Wales World Cup No.10 will try and guide... Read More

We're In A Perfect Storm Admits Ospreys Boss After One Win In Eight

Ospreys head coach Allen Clarke admitted his injury-ravaged side were taught a lesson during their 44-3 hammering by Saracens at Allianz Park. The result leaves the region already needing a miracle if they are to qualify for the knockout stages of the Heineken Champions Cup following back-to-back defeats in the... Read More

Ospreys' Pool Leaves Them Out Of Their Depth . . . And With A Sinking Feeling

They once boasted one of the strongest playing rosters in European rugby and were famously labelled the ‘Galacticos’ of Welsh rugby. But the Ospreys’ opening Heineken Champions Cup 32-13 defeat to Munster this weekend – a loss so predictable to many there was some relief that it could have been... Read More

Dan Lydiate Insists Pool Of Death Can Pump Some Life Into Flagging Ospreys

Dan Lydiate insists the demands of a European pool of death can shock the Ospreys into life as they start their Heineken Champions campaign at home to Munster on Saturday. Lydiate's region have made a shocking start to their season - losing five of their opening six Guinness PRO14 fixtures.... Read More

Allen Clarke Says Ospreys Can Swim In The Pool Of Death

The Ospreys will have to plunge straight into a pool of death next season as they re-enter the Heineken Champions Cup. The Swansea region – who are back in the top tier tournament – have been drawn in pool that appears about as tough as it can get as they... Read More
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