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Rhys Ruddock Plans Coaching Journey . . . . Following In Footsteps Of His Father, Mike

Rhys Ruddock Leinster
Rhys Ruddock has paid tribute to his family, including father Mike, after announcing this season would be his last. Ruddock will end a hugely successful 15-year stretch this month when he plays his final match for Leinster – bringing down the curtain on one of the most decorated careers of any player raised in Wales.

Former Wales Star Andy King Backs Maresca Magic To Pep Up Chelsea

Andy King Wales
Wales’ Leicester City title winner Andy King believes Chelsea have been attracted to making Enzo Maresca their new head coach because of the Pep Guardiola factor. Chelsea are reportedly in advanced talks to appoint Leicester boss Maresca, the 44-year-old Italian who until last summer was Guardiola’s assistant at Manchester City.

Three Wise Men Looking For A Star On Judgement Day

Warren Gatland Wales
There will be three very interested spectators at Cardiff City Stadium at Judgement Day on Saturday all hoping for different things out of the regional double-header. The traditional derbyfest ends the season for the four Welsh teams in the United Rugby Championship – unless the Ospreys can squeeze into the play-offs.

One In Five Footballers Are Using Snus

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Around one in five male and female professional players who took part in a new survey are currently using snus, nicotine pouches or both. Snus is a tobacco product in a sachet, similar to a small tea bag, which is placed under the lip and releases nicotine into the bloodstream.

Jeremiah Azu Looking To Conquer Rome After Making History Books

Jeremiah Azu
Jeremiah Azu will be gunning for glory at the European Champions in Rome in June.

Gareth Davies . . . The Striking Bright Light In A Dark Season For The Scarlets

Gareth Davies
The “phenomenal” Gareth Davies has been likened to a top striker in football having just reached a major career landmark. Wales scrum-half Davies took his tally of league tries up to 50 with a double in the Scarlets’ victory over Zebre Parma in the last round of BKT URC matches.

Llantwit Fardre Turn On The Power To Take Cup Glory

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At the end of what has been an up and down season, Llantwit Fardre saved their best for last to secure Worthington’s Mid District Division Two Cup glory. A first half five-try blitz set Fardre up for a 47-27 victory over their Two East Central counterparts Cilfynydd at Sardis Road.

Cambrian Welfare Clinch Double After Beating Nelson

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Cambrian Welfare rounded off a triumphant campaign as they came from behind to beat Nelson, 43-27 at Sardis Road and secure the Worthington’s Mid District Division One Cup. It bagged a second piece of silverware of the season for the Welfare, who had already been crowned champions of Division One East Central to earn promotion to next season’s new look Championship.

Sam Northeast Claims Tame Draw Was Inevitable For Glamorgan

Sam Northeast Glamorgan
Glamorgan captain Sam Northeast admitted he had settled for a draw long before the match against Leicestershire left both teams frustrated. The Welsh county have been left back in sixth place in Division Two of the Vitality County Championship with only one win from seven games.

Eight Players Set For Wales PDRL Debuts

Wales Physical Disability Rugby League (PDRL) head coach Rob Davies has named his squad for both the exhibition game against Team Colostomy UK and the full international against a PDRL All Stars side this June.

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Blow For Wales And Cardiff City As Aaron Ramsey Injury Absence To Be Measured In Months

Aaron Ramsey has been ruled out of Wales’ three remaining European Championship qualifying matches after Cardiff City confirmed his absence would be measured in months rather than weeks. The 32-year-old Wales captain hasn’t played since twisting his knee in a freak training incident last month.  Wales boss Rob Page had... Read More

Wales Braced For Bad News As Dewi Lake's World Cup Dream Lies In The Balance

Wales are bracing themselves for bad news over hooker Dewi Lake after his knee injury suffered in the 19-17 defeat to England at Twickenham. The Ospreys star – who captained his country for the first time – will be assessed over the next few days with his chances of making... Read More

Playing Through The Taine Barrier . . . Dragons Star Basham Eager To Win Back Wales Spot

Taine Basham is the first to admit his outlook on life has changed completely since becoming a dad. His partner, Giovanna, gave birth to a baby boy in December, with little Tomas now four months old. It’s put everything in a new perspective for the Dragons back row forward, including... Read More

Dan Lydiate . . . Doing It All Over Again, But This Time For Dad

Throughout his career, Dan Lydiate has demonstrated a driven determination to fight his way back from injury. After all, this is someone who broke his neck while playing rugby as a teenager and is still going strong some 16 years later. Yet his motivation for returning from his latest lay-off... Read More

Melissa Courtney-Bryant Enjoys Sweet Euros Medal Success After Olympic Heartache

Melissa Courtney-Bryant believes a medal at the European Indoor Athletics Championships is reward for the resilience she has shown since suffering Olympics heartbreak. The Wales Commonwealth Games bronze medalist in 2018, took bronze again in Istanbul on Friday night in the 3,000m to add to her bronze at the same... Read More

Dewi Griffiths Is Wales' Best Cross Country Runner . . . For The Eighth Time

Dewi Griffiths returned to winning ways at the Welsh Cross Country Championships in Brecon on Saturday – clocking up a remarkable eighth senior men’s title. The Swansea Harrier is now just one behind Welsh distance running legend Steve Jones, who has nine national cross country crowns to his name. The... Read More
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