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Ashton Hewitt Says Dragons Coach Dai Flanagan Can Get Rodney Parade Roaring Again

Ashton Hewitt has revealed how the light touch of head coach Dai Flanagan has revitalized the Dragons. The Rodney Parade wing was part of a squad that went from the depths of a 44-6 hammering away to Edinburgh on the opening weekend of the United Rugby Championship, to the joys of a first home win in 17 months against Munster. Now, comes the acid test of backing up last week’s win, when Hewitt and his teammates host South Africa’s Sharks on Saturday night in a match that is live on S4C.

Devils Struggles In Challenge Cup Continue With Latest Coventry Defeat

Cardiff Uni And Cardiff Met Set Up Potential Sell-Out Showdown At The Arms Park

The build-up to the battle of Cardiff’s two university rugby teams at the Arms Park on Wednesday 5 October intensified as both Joe Cowell’s Cardiff Met team and Luke Pollock’s Cardiff University side got off to winning starts in the BUCS Super Rugby competition. The Met stars had to come from behind at St Helen’s before they avenged their home defeat to Swansea University in last season’s competition, eventually triumphing 42-30 in front of a huge crowd, while Pollock’s men snatched victory at the death with a late try at Bath, winning 22-21. It means their derby night out at the Arms Park looks set to be a thriller.

The Mud Is Thickening, The Days Are Shortening And Evan Williams Couldn't Be Happier . . . The Jump Season Is Back

Evan Williams and his family enjoy the summer, but not as much as the winter and the jump season when, as he puts it, “the mud is flying, and the days are short, and the flowers have died.” That’s poetry. And there’s more. “That’s when we really come alive,” says the trainer. “And it will be good to get back amongst it.”

The Wind Went Out Of Our Sails, Admits Matthew Maynard As Glamorgan Accept Second Tier Fate

Matthew Maynard has admitted Glamorgan’s promotion hopes evaporated the moment they heard news from Worcester late on Wednesday afternoon. The Glamorgan coach revealed his players learned that rivals Middlesex had taken maximum points against Worcestershire at New Road and the steam went out of their own efforts against Sussex. The Welsh county needed to better Middlesex’s result in their final match of their County Championship Division Two season in order to go up, but Middlesex’s points tally meant a draw would be enough for them to cement the second promotion place.

PING Welsh Junior Tour Finals End In Style With Winners Crowned

Seventy two of the best young golfers in Wales took part in the PING Welsh Junior Tour Finals at Tredegar Park, with winners coming from all round Wales. Bleddyn Holgate, from Cilgwyn in West Wales, won the Under 14 category Order of Merit, with Geraint Barnes, Llantrisant and Pontyclun, taking the honours on the day with an impressive 44 points, along with third place overall.

Michael Hogan Looks To Force A Fairy Tale Ending . . . As He Aims Bow Out With A Bang

Jess Fishlock Hands Gemma Grainger A Fitness Boost . . . As Wales Aim For Another Great Night In The Capital

Poor Policing Is Undermining Welsh Football's Special Atmosphere . . . After Red Fog Engulfed Red Wall Send Off

BUCS Is Back . . . And So Is The Alternative Route Into Pro Rugby

BUCS Super Rugby is set to return with a bang this week with the opening two rounds featuring two classic Welsh derbies. Wednesday night will see Swansea University host last season’s semi-finalists Cardiff Met at St Helen’s. A week later it will be the battle of the Welsh capital institutions, when Cardiff Met host Cardiff University at the Arms Park.

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That's Eisenhower You Do It...Welsh Trio Bag Top 10 Finish For Best Result For 16 Years

Wales golfers have finished in the top 10 of the world in both the individual and team events at the Eisenhower Trophy World Amateur Team Championships. The trio of Archie Davies, James Ashfield and Luke Harries finished tied eighth at the team event in France. Davies finished tied ninth on... Read More

Ffion Tynan And James Ashfield Crowned Welsh Amatuer Champs

Wales internationals Ffion Tynan and James Ashfield claimed the Welsh Amateur titles in contrasting fashions at Pennard. While Delamere Forest’s Ashfield stormed to an 8 and 7 win over Alex James, Royal Lytham & St Annes, Pyle and Kenfig’s Tynan was taken to the 19th hole in her final against... Read More

Caolan Burford Reignites Home Fires At Ashburnham With A Little Help From Google

Rhuddlan’s Caolan Burford became the first home winner of the Welsh Men’s Open Stroke Play for nine years, in one of the strongest ever showings for Welsh players at the event. Welsh players took seven of the top nine places, including Royal Porthcawl’s Matt Roberts as runner-up at Ashburnham Golf... Read More

Top Golfers Hope To Miss Welsh Amateur Championship To Play In European Tour Event Supported By Gareth Bale

By Paul Jones Three of the top Wales internationals will be strangely hoping they miss out on this year’s men’s Welsh Amateur Championship, including defending champion Archie Davies. That’s because Davies and fellow internationals James Ashfield and Matt Roberts have got prized invitations to the Cazoo Open supported by Gareth Bale and... Read More

James Ashfield Holds His Nerve To Win Scottish Boys' Title

Welsh golfer James Ashfield was... Read More

Dixon Keeps His Cool To Claim Welsh Open Youths Title

Ryan Dixon enjoyed the biggest win of his career at the Welsh Open Youths at Wenvoe Castle near Cardiff. Letchworth’s Jack Slater was second, three shots back, with Llandudno’s Rueben Bather in third, part of a strong home challenge with Prestbury’s Matthew Delaney 5th, Aberdovey’s Connor Owen and Delamere Forest’s... Read More
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