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Search Is On To Become A Para Taekwondo Star Like Wales' Matt Bush

Wales' para Taekwondo trailblazer Matt Bush is helping the search for GB Taekwondo's next stars. The 31-year-old became the first Brit to strike gold at the World Para Taekwondo Championships in 2019.

AWJ: Wayne Pivac Has Done More With New Caps In Nine Months Than We Used To Do In Two Years

Alun Wyn Jones has jumped to the defence of Wayne Pivac – claiming the under fire Wales coach has steered Wales towards a "watershed moment" despite poor results. The Wales captain – who leads his team against Italy today – has claimed Pivac has done more in nine months than would have been achieved in two years under Warren Gatland when it comes to blooding new talent. Jones said: "Eight or nine new caps, previously you would not see that in two years. It could be a watershed moment in the way the new regime does kick on."

Veni, Vidi, Vici . . . Varney . . . Stephen Comes To Wales To Conquer With Italy

Stephen Varney, 19-years-old and a fluent Welsh speaker born in Pembrokeshire, will return to west Wales today for a first experience of Test rugby in his homeland. But when he lines up at Parc y Scarlets in Llanelli for his first international start, Varney will be wearing the blue shirt of Italy rather than Welsh red. Il Canto degli Italiani – not Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau – will be his national anthem.

Swansea City's Steve Cooper Will Keep A Welcome In The Hillside For Nathan Jones . . . Then Wants Revenge

Steve Cooper admits he’s a big admirer of fellow Welsh manager Nathan Jones, but it will be a revenge mission on his mind when Swansea City host Luton Town on Saturday. With Tony Pulis now at Sheffield Wednesday, there are a trio of Welshmen currently plying their trade in the Championship. Swans head coach Cooper had to settle for a draw when he locked horns with Pulis last week, but the content with Jones in an opportunity to right a wrong from last season.  

LIVE BLOG: Elfyn Evans Crashes On Rally Monza As WRC Title Dream Looks In Tatters.

Hello......and welcome to Dai Sport's live blog as Dolgellau's Elfyn Evans resumes his bid to become the first Welsh driver to be crowned FIA World Rally Champion.

Rugby Isn't Boring . . . But Watching Lots Of It On TV - That'll Make You Very Dull, Indeed

The debates have raged on during the Autumn Nations Cup. For some, the game has become a snore-fest of kicking, pile-ups, penalties and shapeless set-pieces. For others, these moaners just don’t get the modern game. For Harri Morgan, it all depends on where you sit – and how long you’ve been watching. There is a critical point in the life of a hobby golfer where a decision must be made - continue as a happy hacker or invest the hours into improving. More time spent honing the swing might yield a tad more consistency out on the course, but it will also drive up performance expectation.

Wales Raise More Doubts Over Ryan Giggs' Future As Rob Page Given World Cup Role

Caretaker manager Rob Page will conduct Wales' World Cup draw media duties with uncertainty remaining over the long term future of Ryan Giggs. Page was in interim charge last month as Wales beat the Republic of Ireland and Finland to secure promotion to the top tier of the Nations League and confirm their place in Pot 2 of Monday's World Cup qualifying draw in Switzerland. Giggs was absent for Wales' November games after being arrested on suspicion of assaulting his girlfriend at his Manchester home on November 1.

Josh Adams Can Be Test Lion And Might Just Be The Best Wing In The World, Says Nigel Walker

The countdown to the Lions tour of 2021 has begun with contenders only likely to have six more Test opportunities in which to press their claims. For the wing spots, Josh Adams has a lead on his rivals built up over the past two seasons according to former Wales wing Nigel Walker, who spoke to Graham Thomas. Josh Adams can underline his status as a Lion-in-waiting when he plays his final international of the year this weekend, according to former Wales wing Nigel Walker. Adams will pair up with Louis Rees-Zammit against Italy on Saturday as Wales bid to end their underwhelming Autumn Nations Cup showing with an emphatic win against Italy.

Kieran Hardy . . . The New Wales No.9 With Designs On Being Number One

The Jersey boys will be uniting again tomorrow as three former players of the Channel Islands club – Kieran Hardy, Callum Sheedy and Will Rowlands – prepare to face Italy. Hardy has had a brief taste of Test rugby and now wants to challenge the more established names as James Dodd reports. Kieran Hardy is determined to end Wales’ 2020 campaign by proving he can be first choice scrum-half in 2021. The 25-year-old from Carmarthen made his debut a fortnight ago in Wales’ 18-0 victory over Georgia at Llanelli.

LIVE BLOG: Elfyn Evans Fourth At Rally Monza But Still On Course For WRC Title

Good morning.....and welcome to Dai Sport's live blog as Elfyn Evans bids to become the first Welsh driver to be crowned World Rally Champion. The 31-year-old is lying fourth after Thursday's opening special stage of Rally Monza on Thursday.

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Newport County's Wembley Return Denied But Michael Flynn Says Don't Shoot The Penalty Shooter

Michael Flynn has wrapped a protective arm around Newport County’s Ryan Innis after the defender’s missed penalty denied the club another trip to Wembley. Innis’s spot kick was saved during a sudden death shoot-out against Salford in the Leasing.com Trophy semi-final clash. County were bidding to reach Wembley for the... Read More

When Irish Eyes Are Smiling - Padraig Wants Newport Half Century To Clinch Wembley Stadium Place

Irish goals ace Padraig Amond is aiming to complete a half century for Newport County this evening and lead them back to Wembley Stadium. Amond, from Carlow in the Republic of Ireland, goes into County’s Leasing.Com Trophy semi-final against Salford City at Rodney Parade having scored 49 goals for the Welsh... Read More

Newport Focus On Fifth Wembley Game In Eight Years

Newport County are firmly focussed on Wembley Stadium. They take on Salford City at home in the leasing.com Challenge Cup semi-final on Tuesday - and the winners will earn a place in the final. The cup clash could be a welcome break from SkyBet League Two football for manager Michael Flynn... Read More

Padraig Amond "Booted" Out Of Newport County Cup Tie

Newport County will go into their Leasing.com Trophy quarter-final on Tuesday night without the services of leading scorer Padraig Amond. The Irish striker picked up a bizarre injury taking off his boot in training the day before the 2-0 home win over League Two leaders Swindon Town at the weekend.... Read More

Michael Flynn Sticks With The Kids . . . And His Newport Newbies Come Of Age

Michael Flynn didn’t pick himself to play against Brighton U21 at the Amex Stadium, but he should be proud of the team he did put out on the pitch for the second round tie in the Leasing.com Trophy. Four days after travelling to deepest, darkest Essex and pinching a 1-0... Read More

Michael Flynn, 39, Considers Newport County Comeback

Such is Newport County’s injury plight that manager Michael Flynn is threatening to come out of retirement to play in the Leasing.com Trophy tie at Brighton U21 at the Amex Stadium tonight (7.00pm, Tuesday). The Exiles picked up two more injuries in their 1-0 FA Cup win at Maldon &... Read More
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