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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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Cardiff City's Junior Hoilett: Neil Warnock Has Always Backed Me And I'm With Him 100%

Junior Hoilett has backed Neil Warnock to keep Cardiff City in the Premier League – and dismissed claims some teammates had lost faith in their manager. Hoilett scored the first and created the second goal as the Bluebirds beat West Ham 2-0 at the weekend to remain in touch with... Read More

Erwin The Unready Believes His Time At Swansea City Has Finally Arrived

Erwin Mulder has told Swansea City manager Graham Potter the goalkeeping gloves are off in his fight for a starting place with Kristoffer Nordfeldt. Dutchman Mulder finally made his Swans debut in Saturday’s 1-0 defeat of Preston, 408 days after he joined the club from Heerenveen. If patience is a... Read More

Lukasz Fabianski Says He Will Miss "Beautiful Moments" At Swansea As He Signs For West Ham

Lukasz Fabianski has spoken of his regret at leaving Swansea City after completing his £7m move to West Ham. The goalkeeper was an unused substitute at the World Cup on Tuesday as Poland opened their campaign with a 2-1 defeat to Senegal. Following that match, the Hammers announced on Wednesday... Read More

Graham Potter Says Fabianski, Mawson And Ayew Can Go If The Price Is Right

Graham Potter has conceded that Swansea City players who want to leave will be allowed to go as Lukasz Fabianski, Alfie Mawson and Jordan Ayew near the exit door. The new Swansea City manager says if the price is right then players who wish to stay in the Premier League... Read More

Swansea City v Southampton: Five Talking Points

1) This was no Cup final. Some had called this fixture with the grimmest of consequences a Cup final, but that was not an apt description since this always felt more about the jeopardy than the glory. It more resembled a final attempt to avoid obliteration by two diminished prize fighters... Read More