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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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Glamorgan Sign New Zealand International Ajaz Patel To Replace Departing Michael Neser

By Harry Corish Glamorgan Cricket has signed New Zealand slow left-arm spinner Ajaz Patel as an overseas player for the final four matches of the LV= County Championship season. The spinner comes in for the departing Michael Neser, who has enjoyed another excellent season in the Welsh capital, taking 33 wickets at... Read More

One Of The Greats . . . Michael Hogan Would Get Into Our All-Time XI, Says Mark Wallace

By David Williams Michael Hogan – who will retire from cricket at the end of the 2022 season - would earn a place in Glamorgan’s greatest team in history, according to the county’s director of cricket, Mark Wallace, Hogan has announced he is to call it a day at the age of... Read More

Promising Pair Andy Gorvin And Tegid Phillips Sign Glamorgan Contracts

By Lucy Rees Andy Gorvin has fulfilled his ambition for 2021 by earning his first professional contract with Glamorgan. Along with fellow youngster Tegid Phillips, 24-year-old Gorvin has signed a contract for next season after a successful run with the club this summer. Gorvin said: “I've had a good year in the second... Read More

Glamorgan Delay Over Aussie Star Marcus Labuschagne Leads To Andy Balbirnie Signing

Glamorgan have re-signed Ireland Test captain Andy Balbirnie after continuing doubts over when Australian pair Marnus Labuschagne and Michael Neser will be available to the county. Batsman Bilbirnie has agreed a short term deal to replace Labuschagne for April after the Australian domestic season was extended due to the ongoing... Read More

Glamorgan's Mark Wallace Insists Revamped Season Can Spur Welsh County

Glamorgan director of cricket Mark Wallace believes his players have been given extra motivation ahead of next season by the prospect of winning a County Championship title. Even though the Welsh county have been firmly rooted in Division Two for the past 15 years, a revamp in the tournament structure next... Read More

Graham Wagg Wants New Deal . . . But It Won't Be In Wales

Graham Wagg still believes he has a future in county level cricket, despite failing to agree a new deal at Glamorgan. Wagg, 37, is the county’s longest-serving player but he has become the latest to leave after rejecting terms offered on a fresh contract. After 10 years at Sophia Gardens, the all-rounder... Read More
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