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Anna Hursey Ready For More Limelight At Paris Olympics

Anna Hursey Ready For More Limelight At Paris Olympics
Anna Hursey believes her long stint in the limelight, that began as a table tennis child prodigy, will prove invaluable when she goes to her first Olympic Games this summer. At just a month past her 18th birthday, the Welsh teenager will be one of the youngest members of the Great Britain squad heading to Paris later this month.

Paris Organisers Insist City Is Ready For The Olympic Games

Paris Organisers Insist City Is Ready For The Olympic Games
Paris Olympics supremo Tony Estanguet said Sunday that the city was "ready" for the Games as he played down complaints from some residents and businesses about the impact of the event. "We are ready as we head into the final phase," Estanguet told a press conference in Paris, five days from the opening ceremony on Friday.

Sabrina Fortune Smashes Own World Record in Paris Warm-Up

Sabrina Fortune Smashes Own World Record in Paris Warm-Up
Sabrina Fortune has shattered her own F20 shot put world record ahead of the 2024 Paris Paralympic Games. The 27-year-old from Deeside achieved a remarkable throw of 14.83m during a senior meeting at Alexander Stadium in Birmingham on Sunday.

Mark Williams Says Modern Snooker Stars Owe So Much To Ray Reardon

Mark Williams Says Modern Snooker Stars Owe So Much To Ray Reardon
Ray Reardon has been hailed as the inspiration behind Mark Williams’ career following the death of one of snooker’s greatest champions. Welsh three-time world champion Williams hailed Reardon - who died at the weekend at the age of 91 - for paving the way for future generations of snooker players.

Potter’s Wheel . . . Things may be About to Turn Quickly for Former Swansea City Boss

Potter’s Wheel . . . Things may be About to Turn Quickly for Former Swansea City Boss
He may not have quite matched Billy McCandless’ 1948 record of winning his first three games in charge, but Graham Potter did okay as manager of Swansea City. There was no promotion from the Championship to the Premier League - the Swans finished 10th in his one season in charge in 2018-2019 - but there was enough to admire to realise why England may now be keen to make him their successor to the departed Gareth Southgate.

Richard Whiffin Admits Wales U20s Need To Stop Soft Tries As They Finish Eighth At World Championship

Richard Whiffin Admits Wales U20s Need To Stop Soft Tries As They Finish Eighth At World Championship
Wales’ campaign in the World Rugby U20 Championship finished in disappointing fashion with a 47-31 defeat to hosts South Africa in the 7th place final at the DHL Stadium in Cape Town. The Junior Springboks were determined to finish the championship on a winning note after suffering two defeats to Argentina.

Warren Gatland Admits Poor Judgement In Cory Hill Captaincy Fiasco

Warren Gatland Admits Poor Judgement In Cory Hill Captaincy Fiasco
Warren Gatland has admitted it was a terrible idea to make Cory Hill a Wales captain. The Wales coach said he regretted the decision to give the honour to Hill for the final game of the tour to Australia, what proved to be a one-point victory over Queensland Reds.

Morgan Morse Set To Make History As The Wisest Head On Young Shoulders

Morgan Morse Set To Make History As The Wisest Head On Young Shoulders
Morgan Morse will become the most-capped player for Wales U20 when he plays against the Junior Springboks in the final game at the 2024 World Rugby Junior Championship. It will be his 24th appearance, taking him past the 23 won by former Scarlets wing Ryan Conbeer, but he could go on to win 10 more next season.

Former Swansea City Boss Graham Potter Leaves England Wondering

Former Swansea City Boss Graham Potter Leaves England Wondering
Graham Potter says he feels "really ready, really excited" to return to football management, but would not comment on speculation linking him with the vacant England job. The former Swansea City boss has been out of work since leaving Chelsea in April 2023 after just seven months in charge at Stamford Bridge.

Wales Face Reds, Hoping Not To Finish Red-Faced

Wales Face Reds, Hoping Not To Finish Red-Faced
No-one is exactly sure why, but Wales play Queensland Reds on Friday. It’s something to do with a planned Test against Samoa not materialising, other international opponents being touted, and the final conclusion that a game against provincial opponents might still swell the coffers, anyway, so what the heck.

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Welsh Regions Will No Longer Have Back Door Entry Into Champions Cup

The back door entry into the Heineken Champions Cup for the Welsh regions is set to close next season. The Scarlets, Ospreys, Dragons and Cardiff have all had the opportunity to qualify for Europe’s top tier tournament by winning the Welsh Shield - a contrived competition amongst themselves - but... Read More

PRO 14 Chief Insists New United Rugby Championship Will Mean Test Match Standards Every Week

PRO 14 chief Martin Anayi has claimed the newly titled United Rugby Championship will operate at international rugby standards. That will raise an eyebrow among regular watchers of the Guinness Pro14 in Wales who have got used to many matches where the standards and intensity have been way beneath Test... Read More

Pro 14 Final Will Come To Cardiff, Says Tournament Chief

The Welsh Rugby Union has been urged to throw its hat into the ring and bid to host next season’s Guinness Pro 14 final at the Principality Stadium. Martin Anayi, the Pro 14 chief executive, believes the home of Welsh rugby would be an ideal venue for his competition’s main... Read More

Welsh Regions To Be Part Of Expanded Guinness Pro 14

The Guinness Pro 14 is poised for further expansion with three more South African sides set to join the competition by the start of the 2020/21 season.  Celtic rugby’s main tournament grew from 12 teams to 14 for the start of this campaign, South African-based outfits Toyota Cheetahs and Southern... Read More

BBC To Lose More Rugby Rights. . . . This Time For Wales

Wales’ autumn Tests are set to be televised on Sky from 2019 in another huge blow for BBC Wales. In a further disappointment for the corporation, they have also missed out on the TV rights for the Wales tour game against South Africa on June 2. That fixture is poised... Read More