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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.

Alix Popham Calls For More Work To Protect Rugby Players After New MND Link

Alix Popham Calls For More Work To Protect Rugby Players After New MND Link
Former Wales star Alix Popham has called for more to be done to protect rugby players after a new study showed players who suffered multiple concussions have biological differences that may make them more prone to developing motor neurone disease (MND) and other conditions. Popham - who has been diagnosed with probable chronic traumatic encephalopathy and early onset dementia - is co-founder of charity, Head For Change.

Wales Women To Play Scotland And Australia in September

Wales Women To Play Scotland And Australia in September
Wales Women have announced two major Test matches against Scotland and Australia ahead of their WXV2 campaign in South Africa during September. Ioan Cunningham, the Wales head coach, guided his side to an eight-try 52-20 win over Spain to secure World Cup qualification for England 2025 and WXV2 in Cape Town.

Caernarfon Town Storm Through After Euro Epic, Thanks To Cool Hand Gruff

Caernarfon Town Storm Through After Euro Epic, Thanks To Cool Hand Gruff
Caernarfon Town earned one of their best results in European football after Gruffydd John scored decisively in a penalty shoot-out to beat Crusaders of Northern Ireland. The Welsh club triumphed over Crusaders in a thrilling shoot-out in Belfast, advancing to the second qualifying round of the Europa Conference League.

Wales Desperate To Get A Tune Out Of Regan . . . But Will It Be Amazing Grace?

Wales Desperate To Get A Tune Out Of Regan . . . But Will It Be Amazing Grace?
Every cloud needs a silver lining, so what shouldn’t Regan Grace provide it in the “Sunshine State” of Queensland? There have been a few bright individual moments during Wales’ tour of Australia - Dewi Lake, Archie Griffin and Taine Plumtree come to mind - but in the main it’s been a continuation of the long dark cloud Warren Gatland has been under for almost 10 months.

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Ben Pritchard Plots Paralympic Glory After Taking First Gold Medal

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Jeremiah Azu Looking To Make More History After Breaking 10-Second Barrier

Jeremiah Azu gave notice of a timely spike in form in Olympic year when he became the first Welsh athlete to run a 100m in less than 10 seconds at the weekend. The Cardiff flier broke the 10 second-barrier for the first time in wind legal conditions at the True... Read More

I’m An Absolute Beginner, Admits Louis Rees-Zammit As NFL Trial Starts

The new American apprenticeship of Louis Rees-Zammit starts this weekend in Florida with the Wales wing having admitted he’s an absolute beginner. Rees-Zammit, who quit rugby union for the American gridiron, begins his dream of playing in the National Football League by joining 15 other international hopefuls at a Florida... Read More

Meet Stan . . . The Ukrainian Sprinter Who’s Now The Fastest Man In Wales

Ukraine’s national sprint champion has said he will be “eternally grateful” to Wales for the welcome he and his team-mates have received in Cardiff. Stanislav Kovalenko is being hosted by Cardiff Met University as he prepares for next month’s Ukrainian National Championships, along with fellow sprinters Nikita Rodchenkov and Danylo... Read More

Welsh Para Canoeist Laura Sugar Completes The Grand Slam . . . As Worlds Competition Dogfight Continued

By David Williams Welsh para canoeist Laura Sugar has spoken of her pride at completing the sport’s Grand Slam. Sugar – who switched from para athletics in 2019 and is also a former Wales U20s hockey player – struck gold for Great Britain on the final day of the European Championships in... Read More

Jeremiah Azu Adds To His Medal Tally . . . As The Cardiff Youngster Enjoys A Fantastic European Athletics Championships

By Owen Morgan Jeremiah Azu "gave everything" as he launched Great Britain to 4x100m gold on a night of high drama as the European Athletics Championships came to a close in Munich on Sunday evening. The Cardiff youngster admitted to feeling the pressure in front of a large and noisy home crowd... Read More
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