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Four Welsh Athletes To Take On The World For GB - Josh Griffiths, Melissa Courtney-Bryant, Jeremiah Azu And Joe Brier

Four Welsh athletes have been named as part of an initial Great Britain team of 64 heading for next month’s World Athletics Championships in Oregon. Melissa Courtney-Bryant, Jeremiah Azu and Joe Brier have joined marathon runner Josh Griffiths, whose selection had already been announced. A further group of athletes have been nominated for selection via a top 32 Road to Oregon qualification position and have been informed.

David Eaton . . . Still The Only Man To Win A Gymnastics Medal For Wales At A Commonwealth Games

David Eaton set himself the goal of competing for Wales at the Commonwealth Games when he was 13 years old. It was the summer of 1994 and he was sat in front of the television at his grandparents’ house in North Wales. It was a goal the gymnast would go on to achieve – and a lot more besides.

Tomas Francis Is Fit And Raring To Go Says Stephen Jones . . . As Wales Stars Settle In To Their New Surroundings

Sophie Ingle Admits She Is More Than A Little Bit Envious Of Her Chelsea Teammates . . . As Wales Prepare For World Cup Crunch Time

Just Listen . . . Dragons Chairman David Buttress Insists Rebrand Is About Reflecting How Fans Feel

Dragons chairman David Buttress – the man who launched Just Eat in the UK – reckons he has just listened. Buttress insists he took soundings from Dragons supporters as part of an exhaustive 10-month process surrounding the identity of the Gwent regional side. A new club crest, name and slogan was officially unveiled for the first time at Rodney Parade with the club now being known as Dragons RFC.

Adele Nicholl And Bethan Davies Produce Golden Double . . . As Welsh Athletics Roars In UK Athletics Championship

"Fesh-Faced" Elfyn Evans So Close, But Loses Out To Fresh-Faced Kalle Rovanpera On Safari Rally

Elfyn Evans kicked up clouds the fine dust – or “fesh-fesh” as it’s called in Kenya – to finish second on the Safari Rally and help his Toyota team score a crushing 1-2-3-4 finish on the toughest round of the FIA World Rally Championship. Evans had set fastest time on both passes of the Soysambu stage that opened Saturday’s loop to keep himself within 16 seconds of team-mate Kalle Rovanperä, but lost time – and ultimately the chance of victory – on the day’s final two wet and muddy stages because of an issue cleaning the windscreen.

Wayne Pivac On Pride And The Prejudice Of Being Written Off Before Wales Face South Africa

Wales coach Wayne Pivac admits his men are on a mission to restore lost pride when they face the daunting challenge of South Africa this week. The tourists will meet the world champions with faces still red after Wales’ 22-21 defeat to Italy in their last match of the Six Nations. “I hope we are going to be a lot better than our last game,” pledged Pivac.

A New Dawn For The Dragons? Dai Flanagan Hopes To Bring About Much Needed Change

See You Soon, LA . . . Gareth Bale Set For July 9 MLS Debut After Cheeky Cardiff City Video

Gareth Bale has told Los Angeles FC he will see them soon in a message posted as it was announced the Wales captain is joining the Major League Soccer club. After weeks of speculation – that included the always seemingly unlikely idea that he might move from Real Madrid to play in the Championship for Cardiff City – Bale has opted to play in the United States as he prepares to lead Wales into the World Cup in Qatar later this year. The five-time Champions League winner is soon to be a free agent and is looking for a new club ahead of playing for Wales at the World Cup , which starts in November.

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Brennan Johnson's Hard Work Is Paying Off . . . As The Future Looks Bright For Welsh Football

By Harry Corish Brennan Johnson says he had to improve his finishing to hit the goal trail for Wales. Johnson backed up his 19-goal season at Nottingham Forest by showing his scoring prowess in the Nations League. The 21-year-old scored his first Wales goal in the 1-1 home draw with Belgium on Saturday... Read More

Wales' Mistakes Are Punished Again . . . But Gareth Bale Sees The Positives Ahead Of The World Cup In Qatar

By Paul Jones Gareth Bale says it is better Wales make their mistakes now and not at the World Cup after suffering more stoppage-time heartbreak against the Netherlands. Memphis Depay secured an eventful 3-2 Nations League victory for the Dutch in the third minute of stoppage time in Rotterdam, just seconds after... Read More

Wales Boss Rob Page Wants Crucial World Cup Rule Change For Qatar

Wales manager Robert Page wants to see an increase in World Cup squad size from 23 to 26 players. He and his players head to Qatar in November - when average temperatures are 29C - after qualifying for a first World Cup since 1958. Squads for last year's European Championship,... Read More

Wales' Next Generation Look To Reach New Heights . . . As Neco Williams Gives Thanks To Manager Robert Page For His Support

By Graham Thomas Neco Williams has lavished praise on Rob Page for the manager’s faith in giving youngsters their opportunities with Wales. The Liverpool wing-back – who has carried his brilliant form on loan at Fulham this season onto the international stage - is one of a clutch of young Wales kids... Read More

The Nations League Talking Points . . . As Wales Hope To End June Camp On A High

By Paul Jones Wales visit Holland after putting their first top-tier Nations League point on the board by drawing 1-1 with Belgium on Saturday. Holland lead the way in Group A4 with seven points from three games. [embed]https://twitter.com/Cymru/status/1536232775677779971[/embed] Here we look at the main talking points ahead of the game at the Feyenoord Stadium... Read More

Bristol Rovers Boss Joey Barton Accused Of Blocking Sion Spence's Wales Call Up . . . As Boden's Young Squad Face Daunting Dutch Challenge

By Harry Corish Joey Barton has been accused of threatening to block the progress of Sion Spence at Bristol Rovers if the midfielder joined up with Wales. Spence – who is on loan at Rovers from Premier league Crystal Palace – was wanted by Wales Under 21 manager Paul Boden for international... Read More
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