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Wales Golf Festival Sets New Record

A record turnout in the disability event and two Anglesey golfers winning the chance to play at St Andrew’s in the week of the 150th Open Championship were the highlights of the Wales Golf Festival. Dion Lewis and Wyn Thomas of Baron Hill Golf Club won through in the R&A 9-Hole Challenge, with the remarkable prize taking them the to Home of Golf next month to represent Wales in the finals against players from England, Scotland, Ireland Australia and New Zealand.

History Shows, Wales Can Beat South Africa . . . But Earning Their Respect Is Something Else

There have been some seriously dark times in the rich, turbulent history that is Welsh rugby. You only have to recall the countless thrashings by New Zealand - some of which are too painful to remember without feeling embarrassed - but South Africa dished out the worst beating on June 27, 1998. In the last passage of play, replacement Springbok hooker Naka Drotske dropped a pass near the try line, which saved Wales from the humiliation of having 100 points scored against them.

Toby Booth Insists Ospreys Are "Excited" By The Toughest European Draw Possible

Ospreys head coach Toby Booth insists he is looking forward to his team testing themselves against the best after their daunting draw for next season’s Heineken Champions Cup. The region’s reward for winning the Welsh Shield in the URC is a Heineken Champions Cup draw against French champions Montpellier and English champions Leicester Tigers. The draws for both the Champions Cup and the European Challenge Cup were made in Dublin, venue for both finals on 19 and 20 May next year, and included for the first time five teams from South Africa.

Gemma Grainger Insists Wales Are Locked And Loaded For World Cup Shoot-Out, Even Though They Fired Blanks In Spain

Gemma Grainger insisted Wales had taken some plus points from their draw with New Zealand in Spain, even if they came away with no goals. The Wales manager watched her team draw 0-0 in a friendly in Pinatar in their last game before their crucial World Cup qualifiers in September. Grainger’s squad are continuing preparations ahead of the final two qualifiers against Greece and Slovenia, where victories can guarantee a play-off place for the tournament.

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

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Cardiff City's Mick McCarthy Wanted To Call Someone To Cheer Him Up . . . He Rang Steve Bruce

Under fire Cardiff City boss Mick McCarthy admitted he rang up Steve Bruce before his 1,000th game as a manger because he wanted “to speak to someone who is feeling worse than me”. For Bruce it was 1,000 and out after the 3-2 home defeat for Newcastle United against Spurs and... Read More

Newport County's Josh Sheehan On Wales Call-Up: This Has Always Been My Dream

Josh Sheehan insists he never gave up on his dream of playing football for Wales - even when he had almost a year out with a knee injury. The 25-year-old has been rewarded for his impressive start to the season with Newport County by being named in the squad for... Read More

Andy Cole And The Explosive 16-Year Rivalry That Was Rooted In Cardiff City v Bristol City

Cardiff City host Bristol City this evening - a match that usually comes served with plenty of spice . Terry Phillips reflects one tasty rivalry - that between former Robins striker Andy Cole and the Bluebirds that would later lead to a confrontation with Cardiff captain Darren Purse. It was 5pm-ish... Read More

Swansea City's Newcastle Loan Star Freddie Woodman Admits: I Hate Football Without Fans

Freddie Woodman has admitted that fan-less football is leaving him cold, but it won’t stop him freezing out more opponents in Swansea City’s promotion bid. The Swans keeper kept a second successive clean sheet in the 2-0 home victory over Blackburn Rovers at the weekend which moved his team to... Read More

Newcastle United's Andy Carroll Was A Tough Opponent But I Passed Test Says Wales U21 Star Brandon Cooper

Wales Under-21 defender Brandon Cooper says he is proud of the way he dealt with ex-England striker Andy Carroll - even if his big night ended in heartache. The on-loan Newport County defender produced a superb display to keep out the threat of Carroll and his fellow Newcastle United big guns... Read More

Hot Welcome And Cold Showers . . . Steve Bruce Admits Newport Shock Therapy Almost Paid Off

Newcastle United manager Steve Bruce admitted he thought he had become another victim of Newport County’s celebrated ambushes last night until he was rescued by his team. The Magpies boss praised County and opposite number Michael Flynn for another tenacious and inspired display which came so close to adding to the... Read More
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