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Cardiff Cross Challenge Lives Up To Expectations. . .As Charlotte Arter Retains Her Title Ahead Of Jenny Nesbitt

By Owen Morgan The Cardiff Cross Challenge lived up to its new status as a World Athletics Cross Country Tour Gold standard event with thrilling finishes in top quality senior men's and women's races. Charlotte Arter retained her title ahead of Cardiff team-mate Jenny Nesbitt, while Derby's Hugo Milner produced a blistering time to win the men's race. The sun came out to celebrate the event's elevation to global standard and training partners Arter and Nesbitt rose to the occasion in the most un-cross country-like warm conditions.

Cameron Norrie . . . A Welsh/Scottish/New Zealand/South African Tennis Success Story, But Not Overnight

Wayne Pivac Says He Would Be "Surprised" If More Players Don't Follow Thomas Young's Lead And Return To Welsh Rugby

By Steffan Thomas Wayne Pivac believes more exiles will follow Thomas Young’s lead and return to Welsh rugby.  Despite having only three test caps to his name Wasps back-row star Young was named in the Wales squad for this autumn's tests against New Zealand, South Africa, Fiji, and Australia after signing a contract to join Cardiff Rugby next season.  And Pivac is confident the likes of Leicester’s Tommy Reffell, Bristol’s Callum Sheedy, Bath’s Taulupe Faletau, and Gloucester’s Louis Rees-Zammit will eventually join a Welsh region in the near future. 

Gareth James Decides To Take His Rugby Back To His Roots At Ystalyfera RFC

Former Swansea City Hero Jamal Lowe Praises Fans For Their Support Towards Wales And Bournemouth Star David Brooks

By Paul Jones Former Swansea star Jamal Lowe thanked Bristol City fans for their respect and solidarity in sending a message of support to Welsh international David Brooks. Surrounded by his Bournemouth teammates, Lowe held up the No.7 shirt of the absent Brooks after the scorer had just silenced the home support with a well-struck volley to give the visitors the lead.  It was a gesture that might have drawn abuse in a different context, but Brooks has revealed he is starting treatment for cancer and the reaction of the home fans was as dignified as their applause in the seventh minute, moments earlier. 

Swansea City's Jamie Paterson Thanks Russell Martin For Rescuing Him From Bristol City Nightmare

Jamie Paterson has thanked Russell Martin and Swansea City for rescuing his career – and his well-being – after he was dumped by Bristol City. The Swans’ midfielder, whose man-of-the-match performance in the 3-0 win over Cardiff City underlined his value to his new club, has revealed he was at his lowest ebb after leaving Ashton Gate this summer. The 29-year-old was shown the door and left without a club following an injury-hit final few months with the Robins.

Rhys Priestland Has Been There And Done It . . . And He's Still Doing It, Insists Dai Young

Rhys Priestland’s form has been given the thumbs up by Dai Young, just two weeks before Wales face the All Blacks. Cardiff No.10 Priestland kicked 13 points and steered his side to a hard-earned 23-17 victory over the Sharks which earned the approval of his coach. It meant the 34-year-old signed off a successful few days, having been recalled for Wales duty earlier in the week.

It’s All Down To The Final Round Again, As Elfyn Evans Keeps WRC Title Hopes Alive With Second In Spain

Elfyn Evans has kept his hopes of becoming World Rally champion title alive by finishing second on Rally Spain. Evans took an 18 point lead into the final Rally Monzalast year, but crashed out and handed the title to Sébastien Ogier.

Mick McCarthy Looks Doomed As Cardiff City Cracks Left Exposed . . . By His Own CEO As Well As By Swansea City

Mick McCarthy has pledged to fight on as Cardiff City manager after Swansea inflicted a south Wales derby mauling and a sixth successive defeat on his side. Jamie Paterson, Joël Piroe and Jake Bidwell were on target as Swansea piled the pressure on the embattled McCarthy with a comfortable Championship victory. “I am bitterly disappointed,” said McCarthy, whose side are two places and three points above the relegation zone. “It’s difficult when you are on a run like we are. All of a sudden it doesn’t look cohesive and sometimes you get opened up.

There’s A Revolution Coming To Indoor Athletics….And Welsh Athletes Will Be Taking Part

Welsh athletes will take part in a revolutionary new indoor competition in Glasgow next year. Dynamic New Athletics Indoor (DNA) is a new mixed-gender, fast-paced, short, team athletics event, heading to Emirates Arena on 5 February 2022.

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Table Tennis Star Paul Karabardak Proves His Doubters Wrong As He Wins His Second Paralympic Medal

By Tom Prosser Swansea’s Paul Karabardak says his “dreams have come true” after winning his second Paralympic medal in the space of a week, as he claimed silver in the table tennis team event. Karabardak has had to wait a long time for his first Paralympic medal after previously competing at the... Read More

Paul Karabardak Chases More Medals After Para Bronze But Ben Pritchard Misses Out In Final

Bronze medalist Paul Karabardak has vowed to chase more silverware next week after winning bronze at the Paralympics The Swansea table tennis veteran finally got on the podium for Great Britain in Tokyo after missing out in 2008, 2012 and 2016. Karabardak won his quarter-final, but had to settle for... Read More

Anna Hursey And Rob Davies's Cardiff Launch Pad Back In Working Order

Wales' only single purpose, full-time table tennis club - Cardiff City Community Table Tennis Club - were facing a bleak future when lockdown badly hit the club's income. But funding from Sport Wales has allowed the club to safely re-open as Graham Thomas reports. The club that helped launch Anna... Read More

Para Champ Davies Into Worlds Knock-Out Stage In Slovenia

Rob Davies insists he must improve after qualifying for the knock-out stages of the World Para Table Tennis Championships in Slovenia. Wales 2016 Para champ from Rio reached the last 16 despite losing in three closely-fought sets in his second match in the group in the men's class one to... Read More

Para Champ Davies One Of Four Welsh Players Aiming For World Glory

Wales' Paralympic champ Rob Davies will  spearhead a 14-strong GB squad for the World Para Table Tennis Championships in Slovenia. Brecon's Davies is one of four Welsh players in the squad being joined by Bridgend's Paul Davies, Paul Karabardak from Swansea and Aberdare's Tom Matthews. Davies, who won the Para title in Rio 2016,... Read More