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Wales' RL Legends Billy Boston, Gus Risman And Clive Sullivan Will Adorn Cardiff Bay Codebreakers Statue

Three of the greatest rugby league players in the history of the game – Billy Boston, Gus Risman and Clive Sullivan - have been selected to adorn a statue to commemorate the Cardiff Bay Codebreakers.The public and a special panel of experts agreed on the trio who will now be immortalised on a statue that will represent all the players who headed north from the Cardiff Bay area to star in the 13-a-side game.

Swansea City's Steve Cooper Ready To Repeat Derby Day KO Of Neil Warnock And Middlesbrough

Steve Cooper insists he respects the staying power of Neil Warnock, but will be looking to outfox the old master when Swansea City visit Middlesbrough tonight. Swansea head coach Cooper already has one victory over Warnock in his locker – the only other time they locked horns in October 2019 when a Ben Wilmot goal was enough to give the Swans a much celebrated victory over Cardiff City. That was the beginning of the end for Warnock at Cardiff, although it was Cooper who had a hand in the 72-year-old’s re-emergence at Boro.

Michael Flynn Says He's A Stuck Record . . . But Newport County Are Still In The Groove At The Top

Michael Flynn has admitted he is suffering from altitude sickness. Newport County are still top of League Two, but the manager is sick of telling his players they need to be more ruthless. Flynn felt the latest squandering of opportunities came in the 1-1 draw away at Forest Green Rovers, where the Exiles went ahead, had chances to wrap the game up, but eventually were pegged back and had to settle for a point.

Kieffer Moore Is Cardiff City's Playground Bully, Says Boss Neil Harris

Jayne Ludlow Insists Wales Are Getting Closer To That Elusive Spot In Major Finals

Jayne Ludlow said Wales are getting closer to qualifying for a major finals after their UEFA Women's Euro2022 heartache was confirmed. Natasha Harding, Rachel Rowe and Jess Fishlock all struck in an emphatic 3-0 victory over Belarus in their final qualifying game at Newport's Rodney Parade.

Cardiff City Hit Seven In Two Games But Neil Harris Says "We Must Now Stay At This Level"

Wales Gear Up For . . . Uhm . . . Fifth-Place Play Off Winner For Autumn Nations Cup

When Wales meet Italy in Llanelli on Saturday, it will be for the less than cherished title of fifth-place play-off winners of the inaugural Autumn Nations Cup. If that title doesn’t sound too grand then it’s because Wales’ result have not been either, during the fractured year of 2020. The corresponding Six Nations match back in February saw Wales head coach Wayne Pivac begin his reign as Warren Gatland’s successor on a winning note.

Huddersfield Means A Lot To Me . . . But I Just Want To Beat Them (Again) Says Cardiff City's Alex Smithies

Alex Smithies insists he is focussed on winning against his former club Huddersfield Town tonight and any nostalgia can wait. The Cardiff City goalkeeper spent eight years with the Yorkshire club, playing in 274 matches before moving on to QPR and then the Bluebirds. Smithies left Huddersfield in 2015 but says: “It’s always nice to play your old clubs, you always want to beat them.

Lauren Price Relishing Return To Copper Box On Road To Tokyo Gold

Wales' world champ Lauren Price will again launch her bid for Olympic glory in London next April. The Boxing Road to Tokyo European Olympic Qualifying event has been rescheduled for April 22-26 at the Copper Box Arena.

Dewi Lake Can Make A Big Splash As A Wales Hooker . . . If He Sorts His Arrows, Says Ospreys Boss

Dewi Lake has been tipped as the Wales hooker of the future but only if he improves his throwing in at the line-out. The former Wales Under 20s captain has been in red hot form for the Ospreys recently with his dynamic ball-carrying and raw physicality catching the eye, despite their struggles in the Guinness Pro 14. In the absence of veteran hooker Ken Owens, both Ryan Elias and Elliot Dee have struggled to fully convince for Wales in this autumn’s Nations Cup.

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Michael Flynn: Newport At Cambridge Should Have Been Abandoned . . . But We Can't Afford The Petrol

Mike Flynn has revealed he would have called for Newport County’s weekend match at Cambridge United to have been called off were it not for the coronavirus pandemic. A first defeat of the League Two season for the Exiles came at Abbey Stadium and in awful conditions with torrential rain... Read More

It's Tiki Taka At Newport County . . . Until The Mud Makes It Pretty Sticky

The footballing revolution at Newport County gathered pace this week with Michael Flynn’s men taking Cambridge United to school in the Carabao Cup second round. It may only have ended in a 1-0 win, and earned the Exiles another home draw with Watford in the next round, but it was... Read More

The Times, They May be Drastic . . . But Neath Are Going Plastic

The spread of coronavirus might have hit Welsh rugby hard, but Neath RFC hope good times are around the corner with the introduction of a synthetic 4G pitch planned at The Gnoll. Championship outfit Neath have seen their season cancelled due to the impact of Covid-19 and one of Wales’... Read More

Why It's Time To Get Drastic About The Plastic . . . Following Shameful Glasgow Response

The Scarlets ripped Glasgow apart last week, but they also ripped the skin off their limbs in winning. Robin Davey says this latest incident involving injuries on artificial surfaces needs urgent attention. Scarlets players with gruesome friction burns deserve a better response than the disinterested shrug of the shoulders from... Read More