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Alex Smithies On THAT Save, Being Cardiff City's No 1 and A Play-Offs Hangover

Cardiff City keeper Alex Smithies admits even he didn't know how he pulled off one of the saves of the season. The Bluebirds stopper's stunning effort to deny Bournemouth's Dominic Solanke proved crucial, flinging out a hand to push his point-blank effort onto the bar.

Neil Harris Says 'Lovable' Neil Warnock Was Tough Act To Follow As Cardiff City Look For First Home Win

Neil Harris says his predecessor as Cardiff City manager was a tough act to follow as Neil Warnock makes his return on Saturday. The Bluebirds will be looking for their first home win of the season when they face Middlesbrough who won impressively at Bristol City in midweek.

Three Welsh Players In GB Squads As Hockey Makes Return

Jacob Draper, Rupert Shipperley and Sarah Jones have been named in the Great Britain squads for next week's return of the FIH Hockey Pro League. Draper and Shipperley make the men's squad for the games against The Netherlands (27 and 29 October) and Belgium (31 October and 1 November).

Gethin Jenkins . . . The "Rugby Anorak" Aiming To Pull The Hood Over Shaun Edwards

Gethin Jenkins . . . The “Rugby Anorak” Aiming To Pull The Hood Over Shaun Edwards
Gethin Jenkins is a “rugby anorak” whose obsession can help Wales counter the influence of Shaun Edwards when they meet France in Paris on Saturday. That’s the upbeat prediction of Gruff Rees, the man who has overseen the coaching development of of Jenkins at Cardiff Blues. Jenkins has replaced Sam Warburton in the Wales management set-up, specialising in defence and the breakdown area, having been drafted in by head coach Wayne Pivac.

First Forest Rally Of 2021 Is Postponed As Cambrian Shifts To October

The Visit Conwy Cambrian Rally, which was to have hosted the opening rounds of a number of major championships on 20 February, has been postponed until 30 October. With no sign of the arbitrary 30 person maximum gathering rule taking into account the vast open spaces rallying takes place in, the somewhat inevitable news about the Cambrian Rally will raise a very serious question.

Nick Tompkins To Achieve His Schoolboy Dream . . . Playing For Wales With Jonathan Davies

Nick Tompkins To Achieve His Schoolboy Dream . . . Playing For Wales With Jonathan Davies
A schoolboy dream will come true for Nick Tompkins in Paris on Saturday night when he plays alongside Jonathan Davies in a Wales shirt for the first time. The two players will form the midfield combination against France – a link-up Tompkins could only imagine when he was growing up as a rugby-mad youngster. Tompkins made his first four Test appearances in the Six Nations at the start of the year when Davies was out injured while he recovered from knee surgery.

How Steve Jones Met Jake Smith.....With A Little Help From Dai Sport

Dai Sport has helped former Welsh half marathon record holder Steve Jones send his congratulations to Jake Smith – the man who broke his 34-year-old national best We contacted Jones at his home in the USA for his views on Smith’s spectacular performance at the World Half Marathon Championships last week.

Snowdonia Marathon Becomes Relay Run . . . And Goes Virtual This Weekend

Though the streets of Llanberis may be quieter this Saturday than on a usual Snowdonia Marathon weekend, S4C will be holding its own tribute to the event by challenging a host of elite runners to a race along the iconic route. Earlier this year, organisers announced that the 38th edition of the legendary marathon was to be postponed as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. However, as part of a special S4C programme, a selection of north Wales’ top runners, including a host of previous winners, will race in two separate relay teams, with a member of each team running a leg of the marathon simultaneously.

Gareth Bale Admits He Is Still Weeks Away From His Best . . . And Fittest

Gareth Bale Admits He Is Still Weeks Away From His Best . . . And Fittest
Gareth Bale has admitted he is still short of his best form after making his first start for Tottenham since rejoining the club.The Wales captain played just over an hour of his club’s 3-0 over LASK in the Europa League on Thursday night, before confessing he still has work to do on his fitness. There were occasional touches of class, such as the cross that led to the Austrians conceding an own goal, before Bale revealed he feels he is still at the pre-season stage of his own fitness.

Sam Parry Will Make Huge Impact For Wales... Says Former Ospreys Coach

Sam Parry Will Make Huge Impact For Wales… Says Former Ospreys Coach

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Wayne Pivac Ready To Take Wales On The Road If Dragon's Heart Remains Centre Stage

Wales could go on the road to play Test matches if the Principality Stadium is still being used as a hospital when rugby resumes. Head coach Wayne Pivac has revealed that other venue options are being considered – understood to be Cardiff City Stadium and Swansea’s Liberty Stadium – if the... Read More

Lions Eye Cardiff For Warm-Up . . . But The Memories Are Not So Special

As the Six Nations pauses, Peter Jackson looks ahead to next season – a Lions year – and the prospects, and pitfalls, of a warm-up game in Wales for the tourists which would follow the 2021 Six Nations. The Lions are considering whether to transfer their next fixture from Twickenham... Read More

Leigh Halfpenny Says He And Wales Have World Cup Lift-Off

Leigh Halfpenny insists Wales now have momentum in their favour as they head towards the World Cup. The Wales full-back helped Wales reach the summit of rugby union’s world rankings just hours after a punishing training session in an altitude room. Halfpenny returned to Test rugby in Wales’ 13-6 World... Read More

It's Business First, Family Second As The Davies Brothers Aim To Take Care Of England

Jonathan Davies has shared baths, bedtimes, breakfasts and the Scarlets dressing room with brother James – but never a Test match until today. When the two sons of Bancyfelin run out to face England at the Principality Stadium this afternoon, it will be the first time they have worn a... Read More

Wales Have More Depth Than Before . . . But Not Enough To Drown Dan Biggar

The opening warm-up game for Wales, ahead of the World Cup, could hardly have gone much worse. Now, comes the second and Robin Davey says much can be done to swerve avoidable injuries as well as avoidable defeat. No panic yet, but slip up again on Saturday and the alarm... Read More

Pepe Reina Plans To Revive Good Memories In Cardiff As United And Milan Come To Town

Pepe Reina is planning more glory at Cardiff’s Principality Stadium as the former Liverpool and Spain goalkeeper prepares to return to the scene of one of the greatest moments of his career. In 2006 – at what was then the Millennium Stadium – Reina played an heroic role as his Liverpool... Read More
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