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Crowning Glory: Wales' Laura Daniels Regains World Bowls Title

Laura Daniels was crowned World Indoor Bowls Champion for the second time after a thrilling victory in Norfolk. The 35-year-old accountant from Neath beat local bowler Katherine Rednall to win the women's singles title.

Cardiff City Owner Vicent Tan: I Had No Choice But To Sack Neil Harris

Neil Harris was sacked as Cardiff City manager this afternoon after owner Vincent Tan claimed the horror run of six straight defeats had left him with “no choice”. The Malaysian tycoon ended Harris’s 14-month spell in charge with the final straw being Wednesday night’s 1-0 home defeat by QPR. Harris guided Cardiff to last season’s Championship play-offs but his team have woefully underachieved so far this term and are 15th in the second tier.

Elfyn Evans Back On Track In Monte Carlo As He Launches WRC Campaign

Elfyn Evans made a promising start as he launched his World Rally Championship campaign on the Monte Carlo rally. Just six weeks after suffering title heartache on Rally Monza, the Dolgellau ace was lying third after the opening day in the French Alps.

Why It's Time To Get Real About The Fading Force Of Gareth Bale . . . For Wales As Well As Tottenham

The delayed European Championship finals start in 141 days and in 142 Wales play Switzerland. Not long, then, for Gareth Bale to get into some kind of form at Tottenham. Except, argues Fraser Watson, maybe it’s not long enough. Maybe, the whole nation needs to be realistic about the likely impact of the frustrated captain. It was the morning after the night before, and Gareth Bale was getting positive headlines. The minnows of Marine had succumbed to the might of Spurs – despite the inevitable lopsided scoreline being somewhat tempered by a resilient second-half display from the Northern Premier League side.

Scarlets And Liam Williams Won't Be Red-Faced Against Cardiff Blues Again, Insists Glenn Delaney

Glenn Delaney believes his 14-man Scarlets side have learnt well from their defeat to the Cardiff Blues earlier in the month – and can now extract their revenge. The regions met at the start of January at the Cardiff City Stadium, with the capital region running out 29-20 winners. The big talking point was Liam Williams’ red card in the first half after a head-on-head clash with his Wales teammate, the Blues’ Shane Lewis-Hughes.

Neil Harris Admits Heat Is On Over His Cardiff City Future

Gutted Neil Harris admitted "the pressure is on" as he battles to save his job as Cardiff City manager. The Bluebirds boss saw his side crash to a sixth straight defeat - and seventh in the last eight games - as they lost 1-0 at home to QPR.

Wales Coach Wayne Pivac Tries To Lock In English-Based Stars For Entire Six Nations

Wayne Pivac is trying to convince English clubs to allow their Welsh international players to stay in his Six Nations camp for the whole tournament. There are six players – Tomas Francis, Will Rowlands, Taulupe Faletau, Dan Biggar, Callum Sheedy and Louis Ress-Zammit - in Wales’ 36-man squad who are based over the border. Rather than allow them to return to their English clubs during the break weekends in the tournament, Pivac wants the half dozen released for the entirety of the Six Nations, to protect the Wales squad amid continued coronavirus concerns.

Swansea City Complete Loan Deal With Aston Villa For Conor Hourihane

Conor Hourihane has agreed to join Swansea City from Aston Villa on loan for the rest of the season. A loan fee and other terms were agreed between the two clubs on Tuesday and Hourihane is due to undergo a medical at the Swans’ training ground. A number of Championship clubs were interested in the 29-year-old midfielder, including Bournemouth who are four points behind second-placed Swansea in the table.

Welsh Gymnastics Star Latalia Bevan Retires At 19

Commonwealth Games silver medallist Latalia Bevan has confirmed her retirement from elite competition. The 19-year-old women’s artistic gymnast from Merthyr Tydfil has called it a day on the back of a stellar competitive career, capped by a stunning silver she brought home for Team Wales from Australia’s Gold Coast in 2018. But there have been plenty of other highlights for St Tydfils Gymnastics Club’s Wales and Great Britain star, who started out in the sport aged six.

Rhys Webb Left Out By Wales Coach Wayne Pivac . . . But Dan Lydiate Returns

Rhys Webb has been left out of the Wales squad for the Six Nations, but coach Wayne Pivac has given a recall to veteran Dan Lydiate. Pivac has resisted calls to bring back another veteran – Bath’s Cardiff Blues-bound outside-half Rhys Priestland – but there are also returns for fly-half Jarrod Evans, wing Hallam Amos and prop Rhodri Jones. Scrum-half Webb, who returned from France to join the Ospreys and revive his Wales career, has lost out to Scarlets youngster Kieran Hardy, as well as established No.9 rivals Gareth Davies and Tomos Williams.

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World Cup Rivals Belgium Hold No Fears For Wales, Insists Robert Page

Robert Page believes World Cup rivals Belgium will hold “more respect” for Wales after recent meetings between the two nations. Belgium, the world’s top-ranked team, were the eye-catching side drawn alongside Wales, the Czech Republic, Belarus and Estonia in Group E of the 2022 World Cup qualifying draw on Monday.... Read More

Wales v England In A World Cup Group Is On . . . If The Qatar Draw Works Out

Wales could be drawn in a World Cup qualifying group with England next month. The seedings for the European section of qualification for Qatar 2022 were confirmed on Friday morning, and left open the possibility of some old rivalries being renewed. Wales have moved two places up the world rankings... Read More

The New Saints Warm Up For Europe . . . Against Liverpool

The New Saints will face Liverpool as part of their ongoing preparations for their UEFA Europa League qualifying campaign. The Cymru Premier runners-up have been back in pre-season training for three weeks ahead of their latest European campaign which is scheduled to begin on August 27 and will test their progress... Read More

Wales Have Climbed A Mountain . . . But Now We Can Go Higher, Says Ryan Giggs

Ryan Giggs believes buoyant Wales can arrive at the finals of Euro 2020 next summer on a rising tide of young talent and priceless experience. The Wales manager insists his team can deliver far more than they showed in their comfortable 2-0 victory over Hungary that clinched their place at... Read More

Kieffer Moore For Ballon d’Or . . . And Other Self-Evident Truths

Wales and Hungary meet tonight in a winner-takes-all clash for Euro 2020 qualification in Cardiff. Hungary won the Budapest reverse fixture 1-0 in June but Wales have gone five games unbeaten since that defeat. These are five of the talking points. Handling the pressure Reaching the semi-finals of Euro 2016 and the... Read More

Gareth Bale - Euro 2020 Would Beat Euro 2016

Gareth Bale believes Wales reaching the European Championship next summer could trump the achievement of playing at Euro 2016. Wales ended a 58-year wait to play at a major tournament in 2016 and eventually reached the semi-finals in France under Chris Coleman. Over three years on and Ryan Giggs’ young side will qualify... Read More
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