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Neil Nails Welsh Seniors Crown - Forty Years After First Title

Former Walker Cup player Neil Roderick claimed his first Welsh Men’s Seniors Championship, forty years after claiming his first Welsh title.

Sam Davies On Brink Of Elite French Rugby After leaving “Mess” of Wales

Sam Davies Grenoble
Former Wales fly-half Sam Davies says he has experienced a "rollercoaster" season before Grenoble’s French Top 14 promotion play-off having left the "mess" of Welsh rugby. The second-tier ProD2 club have been hit with two points deductions for financial problems and director of rugby Aubin Hueber has been put on gardening leave in Davies' first campaign.

Wales with Mountain to Climb Against The Springboks . . . Just Like 1999

Warren Gatland Wales
In their first match since their embarrassing Six Nations campaign, Warren Gatland’s Wales side will take on South Africa next week in what will mark the anniversary of the first game at what was then called the Millennium Stadium. Strangely enough, even though this game falls on the 25th anniversary of the 1999 clash in Cardiff, the match will be held at the home of English rugby, Twickenham.

Last Welshman To Beat The All Blacks In A Welsh Shirt Dies Aged 97 . . . RIP Courtenay Meredith

Courtney Meredith
Courtenay Meredith, one of the world’s greatest tight head props in the Fifties and the last surviving player from the Wales team that beat New Zealand in 1953, has died at the age of 97. The former Neath prop was a renowned scrummager in his playing days, a precursor to Graham Price and Adam Jones in later generations of Welsh packs, and was the cornerstone of the British & Irish Lions pack that drew the Test series with South Africa in 1955.

Scarlets Sign Welsh-qualified New Zealander Blair Murray

Blair Murray Canterbury
Scarlets have added to their squad with the signing of Welsh-qualified back Blair Murray from New Zealand provincial side Canterbury. The 22-year-old speedster, who can operate on the wing, full-back or at fly-half, scored seven tries in seven appearances during last year’s Bunnings NPC campaign.

Ruby Evans Says Paris Olympics Will Be A Dream Come True

Ruby Evans
Teenager Ruby Evans says it will be a dream fulfilled when she competes for Great Britain at this summer’s Olympic Games. The 17-year-old from Cardiff is set to become the first Welsh gymnast to compete at the Olympics since 1996 after she was selected for the GB squad.

Dan Thomas Will Be Big Asset, Says Cardiff Coach Matt Sherratt

Dan Thomas Bristol rugby
Flanker Dan Thomas has ended his seven-year spell at Bristol by joining Cardiff. Thomas, 30, made 144 appearances for the Bears but now follows fellow Welshman Callum Sheedy in moving from Ashton Gate to Cardiff Arms Park ahead of the 2024-25 season.

Rhys Jones Looks Ahead to World Triathlon Para Series Swansea With Pride

Rhys Jones
With British Triathlon once again bringing the World Triathlon Para Series to Swansea in 2024, Welsh PTVI paratriathlete Rhys Jones has opened up about his home nation pride. “It was huge. It’s the kind of things dreams are made of really,” Jones said as he looks back on wearing the Welsh trisuit and finishing fourth at the 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games. “Last season the aim was to take three minutes off my overall time and the aim is that again. So we’re on track, with the various things that are in place, to make that happen.

How to Predict England’s Impending Implosion

Gareth Southgate England
With the European Championships looming, many England fans are feeling excited about the prospect of football “coming home”. However, those of us on the outside are obviously hopeful it will be business as usual. They will win one game, start playing Frank Skinner and David Baddiel re-runs, and eventually get knocked out soon afterwards.

Mimi Xu Breaks Into Top 10 in World Junior ITF Tennis Rankings

Mimi Xu
Welsh tennis prodigy Mimi Xu said she is “incredibly proud and humbled” after she broke into the top 10 world junior ITF tennis rankings. The 16-year-old, who was born in Swansea, has taken the junior competitions by storm, and is now in line to compete in this year’s qualifying events at Wimbledon this July in both Junior and Women’s events.

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Matthew Hirst Hits A Rally North Wales Hat-Trick As Ryland James Remains 600 Not Out

Matthew Hirst celebrated a hat-trick of Get Jerky Rally North Wales wins on Saturday to launch the defence of his Motorsport UK Pirelli Welsh Rally Championship title in ominous fashion – while the Welshpool-based event was also a special one for St Clears co-driver Ryland James, who notched up his... Read More

Matthew Hirst Takes To The Hills . . . And Is Ready To Defend His Welsh Rally Championship Title

A grey and dreary Monday would not have been welcomed by many, but for the few meeting at the Phil Price Rally School in Llangunllo, the damp ground under foot was accompanied by the sound of an orchestra of engines. The 2023 Motorsport UK Ravenol Welsh Rally Championship starts on... Read More

Bob Fowden Chased Hard For Welsh Supremacy On Tour Of Epynt

By Simon Gronow It’s been a busy start for competitors in the JD Tyres Welsh National Tarmacadam Championship as they faced their third event in a month when they tackled Port Talbot Motor Club’s Nigel Ferguson Fabricators Tour of Epynt. Held over the daunting Epynt range, crews faced seven special stages totaling... Read More

Bumper Entries See Rallying Thrive As Two Major Welsh Championships Begin This Weekend

By Paul Evans Rallying is thriving in Wales. That’s the encouraging post-pandemic prognosis based on the quality and quantity of competitors for this weekend’s two big rallies, with a total of almost 140 cars entered for the opening rounds of Welsh forest and asphalt championships. And that’s in addition to the 86... Read More

Arwel Hughes-Jones And Dafydd Sion-Lloyd Are Victorious In The Mervyn Hughes Memorial Rali Llyn

By Gregory Harrand The weekend of the 19th/20th of March saw a welcome return of the Mervyn Hughes memorial Rali Llyn to the rallying calendar, with Arwel Hughes-Jones and Dafydd Sion-Lloyd emerging as winners. Organised by Harlech and district motor club, this popular event, sponsored by Motorsport-tools, saw a 110 mile route on... Read More

Elfyn Evans Bids To Fire Up His World Title Challenge In The Frozen Forests Of Sweden

By David Williams Elfyn Evans will need to overcome remote and frozen forests in northern Sweden this weekend if he is to relaunch his World Rally Championship bid. The Welshman will need to deal with an intimidating challenge as the FIA World Rally Championship enters uncharted territory for the second chapter of... Read More
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