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Melissa Courtney-Bryant Rolls The Dice In Monaco.....And Lands A 30-Year-old British Record

Melissa Courtney-Bryant Rolls The Dice In Monaco…..And Lands A 30-Year-old British Record

‘Botham Smashes Aussies In Melbourne’ . . . Wales Dreaming Of Historic Repeat Headlines

‘Botham Smashes Aussies In Melbourne’ . . . Wales Dreaming Of Historic Repeat Headlines
James Botham should have been planning for his wedding this summer but there won’t be a more delighted Welshman in Melbourne this weekend when the Cardiff Rugby flanker gets a start against the Wallabies. Putting the name of Botham and Australia into the same sentence conjures up images of the great England cricketer Ian, Jim’s grandfather, taking on the Aussies on the cricket field. A number of those battles came at the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground.

Jess Fishlock Moves Step Nearer History And Puts Wales On Edge Of Euros Qualification

Jess Fishlock Moves Step Nearer History And Puts Wales On Edge Of Euros Qualification
Jess Fishlock – who else? – put Wales on the threshold of qualification for the Euro 2025 finals as she became her country’s joint highest goalscorer. The striker matched Helen Ward’s all-time goalscoring record as Wales triumphed 3-0 over Croatia in Karlovac, propelling them to the top of their qualifying group.

Wales Fans: We Need To Talk About England

Wales Fans: We Need To Talk About England
We need to talk about England. You may have tried not to notice, but they have reached the final of a major football tournament, the first time they have got there on foreign soil. German soil. Deutscherboden. Now comes the question, perpetually asked of Welsh supporters whenever images of the flag of St. George - tattooed onto beer bellies jiggling on outdoor bar tables – fills our TV screens. How do you feel about that?

Demons And Jets Team Up To Develop Women And Girls Rugby League

Demons And Jets Team Up To Develop Women And Girls Rugby League

Wales Have Reached The End Game, But Will It Be The Final Game For Warren Gatland?

Wales Have Reached The End Game, But Will It Be The Final Game For Warren Gatland?
You can tell when a team has its back firmly up against the wall because there is nowhere else to reach for new explanations. Wales have tried them all. They’re under-strength, they’re over-cooked, they’re rebuilding, they’re short on preparation time, there are too many rookies, not a big enough player pool, too many overseas players in the way at regional level, the fly-halves are too small, the props are too raw, there are leaves on the line and we’re experiencing exceptional call volumes at this moment in time, so please continue to hold

Chepstow Racecourse: Preview And Tips For Friday’s Ladies Evening

Chepstow Racecourse: Preview And Tips For Friday’s Ladies Evening
Chepstow hosts its latest meeting on Friday evening – Ladies with a competitive seven-race offering for punters heading to the track. Racing gets underway at 5.15 with a class four handicap before rounding off at 8.45 as nine runners take on the class six handicap to bring proceedings to a close.

Rhian Wilkinson Urges Wales To Seize Last Euro Chances

Rhian Wilkinson Urges Wales To Seize Last Euro Chances
Wales boss Rhian Wilkinson has urged her side to “find a way to deliver” ahead of their final two European Championship qualifying games. Her side sit second in Group B4 and kick off their final batch of matches with a trip to group leaders Croatia on Friday, before facing Kosovo in Llanelli next Tuesday.

Jade Jones Avoids Drug Ban After Missed Doping Test

Jade Jones Avoids Drug Ban After Missed Doping Test
Double Olympic taekwondo champion Jade Jones has escaped sanction after being found to have committed a no-fault doping violation following her failure to provide a urine sample in December last year. The UK Anti-Doping Agency (UKAD) confirmed that on the basis of “very exceptional circumstances” relating to confidential medical records, Jones bears “no fault or negligence for her refusal or failure to submit to her sample collection”.

Craig Bellamy Out To Convince The Doubters He Can Avoid The Scrapes As Wales Boss

Craig Bellamy Out To Convince The Doubters He Can Avoid The Scrapes As Wales Boss
Craig Bellamy is determined to banish the perception of him as a firebrand as he steps into his first senior management role with Wales. Bellamy courted controversy on and off the pitch during a colourful playing career that saw him win 78 Wales caps between 1998 and 2013.

Regions

Wales Coach Warren Gatland Tells Regions To Invest In Facilities And Forget About Players

Warren Gatland fears Welsh rugby is going to duck the essential changes he insists are needed to close the gulf between Wales and Ireland. The Wales coach says he is “not 100 per cent convinced” that regional rugby will undergo the proper reset he feels it requires. Gatland admitted “it... Read More

WRU Tell Regions: "Here's £30m For Your Players . . . It's Mostly A Loan, And Your Money Men Have To Carry The Risk"

Following two years of negotiations, the Welsh Rugby Union have performed a dramatic U-turn and tabled a six-year multimillion pound deal for the professional game which relies upon further debt and benefactor support having previously choreographed their removal. Wales’ four professional sides - Cardiff, Dragons, Ospreys and Scarlets - have... Read More

Wayne Pivac Tells His Wales Players: Raise Your Standards With The Regions

Wayne Pivac has challenged his Wales players to build on their performances in South Africa at regional level. Wales lost their Cape Town tour decider 34-10 to the Springboks, but did enough in three matches against the world champions to suggest they can be difficult opponents for any team they face.... Read More

Regional Fans Group Accuse WRU Of Being Sidelined After Plan To Axe One Region Are Revealed

The Joint Supporters Group representing fans of the four regions have revealed they have been waiting for a meeting with the Welsh Rugby Union for seven months. Responding to the revelation that the WRU are considering a proposal to cut the number of regions from four to three, the JSG have... Read More

"Devastated" Welsh Regions Consider Call To Postpone Welsh Derbies Rather Than Play To Empty Seats

The Welsh rugby regions are weighing up whether or not to seek postponements of their festive fixture list after they were ordered to play their matches behind closed doors. The Scarlets, Ospreys, Cardiff and Dragons are all facing the prospect of having to play their Christmas and New Year matches... Read More

No Racoons And No Superman . . . But The Rainbow Cup Is Worth Chasing (For Now)

The Rainbow Cup is spreading over Welsh rugby this weekend for the first time. It’s not a perfect tournament and the rivalries lack context says Harri Morgan, but it’s the best we have at present and at least it’s not been constructed with the idea of fleecing a global fan... Read More
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