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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.

Jamie Lewis Arrows His Way Into The Worlds Darts Championships In Style

Jamie Lewis can end a difficult year on a high after producing a superb display to qualify for the World Championships. The Carmarthen darter took tie out of the PDC Tour this year for personal reasons but has bagged one of the final six spots along with fellow Welshman Nick Kenny.

Cardiff City, Swansea And Newport County Will Lose Out In Any Fan Lottery, Fears Neil Harris

Neil Harris fears Wales' football league clubs will be left behind both on and off the field if they will not be allowed to have fans at home matches like clubs in England. Wales first minister Mark Drakeford had announced the country will return to lockdown starting on Friday with the situation to be reviewed on December 17.

Jess Fishlock Says Wales' Next Generation Of Footballers Can Be Best Yet.....And She Wants To Be Part Of It

Jess Fishlock reckons Wales' next generation of footballers can be the best yet - and she wants to be part of it. The 33-year-old is set to win her 120th cap when Wales end their UEFA Women's Euro2022 qualifying campaign against Belarus at Newport's Rodney Parade on Tuesday (KO 7.10pm).

Wales Are Too Nice And Need More Dog, Barks Scott Quinnell

Scott Quinnell believes Wales rediscovered some of their doggedness against England last weekend – but reckons they still lack bite. The former Wales and Lions No.8 was encouraged by aspects of the 24-13 defeat in Llanelli, but argues there is a soft streak running through Wayne Pivac’s team that needs to be hardened up. “Sometimes I look at Wales and I think everybody is just a bit too nice,” said Quinnell.

Sheyi Ojo Insists Cardiff City Can Turn Rescue Act Into Promotion Push

Sheyi Ojo believes Cardiff City can use their emphatic 4-0 victory over Luton as the launch pad to get themselves back into the race for promotion. The Liverpool loan player scored the last of the Bluebirds’ goals in a re-freshened line-up who have lifted the club to 14th place in the Championship table to ease some of the pressure on manager Neil Harris. There is still a seven point gap between Cardiff and the play-off places, and 10 points between Harris’s side and the automatic promotion spots, but Ojo – whose team host Huddersfield in another home match on Tuesday - says: “We want to get promoted. That’s the reason we’re all fighting.

Gerwyn Price Bows Out Of Players Championship In Semi-Finals

Gerwyn Price saw his hopes of winning the Ladbrokes Players Championships Finals dashed after a 11-8 semi-final defeat to defending champ Michael van Gerwen. The 35-year-old looked to have a good chance of avenging last year's defeat in the final to the Dutch darter after taking an 8-6 lead at Coventry's Ricoh Arena.

Black Eyed Connor Roberts Sums Up Swansea Spirit, Says Steve Cooper

Connor Roberts earned a shiner, a winning goal, and the praise of his manager after his courage paved the way for victory at Nottingham Forest. The Wales full-back scored with a superb header – bravely climbing over far taller Sammy Ameobi in the 43rd minute – as the Swans went fourth in table with their first triumph at the City Ground in nine meetings since a 2006 League One triumph. Roberts celebrated from a prone position on the ground then needed lengthy treatment before recovering from a bang in the face and head coach Steve Cooper said: “I thought Connor’s goal epitomised the performance.

Rhondda Netball

Trump, Biden Or Rhondda Netball . . . Voters Urged To Back Bid For More Leaders Like Charlotte Slye

Rhondda Netball are campaigning for support in their bid to win £100,000, courtesy of housebuilders Persimmon Homes. The Valleys organisation are striving for public votes to back their aim of turning young players into leaders – a mission outlined by Charlotte Slye to Graham Thomas.Charlotte Slye admits that before she... Read More

Vote Rhondda Netball . . . For More Taylar Moores And Other Super Heroes Without Capes

Rhondda Netball are calling on supporters to back their bid for a share of £1m as they aim to develop more role models and leaders within their organisation. Having already become a regional winner, the Valleys netball charity – one of the largest female sports participation programmes in Wales –... Read More

Sara Bell Backs Bryn Celynnog Bid As Valleys Netball Prepares For Schools' Shootout

Wales international Sara Bell says her Bryn Celynnog Comprehensive School team are keen to test themselves against the best the Valleys has to offer at the Rhondda Cynon Taff Schools Netball Championship. The former Celtic Dragons Superleague player – now playing in the Premier League with Bath Toucans – coaches... Read More

Women's Sport In Wales Is Changing . . . But Not Fast Enough, Says Jayne Ludlow

Jayne Ludlow is preparing her Wales team for a vital upcoming Euro qualifier against Northern Ireland. Like the previous World Cup campaign, it’s a momentum-builder that is gathering energy and changing the perception of women’s sport in Wales. But she still sees limits on the opportunities for girls in all... Read More

Sky Has No Limit As Netball Takes Her To New Heights In Tonypandy

Can netball challenge the established order of football and rugby in the Rhondda? It seems Rhondda Netball think so and the numbers of girls packed into clubs like Tonypandy would suggest the challenge is real. Graham Thomas went to find out. It’s Wednesday evening in Tonypandy and the Sky has fallen... Read More

Fuelled By Ambition, The Rhondda Rockets Are Heading For The Stars

What’s that lighting up the night skies in the Valleys? Probably a Rhondda Rocket, who are scorching towards the title in the A470 netball league – and blazing a trail for others to follow behind as Graham Thomas discovered. Rhondda Rockets are powering towards their first title as they bid... Read More
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