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Wales PDRL Coach Craig Fisher Says His Squad Ready For World Cup Bow

Wales Physical Disability Rugby League head coach Craig Fisher says his squad is ready to make its mark at the upcoming PDRL World Cup. Fisher has named a 15-player squad for the tournament which takes place in Warrington from Sunday 23 October.

I'll Do It Dai Way . . . New Dragons Head Man Dai Flanagan Vows To Bring Enjoyment Back For Players

Dai Flanagan insists Dragons players need to enjoy the company of their coaches as he looked forward to the rest of the season in charge at the region, following the sidelining of Dean Ryan. Although the Dragons have yet to confirm the departure of director of rugby Ryan, it is expected to be announced this week after the agreement of a financial settlement. It means head coach Flanagan will step up to be the man in charge and he has vowed to create a healthy environment, building on the feelgood factor of Sunday’s 23-17 victory over Munster.

Dupont Left Frustrated After Flames Scorch Devils' Challenge Cup Campaign

Welsh Rowing Ace Ben Pritchard Eyeing Paris 2024 Glory After Bagging First Worlds Medal

Ben Pritchard plans on using his bronze medal at the World Rowing Championships as a springboard to the Paris Olympics in 2014. The Welsh rowing ace's first world medal in the PR1 Men's single sculls added to the bronze he won at the Europeans in Munich in July.

Rob Page Says Nations League Drop For Wales Is The Price Paid For World Cup Focus

Robert Page insists relegation from the top tier of the Nations League on Sunday is softened by the prospect of looking forward to Wales’ first World Cup since 1958 in two months’ time. A 1-0 defeat to Poland in Cardiff on Sunday night condemned Page’s men to finishing bottom of a group also containing Belgium and the Netherlands. Wales’ four Nations League games in June were split either side of a vital World Cup qualifying play-off against Ukraine, which forced Page to rest a number of key players for their 2-1 defeat in Poland to start the group.

Pryce Finally Right For Emotional Osian As He Roars To British Rally Crown

Osian Pryce finally fulfilled his dream as he was crowned Motorsport UK British Rally Champion after storming to victory at the Trackrod Rally Yorkshire.

Wayne Hennessey's Two-Step Plan for Wales: Beat Poland . . . Win The World Cup

Wayne Hennessey says Wales are heading to Qatar to win the World Cup – but firstly they want to get the Nations League job done against Poland. Wales will end a 64-year wait to play at the World Cup in November, making their first finals appearance since 1958 when they were beaten by Brazil in the last eight. They will play in the same group as England, Iran and the United States, with bookmakers having them around 150-1 outsiders to win the trophy.

Dupont Urges Consistency As Devils Snap Out Of Slump

An Absent Coach, Three Defeats And 18 Tries Conceded (So Far) Adds Up To Another Grim Weekend For The Welsh Regions

Toby Booth has told the Ospreys it’s time to wise up after what’s shaping up to be a disappointing weekend for the four Welsh regions. Only the Dragons – who host Munster on Sunday afternoon – can prvent a clean sweep of defeats for the Welsh sides in the United Rugby Championship. With Cardiff having conceded eight tries in a 52-24 thrashing in Glasgow, the Scarlets also shipped over a half century of points at home to Ulster, and leaked seven tries, in going down 55-39.

Gareth Bale Ready To Make Sure Wales Don't Follow England Off The Nations League Top Table

Gareth Bale is determined to ensure Wales don’t follow England out of the Nations League trap door. Wales must beat Poland at home on Sunday evening to remain in League A of the biennial competition. Bale has not played 90 minutes since a World Cup qualifier against Estonia last September, but the Wales captain has declared himself fit for the must-win contest at the Cardiff City Stadium.

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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

World Ranked Lake And Creed Favourites To Clash In Llantrisant's PSA Open Squash Final This Weekend

Former European Junior Champion Nathan Lake, from Gloucestershire, was top seed for a World ranking squash tournament in South Wales this weekend. Cheltenham-born Lake, a 26-year-old who plays out of the East Glos club, has been drawn against Liam Eason in the first round. Eason, aged 21 and from the Rhondda, is... Read More

The Rhondda Dream Is Forming Again . . . Only This Time It's Netball

Rugby, football and boxing are the sports synonymous with the Rhondda Valley, but netball’s progress has often been denied through lack of opportunity. Not any more. Graham Thomas reports on a rousing Rhondda success story. The Celtic Dragons may have had their fires doused after another season of struggle in... Read More

It's Blaenrhondda AFC At The Double In Alliance

Blaenrhondda AFC finished their 2017-18 season on a double high - and left Penydarren BGC’s hopes of winning league and cup in tatters. Penydarren enjoyed a magnificent season and earned their number one prize, winning the South Wales Alliance Premier title and gaining promotion, but Blaenrhondda had the final word. They defeated... Read More

Ten-Man Rhondda Bulldogs Climb Off The Bottom

Ton Pentre battled to a Welsh Football League point despite having a player sent off early in the second half against Goytre United. The First Division match ended 0-0 at Ynys Park, a result which lifted the Rhondda Bulldogs off the bottom on goal difference. Ton, who are still without a win... Read More

Welsh Managers Michael and Nathan Go Head-To-Head In League Two Clash

Welshmen Michael Flynn and Nathan Jones go head-to-head at Kenilworth Road in Luton on Saturday (3pm). Newport-born Flynn, aged 36, is manager of his home city club County, while Jones, a 44-year-old from the Rhondda, is in charge at Luton Town. Jones is a former Cardiff City junior player who started his... Read More
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