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Matt Richards Heads Five Star Welsh Group Heading For Paris Olympics

Matt Richards swimming
World champion Matt Richards will head five Welsh swimmers who have been selected for Great Britain at the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris this summer. Richards, Medi Harris, Daniel Jervis and Kieran Bird will fly the flag for Wales as part of Team GB during the Olympic pool programme, while Hector Pardoe - who earned a bronze medal at February's World Championships - will race in the 10km open water marathon event. The five-star showing is only one swimmer fewer than the super six Welsh swimmers who went to the delayed Tokyo Olympics three years ago.

So Solid Elfyn Evans Looking For More Croatian Magic

Elfyn Evans is looking to grab the lead in the World Rally Championship title battle in Croatia this week.

Welsh Regions Reminded Of Task Ahead As Leinster Sign Jordie Barrett

Jordie Barrett New Zealand
Welsh regions hoping to assemble squads to become competitive with the best in the United Rugby Championship have been given a sobering reminder of the size of that task after Leinster announced the capture of All Blacks star, Jordie Barrett.

Josh Turnbull Insists Young Blood Can Get Welsh Rugby Pumping Again

John Turnbull Cardiff
Josh Turnbull insists he sees exciting times ahead in Welsh rugby as he begins his new career as a coach. The 36-year-old Cardiff back rower has confirmed he has played his last match and will take up a coaching position within the Cardiff academy set-up.

James Harris Admits Glamorgan Left Disappointed By Derbyshire Draw

James Harris Glamorgan
James Harris admitted Glamorgan were disappointed they were unable to press home a promising position against Derbyshire and had to settle for a draw in their first home County Championship game of the season. The match finished with spoils shared after a superb stand between Luis Reece and Brooke Guest guided the visitors to safety.

Phil Pratt – Multi-Talented, Multi-skilled, And Heading For Paris This Summer

Phil Pratt
Phil Pratt will be at the Paralympics in Paris later this year, but it’s not too much of a stretch to imagine the highlight of his summer could have been playing at Wimbledon. Pratt is the man who captained Great Britain’s wheelchair basketball team to World Championship glory in 2018.

Gerwyn Price Admits German Defeat Was Hard To Take

Gerwyn Price darts
Gerwyn Price believes he let a fifth International Darts Open title slip from his grasp after losing the final of the European tour event. German home favourite Martin Schindler denied Price as he surged to victory in his first European Tour final. The 27-year-old German powered his way to an 8-5 win over the two-time defending champion at the WT Energiesysteme Arena in Riesa to claim his first senior PDC crown.

Erol Bulut Turns On His Critics And Demands Credit For Cardiff City Upsurge

Erol Bulut
Erol Bulut has issued an impassioned defence of his record as Cardiff City manager as he seeks to stay in charge this summer. The Bluebirds boss has taken issue with his critics, who he claims have tried to suggest he should take little credit for the club’s improvement on last season.

Chris Cooke Backs Glamorgan To Claim Win After Brilliant Ton

Chris Cooke Glamorgan
Century-maker Chris Cooke believes he has set the platform for Glamorgan to achieve a memorable victory over Derbyshire. Cooke helped Glamorgan pull in front on day three of their Vitality County Championship match against after they posted 361 for seven declared to set a target of 401 for the visitors.

Newport County Boss Graham Coughlan To Consider His Position After Sixth Defeat

Graham Coughlan Newport county
Newport County manager Graham Coughlan has given a scathing assessment of his team - and questioned his own future - after they suffered a sixth successive defeat. The County boss said the club’s fans deserved better after their latest setback - a 2-1 loss at home against Tranmere Rovers. That makes it a miserable round half dozen of losses on the bounce for Newport, who only a month ago looked to have a decent outside chance of making the play-offs before their rotten run.

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Taine Plumtree Won’t Convince Ross Moriarty, But Wales Coaches Have Been Deeply Impressed

Not everyone is a fan of Taine Plumtree’s rapid rise to a Wales starting spot, but Neil Jenkins – like Warren Gatland – prefers to stress the back row forward’s qualities as well as his perfect qualifications. When Plumtree came on to win his first cap against England in Cardiff... Read More

Dan’s Still The Man For The Dragons as Lydiate Insists He Will Add Some Wisdom

Dan Lydiate believes he can add some worldly wisdom to the Dragons after returning to the club following his release by the Ospreys. Vastly experienced forward Lydiate – recently named in the preliminary Rugby World Cup squad for Wales – will return to his first professional club and Rodney Parade... Read More

Ross Moriarty Insists Brive Offer Was Just Too Good To Turn Down As He Leaves Dragons For France

Ross Moriarty has said he had to quit Welsh rugby to secure financial security for his family. The Wales back row forward has left the Dragons with immediate effect and joined Brive after rejecting a reduced contract offer from the Newport-based region. He follows fellow Welsh internationals Will Rowlands, Jarrod... Read More

The Lee Byrne Ultimatum . . . Back The Wales Players, Wherever They Play Their Club Rugby

Former Wales full-back Lee Byrne says his former side face a "huge task" on Saturday as they head to defending champions France in the Six Nations. Les Bleus claimed a record 53-10 victory at Twickenham last weekend and can retain their trophy with a bonus-point win at the Stade de... Read More

And So It Begins . . . The Great Welsh Rugby Player Exodus

Welsh rugby officials have acknowledged that top players will need to find opportunities abroad if the national game is to survive amidst a climate of financial turmoil. Although Warren Gatland’s Wales team have lost all three of their Six Nations matches, off-field issues have been even more concerning. Out-of-contract Welsh... Read More

Ross Moriarty Makes Dragons Return With Dublin On His Mind

By David Williams Ross Moriarty will make his first appearance for three months after returning from injury to captain the Dragons for their crucial United Rugby Championship clash with Benetton at Rodney Parade on Friday night. The back-row forward has been temporarily released from Wayne Pivac’s squad in order to get some... Read More
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