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Cardiff City's Neil Harris Happy With Club's Backing....But Knows It's Time To Repay The Faith

Neil Harris is happy with the transfer business Cardiff City have done so far this week - but knows he has to start repaying the backing with wins. Right-back Perry Ng from Crewe and Crawley striker Max Watters have added to his options as the Bluebirds face QPR at home on Wednesday.

Dai Young Insists He Wants Second Time Around With Cardiff Blues To Be More Than A Six-Month Romance

Dai Young has admitted he was left burnt by 16 years of non-stop coaching, but still believes there is enough fuel left in his tank to ignite Cardiff Blues. The new director of rugby at the Arms Park has only been appointed on an interim basis until the end of the season. But after just a week back in his former seat of power, Young has revealed he plans being around for another long haul if things go according to plan.

How Long Before Bigger Clubs Notice The Job Being Done by Swansea City's Steve Cooper?

Swansea City travel to Blackburn Rovers tonight where a sixth victory in their last seven games would further strengthen their position in the Championship’s automatic promotion places. Head coach Steve Cooper is exceeding most expectations, a familiar achievement says Jack Hammett, but one which normally signals the attention of bigger clubs elsewhere.  Like hipsters talking about successful bands, Swansea City fans can also be smug about the managers who started their rise to success in the Liberty Stadium dug-out. “I knew them before they were big”, kind of thing.

Cardiff City Deal Struck For Perry Ng, Say Crewe

Cardiff City have reached an agreement with Crewe over their club captain Perry Ng, according to the League One club. Ng, 24, will become Cardiff’s second signing of the January window for a fee of around £500,000. Ng was withdrawn from the Crewe side that drew 1-1 at Plymouth on Saturday amid speculation over his future, and the defender will now complete a move to join Neil Harris’s squad.

Frustrated Jayne Ludlow Swaps Wales For FIFA As She Bows Out After Two Near Misses

Jayne Ludlow is heading towards a new role with FIFA after ending her spell as manager of Wales. The Football Association of Wales has announced Ludlow has stepped down by “mutual consent” after six years in charge of the national women’s team. Ludlow had been at the helm since October 2014 and became the first manager to lead the side for more than 50 games.

Elfyn Evans Looking To Go The Full Monte In 2021 After His WRC Title Heartbreak

Elfyn Evans is hoping to give it the full Monte when he launches his FIA World Rally Championship campaign in Monaco on Thursday. The Dolgellau ace saw his dream of becoming the first Welsh driver to win the title dashed in the final round last season when he slid off the road in Italy just six weeks ago.

Mark Jones . . . Adventurer, Crusader, Warrior, And One Day Returner To Wales

Mark Jones has moved a lot closer to home and insists one day he wants to return to Welsh rugby. The new assistant coach at Worcester Warriors had been working in New Zealand with the all-conquering Crusaders, but even the best non-Test team in the world had to give way to coronavirus. Having made it back from Canterbury in December for a Christmas break, the pandemic and its effect on flights and transglobal workers meant the Jones family were unable to resume their new life in the southern hemisphere.

It's Wales v Italy . . . As Laura McAllister Steps Up Campaign For FIFA Seat

Wales fans are hoping for success at the re-scheduled European Championships later this year, but before then there is another head-to-head. FIFA has an empty seat at the table and there’s a Welsh woman with a formidable background who wants to claim it as a step towards change as Graham Thomas reports. Welsh football may be weighed down with uncertainty at present, but one opportunity close to hand is a chance to get a place around the most powerful table in the sport. Laura McAllister – a former Wales international as well as ex-chair of Sport Wales – is standing for election to the FIFA council and intends to use that platform to further transform the women’s game in both Wales and around the world.

Sol Bamba Will Find PFA Stand With Him, Insists Cardiff City Boss Neil Harris

Neil Harris has backed the PFA to stand by Sol Bamba – just as he insists they stood squarely behind him as he overcame cancer. The Cardiff City manager recovered from testicular cancer, diagnosed when he was just 23, and went on to enjoy a hugely successful playing career before becoming a boss. In a cruel repetition, Bluebirds defender Bamba, 36, is now undergoing chemotherapy for Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, but Harris believes the much-criticised players’ union can offer the same support and backing he was given 20 years ago.

Where There's A Will, There's A Way Back . . . As Wales Prop Taylor Goes From Glass-Washer To Gym Owner

In 2014, Will Taylor started for Wasps in front of 82,000 people against Harlequins at Twickenham.  Three years later he was selling vegetables on the streets of London and collecting empty glasses in his friend's nightclub. They say life’s a rollercoaster but the 29-year-old from Swansea wouldn’t have expected there to be quite as many sharp turns.

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Cardiff Council Plans To Honour City's Rugby League Stars And Celebrate Its Diversity

A plan to honour Rugby League greats from Cardiff is being put together by the city's council which also hopes official recognition for talents such as Billy Boston will celebrate the capital's diversity. Before Rugby Union allowed the payment of players in 1995 many Welshmen were forced to head to... Read More

Ex-Wales RL International Mick Murphy Has Died

Former Wales Rugby League international prop Mick Murphy has sadly died at the age of 77. Liverpool-born, Murphy was WRL heritage #294, winning five caps from 1975-79. This included three appearances in the 1975 Rugby League World Cup, one of which was the famous 25-24 win over New Zealand in... Read More

Pontypridd's Sardis Road To Host Student RL Home Nations Championship

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Rugby Ace Dai Watkins Honoured At Welsh Awards

Dai Sport journalist Terry Phillips attended the Wales Sports Awards evening at Celtic Manor. He looks at award winners. Former rugby union and rugby league ace Dai Watkins was honoured during the Wales Sports Awards. Watkins, 75, was presented with a Special Recognition Award, going on stage with close friend Carolyn Hitt. The... Read More