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There Was Only One Peter Whittingham . . . And Cardiff City Fans Will Give Thanks Tonight

Gareth Bale & co may have been dominating the hearts and minds of Welsh sports fans with their efforts in Qatar, but Cardiff City will grab the limelight on Wednesday night when the club hosts a special tribute match to honour one of their all-time greats. Peter Whittingham was at the heart of everything that was good about the Bluebirds for more than a decade, a period during which the club reached a League Cup final, a Play-off Final, an FA Cup Final and, finally, the promised land of the Premier League. His achievements and statistics – 96 goals in 457 games – will stand the test of time, especially in the ultra-professional modern era.

Wales Captain And Bristol Bears Star Siwan Lillicrap Retires From International Rugby

Siwan Lillicrap has announced her retirement from international rugby. The 51-times-capped back five player has been Wales Women squad captain since November 2019 and played a major role in the transition to professionalism last year. She was one of the first 12 players to receive a full-time contract but has opted to leave Test rugby.

Gareth Bale's Future Will Dominate Wales' World Cup Inquest . . . Is It Over For The No.11 After 111 Caps?

Gareth Bale insists he wants to carry on playing for his country but the real question now is whether his country needs him. As Wales’ World Cup journey came to an end, Bale and the rest of the squad stood and applauded their fans, packed into a small section behind the goal at the Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium, a venue that holds few memories, only promises of a bright, shiny space-age future. But what future for this Wales team, their foot soldiers and their decorated generals, following a 3-0 defeat to England and the end of an underwhelming campaign in Qatar.

How Wales Can Still Make The Last 16 Of The World Cup

You know that sporting cliché, “We need a miracle.” Well, Wales need two. To stay in the World Cup, to make it out of the group stages and into the excitement of the knockout round of 16 in Qatar, Wales need two things to happen.

Ieuan Evans Insists He Will Modernise The WRU . . . But Without Leaving The Grass Roots Withered

Ieuan Evans has vowed to modernise the Welsh Rugby Union, but without neglecting the community game after being appointed chair of the WRU. The decorated former Wales and British & Irish Lions wing, who also chairs the Lions Board, takes over from Rob Butcher who served two-years at the helm but stood down after the WRU’s recent 2022 Annual General Meeting. Evans follows inaugural chair Vernon Pugh QC, Glanmor Griffiths, David Pickering, Gareth Davies and Butcher to become the WRU’s sixth chair since 1993.

Don't Drop Rambo . . . Former Wales Star Says Axing Aaron Ramsey Would Be A Big Mistake

Dean Saunders has urged Wales manager Robert Page to ignore demands to axe Aaron Ramsey for the do-or-die World Cup clash against England. Wales midfielder Ramsey – so often the beating heart of Welsh triumphs over the years – has been a shadow of himself at the tournament so far. That has led to siren calls for him to be dumped by Page for the final group stage game, with either Joe Morrell, Jonny Williams, Dylan Levitt or Matthew Smith called in to replace him.

Wales' Miracle Man Gareth Bale Out To Defy The Odds - And The Years - By Inspiring His Most Unlikely Shock Yet

Gareth Bale believes in miracles and why shouldn’t he? This is a footballer who was once considered a cursed left back with Tottenham Hotspur who went on to win five Champions League titles as lethal attacker with Real Madrid. From a defender who always seemed to lose with Spurs, to a striker who won everything with the biggest club in the world.

Inconsistent Devils Cling Onto Coattails Of Elite League Front-Runners

Say It Ain’t So, Joe . . . Wales Can Still Do It, Can’t They?

Say it ain’t so, Joe. That phrase passed into sporting immortality when an American reporter allegedly asked baseball star ‘Shoeless’ Joe Jackson about his admission that he’d fixed the 1919 World Series. (He hadn’t). It was also asked – in a roundabout way – by reporters to Joe Allen on Sunday when he was quizzed on whether making the World Cup knockout stages in Qatar was now a lost cause.

Wales' Joe Allen Backs Gareth Bale And Aaron Ramsey To Answer Their Critics And Insists England Clash Is Not Mission Impossible

Joe Allen insists Wales' final World Cup group clash against is not "mission impossible" and has also defended Gareth Bale and Aaron Ramsey against their critics. Wales will go into Tuesday’s game against their oldest enemy requiring two small miracles to occur simultaneously. Firstly, they have to beat England for the first time since 1984 and prevent their biggest rivals from gaining a seventh successive victory.

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Volunteers Set The Culture And The Tone Of The Organisation . . . Allowing Run 4 Wales To Go From Strength To Strength

By Harry Corish Former long-distance runner and Olympian Steve Brace - who ran in the 1992 and 1996 summer Olympics - believes volunteers are the bedrock for everything Run 4 Wales achieves. It is these volunteers who give their hard work and time to allow this charitable organisation to continue its good... Read More

From Pontarddulais Priest To Vanishing Vicar . . . John Gillibrand's Running Journey

By Graham Thomas John Gillibrand is the incredible Vanishing Vicar of Pontarddulais whose rediscovered love of running has turned him into a new man. His story – from frustrated lockdown priest with an expanding waistline – to free-flowing Half Marathon runner is an inspirational one, as joyous as one of his Sunday... Read More

Jenny Nesbitt Ready To Strike Gold In The Fields Of Dublin

By Owen Morgan Two years ago, Jenny Nesbitt returned from the European Cross Country Championships in Lisbon with a team gold medal in her luggage. But it’s a measure of the Cardiff athlete’s high personal expectations that she looks back at that championship with some disappointment. Nesbitt wasn't happy with her individual performance... Read More

Muddy Marvellous . . . Dewi Griffiths Leads The Charge At The Cardiff Cross Challenge

Like your sport raw, mud-splattered and breathless? Then head to Llandaff Fields in Cardiff on Saturday for the Cardiff Cross Challenge. Owen Morgan looks ahead to the event and a form of running that used to terrify him as well as plenty of others. Cross country. Two words guaranteed to... Read More

Welsh Athletics Call For Government Action To Make Running Safe

Welsh Athletics has called on the government to help protect the safety of all runners at all levels. Lockdown has seen a growing number of female runners reporting intimidating behaviour against them while out training for competition or exercising for their own leisure, health and enjoyment. In a statement issued... Read More

Elfyn Evans Goes Off Road To Reach Fitness Peak . . . As He Waits For Rallying's Return

The world of rallying may have ground to a halt, but Wales’ top driver Elfyn Evans is not allowing his own wheels to stop spinning. This season’s Rally Sweden winner is running and cycling to improve his overall fitness as he told Paul Evans. Elfyn Evans has found the stunning... Read More
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