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Neil Nails Welsh Seniors Crown - Forty Years After First Title

Former Walker Cup player Neil Roderick claimed his first Welsh Men’s Seniors Championship, forty years after claiming his first Welsh title.

Sam Davies On Brink Of Elite French Rugby After leaving “Mess” of Wales

Sam Davies Grenoble
Former Wales fly-half Sam Davies says he has experienced a "rollercoaster" season before Grenoble’s French Top 14 promotion play-off having left the "mess" of Welsh rugby. The second-tier ProD2 club have been hit with two points deductions for financial problems and director of rugby Aubin Hueber has been put on gardening leave in Davies' first campaign.

Wales with Mountain to Climb Against The Springboks . . . Just Like 1999

Warren Gatland Wales
In their first match since their embarrassing Six Nations campaign, Warren Gatland’s Wales side will take on South Africa next week in what will mark the anniversary of the first game at what was then called the Millennium Stadium. Strangely enough, even though this game falls on the 25th anniversary of the 1999 clash in Cardiff, the match will be held at the home of English rugby, Twickenham.

Last Welshman To Beat The All Blacks In A Welsh Shirt Dies Aged 97 . . . RIP Courtenay Meredith

Courtney Meredith
Courtenay Meredith, one of the world’s greatest tight head props in the Fifties and the last surviving player from the Wales team that beat New Zealand in 1953, has died at the age of 97. The former Neath prop was a renowned scrummager in his playing days, a precursor to Graham Price and Adam Jones in later generations of Welsh packs, and was the cornerstone of the British & Irish Lions pack that drew the Test series with South Africa in 1955.

Scarlets Sign Welsh-qualified New Zealander Blair Murray

Blair Murray Canterbury
Scarlets have added to their squad with the signing of Welsh-qualified back Blair Murray from New Zealand provincial side Canterbury. The 22-year-old speedster, who can operate on the wing, full-back or at fly-half, scored seven tries in seven appearances during last year’s Bunnings NPC campaign.

Ruby Evans Says Paris Olympics Will Be A Dream Come True

Ruby Evans
Teenager Ruby Evans says it will be a dream fulfilled when she competes for Great Britain at this summer’s Olympic Games. The 17-year-old from Cardiff is set to become the first Welsh gymnast to compete at the Olympics since 1996 after she was selected for the GB squad.

Dan Thomas Will Be Big Asset, Says Cardiff Coach Matt Sherratt

Dan Thomas Bristol rugby
Flanker Dan Thomas has ended his seven-year spell at Bristol by joining Cardiff. Thomas, 30, made 144 appearances for the Bears but now follows fellow Welshman Callum Sheedy in moving from Ashton Gate to Cardiff Arms Park ahead of the 2024-25 season.

Rhys Jones Looks Ahead to World Triathlon Para Series Swansea With Pride

Rhys Jones
With British Triathlon once again bringing the World Triathlon Para Series to Swansea in 2024, Welsh PTVI paratriathlete Rhys Jones has opened up about his home nation pride. “It was huge. It’s the kind of things dreams are made of really,” Jones said as he looks back on wearing the Welsh trisuit and finishing fourth at the 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games. “Last season the aim was to take three minutes off my overall time and the aim is that again. So we’re on track, with the various things that are in place, to make that happen.

How to Predict England’s Impending Implosion

Gareth Southgate England
With the European Championships looming, many England fans are feeling excited about the prospect of football “coming home”. However, those of us on the outside are obviously hopeful it will be business as usual. They will win one game, start playing Frank Skinner and David Baddiel re-runs, and eventually get knocked out soon afterwards.

Mimi Xu Breaks Into Top 10 in World Junior ITF Tennis Rankings

Mimi Xu
Welsh tennis prodigy Mimi Xu said she is “incredibly proud and humbled” after she broke into the top 10 world junior ITF tennis rankings. The 16-year-old, who was born in Swansea, has taken the junior competitions by storm, and is now in line to compete in this year’s qualifying events at Wimbledon this July in both Junior and Women’s events.

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Dai Watkins Tributes Paid After Dual Code Legend Dies Aged 81

David Watkins has been the subject of glowing tributes throughout Welsh rugby after the death of one of rugby’s cross-code greats at the age of 81. Blaina-born Watkins, known affectionately as “Dai”, played rugby union for Newport and was part of the team which famously beat the touring All... Read More

The Rugby Codebreakers Are Finally Home And Together In Cardiff Bay

Billy Boston has described a statue of him and fellow Welsh rugby greats Clive Sullivan and Gus Risman in his home city of Cardiff as among the “highlights of my life”. Boston celebrates his 89th birthday next month and was in the Welsh capital to see three of rugby’s ‘codebreakers’... Read More

Cardiff City's Sabri Lamouchi Reveals Rescue Mission Target

Sabri Lamouchi reckons Cardiff City need 15 more points before his players can hit the beach rather than land in League One. The Bluebirds manager has told his squad they can relax and enjoy themselves if they gather another five victories, which he feels will be enough to stave off... Read More

Newport County Told: It's Over - Get Ready For Next Season

Newport County and other League One and Two clubs have been told to expect their season will soon be declared over. The prediction has come from Salford co-owner Gary Neville, who says he is “99 per cent certain” that his club, County and others in League Two will soon be... Read More

Newport County's Wembley Return Denied But Michael Flynn Says Don't Shoot The Penalty Shooter

Michael Flynn has wrapped a protective arm around Newport County’s Ryan Innis after the defender’s missed penalty denied the club another trip to Wembley. Innis’s spot kick was saved during a sudden death shoot-out against Salford in the Leasing.com Trophy semi-final clash. County were bidding to reach Wembley for the... Read More

Record Holder Ian Watson Set To Roar With The Lions After Coaching Call-Up

Ian Watson, Wales' joint record highest cap holder, has been appointed as one of the assistant coaches to Wayne Bennett for the return of the Great Britain Rugby League Lions this autumn. London Broncos' head coach Danny Ward, who like Watson is recoginsed at two of the brightest British coaches... Read More
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