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Rhys Ruddock Plans Coaching Journey . . . . Following In Footsteps Of His Father, Mike

Rhys Ruddock Leinster
Rhys Ruddock has paid tribute to his family, including father Mike, after announcing this season would be his last. Ruddock will end a hugely successful 15-year stretch this month when he plays his final match for Leinster – bringing down the curtain on one of the most decorated careers of any player raised in Wales.

Former Wales Star Andy King Backs Maresca Magic To Pep Up Chelsea

Andy King Wales
Wales’ Leicester City title winner Andy King believes Chelsea have been attracted to making Enzo Maresca their new head coach because of the Pep Guardiola factor. Chelsea are reportedly in advanced talks to appoint Leicester boss Maresca, the 44-year-old Italian who until last summer was Guardiola’s assistant at Manchester City.

Three Wise Men Looking For A Star On Judgement Day

Warren Gatland Wales
There will be three very interested spectators at Cardiff City Stadium at Judgement Day on Saturday all hoping for different things out of the regional double-header. The traditional derbyfest ends the season for the four Welsh teams in the United Rugby Championship – unless the Ospreys can squeeze into the play-offs.

One In Five Footballers Are Using Snus

Snus football
Around one in five male and female professional players who took part in a new survey are currently using snus, nicotine pouches or both. Snus is a tobacco product in a sachet, similar to a small tea bag, which is placed under the lip and releases nicotine into the bloodstream.

Jeremiah Azu Looking To Conquer Rome After Making History Books

Jeremiah Azu
Jeremiah Azu will be gunning for glory at the European Champions in Rome in June.

Gareth Davies . . . The Striking Bright Light In A Dark Season For The Scarlets

Gareth Davies
The “phenomenal” Gareth Davies has been likened to a top striker in football having just reached a major career landmark. Wales scrum-half Davies took his tally of league tries up to 50 with a double in the Scarlets’ victory over Zebre Parma in the last round of BKT URC matches.

Llantwit Fardre Turn On The Power To Take Cup Glory

Llantwit Fardre RFC v Cilfynydd RFC 5
At the end of what has been an up and down season, Llantwit Fardre saved their best for last to secure Worthington’s Mid District Division Two Cup glory. A first half five-try blitz set Fardre up for a 47-27 victory over their Two East Central counterparts Cilfynydd at Sardis Road.

Cambrian Welfare Clinch Double After Beating Nelson

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Cambrian Welfare rounded off a triumphant campaign as they came from behind to beat Nelson, 43-27 at Sardis Road and secure the Worthington’s Mid District Division One Cup. It bagged a second piece of silverware of the season for the Welfare, who had already been crowned champions of Division One East Central to earn promotion to next season’s new look Championship.

Sam Northeast Claims Tame Draw Was Inevitable For Glamorgan

Sam Northeast Glamorgan
Glamorgan captain Sam Northeast admitted he had settled for a draw long before the match against Leicestershire left both teams frustrated. The Welsh county have been left back in sixth place in Division Two of the Vitality County Championship with only one win from seven games.

Eight Players Set For Wales PDRL Debuts

Wales Physical Disability Rugby League (PDRL) head coach Rob Davies has named his squad for both the exhibition game against Team Colostomy UK and the full international against a PDRL All Stars side this June.

Sam Surridge

Steve Cooper Hails Forest Spirit As Forest Take Massive Stride Towards Safety

Steve Cooper believes unity within his Nottingham Forest squad earned them their priceless victory over Southampton – and will keep them in the Premier League. The Welsh manager watched his Forest side take a huge step towards safety with a dramatic 4-3 win over Saints, whose impending relegation to the... Read More

Swansea City Bid To Go Top, But Steve Cooper Warns Bournemouth Will Be Toughest Test

Steve Cooper has warned his Swansea City side they will face the strongest squad in the Championship when they host Bournemouth tonight. Norwich City may be top of the table, but Cooper reckons Bournemouth – a point and one place behind the leaders – present the toughest challenge. But victory... Read More

Steve Cooper Admits Andre Ayew Is Undroppable As Sam Surridge Leaves, Rhian Brewster Stays (For Now), And Others Are Told To Sharpen Up

Steve Cooper has urged his Swansea City forwards to be inspired by Andre Ayew and become undroppable. The Swans manager – whose team host Charlton Athletic tonight (Thurs) – has said he still has striking options, despite the return of loanee Sam Surridge to Bournemouth and the remaining uncertainty over... Read More

Swans Boss Steve Cooper Claims Four Howlers Ref Should Drop Three Divisions

Steve Cooper claimed referee Jeremy Simpson will be dropped three levels after making four big mistakes during Swansea City’ 1-1 draw at home to Blackburn Rovers. The Swans manager gave both barrels to the experienced 44-year-old official who sent off a player from either side as the Swans’ winless run... Read More

Three Wins In 15 Games For Sliding Swans But Steve Cooper Insists: I've No Problem With The Players' Attitude

Steve Cooper accused his Swansea City players of self-inflicted wounds after they were thrashed 5-1 at West Bromwich Albion. The Swans manager has also demanded an immediate reaction from his players after their unbeaten away record was torn up into tiny pieces by the rampant Championship leaders. After rattling through... Read More

Only The Loanee . . . Steve Cooper Admits It's Loaning Season, Even If Sam Surridge Is Recalled

Steve Cooper is unlikely to be splashing any cash in the January sales – and will look again to the loan market if striker Sam Surridge is recalled by Bournemouth. As the Swans visit high-flying West Brom on Sunday, it’s not just the club’s recent form that is increasing the... Read More
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