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Ashton Hewitt Says Dragons Coach Dai Flanagan Can Get Rodney Parade Roaring Again

Ashton Hewitt has revealed how the light touch of head coach Dai Flanagan has revitalized the Dragons. The Rodney Parade wing was part of a squad that went from the depths of a 44-6 hammering away to Edinburgh on the opening weekend of the United Rugby Championship, to the joys of a first home win in 17 months against Munster. Now, comes the acid test of backing up last week’s win, when Hewitt and his teammates host South Africa’s Sharks on Saturday night in a match that is live on S4C.

Devils Struggles In Challenge Cup Continue With Latest Coventry Defeat

Cardiff Uni And Cardiff Met Set Up Potential Sell-Out Showdown At The Arms Park

The build-up to the battle of Cardiff’s two university rugby teams at the Arms Park on Wednesday 5 October intensified as both Joe Cowell’s Cardiff Met team and Luke Pollock’s Cardiff University side got off to winning starts in the BUCS Super Rugby competition. The Met stars had to come from behind at St Helen’s before they avenged their home defeat to Swansea University in last season’s competition, eventually triumphing 42-30 in front of a huge crowd, while Pollock’s men snatched victory at the death with a late try at Bath, winning 22-21. It means their derby night out at the Arms Park looks set to be a thriller.

The Mud Is Thickening, The Days Are Shortening And Evan Williams Couldn't Be Happier . . . The Jump Season Is Back

Evan Williams and his family enjoy the summer, but not as much as the winter and the jump season when, as he puts it, “the mud is flying, and the days are short, and the flowers have died.” That’s poetry. And there’s more. “That’s when we really come alive,” says the trainer. “And it will be good to get back amongst it.”

The Wind Went Out Of Our Sails, Admits Matthew Maynard As Glamorgan Accept Second Tier Fate

Matthew Maynard has admitted Glamorgan’s promotion hopes evaporated the moment they heard news from Worcester late on Wednesday afternoon. The Glamorgan coach revealed his players learned that rivals Middlesex had taken maximum points against Worcestershire at New Road and the steam went out of their own efforts against Sussex. The Welsh county needed to better Middlesex’s result in their final match of their County Championship Division Two season in order to go up, but Middlesex’s points tally meant a draw would be enough for them to cement the second promotion place.

PING Welsh Junior Tour Finals End In Style With Winners Crowned

Seventy two of the best young golfers in Wales took part in the PING Welsh Junior Tour Finals at Tredegar Park, with winners coming from all round Wales. Bleddyn Holgate, from Cilgwyn in West Wales, won the Under 14 category Order of Merit, with Geraint Barnes, Llantrisant and Pontyclun, taking the honours on the day with an impressive 44 points, along with third place overall.

Michael Hogan Looks To Force A Fairy Tale Ending . . . As He Aims Bow Out With A Bang

Jess Fishlock Hands Gemma Grainger A Fitness Boost . . . As Wales Aim For Another Great Night In The Capital

Poor Policing Is Undermining Welsh Football's Special Atmosphere . . . After Red Fog Engulfed Red Wall Send Off

BUCS Is Back . . . And So Is The Alternative Route Into Pro Rugby

BUCS Super Rugby is set to return with a bang this week with the opening two rounds featuring two classic Welsh derbies. Wednesday night will see Swansea University host last season’s semi-finalists Cardiff Met at St Helen’s. A week later it will be the battle of the Welsh capital institutions, when Cardiff Met host Cardiff University at the Arms Park.

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Kieffer Moore Blasting Bournemouth To Premier League Promotion Is Only The Second Best Thing To Happen To Them This Week . . . As David Brooks Gets The All Clear

Kieffer Moore has been hailed as “amazing” by his manager Scott Parker after the Wales striker’s dramatic goal sent Bournemouth back to the Premier League on a night of double Welsh celebration for the club. Moore fired home a decisive late winner against Nottingham Forest as The Cherries claimed the... Read More

Kieffer Moore Lucky Not To Have Seen Red According To Swansea City's Head Coach Russell Martin

By Harry Corish Wales and Bournemouth striker Kieffer Moore has been accused of elbowing Flynn Downes by Swansea City head coach Russell Martin. The former Cardiff City forward scored two goals to inspire Bournemouth to a 3-3 comeback draw against the Swans on Tuesday night. Moore, who came on as a substitute following... Read More

Bournemouth Boss Scott Parker Predicts Stress At Swansea City And Praises Job Done By Russell Martin

Bournemouth manager Scott Parker has praised the work done by Russell Martin at Swansea City and predicted a tough challenge for his promotion-chasers on Tuesday night. Despite the fade out of the Swans’ own play-off challenge, Parkers believes his team will face a difficult assignment at a club who are... Read More

Cardiff City Are Horrible . . . But So Are We, Plus We Can Play, Says Bournemouth's Philip Billing

Cardiff City have been labelled a “horrible” team to play against by Bournemouth’s Phillip Billing who has claimed his own side matched the Bluebirds’ muscle at the weekend before outplaying them. The Cherries went to the top of the Championship with their 1-0 victory at the Cardiff City Stadium where... Read More

Cardiff City's Mick McCarthy Suffers Third Defeat In Four, But Insists: "Bournemouth Are Almost Perfect"

Mick McCarthy has claimed Bournemouth are the “almost perfect” Championship team after his Cardiff City side fell to a subdued 1-0 defeat to the Cherries. It was a third defeat in four league games for the Bluebirds who spent most of the match chasing the ball and only came to... Read More

That's Enough Back-Slapping, Says Neil Harris . . . It's Time To Rebuild Cardiff City For Next Season

Neil Harris says he has already had enough of the pats on the back for Cardiff City as he strives to turn them into a long-term Premier League club. The Cardiff manager took the praise that came his way, and his players’, following their agonising 3-2 aggregate defeat to Fulham... Read More
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