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Dewi Lake Can Make A Big Splash As A Wales Hooker . . . If He Sorts His Arrows, Says Ospreys Boss

Dewi Lake has been tipped as the Wales hooker of the future but only if he improves his throwing in at the line-out. The former Wales Under 20s captain has been in red hot form for the Ospreys recently with his dynamic ball-carrying and raw physicality catching the eye, despite their struggles in the Guinness Pro 14. In the absence of veteran hooker Ken Owens, both Ryan Elias and Elliot Dee have struggled to fully convince for Wales in this autumn’s Nations Cup.

Jamie Lewis Arrows His Way Into The Worlds Darts Championships In Style

Jamie Lewis can end a difficult year on a high after producing a superb display to qualify for the World Championships. The Carmarthen darter took tie out of the PDC Tour this year for personal reasons but has bagged one of the final six spots along with fellow Welshman Nick Kenny.

Cardiff City, Swansea And Newport County Will Lose Out In Any Fan Lottery, Fears Neil Harris

Neil Harris fears Wales' football league clubs will be left behind both on and off the field if they will not be allowed to have fans at home matches like clubs in England. Wales first minister Mark Drakeford had announced the country will return to lockdown starting on Friday with the situation to be reviewed on December 17.

Jess Fishlock Says Wales' Next Generation Of Footballers Can Be Best Yet.....And She Wants To Be Part Of It

Jess Fishlock reckons Wales' next generation of footballers can be the best yet - and she wants to be part of it. The 33-year-old is set to win her 120th cap when Wales end their UEFA Women's Euro2022 qualifying campaign against Belarus at Newport's Rodney Parade on Tuesday (KO 7.10pm).

Wales Are Too Nice And Need More Dog, Barks Scott Quinnell

Scott Quinnell believes Wales rediscovered some of their doggedness against England last weekend – but reckons they still lack bite. The former Wales and Lions No.8 was encouraged by aspects of the 24-13 defeat in Llanelli, but argues there is a soft streak running through Wayne Pivac’s team that needs to be hardened up. “Sometimes I look at Wales and I think everybody is just a bit too nice,” said Quinnell.

Sheyi Ojo Insists Cardiff City Can Turn Rescue Act Into Promotion Push

Sheyi Ojo believes Cardiff City can use their emphatic 4-0 victory over Luton as the launch pad to get themselves back into the race for promotion. The Liverpool loan player scored the last of the Bluebirds’ goals in a re-freshened line-up who have lifted the club to 14th place in the Championship table to ease some of the pressure on manager Neil Harris. There is still a seven point gap between Cardiff and the play-off places, and 10 points between Harris’s side and the automatic promotion spots, but Ojo – whose team host Huddersfield in another home match on Tuesday - says: “We want to get promoted. That’s the reason we’re all fighting.

Gerwyn Price Bows Out Of Players Championship In Semi-Finals

Gerwyn Price saw his hopes of winning the Ladbrokes Players Championships Finals dashed after a 11-8 semi-final defeat to defending champ Michael van Gerwen. The 35-year-old looked to have a good chance of avenging last year's defeat in the final to the Dutch darter after taking an 8-6 lead at Coventry's Ricoh Arena.

Black Eyed Connor Roberts Sums Up Swansea Spirit, Says Steve Cooper

Connor Roberts earned a shiner, a winning goal, and the praise of his manager after his courage paved the way for victory at Nottingham Forest. The Wales full-back scored with a superb header – bravely climbing over far taller Sammy Ameobi in the 43rd minute – as the Swans went fourth in table with their first triumph at the City Ground in nine meetings since a 2006 League One triumph. Roberts celebrated from a prone position on the ground then needed lengthy treatment before recovering from a bang in the face and head coach Steve Cooper said: “I thought Connor’s goal epitomised the performance.

Don't Go Nuts, Be Patient Johnny Williams Tells Wales Fans

Wales try-scorer Johnny Williams has told fans not to go nut but stay patient as they rebuild under head coach Wayne Pivac. The Scarlets centre impressed in only his second Test match appearance in the 24-13 defeat to England at Parc y Scarlets.

Michael Flynn v Jurgen Klopp . . . That's The Newport FA Cup Wish List

Liverpool fan Michael Flynn is hoping the FA Cup draw delivers a touchline tango with Jurgen Klopp. Flynn and Newport County’s love affair with the Cup continues after they reached the third round for the four successive season thanks to a 3-0 win over Salford City at Rodney Parade. Now, Flynn - a self-confessed Liverpool nut - will be dreaming of a draw against Klopp’s men in the next round.

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Fred Davies . . . The Cardiff City Goalkeeper Who Used A Bluebirds Hat-Trick To Launch Managerial Success

Fred Davies - who died last week at the age of 81 - was a former Cardiff City goalkeeper, who claimed a notable hat-trick for the club. He also crossed the great divide to join the coaching staff at Swansea City, but then enjoyed success as a manager in his... Read More

Wrexham Give No.2 New Deal . . . As They Search For New No.1

Wrexham have given a new contract to current caretaker manager Graham Barlow – even though he insists he has no intention of becoming their permanent boss. Instead, Barlow – who stepped into the void after the departure of Sam Ricketts for Shrewsbury this week – will remain as assistant manager,... Read More

Sam Leaves Dragons To Take Charge Of The Shrews

Sam Ricketts has taken charge at Shrewsbury Town - and Wrexham have launched their search for a new manager. Wrexham’s club statement said: “We did everything possible to retain Sam's services. However, once this interest became known, Sam expressed his desire to speak to them regarding their vacancy. "Shrewsbury triggered elements in... Read More

Flynn Shrewsbury Link Dismissed After 'Massive' Win

Michael Flynn dismissed speculation linking him with the vacancy at Shrewsbury - and paid tribute to experienced striker Padraig Amond after Newport’s 2-0 win against Colchester. On the Shrewsbury rumours, Flynn said: “I have genuinely not heard anything. “I am just carrying on. If an approach did come in then the football... Read More

Former Bluebirds Defender Semi Relishing Rotherham's Championship Challenge

Former Bluebirds’ defender Semi Ajayi is relishing his Championship challenge ahead. The big centre-half played a key role for Rotherham in their 2-1 League One play-off final success against Shrewsbury Town and then revealed he has committed to the Millers for two years. “So pleased to have joined @OfficialRUFC permanently till 2020,”... Read More

Bluebirds Turn To Livingston Home Clash After Shropshire Trip

Shrewsbury Town 2, Cardiff City 1 Manager Neil Warnock’s Bluebirds suffered their first pre-season defeat against League One Shrewsbury at Montgomery Waters Meadow Stadium in Shropshire. The experienced Warnock won’t worry at all about losing and will ensure his City squad learn the lessons. They play Livingston at home on Friday. Shrewsbury are... Read More
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