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Wayne Pivac Admits It Took Him Three Years To Change The Scarlets . . . But Insists It'll Be Quicker With Wales

Wayne Pivac has admitted it took him three years to change the Scarlets, but he insists transformation will comes quicker with Wales – and could go into overdrive against England on Saturday. The Wales coach has picked a youthful looking and adventurous team, his hand forced in part because of injuries that have robbed him of Liam Williams, Justin Tipuric, Jonathan Davies, Josh Navidi and Ross Moriarty, plus the struggles for form of George North. But in picking James Botham, Shane Lewis-Hughes, Louis Rees-Zammit and Johnny Williams to start, Pivac is also underlining that the old days of Warren Gatland have gone.

High Fives For Harrison Walsh: Finally Back Where He Belongs As A Full-Time Athlete

Five years after his professional rugby career was cruelly cut short at the age of 18, Harrison Walsh is back in full time sport as a discus thrower. The former Ospreys product is one of nine Welsh athletes named on British Athletics’ Olympic and Paralympic World Class Programme (WCP).

Josh Adams Insists Wales Have Found Their Wings . . . And Are Ready To Clip Those Of England And Jonny May

Swansea City's Steve Cooper Facing Possible FA Charge After Claiming: "It's Personal" Between Him And Referee

Steve Cooper declined to divulge the roots of his unhappiness with referee Andy Woolmer for fear of getting fined – but he may already have said enough to alert the interest of the FA. The Swansea City manager gave an honest appraisal of the abilities of Woolmer after his side were held 1-1 at home by Sheffield Wednesday. Cooper went as far as revealing that his concern over the official’s appointment for the match had extended to contacting the FA before the game to voice his disapproval of the Northamptonshire referee.

Pressure Mounts On Neil Harris As He Says It's Time To Ring The Changes At Cardiff City After Defensive 'Shambles'

Neil Harris said it was time for change at Cardiff City - but will it be him? The Bluebirds boss had insisted before the game that he did not fear for his job.

Wales' Ben Llewellin Looking To Be On Target For GB

Welsh marksman Ben Llewellin will have a quartet of Olympic Skeet titles to shoot for early next year. The 26-year-old has been named in the British Shooting team for three World Cup meeting and the ISSF Championship Grand Prix in Rabat.

Joel Makin Will Finish 2020 In The World's Top 10 . . . But He Aims To Topple The Egyptians And Climb Higher In 2021

Joel Makin will fly to Egypt next month, home of five of the world’s top six male squash players, to compete in the Black Ball Open. It will be the final tournament of what has been a peculiar but breakthrough year for Makin, Wales’ No.1, as he told Graham Thomas. Joel Makin insists his answer to how he has broken into the world’s top 10 squash players is “rather boring”. “Basically, it’s just been hard work,” he says. “It sounds rather boring, but it’s as simple as that.

WRU Urged By Ex-Dragons Boss Bernard Jackman To Pump More Cash Into Regions....Or Face The Consequences

Former Dragons boss Bernard Jackman has urged the WRU to follow the IRFU’s lead by pumping more money into the four Welsh regions or see them slip further into the abyss. Three of the four professional sides in Wales are privately owned with the WRU normally providing them with payment for the services of their players.

Cardiff City And Swansea City Given Hope Of Fans Return For Derby Clash With Key Meeting Next Week

Welsh football fans could return – in small numbers – for the clash between Cardiff City and Swansea City on December 12. There have been no fans in stadia in Wales since March, but the picture could now change in time for the Welsh derby when Neil Harris’s Bluebirds host Steve Cooper’s Swansea City side next month. Meetings are scheduled between the Welsh Government and the football clubs for the early part of next week to discuss opening up football and rugby stadia in Wales on the back of Boris Johnson’s announcement that fans can return in England.

"Pross" . . . The Bulldozer Driver Who Built A Rugby Empire At Pontypool

Ray Prosser, who died earlier this week at the age of 93, was more than just a player and a coach. As Peter Jackson recalls, he was a philosopher, educator and sociologist, when he wasn’t driving a bulldozer for a living. Monday, January 20, 1975 – training night at Pontypool RFC in readiness for the next match: home to Glamorgan Wanderers on Saturday. Graham Price rolls up along with everyone else, unmoved at the praise showering over him since the climactic end to his Test debut in Paris a little more than 48 hours earlier.

SkyBet League Two

When Irish Eyes Are Smiling - Padraig Wants Newport Half Century To Clinch Wembley Stadium Place

Irish goals ace Padraig Amond is aiming to complete a half century for Newport County this evening and lead them back to Wembley Stadium. Amond, from Carlow in the Republic of Ireland, goes into County’s Leasing.Com Trophy semi-final against Salford City at Rodney Parade having scored 49 goals for the Welsh... Read More

Newport Focus On Fifth Wembley Game In Eight Years

Newport County are firmly focussed on Wembley Stadium. They take on Salford City at home in the leasing.com Challenge Cup semi-final on Tuesday - and the winners will earn a place in the final. The cup clash could be a welcome break from SkyBet League Two football for manager Michael Flynn... Read More

Newport Manager Flynn Searching For Free Agent Full-Back - And He Needs New Defender In Quickly

Newport County manager Michael Flynn is hunting down free agents - and he needs to move fast. He needs a right-back before this Saturday’s SkyBet League Two trip to Mansfield Town because he has Dan Leadbitter and Ashley Baker out injured. “We think Dan has a bad hamstring tear so he could... Read More

'Flynny Does Cracking Job' For Newport Says Darrell

Darrell Clarke believes his Walsall players are in for a tough time against Newport County at Rodney Parade this evening (Tuesday). Former Salisbury City and Bristol Rovers manager Clarke, who took over from current Wrexham team boss Dean Keates at Walsall, says: “Newport have a really dodgy pitch if seeing it... Read More

Newport County Planning For 'Fab Feb' After Seeing Off Foxes And Moving Closer To Fifth Wembley Visit

Newport County took a century to make their first competitive visit to Wembley Stadium, but now they are within reach of a fifth appearance in eight years. Scott Bennett’s first half winner earned Newport a 1-0 win against Leicester City’s under-21 team a place in the leasing.com Trophy semi-finals against Salford... Read More

Newport And Orient Link Arms In Tribute To Justin

Newport County and Leyton Orient pay tribute to their former manager before they clash in SkyBet League Two action at Rodney Parade this afternoon. Edinburgh led both clubs to promotion from non-League football into League Two with Newport going up in 2013 and Orient last season before his death in June... Read More
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