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LIVE BLOG: Elfyn Evans Goes Third At Rally Monza As WRC Title Battle Tightens

Hello......and welcome to Dai Sport's live blog as Dolgellau's Elfyn Evans resumes his bid to become the first Welsh driver to be crowned FIA World Rally Champion.

Rugby Isn't Boring . . . But Watching Lots Of It On TV - That'll Make You Very Dull, Indeed

The debates have raged on during the Autumn Nations Cup. For some, the game has become a snore-fest of kicking, pile-ups, penalties and shapeless set-pieces. For others, these moaners just don’t get the modern game. For Harri Morgan, it all depends on where you sit – and how long you’ve been watching. There is a critical point in the life of a hobby golfer where a decision must be made - continue as a happy hacker or invest the hours into improving. More time spent honing the swing might yield a tad more consistency out on the course, but it will also drive up performance expectation.

Wales Raise More Doubts Over Ryan Giggs' Future As Rob Page Given World Cup Role

Caretaker manager Rob Page will conduct Wales' World Cup draw media duties with uncertainty remaining over the long term future of Ryan Giggs. Page was in interim charge last month as Wales beat the Republic of Ireland and Finland to secure promotion to the top tier of the Nations League and confirm their place in Pot 2 of Monday's World Cup qualifying draw in Switzerland. Giggs was absent for Wales' November games after being arrested on suspicion of assaulting his girlfriend at his Manchester home on November 1.

Josh Adams Can Be Test Lion And Might Just Be The Best Wing In The World, Says Nigel Walker

The countdown to the Lions tour of 2021 has begun with contenders only likely to have six more Test opportunities in which to press their claims. For the wing spots, Josh Adams has a lead on his rivals built up over the past two seasons according to former Wales wing Nigel Walker, who spoke to Graham Thomas. Josh Adams can underline his status as a Lion-in-waiting when he plays his final international of the year this weekend, according to former Wales wing Nigel Walker. Adams will pair up with Louis Rees-Zammit against Italy on Saturday as Wales bid to end their underwhelming Autumn Nations Cup showing with an emphatic win against Italy.

Kieran Hardy . . . The New Wales No.9 With Designs On Being Number One

The Jersey boys will be uniting again tomorrow as three former players of the Channel Islands club – Kieran Hardy, Callum Sheedy and Will Rowlands – prepare to face Italy. Hardy has had a brief taste of Test rugby and now wants to challenge the more established names as James Dodd reports. Kieran Hardy is determined to end Wales’ 2020 campaign by proving he can be first choice scrum-half in 2021. The 25-year-old from Carmarthen made his debut a fortnight ago in Wales’ 18-0 victory over Georgia at Llanelli.

LIVE BLOG: Elfyn Evans Fourth At Rally Monza But Still On Course For WRC Title

Good morning.....and welcome to Dai Sport's live blog as Elfyn Evans bids to become the first Welsh driver to be crowned World Rally Champion. The 31-year-old is lying fourth after Thursday's opening special stage of Rally Monza on Thursday.

Neil Harris Insists Fanless Cardiff City Are "Not Fussed" By Watford Supporters

Neil Harris insists he is “not fussed” by the presence of Watford fans for Cardiff City’s visit to Vicarage Road on Saturday. The Bluebirds manager is more concerned by the continued absence of his own club’s fans from home games which he says is leading to unfairness within the Championship. Fans returned to Football League matches for the first time in 266 days on Wednesday as clubs in tiers one and two welcomed back supporters.

Zoe Backstedt's World Cup CX Campaign Hit By COVID-19 Rules

Zoe Backstedt's chances of claiming another UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup victory this month have been dashed by COVID-19 regulations. Cycling's governing body has cancelled the junior women's races that were scheduled to take place victory in Belgium, in Namur on 20 December and Dendermonde on 27 December.

It's A Case Of Steady Elfyn As Evans Launches WRC Title Bid In Monza

Elfyn Evans admitted he took it steady as he got his bid to be crowned World Rally Champion underway in Monza. Having had a spin in the pre-event shakedown earlier in the morning, the title pacesetter took a cautious approach on SS1 in Monza's F1 circuit.

Diversity Levels In Welsh Sport Described As "Shameful" After New Survey

Former Wales striker Nathan Blake has told sports in Wales to stop talking and start doing something about their lack of diversity. His call comes after an ITV Wales investigation revealed levels of diversity that were described as "shocking" and "shameful" by Race Council Cymru. A survey conducted showed there are only 19 people from a Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic background out of 765 employees across some of Wales' biggest sports governing bodies.

Squash

Joel Aiming To Complete Welsh Title Treble In Nationals

A Welsh squash player is set to complete a hat-trick of titles at the AJ Bell British Squash Championship in Nottingham. Cardiff-born Tesni Evans, the World number nine who now lives in North Wales, won the women’s crown in 2018 and 2019, while Joel Making is through to the men’s final... Read More

The Dragons Of Welsh Wizards Take On St George's In World Class Squash Clash At Sport Wales, Cardiff

Two of the World’s leading female squash players go head-to-head when Welsh Wizards play at home against St George’s in the Premier Squash League on Tuesday. Cardiff-born Tesni Evans, ranked World number nine, plays New Zealand’s Commonwealth champion Joelle King, who is three places higher at six. Both players have flown back... Read More

Welsh Wizards Hit The Road For Opening Premier Clash

Welsh Wizards launch their 2019-20 Premier Squash League season when they play Warwick away tonight (Tuesday). Spanish ace Edmon Lopez, a 23-year-old from Barcelona, leads the Wizards team and will play Mumbai-born Mahesh Mangaonkar and that looks certain to be close and fiercely contested. Mangaonkar is ranked 54 in the World, five... Read More

Welsh Ace Joel Makin Opens New Squash Season With Storming French Open Run To Final

Joel Makin, the World number 12 from West Wales, powered to the French Open Squash Final in Nantes. Second seed Makin played in-form New Zealander Paul Coll in the final, going down in an hour and 12 minutes. Coll, ranked six in the World,  won 12-10, 11-3, 11-9 in 72 minutes to... Read More

Joel Makin-g Stunning Progress In World Rankings

Welsh squash ace Joel Makin is eyeing up a place among the World top eight players. Pembrokeshire-born Makin goes into the 2019-20 season at number 13 and earned a confidence-boosting win against Egyptian Mohamed ElShorbagy, the former World number one. “I have shown I can beat guys in the top 10,” says... Read More

Rhiwbina's Creed Flying Welsh Flag At Llantrisant Open

Peter Creed is flying the Welsh flag in the PSA Satellite Llantrisant Open semi-finals. Caerphilly-born Creed, from the Rhiwbina club, won his quarter-final against Lewis Doughty in straight games and plays Tom Ford in the last four. Manchester-born Doughty, aged 28 and ranked at 189 in the World, was beaten 11-4, 11-6,... Read More
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