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Dan Thomas Will Be Big Asset, Says Cardiff Coach Matt Sherratt

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Flanker Dan Thomas has ended his seven-year spell at Bristol by joining Cardiff. Thomas, 30, made 144 appearances for the Bears but now follows fellow Welshman Callum Sheedy in moving from Ashton Gate to Cardiff Arms Park ahead of the 2024-25 season.

Rhys Jones Looks Ahead to World Triathlon Para Series Swansea With Pride

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With British Triathlon once again bringing the World Triathlon Para Series to Swansea in 2024, Welsh PTVI paratriathlete Rhys Jones has opened up about his home nation pride. “It was huge. It’s the kind of things dreams are made of really,” Jones said as he looks back on wearing the Welsh trisuit and finishing fourth at the 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games. “Last season the aim was to take three minutes off my overall time and the aim is that again. So we’re on track, with the various things that are in place, to make that happen.

How to Predict England’s Impending Implosion

Gareth Southgate England
With the European Championships looming, many England fans are feeling excited about the prospect of football “coming home”. However, those of us on the outside are obviously hopeful it will be business as usual. They will win one game, start playing Frank Skinner and David Baddiel re-runs, and eventually get knocked out soon afterwards.

Mimi Xu Breaks Into Top 10 in World Junior ITF Tennis Rankings

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Welsh tennis prodigy Mimi Xu said she is “incredibly proud and humbled” after she broke into the top 10 world junior ITF tennis rankings. The 16-year-old, who was born in Swansea, has taken the junior competitions by storm, and is now in line to compete in this year’s qualifying events at Wimbledon this July in both Junior and Women’s events.

Wales Netball Pay Tribute To Donna Crossman

Donna Crossman
Wales Netball have paid tribute following the death of former team manager Donna Crossman. Their statement said she had died "following a tragic accident on Sunday evening."

David Smith Secures GB Place As He Heads Towards Paralympic Title Defence

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Three-time Paralympic boccia champion David Smith will look to add to his medal collection in Paris after being named in a five-strong Great Britain and Northern Ireland squad alongside reigning world champion Claire Taggart. Smith – sporting a distinctive red and blue mohawk – became the sport’s most successful British player after retaining his individual BC1 title at the rescheduled Tokyo Games three years ago.

Welsh Stars Set Up Gloucester-Hartpury v Bristol Bears Final In England

Keira Bevan Wales
A strong Welsh input means Gloucester-Hartpury will defend their Allianz Women’s Premiership title against Bristol Bears on Saturday 22 June after the two west country rivals emerged triumphant at the semi-final stage last weekend. The reigning champions had four tries from their Welsh stars to thank for their 50-19 victory over Exeter Chief, while the Bears made history by becoming the first team to win away from home in the semi-finals to reach their first final thanks to a 29-21 triumph at Saracens – the team that had beaten them in the Allianz Premiership Cup final earlier in the season.

Welsh Golfers Rekindle 100 Years Of Tradition

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Golfers have rekindled one of the oldest cross border club matches in Wales to maintain a tradition started more than 100 years ago. Links between London Welsh Golfing Society and Carmarthen began in 1907, with the English-based club carrying on the tradition this year while on their annual summer tour to Wales.

Harsh Grilling Awaits Rob Page By FAW As Rivals For Wales Job Look On

Rob Page Wales
Rob Page’s position as Wales manager is set to come under review after hugely disappointing friendlies against Gibraltar and Slovakia. Page was booed by Wales fans again following the 4-0 thrashing in Slovakia on Sunday and there were more calls for him to quit after Thursday’s embarrassing 0-0 draw with Gibraltar, opponents ranked 203rd in the world.

Dwayne Peel Backs Henry Thomas To Bring More Power To Scarlets Pack

Henry Thomas Wales rugby
Dwayne Peel believes new signing Henry Thomas can help give the Scarlets the hard edge that has gone missing. The Wales prop, who has been named in Warren Gatland’s squad for this month’s Test against South Africa and the tour of Australia, will link up with the Scarlets ahead of the 2024-25 season.

Squash

Aled Sion Davies Praises The Integration Of Para and Able Bodied Sport . . . As Team Wales Enjoy Successful Commonwealth Games

By Harry Corish Wales' greatest male track and field para athlete, Aled Sion Davies, has labelled the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games a fantastic success for integrating para and able bodied sport together as the Games draws to a close tonight with the closing ceremony. Davies, who won yet another gold in... Read More

Arch Way To The Future . . . Archie Turnbull Wants To Be Welsh Squash's Next Joel Makin

Joel Makin has underlined his status as Britain’s No.1 male squash player – and world No.9 – with a stunning win over world No.3 Mohamed Elshorbagy to win the Manchester Open title. But who’s following behind him? It could be 14-year-old Archie Turnbull, who has revealed Makin is his role... Read More

Welsh Star Joel Makin Stays At No.8 In Latest World Rankings

By Hannah Blackwell Joel Makin has retained his position as the eighth-best male squash player in the world after the latest global squash rankings. The Welsh star stays comfortably inside the world’s top 10 following his recent runners-up spot at the Squash On Fire Open in Washington. Makin was beaten 3-0 (11-6, 11-5,... Read More

Padel: A Cross Between Tennis And Squash . . . How The Fastest Growing Sport Has Landed In Wales

It’s the new year, so perhaps it’s time to try a new sport. Padel is the new kid on the block – fast and furious and rapidly growing, it’s already got the backing of some major names as Lucy Rees discovers. Padel. Ever heard of it? Probably not. Well, it’s a... Read More

Wales' Joel Makin Recieves Praise From Opponent In The Squash US Open After Defeat

By Lucy Rees Egyptian Tarek Momen has defeated Welshman Joel Makin to reach his first U.S. Open final. Makin beat defending champion, Egyptian Ali Farag, in the quarter-finals but wasn't able to defeat Tarek Momen, battling an 11-9, 5-11, 11-8, 7-11, 11-8 victory. Momen said: “He’s unreal, he never gives up, it’s one of... Read More

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
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