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Melissa Courtney-Bryant Rolls The Dice In Monaco.....And Lands A 30-Year-old British Record

Melissa Courtney-Bryant Rolls The Dice In Monaco…..And Lands A 30-Year-old British Record

‘Botham Smashes Aussies In Melbourne’ . . . Wales Dreaming Of Historic Repeat Headlines

‘Botham Smashes Aussies In Melbourne’ . . . Wales Dreaming Of Historic Repeat Headlines
James Botham should have been planning for his wedding this summer but there won’t be a more delighted Welshman in Melbourne this weekend when the Cardiff Rugby flanker gets a start against the Wallabies. Putting the name of Botham and Australia into the same sentence conjures up images of the great England cricketer Ian, Jim’s grandfather, taking on the Aussies on the cricket field. A number of those battles came at the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground.

Jess Fishlock Moves Step Nearer History And Puts Wales On Edge Of Euros Qualification

Jess Fishlock Moves Step Nearer History And Puts Wales On Edge Of Euros Qualification
Jess Fishlock – who else? – put Wales on the threshold of qualification for the Euro 2025 finals as she became her country’s joint highest goalscorer. The striker matched Helen Ward’s all-time goalscoring record as Wales triumphed 3-0 over Croatia in Karlovac, propelling them to the top of their qualifying group.

Wales Fans: We Need To Talk About England

Wales Fans: We Need To Talk About England
We need to talk about England. You may have tried not to notice, but they have reached the final of a major football tournament, the first time they have got there on foreign soil. German soil. Deutscherboden. Now comes the question, perpetually asked of Welsh supporters whenever images of the flag of St. George - tattooed onto beer bellies jiggling on outdoor bar tables – fills our TV screens. How do you feel about that?

Demons And Jets Team Up To Develop Women And Girls Rugby League

Demons And Jets Team Up To Develop Women And Girls Rugby League

Wales Have Reached The End Game, But Will It Be The Final Game For Warren Gatland?

Wales Have Reached The End Game, But Will It Be The Final Game For Warren Gatland?
You can tell when a team has its back firmly up against the wall because there is nowhere else to reach for new explanations. Wales have tried them all. They’re under-strength, they’re over-cooked, they’re rebuilding, they’re short on preparation time, there are too many rookies, not a big enough player pool, too many overseas players in the way at regional level, the fly-halves are too small, the props are too raw, there are leaves on the line and we’re experiencing exceptional call volumes at this moment in time, so please continue to hold

Chepstow Racecourse: Preview And Tips For Friday’s Ladies Evening

Chepstow Racecourse: Preview And Tips For Friday’s Ladies Evening
Chepstow hosts its latest meeting on Friday evening – Ladies with a competitive seven-race offering for punters heading to the track. Racing gets underway at 5.15 with a class four handicap before rounding off at 8.45 as nine runners take on the class six handicap to bring proceedings to a close.

Rhian Wilkinson Urges Wales To Seize Last Euro Chances

Rhian Wilkinson Urges Wales To Seize Last Euro Chances
Wales boss Rhian Wilkinson has urged her side to “find a way to deliver” ahead of their final two European Championship qualifying games. Her side sit second in Group B4 and kick off their final batch of matches with a trip to group leaders Croatia on Friday, before facing Kosovo in Llanelli next Tuesday.

Jade Jones Avoids Drug Ban After Missed Doping Test

Jade Jones Avoids Drug Ban After Missed Doping Test
Double Olympic taekwondo champion Jade Jones has escaped sanction after being found to have committed a no-fault doping violation following her failure to provide a urine sample in December last year. The UK Anti-Doping Agency (UKAD) confirmed that on the basis of “very exceptional circumstances” relating to confidential medical records, Jones bears “no fault or negligence for her refusal or failure to submit to her sample collection”.

Craig Bellamy Out To Convince The Doubters He Can Avoid The Scrapes As Wales Boss

Craig Bellamy Out To Convince The Doubters He Can Avoid The Scrapes As Wales Boss
Craig Bellamy is determined to banish the perception of him as a firebrand as he steps into his first senior management role with Wales. Bellamy courted controversy on and off the pitch during a colourful playing career that saw him win 78 Wales caps between 1998 and 2013.

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The Stats Show It . . . Kick, Chase, Tackle Wales Are Tough To Beat

Warren Gatland wants Wales to be “hard to beat” and they should... Read More

Former Osprey Sam Underhill Left Out Of England World Cup Plans

Former Ospreys forward Sam Underhill has been left out of the updated England training squad as head coach Steve Borthwick steps up... Read More

Cardiff Vow To Honour Peter Thomas In Euro Battle At Arms Park

Cardiff’s two Joshes – Adams and Turnbull – are twinned in their shared determination to lift some of the dark clouds over the Arms Park this weekend. A last 16 meeting at home to Sale Sharks on Saturday evening has taken on added significance, beyond simply trying to make the... Read More

Wales Pair Josh Navidi And Adam Beard Dip Their Toes In Lions' Waters Against The Sharks

Late call-ups Josh Navidi and Adam Beard will make their Lions debuts on Wednesday when the tourists face the Sharks in Johannesburg. The Wales pair – who replaced Justin Tipuric and captain Alun Wyn Jones after injuries in the match against Japan – will make their bows for the British... Read More

Jim Botham Aims To Steer Clear Of The Kamikaze Kids . . . And Any "Stupid" Nicknames

Jim Botham insists he will leave the fancy nicknames to England until after Saturday when he has completed the biggest game of his life. The Cardiff Blues forward will earn his second cap for Wales at openside flanker alongside his good friend and clubmate Shane Lewis-Hughes, who will wear No.6.... Read More

The Sam Warburton World Cup Verdict . . . The Northern Forces Are On The March

Sam Warburton predicts northern power can ignite the Rugby World Cup – and an Englishman called Curry could be the hottest player at the tournament. The British and Irish Lions captain from two years ago reckons the players who helped him share that series with the All Blacks can now... Read More
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