Former Cardiff City Boss Malky Mackay Survives In Scottish Top Flight . . . With Help From An Ex-Swan

Malky Mackay
Former Cardiff City manager Malky Mackay had ex-Swansea City man Yan Dhanda to thank for keeping Stirling County in the Scottish Premier League. Mackay – who took Cardiff into the Premier League in 2013 - admitted it was one of the craziest games of his managerial career.

Glamorgan Run Machines Chris Cooke And Colin Ingram Are Different Class, Says Skipper Kiran Carlson

Captain Kiran Carlson has paid tribute to Chris Cooke and Colin Ingram after Glamorgan made it four wins out of five in their Vitality Blast campaign. The pair were instrumental again as the Welsh county beat Sussex Sharks by 32 runs at the 1st Central County Ground.

Gareth Bale On His Way Back For Wales . . . As The Voice Of Experience

Gareth Bale is poised to return to the Wales squad – but as a mentor, rather than a maestro on the field. Wales manager Rob Page has held talks this week with Bale about a formal role that will tap into his vast knowledge and expertise, but will not involve coaching. Bale is living in LA and has been playing a lot of golf since he retired from football in January, but Page has kept in regular contact and views the former captain as an asset on the route to qualification for Euro 2024.

Colin Ingram Ready To Keep Glamorgan T20 Bandwagon Rolling In Hove

Colin Ingram insists Glamorgan will go into their next Vitality Blast T20 clash against Sussex at Hove on Sunday in confident mood after they moved up to fourth place in the table. Ingram combined with Chris Cooke on Friday night to share a stand of 109 as the Welsh county beat Kent by seven wickets with an impressive display in Cardiff. That win lifted Glamorgan to fourth in the south group as they won for the third time in their opening four games of the tournament.

Cardiff City Owner Vincent Tan Makes Bold Transfer Prediction About New Boss Erol Bulut

Cardiff City owner Vincent Tan has claimed new manager Erol Bulut will enable the club to attract “higher profile players” in the future. The Bluebirds announced on Saturday they have appointed former Fenerbahce boss Bulut as their successor to Sabri Lamouchi, who kept them in the Championship last season but was not retained. Tan’s suggestion that putting Bulut in charge will lead to a “higher profile and standard of player in the coming years" is a remarkable one, given that the club are still operating under a transfer ban and that the Malaysian himself long ago appeared to turn off the financial taps are far as new signings were concerned.

Jockey Adam Wedge Loves Ffos Las . . . And Vows To Chase Sean Bowen Again For That Course Record

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Adam Wedge will bide his time before he bids to nose past Sean Bowen and become the leading all-time jockey at Ffos Las Racecourse. The Vale of Glamorgan-based Wedge was neck-and-neck with Bowen in the race to overtake the legendary AP McCoy, who led the way at the Carmarthenshire track with 69 winners at the venue before his retirement in 2015.

No More Wales And No More Ospreys For Alun Wyn Jones . . . But It May Not Be The End

Alun Wyn Jones
Alun Wyn Jones has confirmed he will not be an Ospreys player next season. The former Wales and British and Irish Lions captain announced his retirement from international rugby last month after making a world-record 170 Test match appearances.

Olympian Jaz Joyce Back For GB With Paris On Her Mind

Jasmine Joyce
Jasmine Joyce will be joined by Morgan and Tom Williams in competing for Team GB in Rugby Sevens at the Kraków-Małopolska 2023 European Games between 21 June-2 July. Team GB have selected a squad of 178 athletes to compete at the third staging of the event, with Rugby Sevens making its debut. The winners of the men’s and women’s sevens tournaments will qualify for the Paris Olympic Games next year.

And The Winner Of The Swansea v Barbarians Match Is . . . St. Helen’s

St. Helen's
It was a chance to relax, to briefly escape the political and economic ills besetting, along with much else in British life, rugby union in Wales. A bright, warm evening completely unlike the last full international at St Helen’s, an atrociously cold and sodden encounter with Tonga in 1997.

Rosie Eccles Leads Trio Of Welsh Boxers Among A Dozen Welsh Athletes In GB Squad For European Games

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Commonwealth champion Rosie Eccles is among three Welsh boxers - and a dozen Welsh athletes in total - who have been named in the Great Britain squad for the European Games this summer. Eccles - who won gold at last year’s Commonwealth Games in Birmingham - is joined by Taylor Bevan and Harris Akbar in the GB squad for Krakow in Poland.

Tomas Marks

Wales Were Slow And Punchless Against Scotland . . . But This Team Is Built To Hit Like Joe Calzaghe And They Can Floor England

After the strike that never was, the shock result that could be. Coach and rugby analyst Tomas Marks looks at the painful lessons from Murrayfield and believes Wales can benefit from the shake-up that followed. After a turbulent week off the pitch it’s all systems go for Wales against England.... Read More

Warren Gatland Only Needs Three Things With Wales . . . New Players, New Strategy, And New Attitude

Wales coach Warren Gatland is set to name his team on Thursday afternoon to face Scotland this weekend in round two of the Six Nations. There’s been plenty to ponder after the heavy defeat at home to Ireland, as Tomas Marks outlines with his deep dive review. Having delved into... Read More

Wales Must Learn From Opening World Cup Errors If They Are To Uproot The Black Ferns

Wales take on New Zealand’s Black Ferns on Sunday in their second pool match of the Rugby World Cup and it promises to be a tasty fixture after both nations won their opening encounter. New Zealand trailed by 17 points in the first half of their first home game against... Read More

How To Sour This Michelin Star French Team . . . Reduce The Shaun Edwards Sauce, Then Sprinkle Heavily With Cuthbert, Adams And Williams X2

Only Wales and England now stand between Les Bleus and glory, with Fabien Galthie’s hugely impressive France side firmly on course for a first Six Nations title since 2010. After brushing aside Italy and battling past key rivals Ireland, ruthless France claimed an emphatic 36-17 bonus-point victory over Scotland at... Read More

"Clunky" Wales Misfired In Dublin . . . But Scotland At Home Could Be Just The Game To Get Them Back In Gear

Wales have taken plenty of flak since their opening Six Nations defeat against Ireland. Tomas Marks pinpoints those on-field failings, but suggests it could be Wales finding the fault lines when it comes to the game with Scotland in round two. Wales versus Ireland in the opening round went just as... Read More

Franco Smith Once Beat Stephen Jones 96-13 . . . But As Italy Coach He's Yet To Win With A Team Who Have Forgotten How It Feels

The last time Italy won a match in the Six Nations, Louis Rees-Zammit was 14 years old. For most Wales fans, Saturday’s fixture against the Italians is already just a footnote ahead of a Grand Slam decider against France next week. Tomas Marks looks at the problems and the prospects... Read More
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