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Wales Youngster Tommy Reffell: Why I Signed Up For Leicester Pay Cut

Wales Youngster Tommy Reffell: Why I Signed Up For Leicester Pay Cut
Former Wales U20 captain Tommy Reffell has revealed he was prepared to take a 25 per cent pay cut because he believes Leicester Tigers will one day lead him to greater riches. Reffell – who upped sticks from the family home in Pencoed to join the Tigers six years ago when he was still only 15 – agreed to have his wages slashed along with the majority of the rest of the squad. The measures were imposed by the English club in order to ease the financial burden placed on all sporting clubs due to the coronavirus crisis.

Wrexham Manager Dean Keates Releases 11 Players . . . And Five More Leave

Wrexham Manager Dean Keates Releases 11 Players

The Day Rhys Patchell Decided "I've Got To Show I Can Control This Game"

The Day Rhys Patchell Decided “I’ve Got To Show I Can Control This Game”
Having delved into the 70s, 80s, 90, and early 2000s, the rugby re-runs come right up to date this evening when Wales v Australia at last year’s World Cup in Japan is re-shown by S4C in the company of Wales pair Ken Owens and Rhys Patchell. The players join opera star Sir Bryn Terfel and Radio One’s Steffan Powell to mull over Wales’ tense victory on S4C’s Dyddiau Da. Watch the programme at 9.00pm on Friday 3 July, or on demand at S4C Clic. English subtitles available.

Evan Mosey Re-Commits To Cardiff Devils

American pace ace Evan Mosey is heading back to South Wales for the 2020-21 Cardiff Devils ice hockey season. Mosey joins captain Joey Martin and Joey Haddad in confirming they will play for Devils next season. He is rated the ‘fastest skater in Elite League’ by Devils managing director Todd Kelman, who admits he was surprised by the speed of Mosey’s return following a knee ligament injury last season.

Matthew Jones Once Snatched Gary Speed's Armband . . . Now, He Wants To Continue His Vision

Matthew Jones was a Premier League teenager with the world at his feet. He packed a lot into six years, but a career-ending back injury brought desperation, depression, uncertainty, but finally fulfilment through coaching. Newly appointed in charge of Wales U18s, he tells Owen Morgan about growing up, growing wise, and a growing reputation. Matthew Jones was being touted as a future Welsh football captain from the time he first ran on a field. The exciting Llanelli prospect had skippered his country at every age group up to senior level.

Sam Gordon Leads The Way As Welsh Athletes Get Back On Track

A small group of Welsh athletes have put their Olympic and Paralympic dreams well and truly back on track following months of improvised training routines. A selection of elite throwers and sprinters took part in a controlled outdoor session at Cardiff Metropolitan University’s outdoor track on Tuesday as the sport takes the first tentative steps back to normality. Sprinters like Welsh 100m champion Sam Gordon and multiple Paralympic and world champion thrower Aled Davies, were amongst those taking part after the list of athletes and new coronavirus safety protocols were signed off by Sport Wales and the Welsh Government.

Wales Plan Two "Super Clubs" To Stop Flow Of Talent To England

Wales Plan Two “Super Clubs” To Stop Flow Of Talent To England
The Welsh Rugby Union hope to stop the flow of top women players to England by creating two super clubs in Wales. In recent weeks, what was once a trickle of players over the border has become a pipeline with Jasmine Joyce – Wales’ most recognisable star – returning from the Sevens circuit to join Bristol Bears. Back row forward Alisha Butchers also signed for Bristol where she and Joyce will play alongside Test captain and No.8 Siwan Lillicrap, flanker Manon Johnes, prop Caryl Thomas, scrum-half Keira Bevan, fly-half Elinor Snowsill and full-back Lauren Smyth.

Woken From Lockdown, Invincible Leinster Can Show Welsh Regions Who's The Daddy

Woken From Lockdown, Leinster Can Show Welsh Regions Who’s The Daddy
The Guinness Pro14 is gearing up for a return on August 22 when fixtures are due to resume for the first time March. The Scarlets will host the Cardiff Blues and the Ospreys will face the Dragons but only the Scarlets have a chance of making the play-offs and then it appears unrealistic. Contrast them to Leinster – unbeaten after 13 rounds of the Pro14 and unbeaten in Europe. If this season ever finishes, then Peter Jackson says Leinster will be history-makers, setting a standard other can only marvel at. Had the season run its natural course, one team might well by now have succeeded where every other failed. Not Liverpool, Barcelona, Juventus, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich or Paris Saint-Germain but Dublin United RFC, alias Leinster.

James Williams Insists It's Time For Athletics To Move From A Back Marker To The Front Of The Pack

Athletics in Wales is slowly coming back to life. There are no races or competitions, but at least some elite athletes are doing more than just running in the park. The man responsible for the return – and the sport – is James Williams. Owen Morgan asked him about the track that lies ahead. It’s probably fair to say the past six months have been interesting for new Welsh Athletics chief executive officer James Williams. The former Welsh international probably wished he’d had a background in hurdling rather than middle distance given the number of challenging obstacles he has been forced to negotiate.

We Must Keep The Faith, Urges Steve Cooper As Swansea City Fail To Bridge Gap

We Must Keep The Faith, Urges Steve Cooper As Swansea City Fail To Bridge Gap
Steve Cooper has urged his Swansea City players to keep their faith as their play-off hopes continue to fade. The Swans manager had little to offer but optimism after his side were held to a 1-1 draw at Millwall that moved them up to eighth in the Championship table. But they remain four points adrift of the play-off places with games fast running out and the only consolation of a disappointing night was the fact that Cardiff City failed to extend that gap to six points.

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Ben Davies Dodges The Knife To Boost Wales' Euro Bid

Ben Davies has defied predictions and boosted Wales’ Euro qualification hopes by joining up with the squad for the key upcoming matches against Croatia and Hungary. The Tottenham defender was originally ruled out because of a groin injury. Wales manager Ryan Giggs left Davies out of his squad for the... Read More

Ben Davies Bids For More Last Gasp Glory . . . And A Chance To Make A Welsh Magnificent Seven

Ben Davies is hoping to become only the fifth Welshman to stride off a pitch as a European champion on Saturday night when the eyes of a continent focus on Madrid. The Wales defender may have to settle for a place on the substitutes’ bench when Tottenham face Liverpool in... Read More

Ben Davies Set To Join Welsh Football's Elite

Ben Davies will become only the sixth Welshman to play in a European Cup final thanks to Tottenham’s incredible Champions League comeback win over Ajax. The Wales defender – who came on to the field in Amsterdam in the 82nd minute on Wednesday night – was part of the Spurs... Read More

Lee Peltier Says Cardiff Can Fly Above The Seagulls

Lee Peltier insists Cardiff City can keep their heads above the relegation waters with a flood of points in their last three matches. Tuesday night’s late 1-0 victory for Tottenham over Brighton has left Cardiff three points behind the Seagulls with both clubs now having played the same number of... Read More

David Brooks Agrees New Long-Term Deal As AFC Bournemouth Try To Deter The Big Clubs

David Brooks has signed a new long-term contract with AFC Bournemouth. The 21-year-old Wales ace only joined the Cherries last summer in... Read More

Mickey Demetriou's FA Cup Will Runneth Over . . . If He Keeps The Fox Boxed In Again As Newport County Host Leicester City

Mickey Demetriou aims to wind back the clock seven years on Sunday – and keep Jamie Vardy safely in his box. Demetriou comes face-to-face with Vardy at Rodney Parade when Newport County host the Foxes of Leicester City in a winter warmer of a third round FA Cup tie. A... Read More
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