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Where There's A Will, There's A Way Back . . . As Wales Prop Taylor Goes From Glass-Washer To Gym Owner

In 2014, Will Taylor started for Wasps in front of 82,000 people against Harlequins at Twickenham.  Three years later he was selling vegetables on the streets of London and collecting empty glasses in his friend's nightclub. They say life’s a rollercoaster but the 29-year-old from Swansea wouldn’t have expected there to be quite as many sharp turns.

Welsh Rugby To Be Given Welsh Government Cash From New Spectator Fund

The Welsh Rugby Union will receive financial support from Welsh government funding, which is set to be confirmed this week. After a devastating year dominated by the Covid-19 pandemic, the WRU’s bank balance has been decimated. It's estimated each Wales home match brings in about £10million and the WRU believe they have lost more than £50m due to Covid-19.

Steve Cooper Says Consistency In A 'Mad' Championship Is Key For Swansea City

Steve Cooper paid tribute to the consistency shown by Swansea City as they tightened their grip on second place in the Championship with a hugely impressive 2-0 victory at Barnsley. Ben Cabango and Jamal Lowe struck in either half at Oakwell as Cooper's side made it six games unbeaten in all competitions.

Cardiff City's Neil Harris Insists Questions Over His Future Are "Pointless" After Fifth Defeat

Neil Harris has insisted questions over his own future as Cardiff City manager are “pointless” despite a fifth successive defeat. The Bluebirds boss was defiant after saying he was proud of his team’s performance in their 2-1 home defeat to Championship leaders Norwich City. Cardiff were thoroughly outplayed by a slick Canaries team who were 2-0 ahead at the break, despite missing five players, including top scorer Teemu Pukki – four of them due to Covid-19.

Josh Sheehan's Red Sees Newport County's Michael Flynn Seeing Red Over Football's Future

Newport County boss Mike Flynn said he feared for football after seeing Wales midfielder Josh Sheehan red-carded in the 0-0 draw with Salford City. The Exiles boss was unhappy with the performance of referee Anthony Backhouse saying his side were also denied a penalty at Rodney Parade.

Wales Told By French: Get Ready . . . The Six Nations Will Go Ahead

Wales and other rival nations to France for this season’s Six Nations should prepare for the tournament and expect that it will definitely go ahead. The message has come from French Rugby Federation president Bernard Laporte who says this season’s Guinness Six Nations Championship “will take place”. The World Rugby vice-chairman also says there will be an expanded coronavirus testing programme for the tournament, while each country will have “a Covid manager”.

New Swansea City Keeper Ben Hamer Was Surplus To Young Thruster, Claim Huddersfield

New Swansea City signing Ben Hamer was allowed to leave Huddersfield in order for young goalkeeper Ryan Schofield to gain a contract, according to the Yorkshire club. Hamer has joined the Swans on an 18-month deal for an undisclosed fee and will provide back-up to Freddie Woodman for the promotion-chasers following a long-term injury to Steven Benda. Hamer, 33, had been first choice at Huddersfield at the start of the season, but lost his place to 21-year-old Schofield in November and the Tykes have suggested the older man was unlikely to win it back.

Cardiff Blue Dragons Hand Wheelchair Rugby League Huge Boost By Launching New Side

Cardiff Blue Dragons have given Wheelchair Rugby League in Wales a huge boost by launching a team to add to their ever-expanding player base in the capital. Players are now being recruited by the club during lockdown in readiness for training to start later in the year.

Welsh Cycling Ace Zoe Backstedt's World Champs Dream Wrecked By COVID-19 Crisis

Zoe Backstedt has seen her junior cyclo-cross World Championship hopes dashed by the coronavirus pandemic. The Pontyclun teenager has seen the junior races due to take place in Belgium later this month scrapped because of the on-going COVID-19 crisis.

Open Your Door And Breath . . . Now Get Out There, Urges Run Wales

Run Wales is looking to inspire even more people to join in the running revolution sweeping the nation. More than 350,000 people – 18 per cent of Wales’ adult population - used running for their daily exercise during the 2020 lockdowns. With gyms closed once again and running clubs not able to exercise together, Run Wales is looking for first-time joggers, power walkers and race finishers to join their new campaign - From My Door.

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Elfyn Evans Seeks Turkish Delight On The Hard And Bumpy Road To A World Title

Elfyn Evans has had to show more than just driving skills in the past few months. Patience, resolve and single-mindedness have all been necessary, but now he sits close to an historic achievement as Paul Evans reports. Now that Elfyn Evans has resumed his challenge for what could be the... Read More

Ryan Giggs Seeks Baku Backing For Wales From Azerbaijanis

Ryan Giggs wants Azerbaijan fans to adopt Wales as their back-up team and support them through the Euro 2020 finals. Wales will make a decision in the coming weeks over whether to base themselves in Baku for their tournament build-up, with the manager keen for locals to claim his side... Read More

Sarah Jones And Rose Thomas Spearhead Wales Quest For Promotion

British internationals Sarah Jones and Rose Thomas will be in the Wales Women’s hockey squad due to battle for promotion in the EuroHockey Championships II in Glasgow. Leah Wilkinson’s side narrowly missed out on promotion to the top tier in Cardiff two years ago and will kick-off their campaign against... Read More

Quick-Fire Uefa Goals Can't Save South Wales

South Wales slipped to defeat in their Uefa Regions Cup group match against Istanbul in Bulgaria. Turkish team Istanbul won 6-2 having powered into a five-goal lead before half-time at the Hadzhi Dimitar Stadium, Sliven Chris Quick led the South Wales fightback, scoring twice during the second half.  Chris Colvin-Owen could have netted... Read More

As Swans Struggle For Goals . . . Andre Ayew Has Started Scoring Again

Andre Ayew has re-discovered his goal touch in Turkey after leaving Swansea City on loan. While the Swans struggle to find the net back home in the Championship, where they have gone three matches without scoring, Ayew has scored twice in three matches for Fenerbahce. The latest of those strikes... Read More

Leah Wilkinson Celebrates 150th Cap With Victory But Ukraine Dent No.151

Leah Wilkinson got the perfect gift to celebrate her 150th cap for Wales with a 1-0 win over Turkey in Vilnius, but there was no joy in the second game of the Hockey Open Series a day later against the Ukraine. Wales’ nearest rivals in the world rankings converted a penalty... Read More
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