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Rosie Eccles Has Finally Made It To Paris . . . But Boxing May Not Make It To 2028 Games

Rosie Eccles Has Finally Made It To Paris . . . But Boxing May Not Make It To 2028 Games
Rosie Eccles will join Lauren Price, Muhammad Ali, Floyd Mayweather and Lennox Lewis as boxers who have appeared at the Olympics, with a new generation of fighters eager to follow in their footsteps in Paris. Eccles, 28, has finally made it to the Games after overcoming illness and injuries that scuppered her bid to be alongside fellow Welsh fighter Price in Tokyo three years ago.

Matt Richards: The Pressure On Me Is A Privilege

Matt Richards: The Pressure On Me Is A Privilege
Matt Richards is embracing the weight of expectation at the Olympics as he insisted his mindset heading into Paris gives him an almost “invincible” aura. At the delayed Tokyo Games in 2021, Wales’ Commonwealth Games star, then only 18, was the junior swimmer alongside Tom Dean, James Guy and Duncan Scott as they captured gold for Team GB in the men’s 4×200 metres freestyle relay.

Welsh Athletes Go Digging For Gold In Paris

Welsh Athletes Go Digging For Gold In Paris
Faster. Higher. Stronger. The Olympic motto used to be unchanging and did its job well enough from its introduction back in 1894. That was until 2021 when the organisers/modernisers/do-gooders/diversity officers/woke police (insert depending on political outlook) decided on an upgrade.

Swansea City New Keeper Lawrence Vigouroux Says He Wanted To Reunite With Luke Williams

Swansea City New Keeper Lawrence Vigouroux Says He Wanted To Reunite With Luke Williams
New Swansea City goalkeeper Lawrence Vigouroux has revealed the chance to reunite with head coach Luke Williams played a major part in his move from Burnley. Vigouroux has joined the Swans for an undisclosed fee on a two-year deal and will work under Williams for a second time after the pair were together at Swindon Town.

Wales Coach Liza Burgess Insists U20s Can Back Up USA Win

Wales Coach Liza Burgess Insists U20s Can Back Up USA Win
Head coach Liza Burgess has named her Wales Women U20s side to take on Canada at Cardiff Arms Park on Wednesday in the Transatlantic Quad Series (KO 8pm). Both teams enter the match on the back of encouraging wins from the last round

Craig Harrison Admits The New Saints Took A Hungarian Hammering In Europe

Craig Harrison Admits The New Saints Took A Hungarian Hammering In Europe
New Saints manager Craig Harrison admitted his team were powerless to prevent a heavy 5-0 defeat in the first leg of their Champions League second qualifying round in Hungary. The Cymru Premier champions were overwhelmed by Ferencvaros and TNS already look destined to drop down to the Europa League after the home leg.

GB Olympic Athletes Offered Help To Overcome Post-Games Blues

GB Olympic Athletes Offered Help To Overcome Post-Games Blues
Team GB athletes – including a record 31 from Wales - will be encouraged to take part in decompression programmes following the conclusion of the Paris Olympics in a move designed to follow the example of military personnel returning home. The initiative, which has been drawn up by the UK Sports Institute (UKSI), is intended to help competitors reacclimatise to life away from the tightly curated environment of the Olympic village and the routines imposed by competition.

We Need To Learn How To Win Tight Games, Admits Wales U20’s Richard Whiffin

We Need To Learn How To Win Tight Games, Admits Wales U20’s Richard Whiffin
The Wales U20 squad arrived home from their South African trip a frustrated group after falling to a 47-31 defeat to host nation South Africa at the World Junior Rugby Championship. It meant Ryan Woodman’s side ended eight overall with just one win, against Spain, from their five matches. It was a drop of two places on their 2023 finish, but performances and results in all games were closer than before.

Anna Hursey Ready For More Limelight At Paris Olympics

Anna Hursey Ready For More Limelight At Paris Olympics
Anna Hursey believes her long stint in the limelight, that began as a table tennis child prodigy, will prove invaluable when she goes to her first Olympic Games this summer. At just a month past her 18th birthday, the Welsh teenager will be one of the youngest members of the Great Britain squad heading to Paris later this month.

Paris Organisers Insist City Is Ready For The Olympic Games

Paris Organisers Insist City Is Ready For The Olympic Games
Paris Olympics supremo Tony Estanguet said Sunday that the city was "ready" for the Games as he played down complaints from some residents and businesses about the impact of the event. "We are ready as we head into the final phase," Estanguet told a press conference in Paris, five days from the opening ceremony on Friday.

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Dragons Back Filo Tiatia As The Man To Finally Plug The Gaps

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Hannah Jones To Lead Wales In New Zealand On Her 50th Cap

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Andrew Salter Ready For Glamorgan Season After New Zealand Masterclass

Glamorgan’s Andrew Salter says that spending the winter in New Zealand, as part of the ECB’s overseas placement programme, has allowed him to better understand his bowling ahead of the start of the new domestic season. Based in Wellington, the Pembrokeshire-born off-spinner was one of two domestic spinners, along with... Read More

Sam Warburton Savours Lions Win But Insists Only A Series Victory Matters

Sam Warburton says the British and Irish Lions' win over New Zealand in Wellington will count for nothing unless they win the Test series decider next week. Owen Farrell's 78th-minute penalty proved decisive as the Lions took advantage of Sonny Bill Williams' first-half red card - the first All Black... Read More

Warren Gatland Facing Reputation Meltdown In The All Blacks' Furnace

It’s all on the line for the Lions on Saturday, including the reputation of Warren Gatland, argues Robin Davey. Another defeat and the tour’s failings will be a black mark to set against his numerous successes. Saturday really is crunch time for the British and Irish Lions and for coach... Read More

Lions Held In Thriller With Hurricanes As Warren Gatland And Rory Best Keep Powder Dry

Rory Best resisted the opportunity to criticise referee Romain Poite after the British and Irish Lions were held to a 31-31 draw by the Hurricanes in Wellington. Poite sent lock Iain Henderson to the sin bin for a tip-tackle on Jordie Barrett in the final quarter and the home team... Read More
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