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Hot Welcome And Cold Showers . . . Steve Bruce Admits Newport Shock Therapy Almost Paid Off

Hot Welcome And Cold Showers . . . Steve Bruce Admits Newport Shock Therapy Almost Paid Off
Newcastle United manager Steve Bruce admitted he thought he had become another victim of Newport County’s celebrated ambushes last night until he was rescued by his team. The Magpies boss praised County and opposite number Michael Flynn for another tenacious and inspired display which came so close to adding to the League Two club’s scalps of notable victims. County led 1-0 in their Carabao Cup fourth round tie with just three minutes left before former Swansea City man Jonjo Shelvey equalised and the Premier League side went on to squeeze through on penalties.

Joel Makin Dazzled By A Wizard But Semis Still Beckon If He Says Bye, Bye (Mr) American Pie

Joel Makin faces a Group decider at the CIB PSA World Tour finals in Cairo after losing his second match. The 25-year-old from Haverfordwest was beaten 2-0 (11-8, 11-6) in 48 minutes by Egypt's fifth seed Marwan ElShorbagy.

Ryan Giggs Adopts Long Game Tactics . . . And Gets Pat On The Back From Jose Mourinho

Ryan Giggs admits he was playing the long game when he agreed with Tottenham that Gareth Bale should be left out of the Wales squad. The Wales manager will be without his captain, talisman and match-winner for the England friendly on October 8 and the following Nations League games away to the Republic of Ireland and Bulgaria. It comes after Bale is yet to make his second debut for Spurs since rejoining the London club on a season-long loan from Real Madrid earlier this month.

It Should Be A Luxurious Feast But Instead New Guinness PRO14 Season Resembles A Dog's Dinner

It Should Be A Luxurious Feast But Instead New Guinness PRO14 Season Resembles A Dog’s Dinner

Cardiff City Won't Bank All £500K Fee As 'Gutted' Callum Paterson Leaves

Callum Paterson has admitted he is gutted to be leaving Cardiff City, revealing he felt he wasn't needed anymore. But the Scottish international says the switch to Championship rivals Sheffield Wednesday will put the smile back on his face.

Swansea City's Jamal Lowe Says Lions Will Be Staying Goal Hungry

Jamal Lowe insists Swansea City are determined to maintain their unblemished defensive record when they face fellow unbeaten Championship rivals Millwall. The Swans have yet to concede after setting a club record with three clean sheets to take seven points out of a possible nine.

Geraint Thomas: I Don't Want A Repeat Of My Giro Agony This Year

Geraint Thomas says he is determined there will be no repeat of his Giro d'Italia agony when he begins his quest for a second Grand Tour crown on Saturday. Wales' 2018 Tour de France champ was well in contention for the Giro in 2017 when a crash wrecked his hopes forcing him to abandon a few days later.

New Golfers Can Still Get Into Swing Of Things With New Competition

New golfers in Wales can take part in a national competition through the month of October at their clubs, in a relaxed and fun event. The New2Golf Championship replaces the Summer Swing which was originally planned pre-COVID for golfers coming through the Wales Golf scheme New2Golf.

Exclusive: Joel Makin Can Make It To The Top Of The World

Joel Makin has been told to shoot for the squash stars and become the world's No 1. The 25-year-old showed his credentials to be the best when he beat reigning world champ Tarek Momen for the third time in a row at the CIB PSA World Tour Finals.

Alan Tate Loses A Grand And Swansea City Lose Their Coach After ThroatGate

Alan Tate Loses A Grand And Swansea City Lose Their Coach After ThroatGate
Swansea City coach Alan Tate will sit out most of October in the stands – and be almost £1,000 lighter in the pocket – after being found guilty of violent conduct by the Football Association. One of head coach Steve Cooper’s right-hand men, Tate will be missing from the technical area for upcoming games against Millwall, Huddersfield, Coventry and Bristol City. Tate’s punishment comes after he was caught on camera at the Liberty Stadium on September 19 in an altercation with Birmingham City’s Jon Toral.

Welsh Rugby Union

It Should Be A Luxurious Feast But Instead New Guinness PRO14 Season Resembles A Dog's Dinner

A new season of Guinness PRO14 rugby begins on Friday with a sense of the unknown hanging over the competition. The Covid-19 pandemic means the competition will begin behind closed doors with the tournament set to introduce further South African sides. Steffan Thomas looks at the strengths of the PRO14... Read More

Thousands Sign Petition To Reverse New Ban On Kids' Rugby In Wales

Welsh rugby is under pressure to fall in line with other sports and reverse its new ban on junior and grass roots participation. A petition from Cardiff club Canton RFC has called on the Welsh Rugby Union to lifts its suspension on playing and training in the current locked down... Read More

Rugby Genius Brock James Wants Ospreys Backs To Release The Shackles

During a hugely prosperous playing career with Clermont Auvergne in the Top 14 Brock James learnt all there is to know about the intricacies of back play. Known as a master tactician James was the brains behind a decade of success for the French rugby giants. Now he has undertaken... Read More

Dan Biggar Hopes To Edge Nearer To A Century Of Wales Caps In This Autumn's Nations Cup Campaign

Dan Biggar has been one of Welsh rugby's most consistent performers for a number of years. Time and time again the Northampton Saints playmaker has been Wales' go to man in the most testing of circumstances. Alex Bywater chats to the 30-year-old ahead of this autumns Nations Cup campaign. Dan Biggar... Read More

S4C To Broadcast Live Coverage Of Every Wales Game This Autumn Including Nations Cup

By Steffan Thomas Every Wales game this autumn will be shown live on S4C including all of their fixtures in the new Nations Cup. Wayne Pivac’s side begin their autumn schedule with a warm-up clash with France in Paris before completing their Six Nations campaign in the rearranged match with Scotland. There... Read More

Former Wales and British & Irish Lions Wing Ieuan Evans Elected On To WRU Board

By Steffan Thomas Former Wales and British & Irish Lions star Ieuan Evans is set to become the next WRU Chairman after being elected as a national council member. The 56-year-old won a three way vote with former internationals Gareth Davies and Nigel Davies, with the former leaving the WRU following six... Read More
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