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Wales Golf Festival Sets New Record

A record turnout in the disability event and two Anglesey golfers winning the chance to play at St Andrew’s in the week of the 150th Open Championship were the highlights of the Wales Golf Festival. Dion Lewis and Wyn Thomas of Baron Hill Golf Club won through in the R&A 9-Hole Challenge, with the remarkable prize taking them the to Home of Golf next month to represent Wales in the finals against players from England, Scotland, Ireland Australia and New Zealand.

History Shows, Wales Can Beat South Africa . . . But Earning Their Respect Is Something Else

There have been some seriously dark times in the rich, turbulent history that is Welsh rugby. You only have to recall the countless thrashings by New Zealand - some of which are too painful to remember without feeling embarrassed - but South Africa dished out the worst beating on June 27, 1998. In the last passage of play, replacement Springbok hooker Naka Drotske dropped a pass near the try line, which saved Wales from the humiliation of having 100 points scored against them.

Toby Booth Insists Ospreys Are "Excited" By The Toughest European Draw Possible

Ospreys head coach Toby Booth insists he is looking forward to his team testing themselves against the best after their daunting draw for next season’s Heineken Champions Cup. The region’s reward for winning the Welsh Shield in the URC is a Heineken Champions Cup draw against French champions Montpellier and English champions Leicester Tigers. The draws for both the Champions Cup and the European Challenge Cup were made in Dublin, venue for both finals on 19 and 20 May next year, and included for the first time five teams from South Africa.

Gemma Grainger Insists Wales Are Locked And Loaded For World Cup Shoot-Out, Even Though They Fired Blanks In Spain

Gemma Grainger insisted Wales had taken some plus points from their draw with New Zealand in Spain, even if they came away with no goals. The Wales manager watched her team draw 0-0 in a friendly in Pinatar in their last game before their crucial World Cup qualifiers in September. Grainger’s squad are continuing preparations ahead of the final two qualifiers against Greece and Slovenia, where victories can guarantee a play-off place for the tournament.

Four Welsh Athletes To Take On The World For GB - Josh Griffiths, Melissa Courtney-Bryant, Jeremiah Azu And Joe Brier

Four Welsh athletes have been named as part of an initial Great Britain team of 64 heading for next month’s World Athletics Championships in Oregon. Melissa Courtney-Bryant, Jeremiah Azu and Joe Brier have joined marathon runner Josh Griffiths, whose selection had already been announced. A further group of athletes have been nominated for selection via a top 32 Road to Oregon qualification position and have been informed.

David Eaton . . . Still The Only Man To Win A Gymnastics Medal For Wales At A Commonwealth Games

David Eaton set himself the goal of competing for Wales at the Commonwealth Games when he was 13 years old. It was the summer of 1994 and he was sat in front of the television at his grandparents’ house in North Wales. It was a goal the gymnast would go on to achieve – and a lot more besides.

Tomas Francis Is Fit And Raring To Go Says Stephen Jones . . . As Wales Stars Settle In To Their New Surroundings

Sophie Ingle Admits She Is More Than A Little Bit Envious Of Her Chelsea Teammates . . . As Wales Prepare For World Cup Crunch Time

Just Listen . . . Dragons Chairman David Buttress Insists Rebrand Is About Reflecting How Fans Feel

Dragons chairman David Buttress – the man who launched Just Eat in the UK – reckons he has just listened. Buttress insists he took soundings from Dragons supporters as part of an exhaustive 10-month process surrounding the identity of the Gwent regional side. A new club crest, name and slogan was officially unveiled for the first time at Rodney Parade with the club now being known as Dragons RFC.

Adele Nicholl And Bethan Davies Produce Golden Double . . . As Welsh Athletics Roars In UK Athletics Championship

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Josh Navidi Close To Return For Cardiff And Could Yet Make Six Nations

By David Williams Josh Navidi is on course to play his first game since October when Cardiff head to Ulster on March 4. Cardiff director of rugby Dai Young said he was thrilled to have the Wales and British & Irish Lions flanker back in training last week after recovering from shoulder... Read More

Cardiff's Willis Halaholo Hopes To Tick Playing For Wales In The 2023 World Cup Off His Rugby Bucket List

By Steffan Thomas Willis Halaholo is desperate to represent Wales at the 2023 Rugby World Cup and believes Cardiff’s no excuse culture can help him achieve his goals. After excelling at regional level for the past four seasons Halaholo finally made his Wales debut in February’s Six Nations win against Scotland and... Read More

Willis Halaholo Target For Pontypridd Attack Over "Strange Name"

Wales centre Willis Halaholo has found himself at the centre of yet another racism storm. Halaholo, who helped Wayne Pivac’s side win the 2021 Six Nations, qualified for Wales on residency after three years with Cardiff Blues. When he was first selected by his adopted country in November 2019, the... Read More

Willis Halaholo Should Be Proud Of His Wales Journey . . . Just As I Was, Says Dale McIntosh

Willis Halaholo emerged as one of the new stars of the Six Nations this season as the Cardiff Blues player completed his journey from New Zealand provincial player to Wales international. A quarter of a century ago, Dale McIntosh charted the same route and believes their progress underlines the continuing... Read More

Six Nations Champions Or Not, Willis Halaholo Now Has To Be At The Cente Of Wales' Future

The Six Nations will come to a strange conclusion on Friday night when France host Scotland in Paris in an empty stadium, with Wales absent, even though they could be crowned champions. It might be a fitting conclusion to the oddest of tournaments, but some things are still clear to... Read More

Wayne Pivac Gives Wales New Boy Willis Halaholo The Ultimate Kiwi Acclaim: He Came Through Auckland Academy

Wayne Pivac may have called up Willis Halaholo for a likely first Wales cap this weekend, but is not the first time the coach has held faith in his fellow New Zealander. Halaholo will be among the replacements to face Scotland at Murrafield in round two of the Six Nations,... Read More
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