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Craig Bellamy Swears He's A Reformed Character . . . And Has Advice For Young Coaches

Craig Bellamy Swears He’s A Reformed Character . . . And Has Advice For Young Coaches
Craig Bellamy swears he’s a reformed character these days, but the new Wales boss has urged young coaches to mind their manners. The former Burnley assistant manager is so fluent in both the language of modern football and old-school passionate positivity that the FA of Wales wasted little time in making him their successor to Rob Page. But Bellamy’s road to international management has not been without the odd wrong turn – most notably a spell at Cardiff City in charge of their U18s.

Warren Gatland To Go A Year Without Winning . . . But Insists He's Still The Man For Wales

Warren Gatland To Go A Year Without Winning . . . But Insists He’s Still The Man For Wales
Warren Gatland insists he still has the hunger to coach Wales despite overseeing nine straight defeats in a row. The New Zealander says he remains excited by what the future holds for his young team, even though the pressure is building after what will soon extend to a whole year without winning a game. Wales are winless since the pool stages of last year's World Cup after the retirement of a host of big name players and with others out injured.

Melissa Courtney-Bryant Rolls The Dice In Monaco.....And Lands A 30-Year-old British Record

Melissa Courtney-Bryant Rolls The Dice In Monaco…..And Lands A 30-Year-old British Record

‘Botham Smashes Aussies In Melbourne’ . . . Wales Dreaming Of Historic Repeat Headlines

‘Botham Smashes Aussies In Melbourne’ . . . Wales Dreaming Of Historic Repeat Headlines
James Botham should have been planning for his wedding this summer but there won’t be a more delighted Welshman in Melbourne this weekend when the Cardiff Rugby flanker gets a start against the Wallabies. Putting the name of Botham and Australia into the same sentence conjures up images of the great England cricketer Ian, Jim’s grandfather, taking on the Aussies on the cricket field. A number of those battles came at the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground.

Jess Fishlock Moves Step Nearer History And Puts Wales On Edge Of Euros Qualification

Jess Fishlock Moves Step Nearer History And Puts Wales On Edge Of Euros Qualification
Jess Fishlock – who else? – put Wales on the threshold of qualification for the Euro 2025 finals as she became her country’s joint highest goalscorer. The striker matched Helen Ward’s all-time goalscoring record as Wales triumphed 3-0 over Croatia in Karlovac, propelling them to the top of their qualifying group.

Wales Fans: We Need To Talk About England

Wales Fans: We Need To Talk About England
We need to talk about England. You may have tried not to notice, but they have reached the final of a major football tournament, the first time they have got there on foreign soil. German soil. Deutscherboden. Now comes the question, perpetually asked of Welsh supporters whenever images of the flag of St. George - tattooed onto beer bellies jiggling on outdoor bar tables – fills our TV screens. How do you feel about that?

Demons And Jets Team Up To Develop Women And Girls Rugby League

Demons And Jets Team Up To Develop Women And Girls Rugby League

Wales Have Reached The End Game, But Will It Be The Final Game For Warren Gatland?

Wales Have Reached The End Game, But Will It Be The Final Game For Warren Gatland?
You can tell when a team has its back firmly up against the wall because there is nowhere else to reach for new explanations. Wales have tried them all. They’re under-strength, they’re over-cooked, they’re rebuilding, they’re short on preparation time, there are too many rookies, not a big enough player pool, too many overseas players in the way at regional level, the fly-halves are too small, the props are too raw, there are leaves on the line and we’re experiencing exceptional call volumes at this moment in time, so please continue to hold

Chepstow Racecourse: Preview And Tips For Friday’s Ladies Evening

Chepstow Racecourse: Preview And Tips For Friday’s Ladies Evening
Chepstow hosts its latest meeting on Friday evening – Ladies with a competitive seven-race offering for punters heading to the track. Racing gets underway at 5.15 with a class four handicap before rounding off at 8.45 as nine runners take on the class six handicap to bring proceedings to a close.

Rhian Wilkinson Urges Wales To Seize Last Euro Chances

Rhian Wilkinson Urges Wales To Seize Last Euro Chances
Wales boss Rhian Wilkinson has urged her side to “find a way to deliver” ahead of their final two European Championship qualifying games. Her side sit second in Group B4 and kick off their final batch of matches with a trip to group leaders Croatia on Friday, before facing Kosovo in Llanelli next Tuesday.

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Patience Pays Off For Nia Jones As Cardiff Dragons Prepare To Take Flight

Nia Jones believes netball’s move towards becoming a full-blown professional sport proves she made the right call when she switched from football. The Cardiff Dragons captain will lead her team for the remainder of the Netball Super League campaign, safe in the knowledge they have secured a place in the... Read More

Rey Lee-Lo Is Now 38, But Class Still Keeps Him Out Of The Clutches Of Old Father Time

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Cardiff Dragons’ Jacqui Newton Reaches For The Stars, The Play-Offs, And Glamorgan Cricket

Cardiff Dragons goal defence Jacqui Newton insists the team can still make it to the Netball Super League play-offs for the first time in 11 years. Newton – one of three players either born or raised in Australia at the Welsh franchise – is convinced a victory away at fourth-placed... Read More

Welsh Jockey Alan Johns About To Raise Money By Going Way Beyond The Final Furlong

Welsh jockey Alan Johns will saddle up for the Loch Ness Marathon on Sunday – less than 48 hours after he hopes to ride a monster winner at Worcester. Johns will catch a flight from Bristol – and a fast car – to the Scottish Highlands in order to raise... Read More

Scott Baldwin Leaves Welsh Rugby For Newcastle Coaching Role

Wales international hooker Scott Baldwin has announced his retirement from playing and will take up a coaching role at Gallagher Premiership club Newcastle. Baldwin, 34, made more than 180 appearances for the Ospreys, in addition to spells in the Premiership with Harlequins and Worcester. He also won 37 Test caps,... Read More

Welsh Stars Set To Shine On English Rugby’s Big Day At Kingsholm

Abbie Fleming and Robyn Wilkins will line-up against their Wales teammates Beth Lewis, Sisilia Tuipulotu, Kelsey Jones, Lleucu George and Lisa Neumann in the English women’s rugby show piece final. The Allianz Premier 15s final will see Fleming and Wilkins’ Exeter Chiefs face the Gloucester-Hartpury Welsh quintet at Kingsholm on... Read More
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