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Monday Night’s Premier League Fixture 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿⚽️📰
February 23, 2020 | Comments Off on Monday Night’s Premier League Fixture 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿⚽️📰

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Welsh Rugby Union | Wales & Regions | Dragons lose out in Glasgow 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿🏉📰
February 23, 2020 | Comments Off on Welsh Rugby Union | Wales & Regions | Dragons lose out in Glasgow 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿🏉📰
Rhodri Williams grabbed two tries, but the Dragons still went down 34-19 at Scotstoun against a Glasgow Warriors side that moved into third place in Conference A with a bonus point win. Acting skipper Williams gave the visitors the perfect start with an interception try in the opening minute. That forced Glasgow to dig deep and they led 17-7 at the break thanks to tries from Tim Swinson and the first of a brace from hooker Grant Stewart. Sam Davies made a brilliant break to pave the way for his half-back partner Williams’ second try and the Dragons did well
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Six Nations Rugby | Bono and O’Connell visit Ireland camp ahead of England clash 🏉📰
February 23, 2020 | Comments Off on Six Nations Rugby | Bono and O’Connell visit Ireland camp ahead of England clash 🏉📰
Bono meets up with Ireland squad Former captain Paul O’Connell is also with Ireland this week Andy Farrell’s side are looking to make it three wins from three against England With two wins from two, Ireland could not have hoped for much more from their start to the Guinness Six Nations. TAGS Ireland Main News RELATED NEWS LIVE: Kick-off approaches at Twickenham Preview: England v Ireland Jamie Heaslip: My Greatest XV And ahead of a potentially pivotal trip to Twickenham to take on England, Andy Farrell’s side have been preparing with a visit from Irish pop royalty. None other than
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And now King of the World 👑 🌍
February 23, 2020 | Comments Off on And now King of the World 👑 🌍
Tyson Fury produced the most destructive performance of his boxing life to end Deontay Wilder’s five-year reign as WBC heavyweight world champion in seven thrilling rounds of their Las Vegas rematch. The Briton, 31, pummelled his rival in a way few could have imagined following their 2018 draw, flooring him in the third and fifth rounds while constantly backing up the most-feared puncher in the division in a way no-one has done before. A jab and right hand – the combination with which Wilder has wiped men out repeatedly – sent the American down in the third, stunning the MGM
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Today’s Premier League Fixtures 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿⚽️📰
February 23, 2020 | Comments Off on Today’s Premier League Fixtures 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿⚽️📰
Here’s the fixtures and kick off times for today’s Premier League matches:
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Six Nations RESULTS: France see off Wales to keep Grand Slam hopes alive, Scotland cruise to victory against minnows Italy 🏉📰
February 23, 2020 | Comments Off on Six Nations RESULTS: France see off Wales to keep Grand Slam hopes alive, Scotland cruise to victory against minnows Italy 🏉📰
Six Nations RESULTS: France see off Wales to keep Grand Slam hopes alive, Scotland cruise to victory against minnows Italy Shaun Edwards was given a Cardiff return to remember as France stayed on course for a Six Nations Grand Slam as they got the better of Wales with a 27-23 win. Former Wales defence coach Edwards, who is now performing the same role with France, looked on as his team ran in tries from full-back Anthony Bouthier, lock Paul Willemse and fly-half Romain Ntamack.France are looking more and more like Grand Slam winnersNtamack added three conversions and two penalties for
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Six Nations 2020: Lawes sports spectacular shiner and stitches ahead of England’s huge Ireland clash
February 23, 2020 | Comments Off on Six Nations 2020: Lawes sports spectacular shiner and stitches ahead of England’s huge Ireland clash
Six Nations 2020: Lawes sports spectacular shiner and stitches ahead of England’s huge Ireland clash COURTNEY LAWES denied that he had already been scrapping ahead of tomorrow’s massive fight with Ireland.The England lock turned flanker is nursing a massive black eye and needed stitches after a clash in training on Thursday. Courtney Lawes has been sporting an impressive shiner but will be keeping an eye on Ireland in the massive Six Nations testEngland face Grand Slam-chasing Ireland in the Six Nations, hoping to light up Twickenham for the first time since reaching the World Cup final.Tough-tackling Lawes equals legendary World
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Deontay Wilder disappointed corner threw in towel against Tyson Fury
February 23, 2020 | Comments Off on Deontay Wilder disappointed corner threw in towel against Tyson Fury
Deontay Wilder disappointed corner threw in towel against Tyson Fury Wilder was knocked down twice by Fury (Picture: Getty)Deontay Wilder wished his corner had not thrown in the towel against Tyson Fury. The Brit dethroned Wilder in devastating fashion to become the new WBC champion and stake his claim as the world’s best heavyweight.Wilder suffered a burst ear drum under a barrage of punches and the American admitted he was disappointed his corner pulled him out of the fight.‘I’m doing good. Things like this happen,’ Wilder said.‘The best man won tonight, but my corner threw in the towel and I
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Tyson Fury stops Deontay Wilder in magnificent performance in Las Vegas 🥊📰
February 23, 2020 | Comments Off on Tyson Fury stops Deontay Wilder in magnificent performance in Las Vegas 🥊📰
Tyson Fury stops Deontay Wilder in magnificent performance in Las Vegas Fury knocked out the most feared puncher in the division (Picture: Getty)Tyson Fury is the new WBC champion after a stunning performance against Deontay Wilder in Las Vegas.Wilder peeled himself off the canvas twice before Fury eventually stopped his rival in the seventh round.Fury had promised to go after his opponent after a draw in their first fight 14 months ago and the British heavyweight made good on his promise. Almost no one except Fury’s team predicted he would be the aggressor, but the unified champion was all over
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Deontay Wilder sends message to Anthony Joshua over unification fight hours before Tyson Fury rematch
February 22, 2020 | Comments Off on Deontay Wilder sends message to Anthony Joshua over unification fight hours before Tyson Fury rematch
Deontay Wilder sends message to Anthony Joshua over unification fight hours before Tyson Fury rematch Wilder is fed up with Joshua (Picture: Getty) Deontay Wilder hit out at Anthony Joshua on the eve of his showdown with Tyson Fury in Las Vegas.The WBC champion’s highly anticipated rematch with Fury is being billed as the unofficial clash to become the No.1 heavyweight in the division. Joshua has insisted he wants to make an offer to the winner to stage an undisputed unification fight before the end of the year, but Wilder slammed his British rival for ducking him.‘Stop running from AJ?
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Rugby News 🏉📰
February 22, 2020 | Comments Off on Rugby News 🏉📰
Rugby News 🏉📰 Rugby News 🏉📰 — Read on mikearmstrong.me/rugby-news-🏉📰/
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Celtic team revealed for Kilmarnock clash while Hoops waits for Scott Brown
February 22, 2020 | Comments Off on Celtic team revealed for Kilmarnock clash while Hoops waits for Scott Brown
Celtic team revealed for Kilmarnock clash while Hoops waits for Scott Brown Celtic will wait to see if Scott Brown is fit enough to play in Sunday’s Premiership clash with Kilmarnock. The veteran midfielder came out with a calf injury in the second half of Celtic’s 1-1 draw in the Europa League with FC Copenhagen in Denmark on Thursday and will be assessed. Lennon hopes that Leigh Griffiths and Greg Taylor will return after losing the European game with a knee and hamstring blow respectively, while Hatem Abd Elhamed (groin) and striker Mikey Johnston (knee) remain out. Rory McKenzie is
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Six Nations 2020: Wales v France preview, team news & key stats – BBC Sport
February 22, 2020 | Comments Off on Six Nations 2020: Wales v France preview, team news & key stats – BBC Sport
Six Nations 2020: Wales v France preview, team news & key stats – With fly-half Dan Biggar fit to start, Wales have made two changes to their starting XV for Saturday’s game against unbeaten Six Nations leaders France. Gareth Davies and Ross Moriarty come into the side to replace Tomos Williams and Aaron Wainwright respectively. Virimi Vakatawa is the only fresh face in the France line-up. The centre has recovered from a triceps injury and replaces Vincent Rattez, who suffered a broken fibula against Italy, with Gael Fickou switching to the wing. Biggar has come through his latest concussion protocols
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Five changes for Cardiff Blues in bid to bounce back from being nil’d
February 21, 2020 | Comments Off on Five changes for Cardiff Blues in bid to bounce back from being nil’d
Five changes for Cardiff Blues in bid to bounce back from being nil’d John Mulvihill has made five changes to the Cardiff Blues team that lost 29-0 to Connacht last week as a return to winning ways is sought against Benetton at the Arms Park on Sunday, 5.15pm kick-off. One of the changes is an enforced one as Rey Lee-Lo has been ruled out with a head injury, with Ben Thomas taking his place in midfield. Garyn Smith moves from inside to outside centre to accommodate the change. The others are all tactical as Scott Andrews and Dmitri Arhip trade
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Rugby News 🏉📰
February 21, 2020 | Comments Off on Rugby News 🏉📰
Manu Tuilagi and Ben Youngs are set to return to England’s starting XV for Sunday’s pivotal Six Nations showdown with Ireland at Twickenham, according to reports. The Leicester pair are expected to take over from outside centre Jonathan Joseph and scrum-half Willi Heinz when head coach Eddie Jones names his side late on Friday morning. Tuilagi is likely to be included in the wider midfield channel, rather than at inside centre, even though Henry Slade is back in selection contention after injury. That means George Ford and Owen Farrell will continue their 10-12 alliance despite the physical threat posed by
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Introbiz Breakfast Networking Event in Cardiff, with Jonathan Davies 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿💼📰
February 21, 2020 | Comments Off on Introbiz Breakfast Networking Event in Cardiff, with Jonathan Davies 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿💼📰
  Introbiz are delighted to share their latest Introbiz Expo news, where they will have all brand new top entrepreneurs and sporting legends speaking on stage in Wales’ Biggest Business Expo. Their latest Introbiz Expo News day; “It gives us great pleasure to announce that we wilk have Welsh Rugby Legend and TV Personality Jonathan “Jiffy” Davies and MC Rugby Legend Sean Holley to open Wales National Business Exhibition 2020 at the sit down Networking Breakfast Event prior to the Expo, at Cardiff City FC Stadium on Thursday 12th November from 7.am-10am. What else can you expect from the networking
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WRU pledge £100,000 for rugby clubs devastated by Storm Dennis as collection planned for Wales Six Nations match 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿💼🏉📰
February 21, 2020 | Comments Off on WRU pledge £100,000 for rugby clubs devastated by Storm Dennis as collection planned for Wales Six Nations match 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿💼🏉📰
The WRU have drawn up an action plan to support rugby clubs around Wales affected by Storm Dennis, setting the ball rolling with a £100,000 fighting fund. A number of clubs were seriously affected by flooding caused by the storm, including the likes of Bedwas, Blackwood, Cross Keys, Rumney and Newport HSOB. There have been dramatic images of the extent of the damage, both with flooded pitches and wrecked clubhouses. — Read on www.walesonline.co.uk/sport/rugby/rugby-news/wru-pledge-100000-rugby-clubs-17783547  
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Tyson Fury confirms he sustained injury at start of training camp ahead of Deontay Wilder rematch 🥊📰
February 20, 2020 | Comments Off on Tyson Fury confirms he sustained injury at start of training camp ahead of Deontay Wilder rematch 🥊📰
Tyson Fury V Deontay Wilder update… Tyson Fury confirms he sustained injury at start of training camp ahead of Deontay Wilder rematch The Gypsy King is adamant his leg problems will not affect him on Saturday night. Tyson Fury has confirmed that he did suffer an injury at the start of his training camp ahead of facing Deontay Wilder but insists it will not impact him on fight night. The Gypsy King takes on WBC heavyweight champion Wilder at the MGM Grand on Saturday night in Las Vegas, though the build-up has been plagued by rumours of issues in Fury’s
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Jurgen Klopp review of last nights 1-0 loss away to Atletico Madrid 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿⚽️📰
February 19, 2020 | Comments Off on Jurgen Klopp review of last nights 1-0 loss away to Atletico Madrid 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿⚽️📰
Jurgen Klopp says he deserved his yellow card from referee Szymon Marciniak – but claimed the Polish official found it difficult to cope as Liverpool were beaten by Atletico Madrid on Tuesday. The referee cautioned Klopp in the second half as the Reds boss grew frustrated with what he deemed to be histrionics and play-acting from several Atletico players in their 1-0 win over the European champions at the Wanda Metropolitano. For more on this story or other news, please follow the link.
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Legendary cutman Stitch Duran reveals promise to Tyson Fury ahead of Deontay Wilder fight
February 18, 2020 | Comments Off on Legendary cutman Stitch Duran reveals promise to Tyson Fury ahead of Deontay Wilder fight
Legendary cutman Stitch Duran reveals promise to Tyson Fury ahead of Deontay Wilder fight Legendary cutman Stitch Duran reveals promise to Tyson Fury ahead of Deontay Wilder fight — Read on metro.co.uk/2020/02/18/cutman-stitch-duran-tyson-fury-deontay-wilder-12263109/
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Atletico Madrid v Liverpool Team News ⚽️📰
February 18, 2020 | Comments Off on Atletico Madrid v Liverpool Team News ⚽️📰
Atletico Madrid v Liverpool Team News Line-ups Atl Madrid 13Oblak 24Vrsaljko 18Felipe 15Savic 12Lodi dos Santos 8Saúl 6Koke 5Partey 11Lemar 9Morata 10Correa Substitutes 1Adán 2Giménez 14Llorente 19Diego Costa 20Machín Pérez 21Carrasco 22Hermoso Liverpool 1Alisson 66Alexander-Arnold 12Gomez 4van Dijk 26Robertson 14Henderson 3Fabinho 5Wijnaldum 11Salah 9Firmino 10Mané Substitutes 7Milner 8Keita 13Adrián 15Oxlade-Chamberlain 18Minamino 27Origi 32Matip Referee: Szymon Marciniak — Read on www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/51533273
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Champions League: What to look out for in the knockout stages ⚽️📰
February 18, 2020 | Comments Off on Champions League: What to look out for in the knockout stages ⚽️📰
Champions League: What to look out for in the knockout stages – The Champions League group stages did not disappoint with a record 308 goals scored – and Europe’s elite club competition returns with the start of the knockout stages. All four English teams – holders Liverpool, runners-up Tottenham, Chelsea and Manchester City – progressed to the last 16, with last season’s finalists both in action this week. Paris St-Germain against Borussia Dortmund has been described as “the tie of the round”, so will this finally be the French side’s year? And can Dortmund’s teenage star Erling Braut Haaland continue
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Pep Guardiola: Manchester City boss tells friends he intends to stay at club despite Champions League ban – 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿⚽️📰
February 18, 2020 | Comments Off on Pep Guardiola: Manchester City boss tells friends he intends to stay at club despite Champions League ban – 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿⚽️📰
Pep Guardiola: Manchester City boss tells friends he intends to stay at club despite Champions League ban – Pep Guardiola has told friends he intends to stay at Manchester City despite the club’s two-year ban from the Champions League. Unless City overturn the ban imposed by Uefa on Friday, they will not compete in European football until 2022 after this season. Guardiola’s contract is due to expire in 2021. He is expected to speak about the subject for the first time on Wednesday. His contract does have a break clause at the end of this season and it was anticipated he would
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Champions League prize money 2019/20: How much can every team earn? ⚽️ 💼 💶 📰
February 18, 2020 | Comments Off on Champions League prize money 2019/20: How much can every team earn? ⚽️ 💼 💶 📰
Champions League prize money 2019/20: How much can every team earn? Champions League prize money 2019/20 Prize money accumulates as the rounds progress Reaching the group stages: £12.4m Reaching the round of 16: £7.9m Reaching the quarter-finals: £8.7m Reaching the semi-finals: £10m Reaching the final: £12.4m Winning the final: £3.3m Total for winning Champions League: £54.7m — Read more on www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.radiotimes.com/news/sport/2020-02-18/champions-league-prize-money-2019-20/amp/
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Aaron Ramsey could go to United as part of a Juventus bid for Pogba 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿⚽️📰
February 16, 2020 | Comments Off on Aaron Ramsey could go to United as part of a Juventus bid for Pogba 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿⚽️📰
Juventus will offer Manchester United Wales star Aaron Ramsey and French international midfielder Adrien Rabiot in a bid to re-sign Paul Pogba this summer. Ramsey’s first season in Serie A hasn’t gone to plan, with game-time in short supply and injuries hampering his influence. Rumours of a return to the Premier League emerged earlier this week, with United and former club Arsenal mentioned as possible destinations for the Welshman. For more on this story and other news please follow the link.
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Premier League Fixtures

Premier League Fixtures ⚽️ 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🇬🇧

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Aaron Ramsey apologises to Cristiano Ronaldo for stealing his goal after fans joke he’ll never play for Juventus again

Aaron Ramsey apologises to Cristiano Ronaldo for stealing his goal after fans joke he’ll never play for Juventus again

https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/football/10296082/aaron-ramsey-apologises-cristiano-ronaldo-stealing-goal-juventus/
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Ulster 23-14 Cardiff Blues

Ulster 23-14 Cardiff Blues

Ulster 23-14 Cardiff Blues
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Ex-Celtic ace Craig Bellamy says sorry in wake of Cardiff bullying probe findings

Ex-Celtic ace Craig Bellamy says sorry in wake of Cardiff bullying probe findings

https://www.thescottishsun.co.uk/sport/football/4879293/celtic-craig-bellamy-cardiff-bullying-investigation/
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England star Jonny Bairstow reacts after his Hundred team sign Ashes rivals Steve Smith and Mitchell Starc

England star Jonny Bairstow reacts after his Hundred team sign Ashes rivals Steve Smith and Mitchell Starc

England star Jonny Bairstow reacts after his Hundred team sign Ashes rivals Steve Smith and Mitchell Starc


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Gerwyn Price calls for PDC to step in over crowd abuse as he draws racism in football comparison

Gerwyn Price calls for PDC to step in over crowd abuse as he draws racism in football comparison

Gerwyn Price calls for PDC to step in over crowd abuse as he draws racism in football comparison


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Opposition View: Glasgow Warriors

Opposition View: Glasgow Warriors

Opposition View: Glasgow Warriors
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Aaron Ramsey’s Fitness is being assessed ahead of the Euro Qualifiers…

Wales are to assess Aaron Ramsey’s fitness ahead of their Euro 2020 qualifiers versus Slovakia and Croatia

The 28-year-old is travelling to Cardiff today having sat out Juventus’ win over Inter Milan on Sunday.

Juventus coach Maurizio Sarri said the midfielder, who was on the bench, felt a twinge in his abductor muscle while warming up at half-time.

Ramsey is yet to feature in Euro 2020 qualifying due to injury and last played for Wales in November 2018.

But boss Ryan Giggs hopes the former Arsenal midfielder will be involved in key fixtures against Slovakia on Thursday and at home to Croatia on 13 October.

— Read more on www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.bbc.co.uk/sport/amp/football/49960357

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The inner workings of the Wales Rugby World Cup squad revealed – Wales Online

The inner workings of the Wales Rugby World Cup squad revealed – Wales Online
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Rugby World Cup 2019: From Tokyo to Otsu, Wales’ change of pace for Fiji – BBC Sport

Rugby World Cup 2019: From Tokyo to Otsu, Wales’ change of pace for Fiji – BBC Sport
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Rugby World Cup: Wales coach Warren Gatland wants pool-topping boost – BBC Sport

Rugby World Cup: Wales coach Warren Gatland wants pool-topping boost
By Gareth Griffiths
BBC Sport Wales
5 Oct From the sectionWelsh Rugby
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Warren Gatland will end 12 years in charge of Wales at the conclusion of Rugby World Cup 2019
Rugby World Cup: Wales v Fiji
Venue: Oita Stadium, Oita Date: Wed, 9 October Kick-off: 10:45 BST
Coverage: Full commentary on every Wales game across BBC Radio Wales and Radio Cymru, BBC Radio 5 Live and Radio 5 Live Sports Extra, plus text updates on the BBC Sport website and app.
Head coach Warren Gatland believes topping their pool would give Wales a mental advantage in a Rugby World Cup quarter-final.

Wales won their opening two games beating Georgia and Australia.

They play Fiji on Wednesday before facing Uruguay on Sunday, 13 October.

“If you win the group it’s a big psychological boost because you’re playing a quarter-final against a team who might have lost a game in their pool,” said Gatland.

“I think psychologically it’s quite important for us to win this group, win the next two games, and then to start thinking about our quarter-final opponent.”

Wales World Cup fixtures – Pool D
Mon, 23 Sept: Wales 43-14 Georgia
Sun, 29 Sept: Wales 29-25 Australia
Wed, 9 Oct: Wales v Fiji, Oita Stadium, Oita (10:45 BST)
Sun, 13 Oct: Wales v Uruguay, Kumamoto Prefectural Athletic Stadium, Kumamoto City (09:15 BST)
Wales became favourites to win Pool D with their thrilling 29-25 victory over the Wallabies in Tokyo.

If Wales top their pool they will face the runners up of Pool C in the quarter-finals, which is likely to be England or France with Argentina now only having an outside chance of qualification.

“It was a great first half against Australia and for 20 minutes in the second half we barely touched the ball,” Gatland told WRU TV.

“They came back at us and we showed some great character in the last eight or 10 minutes.

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“To get that win was hugely important for us to be in control of this group and then hopefully to win it, as that would be important for us. ”

Despite having already beaten their biggest rivals for the top spot, Gatland will take nothing for granted. He is pleased to have had a 10-day gap before facing Fiji.

“It’s important for us to give the guys some rest and recovery, a bit of me time, and a chance to look around the place and catch up with family and friends as well,” said Gatland.

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“We’ve refreshed nicely since the Australia game and the guys are looking forward to the opportunity against Fiji.

“We’ll be fresh and we’ve had a little training where the guys have worked on their own.

“We had an optional training session where virtually everyone did it. We had a bit of a blowout which was positive and now we’re building into a normal Test week.

“The next two matches are very important. Fiji are going to be tough for us. They had a great performance against Georgia.

“They’re very much a confidence side so we’ll have to be on top of our game and be defensively strong at the set-piece.

“We’ve got a short turnaround of four days so a lot of the players who haven’t had any rugby will get an opportunity then. They’ll be chomping at the bit to play against Uruguay.”

‘Blessed’ with outside-halves

Wales attack coach Stephen Jones joined the squad after the early departure of Rob Howley
Wales remain confident fly-half Dan Biggar should be “ready to go” to face Fiji in Oita.

He has returned to training after going through head injury protocols having been forced to leave the field in the win over Australia.

Attack coach Stephen Jones though is also full of praise for Rhys Patchell who took over number 10 duties against the Wallabies.

“You have got to give Rhys a huge amount of credit,” said Jones.

“He has put a lot of time in with Neil Jenkins as well.

“He has worked hard on his game and it was wonderful to see that transfer to the pitch against Australia. To come on and do what he did, he deserves a huge amount of credit.

“It’s brilliant. You look at the talent they both have, the mental toughness they have, it’s great. We are in a fortunate position.

“I just think we’re blessed. From my end, to go out on the paddock and work with those guys, when you’ve got a group driving each other all the time, that’s what you want.”

— Read on www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/49943555

https://welshsportsnewsblog.wordpress.com/2019/10/06/rugby-world-cup-wales-coach-warren-gatland-wants-pool-topping-boost-bbc-sport/

Rugby World Cup: Wales must stop Fiji ‘X-factor’ – hooker Ken Owens – BBC Sport

Wales must stop Fiji ‘X-factor’ – Owens
5 Oct 20195 Oct 2019From the section Welsh Rugby
Hooker Ken Owens says Wales must stop Fiji playing their free-flowing rugby in their World Cup group game on Wednesday.

After beating Georgia and Australia in Pool D, Wales know that a win over Fiji will seal a quarter-final spot.

Fiji have lost to Australia and also suffered an upset defeat to Uruguay, but showed their true form by beating Georgia 45-10.
— Read on www.bbc.co.uk/sport/av/rugby-union/49945701

https://welshsportsnewsblog.wordpress.com/2019/10/06/rugby-world-cup-wales-must-stop-fiji-x-factor-hooker-ken-owens-bbc-sport/

Emiliano Sala: Cardiff chairman Mehmet Dalman explains decision to challenge FIFA ruling ordering Bluebirds to pay Nantes £5.3m

Emiliano Sala: Cardiff chairman Mehmet Dalman explains decision to challenge FIFA ruling ordering Bluebirds to pay Nantes £5.3m

Emiliano Sala: Cardiff chairman Mehmet Dalman explains decision to challenge FIFA ruling ordering Bluebirds to pay Nantes £5.3m


— Read on talksport.com/football/efl/609710/emiliano-sala-cardiff-mehmet-dalman-challenge-fifa-ruling-nantes/

https://welshsportsnewsblog.wordpress.com/2019/10/02/emiliano-sala-cardiff-chairman-mehmet-dalman-explains-decision-to-challenge-fifa-ruling-ordering-bluebirds-to-pay-nantes-5-3m/

Why do some scrum half’s consistently give the ball away to the opposition???

Is it just me or is their currently an epidemic of scrum half’s who are happy to consistently give the ball away, or risk a 50:50 chance of giving the ball away, with the constant use of a box kick.

Surely a scrum half’s job is mostly to give the ball to the outside half for him to choose to pass on to the other backs or use controlled kicks for territory and if he wants to do more then look at doing some blind side sniper runs etc. and the odd interception, but why constantly kick the possession away?

I can understand a good box kick in a defensive position but in the middle of the pitch or in an attacking situation it seems daft, especially against teams who want to run at you and have the players to do so!

Gareth Davies has had some great games for Wales, and had a decent game against Australia, but he seems to me to be kicking too many box kicks and giving the ball away and should just pass the ball out more often!

What are your thoughts?

Grubber kicks!

Also what has happened to the grubber kick?

This is a much better kick then the box kick as is more unpredictable, harder to defend and is more a 70:30 kick in favour of the attacking team get the ball back, but it seems to be out of favour, why is that?

You thoughts on that too greatly appreciated!

https://welshsportsnewsblog.wordpress.com/2019/09/30/why-do-some-scrum-halfs-consistently-give-the-ball-away-to-the-opposition/

Wales can win Rugby World Cup, says Australia legend Stirling Mortlock

Wales can win Rugby World Cup, says Australia legend Stirling Mortlock

Wales can win Rugby World Cup, says Australia legend Stirling Mortlock


— Read on metro.co.uk/2019/09/29/wales-can-win-rugby-world-cup-says-australia-legend-stirling-mortlock-10827499/

https://welshsportsnewsblog.wordpress.com/2019/09/29/wales-can-win-rugby-world-cup-says-australia-legend-stirling-mortlock/

Some picture highlights from the Wales v Australia #RugbyWorldCup Victory…

https://welshsportsnewsblog.wordpress.com/2019/09/29/some-picture-highlights-from-the-wales-v-australia-rugbyworldcup-victory/

Wales go in at half time 23-8 up against Australia in the #RugbyWorldCup

A very good half of rugby by the Welsh Rugby Squad put them up by 15 going in at half time.

https://welshsportsnewsblog.wordpress.com/2019/09/29/wales-go-in-at-half-time-23-8-up-against-australia-in-the-rugbyworldcup/

Rugby World Cup 2019: Wales’ most-capped player Alun Wyn Jones keeps his focus

Rugby World Cup 2019: Wales’ most-capped player Alun Wyn Jones keeps his focus

Rugby World Cup 2019: Wales’ most-capped player Alun Wyn Jones keeps his focus


— Read on reported.co.nz/2019/09/29/rugby-world-cup-2019-wales-most-capped-player-alun-wyn-jones-keeps-his-focus/

https://welshsportsnewsblog.wordpress.com/2019/09/29/rugby-world-cup-2019-wales-most-capped-player-alun-wyn-jones-keeps-his-focus/

Kris Dacey to continue in interim captaincy role

Kris Dacey to continue in interim captaincy role

Kris Dacey to continue in interim captaincy role
— Read on cardiffbluesblog.com/2019/09/26/kris-dacey-to-continue-in-interim-captaincy-role/

https://welshsportsnewsblog.wordpress.com/2019/09/26/kris-dacey-to-continue-in-interim-captaincy-role/

Rugby-Early blitz lifts six-try Wales to win over Georgia

Rugby-Early blitz lifts six-try Wales to win over Georgia

Rugby-Early blitz lifts six-try Wales to win over Georgia
— Read on nationalpost.com/pmn/sports-pmn/rugby-early-blitz-lifts-six-try-wales-to-win-over-georgia

https://welshsportsnewsblog.wordpress.com/2019/09/23/rugby-early-blitz-lifts-six-try-wales-to-win-over-georgia/

Rugby-Wales will weather storm against Georgia – Edwards

Rugby-Wales will weather storm against Georgia – Edwards

Rugby-Wales will weather storm against Georgia – Edwards
— Read on nationalpost.com/pmn/sports-pmn/rugby-wales-will-weather-storm-against-georgia-edwards

https://welshsportsnewsblog.wordpress.com/2019/09/22/rugby-wales-will-weather-storm-against-georgia-edwards/