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Cardiff City v Nottingham Forest

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Line-ups
Cardiff
12Smithies
2Sanderson
4Morrison
16Nelson
3Bennett
6Vaulks
15Pack
33Hoilett
13Paterson
11Murphy
9Glatzel
Substitutes
1Etheridge
5Flint
7Bacuna
8Ralls
20Whyte
23Ward
24B Smith
Nottm Forest
30Samba
11Cash
3Figueiredo
4Worrall
2Ribeiro
8Watson
22Yates
23Lolley
28Silva
19Ameobi
7Grabban
Substitutes
10Carvalho
14Diakhaby
16Jenkinson
17Semedo
20Dawson
34Walker
49Muric
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Steve Martin
Cardiff City will be without midfielder Lee Tomlin when they welcome Nottingham Forest in the Championship on Tuesday.

Tomlin missed their defeat by Stoke City on Saturday due to a knee injury that he picked up in training and is now out for at least six weeks.

Nottingham Forest have fitness concerns over top scorer Lewis Grabban and midfielders Samba Sow and Sammy Ameobi.

Grabban and Sow have knee injuries and Ameobi has a hip problem, while striker Nuna Da Costa (groin) is out.

Match facts

Cardiff City have won nine of their previous 10 league matches against Nottingham Forest, drawing the other in December 2015.
Nottingham Forest have won one of their past 11 away league visits to Cardiff (W1 D3 L7), a 2-0 victory in November 2010.
Despite drawing five of their previous six home matches (W1), Cardiff have lost fewer home games than any other Championship side on home soil this season (W8 D7 L1), a 0-1 defeat by Bristol City in November.
In the 13 Championship games this season when Nottingham Forest have had the larger share of possession, they have managed just one victory (7.7% – D5 L7), compared to winning 14 of the other 21 matches in which the Reds have surrendered the higher share to their opponents (66.7% – D6 L1).
Nottingham Forest have lost on seven on their previous 10 trips to Welsh sides in all competitions (W1 D2), though following their victory at Swansea in September, the Reds are looking to win back-to-back games in Wales for the first time since November 2010 (1-0 v Swansea, 2-0 v Cardiff).
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Toby Booth appointed new head coach at the Ospreys

The Ospreys have appointed Toby Booth as their new head coach on a three-year contract.

Booth enjoyed four successful seasons as head coach of London Irish before coaching at both Bath and Harlequins respectively. The 50-year-old comes to the Ospreys with a reputation as a deep rugby thinker, good communicator and as a charismatic coach who has a reputation for player and coach development.

“When the opportunity was presented to join such an iconic Welsh team, based in an area that has a deep passion for the game, it made it an extremely attractive proposition,” said Booth.

“The Ospreys is a side full of rich talent and international experience. It is an ambitious group and has good potential to improve.

“Having developed players throughout my career, I look forward to adding value to this squad of players and developing their performances on the pitch. This rich rugby region has always produced young talent.

“The ability to help players reach their potential was a contributing factor in wanting this role.  A team that has high numbers of home-grown talent is exciting for coaches and supporters.

“It helps achieve greater levels of consistency in effort as they are emotionally connected to the team.”  A common theme throughout his career has been player development.

Over his 15 years coaching, Booth has helped produce over 20 international players. Many of which have been home-grown from the club’s Academy. He has a degree in Sports Science and is accredited in Coaching Mind-set and Performance Profiling.

“We are pleased to announce Toby Booth as the Head Coach of the Ospreys,” said Ospreys Performance Director Mike Ruddock. “Toby is a vastly experienced coach who has proven himself over many years in the English Premiership with London Irish, Bath and Harlequins.

“He is an excellent communicator and an innovative coach. His track record of developing a high performance rugby programme impressed the interview panel and the senior players that met with him during the recruitment process.

“There were a number of outstanding candidates on our short list however Toby’s ability to outline his impressive coaching philosophy and his rugby specific knowledge marked him out as a stand out coach. The Ospreys Board would like to thank the WRU for their involvement and support for our recruitment process and we look forward to Toby taking charge next season.”

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Josh Adams will see no more Six Nations 2020 action following Saturdays Ankle Injury 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿🏉📰

Josh Adams will play no further part in the 2020 Guinness Six Nations following an ankle injury sustained in the 3rd round narrow defeat against France.

The in form Welsh Rugby and Blues winger is likely to be out for up to 3 months.

He is due to have surgery this week and it is envisaged that he could return in 12 weeks for the latter stages of the Guinness PRO14.​

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How Wales Could Still Win The Six Nations – as per Wales Online…

According to a recent Article on Wales Online – Here how Wales could still Win the Six Nations title in 2020, although it’s a bit unlikely…

Wales v England

The first thing Wales need to do is win their remaining games, preferably with maximum points, starting with England at Twickenham.

Yes, it’s a tough ask, but this is England v Wales. Anything could happen, Pivac’s attacking game-plan might click and Wales run in four tries for a bonus point in a thrilling clash with England not getting anything.

They would, of course, need other results to then go their way too.

Scotland v France

That means Scotland to triumph over France at Murrayfield. Yes, some might view that as a little unlikely we accept, but if Gregor Townsend’s men click anything can happen.

Italy v Ireland

The other result Wales need would be more seismic, Italy beating Ireland.

On the surface that may look nigh on impossible, but Italy troubled France in Paris, are desperate to end their losing streak in the Six Nations and won’t travel without hope.

Also, this is an Ireland team who have been heavily criticised by former players, the media and the public on the Emerald Isle with calls for wholesale changes, in Dublin. Conor Murray and skipper Johnny Sexton, key figures for so many years, are under fire.

The pressure is on.

Sport is a funny game. If Ireland get a player sent off early on, or a couple in the bin, who knows?

Buster Douglas, Wimbledon FA Cup final v Liverpool, Leicester winning the Premier League… sporting shocks do happen.

Such a sequence of results would mean France remaining on 13 points, and England and Ireland on nine.

The big movers would be Wales with a maximum points haul in a smash and grab raid on their neighbours taking them to 11, just two points behind the French.

Scotland could be on the same number, or a point behind, if they beat France without securing a bonus.

That would leave a situation of their top five being covered by just four points, each retaining hopes of the title, and setting up a truly Super Saturday.

What needs to happen in Round Five

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Wales v Scotland

Again, Wales have to take care of their own business. They are first up, at home to Scotland, and can pile the pressure on the other teams with a bonus point victory which would take them to 16 points.

Wales have the wood over the Scots in Cardiff, so a bonus point haul from this one is certainly not unfeasible.

Italy v England

England could only get 14 points if, as expected, they run up four tries and beat Italy.

That match is due to take place in Rome but emergency measures taken by the Italian government to combat the outbreak of the coronavirus in the country have already caused sports events to to postponed or cancelled and could put it in doubt.

There is also a question-mark over Ireland’s previous round fixture with the Azzurri, with the Irish government monitoring the situation. It hasn’t ruled out postponing the fixture.

France v Ireland

An Irish triumph, with a bonus point, could only take them to a maximum of 14 points.

France could still finish on 16 points if that match finished in a draw and they scored four tries to pick up a bonus point.

But if they lose, the title would be Wales’.

Wales could even still win the title if they fail to pick up a bonus point in one of the games against England or Scotland and finish the Championship with 15 points.

That would be enough for them to finish above England and Ireland with only France able to match or better it through one or two draws, or losing bonus points.

Wales could even still win the title if they fail to pick up a bonus point in one of the games against England or Scotland and finish the Championship with 15 points.

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Wales were beaten 50-0 by France in their third game of the 2020 Women’s Six Nations.

Chris Horsman’s side had their moments, but it was Les Bleus who wew fully deserved winners at Cardiff Arms Park as they racked up a half century of points.

There were eight French tries in total with Cyrielle Banet and Laure Sansus both scoring twice.

Safi N’Diaye, Marine Menager, Julie Annery and Camile Boudaud added further efforts for Les Bleus as they kept Wales scoreless in the capital.

France fly-half Jessy Tremouliere kicked five conversions as player of the match Pauline Bourdon ran the show from fly-half.

Wales fell behind to an early French try as wing Banet raced clear to score in the corner and the conversion attempt from out wide was unsuccessful.

After that the home side responded well.

Wales had plenty of possession and territory as they camped themselves in the French half with flanker Alisha Butchers impressing with one huge tackle.

Butchers was putting herself about physically, but she also showed deftness of hand with one nice pass out of the tackle.

Wales’ problem was they could not convert their field position into points as captain Siwan Lillicrap brushed off a knock.

France finally got some possession after long periods of Wales dominance and they showed the home side how to be clinical.

The away set-piece had been very good all day and from a scrum close to the Welsh line, French scrum-half Sansus was the one to pick up and dart over.

The conversion from Tremouliere was good.

It was a cross-kick to the corner which led to France’s third try.

Banet grabned her second after the excellent Bourdon had booted the ball to her in space. Tremouliere’s conversion attempt was successful as Wales turned around 19-0 down.

Wales had also lost back Kerin Lake in the first half as she departed for a head injury assessment to be replaced by Lauren Smyth.

Unfortunately for Wales, France only moved further clear in the second half.

Lock N’Diaye crashed over from close range and Tremouliere converted.

Sansus then grabbed her second of the afternoon as she picked up from a pack surge and went down the blindside to score with ease.

The conversion went wide, but the French scoring continued.

Menager raced clear down the left wing to score and Tremouliere converted from wide out.

Flanker Annery and replacement back Boudaud completed the scoring late on.

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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 to stay in touch. In the end, though, they were outgunned by five tries to three and headed home with nothing to show for their efforts.

Davis converted two of the tries and the third came from Ashton Hewitt on the wing. Glasgow responded with a second try from Stewart in the second half and further touchdowns from centre Huw Jones and Fijian Mesu Dolokoto.

Peter Horne converted three of the home tries and added a penalty to complete the scoring and the defeat leaves the Dragons 13 points behind the Cheetahs, who were also beaten in Ulster, in the race for fourth place. The Dragons have a game in hand.

The two sides meet at Rodney Parade on Saturday in a crucial game (kick-off 5.15pm).

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Welsh Rugby Union | Wales & Regions | Wales duo back for Blues

Wales duo back for Blues
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Hallam Amos has returned after his call-up to the squad.
Wales Guinness Six Nations squad members Hallam Amos and Seb Davies will return to lend their weight to Cardiff Blues’ playoff bid in their crunch clash with Benetton Treviso this evening.

The Test pair have been thrust into the starting lineup as John Mulvihill’s men eye a vital victory that could close the gap on their Guinness PRO14 Conference B rivals. The clash with the Italian side takes on added significance for the Blues players, who will all be wearing their home club socks to celebrate he grassroots game on Regional Clubs Day.

There are a total of five changes made to the starting line-up, as lock Davies is drafted into the second row to partner James Ratti, having featured as a replacement in the defeat to Connacht last time out.

Ryan Edwards is handed his first Guinness PRO14 start on the wing, which sees 22-times capped international Amos switch to the number 15 jersey. The final change amongst the backline sees Ben Thomas returning to the centre, replacing Rey Lee-Lo who is ruled out with concussion.

Having missed out on the trip to Ireland through injury, Shane Lewis-Hughes returns to the back-row, combining with Olly Robinson and Josh Turnbull. A front row of Rhys Gill, Liam Belcher and Scott Andrews complete the pack.

Head coach Mulvihill said: “We’ve had a very honest week as a group, and we’re desperate to put things right in front of our own crowd after last week’s disappointment.

“The whole group has been really focused on the task ahead this week, and that’s been clear to see from the work we’ve put in on the training ground.

“Benetton will be coming here looking from revenge after the reverse fixture earlier this season. We won at the death on that day, and it really showed the resilience and mental strength of this
team to dig deep and get a result.

“We can take confidence from that match heading into this game, but we’re fully aware of the threats that Benetton pose.

“There’s a fantastic weekend of rugby ahead, and we’re really looking forward to celebrating our grassroots game by welcoming clubs from across the region down for what should be a great occasion.”

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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 a 17-point haul, with Les Bleus claiming a first win on Welsh soil since 2010.And it proved richly deserved despite Wales clawing back to one point behind early in the second period through prop Dillon Lewis’ first try for his country and fly-half Dan Biggar touching down late on.

Biggar booted two conversions and three penalties, collecting 18 points, yet Wales could have few complaints after falling to a second successive defeat under new head coach Wayne Pivac.The reigning Six Nations champions suffered a first home reversal in the tournament since England toppled them three years ago.

They now have to pick themselves up for a Twickenham appointment with England in two weeks’ time, while resurgent France will complete a Six Nations clean sweep if they see off Scotland at Murrayfield, followed by Ireland in Paris.France looked like they were going to run away with things but Wales stayed in touch with a late fightbackScotland cruised to a straightforward 17-0 victory over Italy to claim their first victory of the 2020 Six Nations campaign.Scotland had failed to score in either of their opening defeats to Ireland and England, but Stuart Hogg – guilty of horror spills in both those losses – made amends after 23 minutes with a brilliant individual solo try as he darted 50 yards to score in the corner.

Scotland celebrate their first victoryTomasso Allan then fired a penalty against the post as Italy wasted a late chance just before the break to trim Scotland’s 5-0 lead.The visitors got their second score on 47 minutes as Chris Harris squeezed over as Italy’s brave resistance gave way after 17 phases of sheer Scottish grunt.Italy had to play out the final stages a man light after Federico Zani was sin-binned for a tip-tackle on Grant Gilchrist.

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Six Nations 2020: Wales ratings as North’s concussion hell strikes again but Biggar shows heart of a dragon vs France

Six Nations 2020: Wales ratings as North’s concussion hell strikes again but Biggar shows heart of a dragon vs France

WALES came up just short as France recorded their first win at the Principality Stadium for a decade in a Six Nations thriller.

There were massive performances for some of Les Bleus’ young stars but how did the home side get on?George North went off with another concerning concussion scare, while Dan Biggar kept a cool head for the home sideHere is how SunSport’s Alex Terrell rated the Welsh in Cardiff.

BACKS – Leigh Halfpenny 7Has been almost faultless under the high ball and again did so little wrong under the closed roof.Perhaps the only difference between Halfpenny and absent Liam Williams is the extra finesse the latter gives the side at full-back.George North 5The winger is a legend in these parts, but he went off with another concussion.North has to start asking the question — is his future life and looking after his unborn child worth taking all these hits to the head?

Fingers crossed we see North back and he is OK, because that is the biggest concern for him right now.Nick Tompkins 8Close to being a top drawer test match player, but still little bits to work on, like passing the ball to an opposing player.His pass was the one that Ntamack ran on to and scored, the move that turned out to be the game changer.Was unlucky to get turned over by Camille Chat at the end.Hadleigh Parkes 6When he doesn’t kick, he’s fine, but maybe the centre should avoid getting boot to ball for a while.Josh Adams 6Unlucky to be kept quiet, or did he just not do enough?Looked in the groove and his battle with Teddy Thomas was a fascinating one.Dan Biggar 8Has the heart of a dragon, does the fly half.A dogged performance, chasing down his own kicks and trying to turn the momentum of the game.Gareth Davies 6Probably hasn’t done enough to wrestle the No9 jersey off Tomos Williams for the next game.

FORWARDS – Wyn Jones 6Solid in the scrum after last week’s uncertainty against Ireland.Ken Owens 6Hart to criticise the hooker, when the home side won 12 out of 13 line-outs and nine out of 10 scrums.Dillon Lewis 7Superb try from the prop, who is blossoming into a real talent in a red jersey.Just needs to keep his head in defence though, his penalty count was the highest among the Welsh players and that was costly.Jake Ball 7Just works so hard and doesn’t give an inch.Underrated outside Wales, but not west of the Severn.Alun Wyn Jones 6Not reached the giddy heights of last year and he could not convince the referee that it was a penalty try when Willemse appeared to palm the ball during a backs-to-the-wall passage.Ross Moriarty 7Was shifted around from blindside flanker to No8, but 13 tackles was the joint-highest among the Wales players.[article-rail-section title=”SIX NATIONS NEWS” posts_category=”350″ posts_number=”10″ query_type=”popular” /]Justin Tipuric 7Has been Wales’ best player this Six Nations and possibly the best openside in the competition, alongside Charles Ollivon.Taulupe Faletau 6Not back to his best since returning, but he is close and bubbling under the surface.Taken off after the hour and replaced by Aaron Wainrwight, with Moriarty shifting to No8, who brought more explosive running into the Wales back-line.

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Pro14: Ospreys 13-21 Leinster – BBC Sport

Pro14: Ospreys 13-21 Leinster

Leinster kept their unbeaten season going with a 21-13 victory over struggling Ospreys at the Gnoll.

It was a 12th successive Pro14 win for the Irish province and an 18th victory of the season.

Tries from Tommy O’Brien, Josh Murphy and Cian Kelleher clinched the win, while Ospreys responded with a Luke Morgan try and eight points from Luke Price.

Leinster’s victory took them 19 points clear in Conference A.

Ospreys continue to prop up this section with just two wins in 12 league matches this season.

Ospreys had Wales pair Owen Watkin and Adam Beard starting again while there was one change from the side that defeated Ulster and halted a four-month losing sequence.

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Wales under pressure to get back on track against inexperienced France

Wales under pressure to get back on track against inexperienced France | Wales rugby union team

There was an echo of the Warren Gatland era this week when the prop Wyn Jones accused France of cheating in the scrum. It was a calculated attempt to provoke the Six Nations leaders, whose indignant response went over the top, but it also showed the pressure the champions are under.

Defeat would surrender their interest in the title and end the longest unbeaten home record in the competition. It is three years since Wales lost in Cardiff and 10 since France last won there, but there is a sense that after a decade in which Wales, Ireland and England dominated the Six Nations, the balance of power may be shifting.

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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 after bashing heads with Ireland’s Robbie Henshaw during Wales’ 24-14 defeat in round two, a result that ended any Welsh hopes of back-to-back Grand Slams.

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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 places at tighthead with the latter starting, Seb Davies is released from the Wales squad and starts this week, packing down at lock with Josh Turnbull dropping to number eight and Shane Lewis-Hughes recovers from a knock to start on the blindside flank.

Will Boyde drops to the bench with Filo Paulo and Nick Williams missing out on the matchday 23 entirely.

Hallam Amos is also released from the Wales squad and moves from wing to full-back as Dan Fish is on the bench and Ryan Edwards promoted to make his first Guinness Pro14 start.

Olly Robinson recovers from a head injury of his own to stay on the openside flank while Lloyd Williams will once again lead the side from scrum-half.

On the bench Brad Thyer will cover loosehead in place of Corey Domachowski, while Rory Thornton returns from injury to back up the second row, his first appearance since October.

There is also a potential Pro14 debut for Max Llewellyn as a replacement.

Cardiff Blues: Hallam Amos, Jason Harries, Garyn Smith, Ben Thomas, Ryan Edwards, Jason Tovey, Lloyd Williams (c); Rhys Gill, Liam Belcher, Scott Andrews, James Ratti, Seb Davies, Shane Lewis-Hughes, Olly Robinson, Josh Turnbull

Replacements: Kris Dacey, Brad Thyer, Dmitri Arhip, Rory Thornton, Will Boyde, Lewis Jones, Max Llewellyn, Dan Fish

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Alun Wyn Jones caught in row over scrummaging with the French Coach 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿🇫🇷🏉📰

Tensions are high as Wales prepare to take on France in Cardiff on Saturday, and Wales captain Alun Wyn Jones has hit back at France’s claims that Wales were disrespectful with their scrum “cheat” claims.

France coach Fabien Galthie responded to Wales prop Wyn Jones’ suggestion the visiting scrum will “cheat” when the sides meet in Cardiff this weekend, saying the comments demonstrate a lack of respect for the whole country.

“It’s a lack of respect for our scrum, a lack of respect for our team, a lack of respect for French rugby but also for our nation,” he told a press conference.

“This is the Six Nations tournament and in the Six Nations tournament there is no room for these kind of remarks.”

But Alun Wyn Jones is not in agreement, admitting he felt the comments were born more out of respect than a lack of.

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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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The hurt George North refuses to let go of and his desire to make it right – Wales Online

The hurt George North refuses to let go of and his desire to make it right – Wales Online

The hurt George North refuses to let go of and his desire to make it right – Wales Online


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Leigh Halfpenny: Scarlets and Wales full-back rekindles rugby love affair – BBC Sport

Leigh Halfpenny: Scarlets and Wales full-back rekindles rugby love affair – BBC Sport

Leigh Halfpenny: Scarlets and Wales full-back rekindles rugby love affair – BBC Sport


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Real Madrid chief blasts fans for ‘harsh’ treatment of Gareth Bale and says Tottenham transfer would be ‘good for everyone’

Real Madrid chief blasts fans for ‘harsh’ treatment of Gareth Bale and says Tottenham transfer would be ‘good for everyone’

Real Madrid chief blasts fans for ‘harsh’ treatment of Gareth Bale and says Tottenham transfer would be ‘good for everyone’


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Wales win 2-0 and finish in an automatic Euro 2020 slot…

Wales qualify for Euro 2020 with a superb 2-0 win against Hungary! https://welshsportsnewsblog.wordpress.com/2019/11/19/wales-qualify-for-euro-2020-with-a-superb-2-0-win-against-hungary/
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