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Sports News / Football News – Nations League Fixtures 2020-2021…

England will play world number one team Belgium, Denmark and Iceland in League A of the 2020-21 Nations League. Wales will face the Republic of Ireland, Finland and Bulgaria in League B, while Northern Ireland are grouped with Austria, Norway and Romania. Scotland, also in League B, will play the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Euro 2020 play-off opponents Israel. The first group games take place in September this year, with the finals scheduled for the summer. Groups in full: League A Group one Group two Group three Group four Netherlands England Portugal Switzerland Italy Belgium France Spain Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Welsh Sports News – Full WRU Match Report from England v Wales…

Battling Wales ensured they picked up a losing bonus-point at Twickenham as they closed to within three points at the end of another epic battle against the auld enemy. England led 20-9 at the break, but were hit by a try from the kick-off at the start of the second half as Wayne Pivac’s men got their fight-back off to an explosive start. Justin Tipuric scored twice after the break, the second try coming when England were down to 13 men. Having lost replacement prop Ellis Genge to a yellow card, they lost centre Manu Tuilagi to a straight red
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Welsh Sports News – Wales Fall Short At Twickenham…

A battling Wales ensured they picked up a losing bonus-point at Twickenham as they closed to within three points at the end of another epic battle against the auld enemy. England led 20-9 at the break, but were hit by a try from the kick-off at the start of the second half as Wayne Pivac’s men got their fight-back off to an explosive start. Justin Tipuric scored twice after the break, the second try coming when England were down to 13 men.   Having lost replacement prop Ellis Genge to a yellow card, they lost centre Manu Tuilagi to a
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Sports News / Rugby News – England 33 – 30 Wales – Six Nations News…

England consigned Wales to a third consecutive defeat in this year’s Six Nations in a dramatic match at Twickenham. First-half tries from Anthony Watson and Elliot Daly gave Wales an uphill task at half-time – with the hosts leading 20-6 at the break. A stunning try from Justin Tipuric 27 seconds into the second-half gave Wayne Pivac’s side hope, but Manu Tuilagi’s score put them in control again. Tuilagi was sent off late on for a shoulder charge to George North’s head – but it wasn’t enough for Wales to manufacture a comeback despite late tries from Dan Biggar and
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Six Nations News – England v Wales…

England host 2019 champions Wales in the Six Nations at Twickenham on Saturday, needing to win to keep alive hopes of a third title in five years. England make two changes with Mark Wilson coming in for injured flanker Sam Underhill and Anthony Watson replacing Jonathan Joseph on the wing.  Wales face England under head coach Wayne Pivac for the first time having lost successive Six Nations matches.  They make four changes from the home defeat by France two weeks ago. Scarlets-bound back Liam Williams makes a first appearance since the World Cup after recovering from an ankle problem.  Cardiff
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Welsh Sports News – Cardiff City owner Vincent Tan looking to concentrate more on the bluebirds…

Cardiff City owner Vincent Tan has reportedly sold half of his stake in MLS club Los Angeles FC – and plans to sell off the other half as well. The shares already sold, purported to be worth around $70m, are said to have been bought by a group of individuals within the club, who are already planning to buy the rest of his stake, too. Tan owned 20 percent of LAFC but his shareholding is now said to have been reduced to just 10 percent, according to the LA Times .   It all points to a streamlining of Tan’s footballing portfolio, helping
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Entire Six Nations could be called off as UK Government considers banning sporting events as tournament bosses meet to make decision – Wales Online

The UK Government is considering following in France’s footsteps with a ban on public events in a bid to stop the coronavirus spreading further, which could spell the end of this year’s Six Nations for now. Ireland v Italy – which had been due to take place this weekend in Dublin – has already been cancelled. Another match hangs in the balance after the French government imposed a ban on public gatherings of more than 5,000 people in confined spaces on Saturday, throwing the French team’s Super Saturday Six Nations clash against Ireland in Paris under further doubt. UK health
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The John Inverdale interview: My Welsh connections, accusations of English bias and the real story behind THAT famous picture – Wales Online

Here are a few things you might not know about John Inverdale. As a boy, he lived in Newport, while his father worked at the Heath hospital in Cardiff. The first Five Nations match he saw was Wales v France at the Arms Park in 1970 and he was back there in 1973, as a 15-year-old, to watch THAT game between the Barbarians and the All Blacks. At Southampton University, he was at one point the only non-Welshman in his college rugby team and he went on to study journalism in Cardiff, at the same establishment as yours truly, as
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Fantastic Rugby Poem…

  A Poem for old rugby players:   When the battle scars have faded And the truth becomes a lie And the weekend smell of liniment Could almost make you cry. When the last rucks well behind you And the man that ran now walks It doesn’t matter who you are The mirror sometimes talks Have a good hard look old son! The melons not that great The snoz that takes a sharp turn sideways Used to be dead straight You’re an advert for arthritis You’re a thoroughbred gone lame Then you ask yourself the question Why the hell you
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Cardiff City v Nottingham Forest – 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿⚽️📰

Follow live text coverage from 19:15 GMT on Tuesday 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 Referee: 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
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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
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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
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Welsh Rugby Union | Wales & Regions | Wales Women heavily beaten by France 🇫🇷🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿🏉📰

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
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Welsh Rugby Union | Wales & Regions | Wales duo back for Blues 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿🏉📰

Wales duo back for Blues WRU 8 hours ago PREVIEW 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
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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
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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
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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
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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,
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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
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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
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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
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