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Wales’ new first-choice centre partnership is obvious and it could be one of the best yet – #WelshSportsNews

If Cory Hill joining the Cardiff Blues was the worst-kept secret in Welsh rugby, then Nick Tompkins heading on loan to the Dragons was probably the second. It was widely known that the breakthrough star of the Six Nations would be swapping life in London for a year at Rodney Parade while Saracens spend their weekends facing the likes of Jersey in the Championship. Now, how much time Tompkins spends in a Dragons jersey during his time in Gwent remains to be seen. When rugby returns, there’s likely to be a fair bit of Test rugby to be played. While
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How the Welsh Regions are shaping up for next seasons Pro14 season…

The hugely exciting and star-studded teams Wales’ regions could soon be fielding after flurry of signings Some quality signings and the return to fitness of big names could produce scintillating rugby for Cardiff Blues, Ospreys, Scarlets and Dragons supporters next season in Europe and the Guinness PRO14 BY ANDY HOWELL 17:59, 5 APR 2020UPDATED11:24, 6 APR 2020 Nick Tompkins could soon be bringing his excellent Wales form to Cardiff Blues(Image: Ben Evans/Huw Evans Agency) Welsh rugby fans don’t know when their favourite sport will return but there’s plenty to excite them about next season. Some super signings have been made by
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Pro 14 Suspended Indefinitely due to Coronavirus…

The current Guinness PRO14 season has been suspended in response to the evolving Coronavirus / COVID-19 outbreak. The PRO14 is an international league. Cross border travel is inevitable and that brings with it unique challenges. With governments in Italy and Ireland already putting in place clear directives and restrictions around public activities and travel, the decision to suspend the competition is appropriate. It is in the best interests of everyone that games are not played at this time. The suspension has been directed by the board of Celtic Rugby DAC and the decision will remain under constant review. David Jordan,
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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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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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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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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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Wales Star Liam Williams set to return to the Scarlets in a matter of weeks 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿🏉📰

Wales star Liam Williams could be back on the regional rugby scene within a matter of weeks. The Scarlets confirmed before Christmas that the Lions Test full-back would be severing his association with Saracens and rejoining them. And troubled Sarries, who will play in the English championship next season after being relegated over salary-cap breaches, subsequently announced that Williams may have already played his last game for them.   For more on this article or Welsh Sports News please follow the link.
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