World Cup dream is over for Wales' women

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4:24pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

WALES’ women’s hopes of qualifying for the 2015 World Cup are over after a 1-0 defeat in Ukraine in their final qualifier.

Toulon boss: We could cancel Halfpenny's contract

Penarth Times: DEADLY BOOT: Leigh Halfpenny in action for Wales

1:32pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

TOULON president Mourad Boudjellal claims that he has not ruled out terminating Wales star Leigh Halfpenny's contract due to ongoing injury problems.

Lee Evans hungry for more after penning fresh Wolves deal

Penarth Times: GOING UP: Newport's Lee Evans has been promoted again with Wolves

9:06pm Monday 15th September 2014

LEE Evans has vowed to kick on at Molineux after penning a fresh three-year deal with Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Dragons boss Gareth Davies excited by fresh challenge on WRU board

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5:45pm Friday 12th September 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons chief executive Gareth Davies is relishing the chance to engage with grassroots clubs after being elected to the board of the Welsh Rugby Union.

Gareth Davies wins WRU role while chairman David Pickering gets the boot

4:59pm Friday 12th September 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons chief executive Gareth Davies has been elected to the board of the Welsh Rugby Union with chairman David Pickering failing in his bid for re-election.

Chris Coleman cheered by Wales spirit

Penarth Times: DECISION TIME: Chris Coleman has to decide whether he wants to remain as Wales manager beyond next Saturday's friendly against Finland

2:05pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

Wales manager Chris Coleman believes the late Andorra escape proves his side possess the maturity to mount a successful Euro 2016 campaign.

Wales set to ditch Poland for World Cup tune-up in Switzerland and Qatar

Penarth Times: File photo dated 05/03/2014 of Wales head coach Warren Gatland. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Thursday . Wales coach Warren Gatland has made six changes from the team beaten by England for Saturday's RBS 6 Nations finale against Scotland in Car

1:42pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

WALES' preparations for next year's World Cup are set to include training camps in Switzerland and Qatar.

Gareth Bale: Wales showed character

Penarth Times: Andorra's Ivan Lorenzo and Wales' Gareth Bale battle for the ball during the UEFA Euro 2016 Qualifying, Group B match at the the Camp d'Esports del M.I. Consell General, Andorra le Vella, Andorra. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday

1:40pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

Gareth Bale believes Wales showed true character to pass their Andorra test and start the Euro 2016 qualifying campaign with victory.

Brilliant Bale saves Wales from Andorra embarrassment

Penarth Times: Wales's (back row left to right) Simon Church, James Chester, Ashley Williams, Wayne Hennessey, Aaron Ramsey, Joe Allen, (front row left to right) Gareth Bale, Neil Taylor, Chris Gunter, Andy King and Ben Davies line up before the UEFA Euro 2016 Quali

9:43pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

THE world’s most expensive footballer saved Wales from humiliation as they came from behind to beat Andorra.

Gareth Bale and Aaron Ramsey can lead Wales to Euro 2016

Penarth Times: WALES STARS: Leicester City's Andy King, left, and Arsenal's Aaron Ramsey

8:58am Monday 8th September 2014

SUPERSTARS Gareth Bale and Aaron Ramsey can fire Wales all the way to Euro 2016, according to teammate Andy King.

Andorra match is a must-win, says Wales ace

Penarth Times: PREPARED: Wales defender Neil Taylor training at Cardiff City Stadium this week

9:54am Saturday 6th September 2014

SWANSEA City defender Neil Taylor admits that Tuesday’s opening Euro 2016 qualifier in Andorra is a must-win game for Wales.

Former Newport County star Lee Evans scores as Wales are held by Finland

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10:18pm Friday 5th September 2014

A FIRST Wales U21 goal for former Newport County starlet Lee Evans wasn't enough as a late Tim Vayrynen equaliser denied Wales victory against Finland in their penultimate game in this season's UEFA Under-21 qualifying campaign.

Jones not giving up on Wales berth

Penarth Times: File photo dated 09/02/2013 of Wales' Ryan Jones.  PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Monday January 20, 2014. Back-row forward Ryan Jones has withdrawn from the Wales squad ahead of the RBS 6 Nations due to a hamstring injury, the Welsh Rugby Union

1:27pm Friday 5th September 2014

HE may be presently recovering from ankle surgery but Bristol back-rower Ryan Jones is refusing to rule out a return to international rugby with Wales despite dropping down into the Greene King IPA Championship this season.

Artificial pitch will work in our favour, says Wales ace

Penarth Times: Netherlands' Bruno Martins Indi (left) and Daley Blind (right) battle for the ball with Wales' Jonathan Williams during the Friendly at the Amsterdam Arena, Netherlands. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday June 4, 2014. See PA story S

4:44pm Thursday 4th September 2014

WALES midfielder Jonathan Williams knows more than most the perils of a dodgy pitch and he believes that facing Andorra on an artificial surface may turn out to be a positive.

Danny Gabbidon gets Wales call-up after latest withdrawal

Penarth Times: WALES CALL: Cwmbran's Danny Gabbidon

3:26pm Thursday 4th September 2014

CWMBRAN’S Danny Gabbidon has been called into the Wales squad to face Andorra in the opening Euro 2016 qualifier on Tuesday.

Forget the pitch - we just want three points, says Wales ace Joe Allen

Penarth Times: CONFIDENT: Wales star Joe Allen during a training session at Cardiff City Stadium

4:36pm Wednesday 3rd September 2014

LIVERPOOL star Joe Allen admits Wales will have no excuses if they fail to win on Andorra’s artificial pitch next Tuesday.

Wales stars will play on artificial pitch in Andorra

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3:59pm Wednesday 3rd September 2014

WALES' opening Euro 2016 qualifier next Tuesday will go ahead on Andorra's 3G pitch.

Wales lose Adam Matthews

Penarth Times:

4:29pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Adam Matthews has become the third player to pull out of Wales' squad through injury ahead of their opening Euro 2016 qualifier against Andorra.

Cwmbran's Danny Gabbidon seals Bluebirds return

Penarth Times: Crystal Palace's Danny Gabbidon (left) is challenged by West Ham United's Kevin Nolan during the Barclays Premier League match at Selhurst Park, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday December 3, 2013. Photo credit should read: Nic

5:12pm Monday 1st September 2014

CWMBRAN’S Danny Gabbidon has returned to Cardiff City as a player/coach.

Andorra face second pitch inspection ahead of Wales' Euro 2016 clash

Penarth Times: Wales' Hal Robson-Kanu under pressure from Macedonia's Ezgjan Alioski during the FIFA World Cup Qualifying, Group A match Cardiff City Stadium, Cardiff. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday October 11, 2013. See PA story SOCCER Wales. Pho

12:52pm Monday 1st September 2014

CONCERNS over the quality of the pitch for next week’s Euro 2016 qualifier between Andorra and Wales have intensified with a second pitch inspection due today.

'Wonderful' Sir Wyn Williams holds key to avoiding more Welsh rugby disputes - RRW boss

8:33am Monday 1st September 2014

REGIONAL Rugby Wales acting chief executive Mark Davies believes Sir Wyn Williams will be the key figure in avoiding damaging disputes with the Welsh Rugby Union.

Dragons boss: Unified regions have emerged from WRU dispute stronger

Penarth Times: TOGETHER: Players from the regions ahead of last season's festive derbies. Pictured are (left to right) Cardiff Blues' Sam Hobbs, the Ospreys' Jonathan Spratt and Ryan Bevington, Rhodri Williams and Gareth Maule of the Scarlets and Newport Gwe

8:32am Monday 1st September 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons have been brought closer together with their regions rivals courtesy of their spat with the Welsh Rugby Union says chief executive Gareth Davies.

WRU and regions confirm new deal

5:20pm Thursday 28th August 2014

THE Welsh Rugby Union and Regional Rugby Wales have ended their long-running dispute by signing a new six-year agreement.

Newport's James Collins out of Andorra clash

Penarth Times: File photo dated 26/03/2011 of James Collins. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Wednesday October 9, 2013. West Ham defender James Collins has been called into the Wales squad for the World Cup qualifiers against Macedonia and Belgium, the Football Ass

11:37am Thursday 28th August 2014

West Ham United defender, James Collins, has withdrawn from the Wales squad to face Andorra on September 9. Collins is suffering with a hamstring injury.

Coleman won't say yes or no on potential Ched Evans return

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4:30pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

WALES boss Chris Coleman is making no assurances on the international future of Ched Evans.

Coleman won't quibble wherever Andorra game is staged/Dibble

Penarth Times: File photo dated 13/08/2013 of Wales manager Chris Coleman. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Friday September 6, 2013. Chris Coleman managed to take the spotlight off Gareth Bale by losing his passport and missing Wales' final preparations for ton

4:13pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

WALES manager Chris Coleman admits life’s a pitch for an international manager and ideally he doesn’t want his side to have to play on an artificial surface in Andorra, writes Michael Pearlman.

Bale and Ramsey named in Wales' squad for Andorra qualifier

Penarth Times: CONFIDENT: Aaron Ramsey

2:39pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

WALES boss Chris Coleman has named Real Madrid's Gareth Bale and Arsenal's Aaron Ramsey in his squad for the opening Euro 2016 qualifer in Andorra.

Adam Jones should be at the Dragons, says Wales forwards coach

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10:02pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

WALES star Adam Jones should have signed for Newport Gwent Dragons, says national forwards coach Robin McBryde.

Teams heading to Newport for Rugby World Cup

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9:19am Tuesday 26th August 2014

THE Celtic Manor and Newport High School will be used by Ireland and Georgia at next year’s Rugby World Cup.

We were afraid of England, says Wales' women's boss

Penarth Times: DEFEAT: Sarah Wiltshire goes for goal against England

11:17am Friday 22nd August 2014

WALES’ women’s football manager Jarmo Matikainen admitted his players were afraid of star-studded England on Thursday night, writes Andrew Penman.

Women's World Cup qualifier: Wales 0 England 4

Penarth Times:

8:55pm Thursday 21st August 2014

ENGLAND’S women sealed their place at next year’s World Cup thanks to a comprehensive victory at the Cardiff City Stadium that leaves Wales’ qualification hopes in the balance.

Welsh women ready to take on old enemy England

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12:50pm Thursday 21st August 2014

WALES’ women’s football manager Jarmo Matikainen has warned his players not to get carried away with playing rivals England tonight, writes Andrew Penman.

Wales U18s overpowered by South Africa

11:41am Wednesday 20th August 2014

WALES Under-18s team manager Kevin George insists his young charges gained a huge amount from playing their powerful South African counterparts.

Adam Jones excited by fresh challenge in Cardiff

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4:41pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

WALES prop Adam Jones says he is relishing a new challenge after rejecting a contract offer from the Ospreys to sign for Cardiff Blues.

Time is right for a female coach, says Wales' women's boss

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11:46am Tuesday 19th August 2014

WALES’ women’s football manager Jarmo Matikainen says it could be time for a female coach to succeed him – after he’s guided the side to next year’s World Cup, writes Andrew Penman.

Tony Pulis parts company with Crystal Palace

Penarth Times: File photo dated 05/04/14 of Crystal Palace manager Tony Pulis. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Monday May 12, 2014. Crystal Palace manager Tony Pulis was named the Barclays Premier League Manager of the Year on Monday night. See PA story SOCCER LMA.

8:43pm Thursday 14th August 2014

NEWPORT'S Tony Pulis has left his post as Crystal Palace manager by mutual consent tonight - just 48 hours before the start of the Premier League season.

Gunter wants fast start from Wales but won't put all the pressure on star duo

Penarth Times: Wales' Chris Gunter during the FIFA World Cup Qualifying match at Cardiff City Stadium, Cardiff. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday September 10, 2013. See PA story SOCCER Wales. Photo credit should read: Nick Potts/PA Wire.. (1090187)

3:11pm Thursday 14th August 2014

NEWPORT’S Chris Gunter admits Wales must make a fast start in their bid to reach Euro 2016, but he doesn’t want all the pressure to be on Gareth Bale and Aaron Ramsey.

Wales' women inspired by Bargoed boxing hero Lauren Price

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11:03am Thursday 14th August 2014

THE Welsh women’s football team will take inspiration from Commonwealth Games boxing hero Lauren Price when they aim to land a knockout blow on England next week.

Hat-trick seals historic World Cup win for Welsh women

9:38pm Saturday 9th August 2014

A HAT-TRICK by barnstorming number eight Sioned Harries paved the way for Wales' women to win their first World Cup pool game since 1998, when Rachel Taylor's side defeated South Africa 36-3 at Marcoussis.

Annoyed Pearce to seek answers

Penarth Times: COUNTY KEEPER KARL DARLOW WHO MADE SOME TERRIFIC SAVES TO KEEP A CLEAN SHEET (8905879)

12:58pm Tuesday 5th August 2014

Stuart Pearce will seek answers as to why Jamaal Lascelles and Karl Darlow were sold against his advice - but the Nottingham Forest manager insists the incident will not make him consider his position at the club he loves.

Bale sees the strength of Spain

12:51pm Thursday 24th July 2014

Gareth Bale thinks the Premier League has lost its tag as the best in the world.

Jevon Groves: Commonwealth Games can be springboard for Wales' sevens stars

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Wales v New Zealand All Blacks
Aaron Shingler is tackled by Aaron Cruden (6793912)

9:37am Friday 18th July 2014

JEVON Groves hopes his young Wales sevens teammates will follow in the footsteps of international stars after impressing at the Commonwealth Games, writes Chris Kirwan.

Dragons chief executive Gareth Davies: Regions aren't chasing 'victory', just a fair deal

Penarth Times: Newport Gwent Dragons Chief Executive Gareth Davies (1141818)

8:34am Wednesday 16th July 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons chief executive Gareth Davies insists the regions have no desire to 'beat' the Welsh Rugby Union in the saga over a fresh participation agreement – all they want is a fair deal.

Regions want WRU response by this afternoon

Penarth Times:

6:37am Monday 14th July 2014

THE FOUR regions have told the Welsh Rugby Union that they want a response to their latest offer by 4pm today as the spat over a fresh participation agreement rumbles on, writes Chris Kirwan.

Regions hit out at WRU as negotiations stall

3:10pm Friday 11th July 2014

THE FOUR regions are preparing for life without a participation agreement with the Welsh Rugby Union after hitting out at the governing body to failing to convert constructive meetings into a fresh deal.

Gareth Davies flattered after being tipped for WRU board

Penarth Times: TV DEBATE: Newport Gwent Dragons chief executive Gareth Davies

9:00pm Thursday 10th July 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons chief executive Gareth Davies says he is flattered after being tipped by Cardiff Blues chairman chairman Peter Thomas as the “ideal man” to replace Gerald Davies on the board of the Welsh Rugby Union.

Dragons still waiting over move for prop Brok Harris

7:03am Thursday 10th July 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons are still waiting on a date for their hearing to try and get their move for prop Brok Harris rubber-stamped, writes Chris Kirwan.

Will Harries feeling sharp thanks to sevens return

Penarth Times: Newport Gwent Dragons versus Connacht
SURGE Dragon Will Harries (4803910)

9:03am Tuesday 8th July 2014

FORMER Newport Gwent Dragons winger Will Harries says he is sharper than ever thanks to his return to sevens.

Wales can be golden boys in Glasgow - Sevens boss Gareth Williams

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8:49am Saturday 5th July 2014

WALES Sevens boss Gareth Williams is backing his team to mix it with the big boys in their bid to be on the podium at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Former Dragons going for glory in Glasgow

Penarth Times: SAME AGAIN: Jevon Groves, try scorer last week against Zebre, starts at lock

11:01am Friday 4th July 2014

FORMER Newport Gwent Dragons players Jevon Groves and Will Harries have been named in the Wales Sevens squad for the Commonwealth Games.



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