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Gethin Jenkins signs Blues contract extension

Wales' most capped player Gethin Jenkins has signed a contract extension with Cardiff Blues.

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The length of the deal has not yet been confirmed but is believed to run until 2018.

Jenkins has been with the Blues for 11 years across two playing stints, and is their current captain.

He has won 126 caps for Wales and made Test match appearances for the British and Irish Lions on their 2005 and 2009 tours to New Zealand and South Africa respectively.

I am really pleased to have signed an extension with Cardiff Blues.

Having spent 11 years of my career here, it was an easy decision to make.

I'm very optimistic about the future. We are building in the right direction, making progress, and I am looking forward to playing my part in that.

– Gethin Jenkins


Wales' Olympic and Paralympic heroes arrive in Cardiff Bay for homecoming celebration

Aled Sion Davies said he's "a very proud Welshman!" Credit: Alexandra Hartley/ITV News

Wales' Olympic and Paralympic athletes are in Cardiff Bay for a ceremony celebrating their success in Rio.

Becky James told ITV Wales winning two silvers was "a dream come true" Credit: Rosie Mercer/ITV News

Coleman to announce squad to face Austria and Georgia

Wales manager Chris Coleman will announce his squad later today for the 2018 World Cup qualifying games against Austria and Georgia.

Wales manager Chris Coleman Credit: PA Wire/Press Association Images

Wales play Austria away in Vienna on Thursday 6th October, before hosting Georgia at home just three days later.

Coleman's side managed a convincing 4-0 victory over Moldova in their opening World Cup qualifying game earlier this month. They were subsequently named in tenth place in the prestigious FIFA world rankings - seeing them sit above the likes of Spain, Italy and England.


Welsh athletes welcomed home after success of Rio 2016

Welsh athletes who competed in the Rio Olympic and Paralympic games will be welcomed home at a special event today.

Clockwise from top left: Becky James, Owain Doull, Rob Davies, Aled Sion Davies Credit: PA Images

Celebrations will be held outside the Senedd in Cardiff Bay later this afternoon, with carnival-style entertainment.

Welsh athletes are celebrating their best ever games, with a record-breaking haul of 10 Olympic and 8 Paralympic medals.

Newport County sack Manager Feeney

Warren Feeney has left Newport County with the club at the bottom of League 2 Credit: PA

Newport County have sacked Manager Warren Feeney with the club sitting bottom of the Football League.

Assistant Andy Todd has also left the club leaving coaches Sean McCarthy and James Bittner in temporary charge.

Feeney took charge of the Exiles in January following the departure of John Sheridan who he had previously assisted as a coach but has faced a difficult start to the season with his side managing just one win in League 2, a run that has seen them slip the very bottom of the table.

In a statement Newport County said:

“The Club can today confirm that Manager Warren Feeney has been relieved of his duties as first-team Manager.

“Following a mixed start to the season the Board of Directors feel a change is necessary.

“We would like to thank Warren for his service since joining the Club back in October 2015 and wish him all the best for his future career.

Dragons prop Knight heads to Bath on loan

Newport Gwent Dragons prop Shaun Knight is heading to Bath on loan until the end of the season.

We have several options at tighthead with Brok Harris, Craig Mitchell, Lloyd Fairbrother and emerging talent Leon Brown and this move gives Shaun, the opportunity to get some game time.

– Dragons Head Coach, Kingsley Jones

New boss 'not inevitable' for Swansea City

Francesco Guidolin will be given time to shift Swansea's momentum after a run of five matches without a win.

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An American consortium led by Stephen Kaplan and Jason Levien took over in July, inheriting Guidolin as manager.

According to Press Association Sport though, a change of boss just weeks into the Premier League is not inevitable, despite Swansea being without a win.

Ryan Giggs and Gianfranco Zola have both been linked to the job, but after Saturday's loss to Manchester City Guidolin admitted he had not yet discussed his future at the club.

Francesco Guidolin was given a two-year contract with the Swans in May.

Giggs, who left his role as Manchester United assistant manager over the summer, ending a 29-year association with the club, last week said he had had no contact with Swansea.

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