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Rudolph appointed Glamorgan captain for 2015

Jacques Rudolph has been named captain for Glamorgan for next season. Credit: Scott Heavey/EMPICS Sport

Jacques Rudolph has been appointed Glamorgan captain for the 2015 season replacing Mark Wallace. The South African scored almost 2,000 runs in the first XI this year winning the club's List A player of the year award and broke the Glamorgan List A record with an unbeaten 169 against the Sussex Sharks.

He leads from the front and has shown throughout his career, and in his first season at Glamorgan, that he is a true professional and role model for younger players.

Mark Wallace has done a fine job as Club Captain during the course of the past three years, demonstrating tremendous dedication and commitment to the role and he will continue to be a valued and experienced voice in the dressing room and on the field within a leadership capacity.

– Hugh Morris, Glamorgan chief executive

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Swans second home defeat of the season after late goal from Spurs.

A late goal from Christian Eriksen denied the Swans a home win after the Dane fired in low past Gerhard Tremmel just as the game entered injury time. Spurs Harry Kane took the lead in the first half with a header from Eriksen's corner. The score was then brought to level pegging by a close range shot from Wilfried Bony. Swansea City Manager, Garry Monk, speaking at the post match press conference at the Liberty Stadium said that it was a difficult start followed by a lot of missed chances. Full Time Swansea City 1 2 Tottenham

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Swans lose to last minute Spurs goal

Swansea City stand dejected after conceding a late second goal Credit: Nick Potts/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Swansea City were beaten by a last minute Christian Eriksen goal as Tottenham Hotspur claimed all three points at the Liberty Stadium.

Spurs striker Harry Kane headed the away side in front from a corner early on.

Swansea City, who dominated possession and missed a host of chances, finally leveled from Wilfried Bony just after the break, his 20th Premier League goal of 2014.

Although a poor clearance from Swans defender Jazz Richards allowed Eriksen the chance to drive home the winner.

Swansea invite Spurs to the Liberty in Premier League clash

Tottenham are the visitors to the Liberty Stadium this afternoon, with Swansea looking to bounce back following last week's defeat to West Ham.

Goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski is suspended following his sending off against West Ham. Credit: Scott Heavey/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Swans boss Garry Monk will have to do without Polish keeper Lukasz Fabianski following his sending off against the Hammers, with Gerhard Tremmel in line to replace him.

Midfielder Tom Carroll is also unavailable to play due to the terms of his loan agreement from Tottenham, but Monk will have Neil Taylor back - the left back returning from a one match suspension.

Bournemouth put five past City as poor away form continues

Cardiff City's poor away form continued this afternoon, with the Bluebirds going down 5-3 to Bournemouth in an entertaining encounter on the south coast.

Cardiff keeper David Marshall couldn't stop Marc Pugh's goal for the home side. Credit: Clive Gee/PA Wire/Press Association Images

A Sean Morrison brace and a Kenwyne Jones goal just before half time wasn't enough for Russell Slade's men, who drop down to 11th in the Championship table.

Elsewhere in the Football League Newport County moved up a place to 6th in League 2 following a 2-0 win over Stevenage at Rodney Parade. County are now unbeaten in nine league matches

Dragons Smith undergoes surgery on broken jaw

Ashley Smith, Newport Gwent Dragons Credit: David Davies/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Newport Gwent Dragons centre Ashley Smith has undergone surgery after suffering a fractured jaw during last nights European Rugby Challenge Cup victory over Bucharest Wolves.

Smith suffered the injury in the first minute of the 69 - 17 win at Rodney Parade.

The 27 year-old was assessed at the ground and then taken to hospital last night where he has undergone surgery to have plates put into his jaw this morning.

The region say their medical staff and doctors are currently monitoring him and will have a further update on his recovery in 2-4 weeks.

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