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Mike Phillips signs for Sale Sharks

Mike Phillips in action against Australia in 2012 Credit: David Jones/PA Wire

Sale Sharks say former Wales scrum half Mike Phillips has signed for them from Racing 92.

Philips was Wales' most capped number 9 winning 94 caps.

Mike will fit perfectly into our plans here at Sale Sharks. He is a big, powerful and very skillful player and has plenty of experience playing at the top level of the game.

Mike will be one of three ex Racing 92 players at the club next season alongside Brian Mujati and Juandre Kruger.

– Steve Diamond, Director of Rugby

Swansea City fan wins £174,000 after predicting 15 match results

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A Swansea City fan has won almost £175,000 from a £1 stake according to a betting company.

The 35-year old man from Neath, who wants to remain anonymous, successfully predicted the results of 15 football matches across the season.

The football fan was the sole winner meaning he landed £174,821.90.


Bale congratulates Leicester after winning Premier league

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Welsh footballer Gareth Bale has sent his congratulations after Leicester City won the Premier league.

The former Tottenham Hotspur player expressed his thoughts on Spurs losing but said it had been an "amazing season" for football.

Leicester City players and fans have been celebrating their Premier League title after Spurs drew with Chelsea. Leicester's odds of winning the title were 5000/1 pre-season.

Gareth Owen and Tom Williams extend contracts with Scarlets

Backline duo Gareth Owen and Tom Williams have signed contract extensions keeping them at the Scarlets.

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Gareth Owen, 27, joined the Scarlets for the 2012-13 season from the Ospreys. Tom Williams, 25, joined the Scarlets ahead of the current season on loan from Cardiff Blues.

We’re pleased to announce that we have retained both Gareth and Tom for the next few seasons. Gareth has had an opportunity to stake a claim for a place in the starting line-up this season and has grasped the opportunity with both hands. Tom has been unlucky of late to miss out on game time through injury but he’s an exciting talent and we look forward to seeing him back in action soon.

– Jon Daniels, Scarlets General Manager of Rugby

Guidolin coy on Swansea future following win over Liverpool

Swansea head coach Francesco Guidolin has remained tight-lipped over his future at the Liberty Stadium, as his side secured their Premier League status with a 3-1 win over Liverpool.

Guidolin says he hopes to be managing in the Premier League next year. Credit: PA

Guidolin's position has come into question in recent weeks, but the Italian insists he's not thinking about where he'll be at the end of the season.

I said before, now is not the time to say other things. I am happy because of this experience for me in the Premier League. When I arrived the situation was difficult and now we have 43 points and this is an important experience for me and my career, so thank you to my players. I hope I can stay (in the Premier League), now I only think about this match, tomorrow is another day.

– Francesco Guidolin, Swansea Head Coach


Swansea ensure Premier League survival after Liverpool win

Swansea made certain of their Premier League status after picking up a 3-1 win over Liverpool at the Liberty Stadium.

Swansea 'keeper Lukasz Fabianski celebrates Swansea's 3rd goal. Credit: PA

Two goals from Ghanian forward Andre Ayew and a curling Jack Cork effort was enough for Francesco Guidolin's men, with Christan Benteke's header a mere consolation for the away side.

Liverpool also had young full-back Brad Smith sent off late on for two bookable offences.

Liverpool defender Brad Smith was sent off late in the second half. Credit: PA

Swansea remain 13th in the Premier League table on 43 points, with only two league games against West Ham and Man City to play.

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