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Neil Warnock hails Cardiff's commitment after Sheffield Wednesday draw

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Neil Warnock praised the heart and commitment of his Cardiff side after they maintained their unbeaten start to his managerial tenure with a 1-1 Sky Bet Championship draw with Sheffield Wednesday.

Having kicked off his reign with victory over Bristol City, the Bluebirds had been on course to beat another side chasing promotion when Peter Whittingham's free-kick gave them a ninth-minute lead.

But the Owls dominated possession and an improved second-half showing got its reward when Daniel Pudil scored his first goal since December 10 minutes after the break.

I think four points from two games is fabulous really. We had to hang in there but you have to do that against a good side like Sheffield Wednesday.

I am still disappointed with the goal we conceded, it was poor, but I was really pleased with the effort from the lads.

We were not quite firing in attack but you will have games like that in the Championship and we live to fight another day.

– Neil Warnock, Cardiff City Manager

Former Wales goalkeeper Sprake dies aged 71

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Former Wales and Leeds goalkeeper Gary Sprake has died at the age of 71, the Sky Bet Championship club have announced.

Swansea-born Sprake made over 500 appearances for the club and helped them win the First Division title in 1969.

He also won a Second Division winners' medal, a League Cup and two Inter-Cities Fairs Cups during his 11-year stint at Elland Road.

Sprake, who also won 37 caps for Wales, left Leeds in 1973 and played for a short period at Birmingham.

Leeds will hold a minute's applause ahead of Tuesday's EFL game against Norwich.

It is with immense sadness that today, Leeds United Football Club learnt of the passing of former goalkeeper Gary Sprake at the age of 71. All the players, management and staff at Leeds United sends its condolences and support to the Sprake family at this difficult time.

– Club statement

George North's availability for Australia showdown uncertain

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George North's availability for Wales' clash with Australia remains uncertain as Northampton say the winger is only contracted for Tests inside World Rugby's international window.

Wales' interim head coach Rob Howley on Tuesday said that Saints wing North and Harlequins centre Jamie Roberts have told him they will be available to face the Wallabies in Cardiff on November 5.

But Premiership Rugby - umbrella organisation for England's 12 Aviva Premiership clubs - do not release non-England players who ply their trade in the top flight for Tests that fall outside World Rugby's autumn international window.

Asked if North would play against Australia, Northampton backs coach Alan Dickens said: "I don't know."

George has got the same arrangement as the rest of our non-England internationals. They're playing in the international window. Our England internationals have an extra week, arranged through Premier Rugby. I've seen what's been in the press in terms of saying he is and Jamie Roberts is. (But) we've had no contact from the WRU (Welsh Rugby Union).

– Alan Dickens, Northampton backs coach


Rob Howley to unveil Wales squad for autumn internationals

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Rob Howley will today unveil his Wales squad for the forthcoming autumn internationals.

The former Wales scrum half has stepped in as head coach for the rest of the season as Warren Gatland focuses on the 2017 Lions tour of New Zealand.


  • Wales v Australia - Saturday 5th November, 14:30.
  • Wales v Argentina - Saturday 12th November, 17:30.
  • Wales v Japan - Saturday 19th November, 14:30.
  • Wales v South Africa - Saturday 26th November, 17:30
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