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Head groundsman leaves Glamorgan Cricket Club

Glamorgan County Cricket Club says Keith Exton has left his role as head groundsman with immediate effect.

Groundsman Keith Exton was at Glamorgan for six years. Credit: glamorgancricket.com

The Welsh side were fined £9,000, of which £5,000 was suspended, after their Royal London One-Day Cup match against Hampshire was abandoned for "unfit" conditions last month.

The Club would to thank Keith for his role in establishing The SSE SWALEC as a firm fixture in the international cricket calendar and particularly for his preparation of 2 Ashes Test pitches during his 6 year tenure in Cardiff.

– Glamorgan Cricket Club

Wales' RWC pool opponents England set final squad

Sam Burgess will play for England in the Rugby World Cup less than a year after switching codes. Credit: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire.

Wales' Rugby World Cup pool opponents England have announced their final 31-man squad for the tournament.

Stuart Lancaster's side includes Rugby League convert Sam Burgess, who's only been playing under the union code for less than a year. Danny Cipriani and Nick Easter are among those not making the cut.

Wales and England are in Pool A along with Australia, Fiji and Uruguay.

Read more on this story on ITV's dedicated Rugby World Cup site.

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Alun Wyn Jones to captain Wales as North wins 50th cap

Credit: WRU

Alun Wyn Jones takes on the captain's arm band and George North gets his 50th cap as Wales prepare to face Ireland on Saturday.

Wales team: Leigh Halfpenny (Toulon), Alex Cuthbert (Cardiff Blues), Scott Williams (Scarlets), Jamie Roberts (Harlequins), George North (Northampton Saints), Dan Biggar (Ospreys), Rhys Webb (Ospreys), Gethin Jenkins (Cardiff Blues), Ken Owens (Scarlets), Tomas Francis (Exeter Chiefs), Bradley Davies (Wasps), Alun Wyn Jones (Ospreys, CAPT), Dan Lydiate (Ospreys), Justin Tipuric (Ospreys), Taulupe Faletau (Newport Gwent Dragons). Replacements: Scott Baldwin (Ospreys), Paul James (Ospreys), Aaron Jarvis (Ospreys), Luke Charteris (Racing Metro), James King (Ospreys), Gareth Davies (Scarlets), Rhys Priestland (Scarlets), Hallam Amos (Newport Gwent Dragons).

Nathan Cleverly: Fonfara fight 'doorway to world title'

Nathan Cleverly says his upcoming fight against Polish Andrzej Fonfara could pave the way for World Champion Success.

The fight will be his third on US soil Credit: PA

Cleverly is back up at Light Heavyweight, having faced Tony Bellew at Cruiserweight in November.

The Welshman said winning this fight could open up the doors to more big fights.

This is a major platform for me to prove that I am more than capable of becoming World Champion again.

If I beat Fonfara it’s a doorway fight to the world title and establishing myself as one of the best light heavyweights once again.

Fonfara is a good fighter. He’s tall, has power and has moved up through the levels in his career. I am looking forward to coming over to Chicago and I am very confident that our styles will blend well for a really exciting fight.

– Nathan Cleverly

The fight will take place at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago on Friday October 16th.

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FT: Swansea City 3 - 0 York City

The Swans defeated York City at the Liberty Stadium tonight 3-0 in their Capital One Cup match.

Garry Monk's side now move on to the third round of the Capital One Cup after goals from Nathan Dyer and Matt Grimes, with Marvin Emnes also scoring within the last few minutes of the game.

Swansea City's Leon Britton and York City's James Berrett during the Capital One Cup. Credit: PA
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