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Millennium Stadium could host 2017 Champions League Final

European football's governing body, UEFA, will formally announce this afternoon whether Cardiff's Millennium Stadium has been chosen as the 2017 Champions League Final venue.

The stadium has missed out on bids to host UEFA in the past Credit: PA Images

The stadium's CEO Roger Lewis has hinted at the possibility of hosting the major event recently, discussing hotel developments in the city centre and the encouraging 'noise' the stadium's bid has been attracting.

"I'm feeling very good about bringing quality European football to the Millennium Stadium"

– Roger Lewis

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Luke Rowe 'over the moon' at Tour selection

Welsh cyclist Luke Rowe says he is 'over the moon' at being named in Team Sky's Tour de France line-up.

He competes alongside fellow Welshman Geraint Thomas.

Luke will line up alongside Chris Froome, Richie Porte, Leopold Konig, Pete Kennaugh, Geraint Thomas, Ian Stannard, Wout Poels & Nicolas Roche in the Tour, which gets underway in July.

Welsh cyclists named in Tour de France squad

Geraint Thomas has been named in the squad alongside fellow Welsh cyclist Luke Rowe Credit: PA

Welsh cyclists Geraint Thomas and Luke Rowe have been named in Team Sky's Tour de France squad.

They have been named in a team of 9 cyclists, including former Tour de France winner, Chris Froome.

The race which is one of the most prestigious cycling events, will take place in July.

The full team is as follows: Chris Froome, Geraint Thomas, Ian Stannard, Wout Poels, Nico Roche, Leopold Konig, Pete Kennaugh, Luke Rowe, Richie Porte.

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Rugby World Cup arrives in Llanberis

Rugby's greatest prize, the Webb Ellis Trophy, has arrived in north Wales to kick off its ten day tour.

In the countdown to the Tournament, which brings eight matches including Wales’ pool games against Uruguay and Fiji to the Millennium Stadium, people all over Wales can mark their calendars with an exciting range of free-to-enter Trophy Tour events.

Local school children and members of the public have been invited to attend its arrival in Llanberis ahead of its trip to the summit of Mount Snowdon.

From Wales’ biggest mountain, the Trophy will take on its journey around the country with a stop at Zipworld with the WRU Street Rugby team and Colwyn Bay’s Parc Eirias for a festival to celebrate Women and Girls Rugby.

Click here to find out where you can see the trophy during its tour.

Gatland plays down Faletau fears

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Wales coach Warren Gatland says Taulupe Faletau would not be hampered by rules favouring home-based players over those playing elsewhere should the number eight join Bath.

Faletau has a year left on his Newport Gwent Dragons contract but it seems increasingly likely he will be bought out of that deal with Aviva Premiership club Bath keen to sign the British and Irish Lions forward.

It has been suggested that the 45-times capped Faletau moving to play his club rugby in England could present problems for the Wales coach under the so-called 'Gatland's Law', which will permit only two wildcard selections from those playing outside the country after this autumn's World Cup.

But Gatland, speaking at the final Wales press call before his squad depart for a pre-World Cup training camp in Switzerland was keen to set the record straight.

The regions argued for financial reasons that a player could be released from his contract and that's what has happened in this situation.

When clubs come looking for Toby and offer a significant transfer fee then it's a business decision for one of our regions to potentially sell that player on, because they are struggling financially.

So if Toby does leave he would be protected. He would be one of the players on that quota list because someone's come looking for him and it's not his decision to go.

– Warren Gatland, Wales coach
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