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RNLI: Take care visiting the coast due to forecast

RNLI lifeguards are urging people to take extra care when visiting the coast due to large swells of water forecast over the next few weeks.

Our top advice would be to visit a lifeguarded beach and always swim between the red and yellow flags - this is the area that’s monitored by the lifeguard team throughout the day.

If you’re unsure of anything please ask one of the lifeguards – they are always more than happy to help.

– Philip Davies, RNLI Lifeguard Manager

Read: Coast warning as man and children rescued by RNLI

Coast warning as man and children rescued by RNLI

RNLI lifeguards involved in rescue operations at two separate beaches in Wales yesterday are warning people to take care when visiting the coast.

In one incident, seen in the video above, a 46-year-old male bodyboarder was pulled out of the surf at Rotherslade Bay, Gower, and airlifted to hospital.

He had suffered head and spinal injuries after being swept against rocks and was flown to Morriston hospital by RAF rescue helicopter.

Earlier that afternoon, three children aged between eight and 12 were rescued off Newgale beach in Pembrokeshire after being caught in a rip whilst boogie-boarding.

Conditions while rescuing the youngsters were so challenging that lifeguards themselves were thrown into the water.

One child was taken to hospital for treatment following the "dramatic and difficult" rescue.

FT: Port Vale 2-3 Cardiff City

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90 - Goal! Michael Brown reduces the Cardiff advantage to just one goal. #Vale 2-3 #City

Cardiff City have beaten Port Vale 3-2 in the second round of the Capital One Cup. Cardiff City's Federico Macheda scored two goals in the second half. Port Vale's Michael Brown managed to secure a second goal for his side in two minutes extra time.

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Wales training bases for Rugby World Cup announced

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Wales training at the Vale Resort in March. Credit: David Davies/PA Wire

Wales' two training bases for next year's Rugby World Cup have been announced.

The Vale Resort on the outskirts of Cardiff and London Irish RFC will be home to Warren Gatland's side during the competition.

Tournament organisers England 2015 have announced the 41 team bases across England and Wales that will host the 20 competing teams.

Gatland's squad, which reached the semi-finals of the competition in New Zealand three years ago, will spend their time between the two venues for the duration of their four pool encounters.

We are delighted to confirm that Wales will be based at the The Vale Resort and at London Irish during next year's tournament.

A great deal of effort has been put in to select the approved bases and we are very pleased to be based at two excellence sporting venues.

– Warren Gatland

Wales will share the facilities with France.

Other training venues in Wales are the Celtic Manor Resort, near Newport, Cardiff Metropolitan University, Sports Wales National Centre, also in Cardiff, and Swansea University.

Swansea City joint top after Burnley win

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Nathan Dyer scored the only goal of the game for the Swans. Credit: Simon Cooper/PA Wire

Swansea had to endure a late seige from Burnley but held fast to secure a 1-0 victory - putting them joint top of the Premier League table after two games.

Winger Nathan Dyer scored the only goal of the game after 23 minutes - his low shot squirming past Tom Heaton in the Burnley goal.

Despite good efforts form Lukas Jutkiewicz and David Jones for the away side, the Swans kept Burnley at bay to keep their 100% record intact.

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