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Former rugby captain reveals he has HIV

London, United Kingdom | AFP |  Former Wales and British and Irish Lions rugby captain Gareth Thomas has told the BBC that he is HIV positive. In a documentary to be broadcast on Wednesday, the 45-year-old, who came out as gay in 2009, explains how in 2018 he felt like …

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Hopes and fears as Rugby World Cup warm-ups begin

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Excitement will be mixed with concern when four of Europe’s leading rugby nations begin their World Cup warm-up programme this weekend. Ireland play Italy in Dublin on Saturday, with England facing Wales at Twickenham a day later. While some players can be reasonably certain of …

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Perisic shines as Croatia edge Wales in Euro qualifier

Paris, France | AFP | World Cup runners-up Croatia moved to the top of their Euro 2020 qualifying group as Ivan Perisic starred in a clinical 2-1 victory over Wales in Osijek on Saturday. Inter Milan winger Perisic was involved in both goals, setting up the first as James Lawrence deflected …

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Bale nets hat-trick as Wales smash sorry China 6-0

Nanning, China | AFP | Ryan Giggs’ first game as Wales coach got off to a flying start Thursday with a 6-0 demolition of China as Gareth Bale scored a hat-trick. The Real Madrid forward scored his 29th international goal for his country to become the highest scoring Welsh player …

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Five key moments in Wales 3 Belgium 1

Lille, FRANCE | AFP | Wales qualified for their first ever major tournament semi-final in their debut at the European Championship by coming from behind to beat Belgium 3-1 in Lille on Friday. A mouthwatering semi-final meeting with Portugal will see Welsh star Gareth Bale go up against his Real …

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Wales v Northern Ireland – five things we learned

Paris, France | AFP | Wales beat Northern Ireland 1-0 to reach the quarter-finals of Euro 2016 on Saturday. Here are five things we learned from the match.   Not a classic game, not a classic goal. But @FAWales don’t mind one jot. They’re in dream land! #WALNIR #EURO2016 pic.twitter.com/K0h7SMFLxr …

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Bale’s Wales delight at taking top spot from England

Toulouse, France | AFP | Gareth Bale scored in his third straight game at Euro 2016 to guide Wales to a 3-0 win over Russia and then revelled at getting ahead of rivals England to top their group. England could only manage a frustrating goalless draw against Slovakia and dropped …

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England v Wales – five things we learnt

England 2 Wales 1 Germany 0 Poland 0 Lens, France | AFP | England beat Wales 2-1 in their second Euro 2016 Group B game in Lens on Thursday. Here AFP Sports looks at five things we learnt from the match. Sturridge, Vardy should be starting England did not entirely …

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