Wales Rally GB Heading To Liverpool......And Oulton Park Hosting A Special Stage
For the first time in recent history, Wales Rally GB (October 3-6) will kick off over the English border with its showpiece Ceremonial Start relocating into Liverpool’s iconic Waterfront. Another new addition follows swiftly with an early evening opening special stage set at Oulton Park, the well-known race circuit situated in rolling parkland close to Chester.
Ben Thomas Admits Staying On The Right Side Of Gethin Jenkins Has Upped His Game
Rising Cardiff star Ben Thomas has paid tribute to Gethin Jenkins after picking up the Best Newcomer title at the Principality Premiership awards. The 20-year-old has come under the direction of Jenkins at the Arms Park, following the move of the former Wales prop into coaching under Cardiff head coach Steve Law. Thomas – who plays at both outside-half and inside centre – said: “I’ve thoroughly enjoyed this season. We’ve had a strong run and Steve Law has been massive for us, both in his recruitment and throughout the season.
Tesni Goes To Hull And Back In British Open Fightback As Joel Bows Out After Epic
Tesni Evans had to stage a fightback to book her place in the third round of the British Open after a gruelling five game battle in Hull. The No 9 seed took the first game 11-6 against England's Julianne Courtice who she had beaten on her way to defending her British National title in February.
Swansea City Fans Told To Brace Themselves . . . For More Flogging
Swansea City fans have been told to adopt the brace position – they are about to get hit by the Birch. New Swans chairman Trevor Birch has warned that tough times lay ahead for a club already reeling from the departure of manager Graham Potter to Brighton. In language that includes some of the most terrifying of modern-day business jargon, supporters have been told that the current squad – already pruned back to the roots with 16 players discarded in the past year – has to be further “rebalanced”.
Newport County Boss Michael Flynn Reveals Wembley Boost
Joss Labadie has been declared fit for Newport County’s play-off final against Tranmere Rovers at Wembley on Saturday. The influential midfielder limped off during County’s semi-final second leg win at Mansfield and was considered a doubt for the tie that could propel the club into League One. But manager Michael Flynn has insisted his former skipper – who missed 10 games before the play-offs through an ankle injury – is available.
Ryan Giggs Makes Kieffer Moore The Merrier As One Of Seven New Wales Faces
Kieffer Moore is one of seven new faces called up by Ryan Giggs for Wales’ training squad ahead of next month’s Euro 2020 qualifiers against Croatia and Hungary. Barnsley striker Moore – who was born in Torquay but who has a grandmother from Llanrug, near Caernarfon – joins several other unfamiliar names at the Algarve training camp from May 22-28, but injured pair Aaron Ramsey and Ethan Ampadu both miss out. Juventus-bound Ramsey has not played since April 18, when he suffered the hamstring injury which prematurely ended his Arsenal career and sees him miss the Gunners’ Europa League final date with Chelsea.
Unlucky Morris Misses Out On GT Race Podiums
Seb Morris remains third in the British GT Championship drivers’ standings, despite missing out on what could have been two podium race results at Snetterton yesterday. Wrexham-born driver Morris and JRM team-mate Rick Parfitt Jnr were on course to secure their second podium of the campaign in round three on Sunday morning. Having worked their way up from 10th on the grid, contact on the final lap of the 60-minute race resulted in damage to the No.31 Bentley and a slip to fifth on the drag to the line. Round four later in the day proved even more vexing for the 23-year old when an unfortunate spin for Parfitt Jnr, while pushing for the podium, led to heavy contact with the barriers. Although he rejoined the race, an unrelated late left rear puncture dropped the duo out of the top ten.
Graham Potter Turns From Swan To Seagull But Insists He'll Remember His 11-Month Stay Forever
Graham Potter has insisted he will remember Swansea City fans for the rest of his life after ending his spell in charge after less than a year to take over at Brighton. The 44-year-old – who once said he would remain at the Swans, “for however long they want me to stay” – was confirmed as the Seagulls’ new manager on Monday afternoon. The Swans had offered Potter a new contract in an attempt to ward off interest from the Premier League club, who sacked Chris Hughton following the end of the season.
Warriors Waste No Time In Claiming Local Bragging Rights
The South Wales Warriors took the honours in American Football’s Severnside derby to stay undefeated after three games this season. The Warriors wasted no time after crossing the Severn Bridge and raced into a 21-0 lead in the first quarter. However the Apache, who were relegated from Division One last year, showed more resistance in the second quarter and made it to half-time without conceding any further points.