Wales’ World Cup plans have been thrown into turmoil after Rob Howley was sent home from Japan. Former Wales captain and scrum-half Howley left Wales’s training camp on Monday following an alleged breach of World Rugby’s regulation six which covers anti-corruption and betting. Howley is understood to have been betting on matches, and has been provisionally suspended from all rugby matter matters until a disciplinary hearing - essentially ruling him out from any participation in the World Cup.
He may still be only 16, but Welsh swimming sensation Matt Richards already has his eyes set on next year’s Olympic Games in Tokyo. Those same eyes are on Japan for the next few weeks, too, as the young Welsh rugby fan tells Liz Byrnes. Matt Richards gave his parents a hint of what was to come when he was only a five-year-old on a family holiday in Tenerife. Disgruntled by having to wear armbands in the pool while other, older children didn’t, he marched up to his mother and father, told them he’d had enough and threw the armbands on the chair.
Tomas Francis has revealed Wales are going to go back to basics to solve their scrum problems at the World Cup. The Exeter Chiefs tight-head prop has been part of a Wales pack that creaked and wobbled at times during their warm-up matches for the tournament. Francis was at the forefront of a much-needed improved display when Wales lost to Ireland in Dublin, but all 20 teams at the World Cup in Japan will operate under a World Rugby scrummaging law amendment that was implemented this summer.
Junior and youth sailors from all round Wales will meet in Mumbles for the British Youth Sailing Welsh Regional Championships. A year out from the Tokyo Olympics where Cardiff’s Hannah Mills will be looking to defend her gold medal, this is the event which will find and showcase the Welsh sailing superstars of the future.
Wales Golf has welcomed the announcement that the 2021 AIG Women’s British Open will be held in Royal Porthcawl, as a further boost for the game in Wales. With the focus on women’s golf following a thrilling Solheim Cup, it is an opportunity to build further on the work Wales Golf does in encouraging women and girls into the game, which has seen an increase in the numbers joining Welsh golf clubs.
A women's American Football team's recruitment drive is about challenging perceptions, head coach Simon Browning tells Twm Owen The Cardiff Valkyries are on mission not only to recruit new players but challenge perceptions about the place of women in sport. As the only women’s American Football team in Wales its players and... Read More
Two touchdowns at either end of the game have won the South Wales Warriors the Division Two South Britbowl XXXIII title. The championship completes a remarkable turnaround for Wales' only senior American Football team who just two years ago endured relegation and a winless season after voluntarily giving up their... Read More
The South Wales Warriors have arrived in London ready for their Division Two British American Football final. The Warriors, who went through their eight game regular season unbeaten, take on the 6-2 Bournemouth Bobcats on the full-size 100 yard 3G pitch at the New River Stadium, White Hart Lane in... Read More
The film and television industry brought Mick Duncan to south Wales now the Irishman is set to be cast in a leading role in American Football’s Britbowl, writes Twm Owen Championships are by definition special occasions and for South Wales Warrior Mick Duncan this weekend’s British American Football Britbowl XXXIII final is the second such highpoint in a month.... Read More
The only Welsh team in the British American Football National League can win their first silverware in eight years this weekend. But standing in the way of the South Wales Warriors, in the British American Football Association (BAFA) Division Two Southern Conference Britbowl, are a team who hold a special place... Read More
The South Wales Warriors have won promotion to Division One of the British American Football Association National League and now have the chance to win a conference title. The Warriors survived a bruising semi-final with the London Blitz B to win their place in the Division Two Southern Conference Final... Read More