Zinedine Zidane had admitted that Gareth Bale does not fit in with his current Real Madrid side as speculation grows the Wales skipper's time at the Bernabeu is up. The club's world recored £85million buy was an unused sub as a nightmare season ended with a 2-0 home defeat to Real Betis.
Jess Roberts saw her unbeaten run at the OVO Energy Tour series ended after she was beaten into second place in Durham. The Carmarthen-born rider was competing for the fourth time in little over a week having triumphed in the previous rounds in Redditch, Motherwell and Aberdeen.
He fought back the tears, and vowed to return to rugby sooner rather than later, but Ceri Sweeney had every reason to smile at the weekend after bringing down the curtain on a great career. More than 20 years after making his Pontypridd debut against Ebbw Vale, with his PE teacher Paul John as his scrum-half, the 39-year-old former Wales outside-half steered his side to a 47-19 win over Principality Premiership champions Merthyr. It was the perfect way to bow out at Sardis Road and both teams formed a guard of honour to welcome him onto the field.
Graham Potter will hold talks with Brighton today over their vacant managerial position after the Seagulls agreed to pay the release clause in his Swansea City contract. The 43-year-old was offered a new contract by the Swans in an attempt to ward off Brighton's interest, but told his employers he's keen to move quickly into managing in the Premier League after just one season working in the Championship. Brighton saw an initial approach to Swansea knocked back on Tuesday with Potter still having two years left on the deal he signed when he joined the club from Swedish side Ostersund last summer.
Friday night’s play-off clash between Llanelli and Pontypool has brought plenty of sympathy for the losers as Pooler were yet again denied promotion to the Welsh Premiership following a 27-16 defeat. But as Paul Jones reports, this was a game with so much to lose for two of the most famous names in Welsh rugby. All the pre-match talk had been about whether or not Pontypool’s three year dream to reach the top tier of the semi-pro game would become a reality at the end of their second unbeaten season in the Championship, but few had considered what the play-off game at Aberavon meant to Llanelli.
Cardiff Met are chasing glory, history and a big bundle of cash when they visit Bala Town today in a make-or-break Europa League play-off final. The tie is worth £194,000 in prize money to the winning side but for the students it is also about securing European qualification for the first time in their history after heartbreaking defeats in the previous two play-off finals. Met midfielder Will Evans believes his team are feeling confident of ending their unwanted play-off record following an impressive semi-final display against Caernarfon Town.
Jade Jones made it fifth time lucky in Manchester by defeating holder Ah-Reum Lee to be crowned World taekwondo Champion. Wales' double Olympic Games gold medallist had won silver and bronze medals at her previous four world appearances since 2011.
North-Walian all-rounder David Lloyd believes Glamorgan can bounce back from the disappointment of their two-run defeat against Somerset on Sunday in the Royal London One-Day Cup. Having slumped to 21 for five at one stage, the middle-order and tail made up for a dismal top-order batting display, which subsequently saw... Read More
Billy Root has been backed to make a major impact for Glamorgan this season as he bids to step out of the shadow of older brother Joe. Root scored a century for the county on his debut in the drawn friendly against the students of Cardiff MCCU this week –... Read More
Colin Ingram has insisted Glamorgan can recover from last season disastrous campaign – and has underlined his faith by signing a new two-year white ball contract with the county. The South African batsman will captain Glamorgan in the T20, but is unlikely to be available for the One Day Cup from... Read More
Matthew Maynard will be at the helm again for Glamorgan this season after confirmation last week that he will hold the coaching reins for the forthcoming season. Alun Rhys Chivers spoke to him about his aims and ambitions in his second spell in charge. After his appointment as Glamorgan’s interim head... Read More
Matthew Maynard will have a second innings as Glamorgan coach after being appointed for the whole of the 2019 season. The former England batsman was announced as interim head coach for the winter following Robert Croft's departure in October. But now that temporary role has grown into a season-long job... Read More
Glamorgan have signed Charlie Humphrey for the coming season, a former baggage-handler in Australia. The Welsh county have certainly got used to being left on the carousel when it comes to success in recent years but Alun Rhys Chivers has uncovered what could be some useful Yorkshire grit. Until four... Read More