Neil Warnock believes Cardiff City can stay unbeaten at home for the rest of the season after Lee Tomlin preserved their record with a late equaliser against Sheffield Wednesday. The Cardiff manager was in bullish mood, despite an at best mixed performance in their 1-1 draw on Friday night. Cardiff were outplayed for an hour, but managed to rouse themselves in the late stages and were thankful to Tomlin’s set-piece skills.
Jayne Ludlow is preparing her Wales team for a vital upcoming Euro qualifier against Northern Ireland. Like the previous World Cup campaign, it’s a momentum-builder that is gathering energy and changing the perception of women’s sport in Wales. But she still sees limits on the opportunities for girls in all sports – football, hockey, netball - and tells Graham Thomas how more needs to be done. When Jayne Ludlow recalls her own sporting childhood in the Rhondda, one of her more formative memories is of a door closing when she was 11. That was when the current manager of the Wales women’s football team left Dunraven Primary School and moved up to Treorchy Comprehensive.
Steve Cooper has defended his decision to use playmaker Bersant Celina as a wide player, rather than as a central No.10. The Swansea City manager – whose team travel to Barnsley on Saturday hoping to make amends for their shock home defeat to Championship bottom club Stoke City – has been deploying Celina in an unfamiliar wide left role in recent matches. It’s a decision that has perplexed some Swans supporters, as the former Manchester City player appears to have been less effective than in his previous central position.
Luke Charteris doesn’t want his former teammates to go through the same post-match agonies he suffered the last time Wales met France at the World Cup. The towering Bath lock – now on the coaching staff at the English club - played the full 80 minutes in the 9-8 defeat in the 2011 semi-final, when Wales lost skipper Sam Warburton to a red card after a mere 12 minutes. That defeat remains the biggest disappointment and regret in Charteris’ long career and it still hurts even to this day.
Warren Gatland insists Wales have done everything they can to ensure Dan Biggar has fully overcome concussion. Biggar suffered head injuries in successive World Cup games against Australia and Fiji, but he has met all targets and will line up in Sunday’s quarter-final appointment with France. “He felt better after the (Fiji) game, it was clear,” said the Wales head coach.
Lee Walker claimed one of the biggest scalps of his 25-year career by knocking world number one Judd Trump out of the 19.com English Open. The Gwent player had tasted victory just once this season before the tournament began, but made it three wins in as many days to set up a last 16 clash with Gary Wilson. In a high quality match, Walker stunned the world champion by taking the opening two frames with breaks of 74 and 67, only for Trump to reply with back-to-back centuries.
Wales are preparing for a huge test of their rugby credentials against France this weekend, but it isn’t just happening in Japan. This is the Wales rugby league team and the tournament is the World Cup Nines, which start in Sydney on Friday – just part of a busy current schedule for the league code, as Graham Thomas reports. Wales and the Rugby World Cup may be fixing much of the nation’s attention at present, but the sport’s other code is working hard to grab some of the limelight. Rugby League in Wales has always faced a challenge to move beyond the shadow of rugby union and this season might be their biggest yet if Warren Gatland’s team go all the way in Japan.
Tesni Evans has highlighted the impact of her home crowd after coming back from the brink to beat Joelle King as the Welsh Wizards earned their first win of the season on Tuesday night. Evans – the world number nine – produced a stunning comeback from a game down, and... Read More
Anna Kimberley, footballer turned squash player, makes her Premier Squash League debut for Welsh Wizards in Cardiff this evening (Tuesday) when they entertain St George’s. The 24-year-old Kimberley, from Colchester in Essex, was intent on becoming a professional footballer when she was introduced to squash at her primary school. Now the former... Read More
The Dragons Of Welsh Wizards Take On St George's In World Class Squash Clash At Sport Wales, Cardiff
Two of the World’s leading female squash players go head-to-head when Welsh Wizards play at home against St George’s in the Premier Squash League on Tuesday. Cardiff-born Tesni Evans, ranked World number nine, plays New Zealand’s Commonwealth champion Joelle King, who is three places higher at six. Both players have flown back... Read More
Welsh Wizards, the Cardiff-based Premier Squash League team, look certain to call up a couple of the World’s leading players for their opening home match of the season. That will be against St George’s on Tuesday, October 15. They have Mohamed ElShorbagy and Joelle King their top male and female players. Wizards... Read More
Welsh Wizards launch their 2019-20 Premier Squash League season when they play Warwick away tonight (Tuesday). Spanish ace Edmon Lopez, a 23-year-old from Barcelona, leads the Wizards team and will play Mumbai-born Mahesh Mangaonkar and that looks certain to be close and fiercely contested. Mangaonkar is ranked 54 in the World, five... Read More
American squash champion Todd Harrity, from Bryn Mawr in Pennsylvania, has joined the Welsh Wizards. Harrity, ranked 47 in the World, is among 15 signings for Wizards’ 2019-20 Premier Squash League season. Squash Wales performance director is in charge of recruitment for the PSL team and has signed two men formerly ranked... Read More