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.
Matt Richards Wants Wales To Win Gold In Japan . . . And Then The 16-Year-Old Aims To Chase The Same Thing There Himself
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... Read More
By Liz Byrnes in Gwangju Daniel Jervis admitted he “buckled under the pressure” after he failed to make the final of the 1500m freestyle at the World Championships in South Korea. Jervis arrived in Gwangju ranked third in the world after rattling David Davies’ British record at the British Championships... Read More
Calum Jarvis was a proud man after the Great Britain 4x200m freestyle relay squad finished fifth at the World Championships in Gwangju, South Korea. The 27-year-old swam the second leg as the British quartet came home in 7mins 02.04secs, just 0.06secs off the podium as Duncan Scott set a new... Read More
Georgia Davies and Alys Thomas narrowly missed out on medals at the World Championships in Gwangju, South Korea. Davies was equal fourth in the 50m backstroke, 24 hours after claiming her first medal in four World Championships in the mixed 4x100m medley relay after Thomas had come fifth in the... Read More
By Liz Byrnes in Gwangju Georgia Davies was expecting a sleepless night after claiming her first world medal at the age of 28 as part of the Great Britain 4x100m mixed medley relay squad at the World Championships in Gwangju, South Korea. Davies has competed in four world titles but... Read More
Daniel Jervis cut a frustrated figure after the opening session of the World Championships in Gwangju, South Korea. The 23-year-old finished 17th in the 400m freestyle heats of which the top eight went straight to Sunday’s final, ruling Jervis out. Alys Thomas also failed to make it through from her... Read More