Connor Roberts has revealed how the Wales squad have been taking inspiration for their European Championship campaign by watching footage of Euro 2016. Wales scaled the heights three summers ago as Chris Coleman’s side reached the semi-finals of Euro 2016 after ending a 58-year wait to play at a major tournament. The journey in France began with a 2-1 win over Slovakia in Bordeaux – the same opponents that Ryan Giggs’ side face in their opening 2020 European Championship qualifier at the Cardiff City Stadium on Sunday.
Wayne Pivac is in danger of leaving the Scarlets on a low note after admitting they served up their worst display in his five years in charge as they were hammered by the Cardiff Blues. Pivac – who is leaving at the end of the season to prepare to take charge of Wales after the World Cup – is in familiar territory for many coaches whose next job is announced long before they leave their current one. No matter what they utter in public about maintaining their focus until the last goodbye, they are often undermined by players who decide the king is dead, long live the next one.
Wales’ young female artistic gymnasts dominated the competition at the British Championships in Liverpool, with the Welsh female Espoir (under 13s) gymnasts taking eight of the top ten spots in the all-around competition and winning gold in every individual apparatus contest.
Wales' leading Arabian horse racing jockey Charlie Price is equally comfortable over the sticks as he is on the Flat and at Chepstow he won the opening novice hurdle handicap (writes Brian Lee). Price is attached to Vale of Glamorgan trainer Tim Vaughan's yard. Riding 11-year-old Flanagans Field for Bargoed's Bernard Llewellyn,... Read More
Llancarfan trainer Evan Williams had a winner at far-flung Carlisle when The Last Day came out on top (writes Brian Lee). The Last Day had been a runner-up in two previous starts. Stable jockey Adam Wedge was on board and seven-year-old The Last Day went off the 4-9 favourite in a Racing... Read More
Wales Ace Jonathan Davies Celebrates Grand Slam Plus Potters Corner Horse Racing Success At Uttoxeter
Wales rugby international Jonathan Davies had two reasons to celebrate following the Grand Slam success against Ireland. That, of course, was number one, but Davies also had that winning feeling in horse racing. Davies is a member of the syndicate which own Potters Corner, a 20-1 chance who won the Midlands Grand... Read More
Teenager James Bowen won the Fakenham Silver Cup to complete a hat-trick of victories at the Norfolk racecourse (writes Brian Lee). Bowen, aged 18, is the son of trainer Peter from Haverfordwest in West Wales completed his treble when grey gelding Thistimenextyear landed the £18,000 feature race. Christian Williams, who trains at... Read More
Silver Streak, the rank outsider at 80-1, finished third behind the Irish-trained Espoir D'Allen and Melon in the Cheltenham Festival Champion Hurdle (writes Brian Lee). Silver Streak, trained by Vale of Glamorgan trainer Evan Williams and the only grey in a 10 runner field, was ridden by stable jockey Adam Wedge. "He... Read More
Welshman Connor Brace, a 7lb claiming jockey attached to Fergal O'Brien's Cotswold yard, has been in cracking form (writes Brian Lee). He won the opening Juvenile Hurdle on 14-1 outsider Phoenican Star for O'Brien at Stratford. Star was Connor's sixth winner since the end of last month, having won at meetings all... Read More