Michael Flynn has urged his FA Cup battlers to channel their energies into revitalising their League Two campaign now their knockout journey is over. The Newport County manager wants his players to enjoy the plaudits for their Cup run – ended on Saturday night with a courageous and rather harsh 4-1 defeat at home at Manchester City – but renew their focus on their league form. City kept their quadruple hopes alive with at Rodney Parade to reach the quarter-finals. Second-half goals from Leroy Sane, Phil Foden (2) and Riyad Mahrez ensured City’s class eventually told against opponents 82 places below them on the league ladder.
His hopes of victory on Rally Sweden might have slipped, but Elfyn Evans will be aiming for a podium finish on tomorrow’s final leg of the event. Yesterday’s magnificent performance could not be repeated, although it wasn’t for the want of trying on the difficult changing conditions – which once again saw just as much mud and gravel and the traditional ice and snow. Push as he might, Evans struggled to find a comfortable rhythm in his M-Sport Ford Fiesta WRC and finished the day in fifth position.
Tesni Evans has a great chance of retaining her AJ Bell British Championship title after a stunning victory over No 1 seed Laura Massaro. The 26-year-old repeated her semi-final victory over Massaro from last year to reach Sunday's final. Evans, seeded third, came from a game down and from trailing by four points in the fourth game to triumph in 50 minutes at Nottingham University.
Allen Clarke has admitted the Ospreys are now relying on others to slip up in order to make the Guinness Pro 14 play-offs. Clarke saw his team lose 8-0 at home to Ulster in Bridgend on Friday night – a result that bunches the teams behind them with games in hand. The... Read More
Leigh Halfpenny’s return to rugby looks entirely uncertain again after the decision to abandon any idea of a Scarlets comeback this weekend. The Wales full-back had been released back to Scarlets this week, but has not been considered for Saturday’s Guinness Pro14 trip to Benetton. Halfpenny has returned to full... Read More
Leigh Halfpenny is back – on the training field, at least. Come the weekend and he might also have played his first match for three months for the Scarlets. So, should he come straight back for Wales against England? Robin Davey weighs up the call – and would leave out... Read More
England prop Mako Vunipola will miss the Six Nations clash with Wales after being ruled out of the rest of the tournament with an ankle injury. The Saracens powerhouse suffered the injury in the Red Rose's thrashing of France at Twickenham on Sunday. Vunipola's and England's worst fears were confirmed after... Read More
The build-up, the noise, the fury and the banality that precedes every Wales v England game has already begun. It was ever thus. Though misty-eyed nostalgia can sometimes obscure the truth of this fixture when you look back. Dai Sport guest columnist Stephen Bale – former rugby correspondent at The... Read More
Josh Navidi has told his Wales teammates to put on their hard hats and prepare for a war of words before they face England next weekend. The Wales flanker believes it is vital Warren Gatland’s team need to concentrate on themselves and ignore the babble from outside. England coach Eddie... Read More