Sardinia is a special place for Elfyn Evans, as it’s where he made his World Rally Car debut – taking an M-Sport Ford Fiesta WRC to a magnificent sixth place finish in 2013. Magnificent because, while he’d done a lot of the car’s development testing, the World Rally Car was a massive step up from the Fiesta R5s and R2s he had been competing in – and Evans instantly proved that he was more than capable of handling the extra power and pressure. A lot has happened to the 29-year old from Dolgellau since then – not least becoming a World Rally winner, thanks to his victory on last year’s Wales Rally GB. And now his 2018 season is on the up too, after Evans finished second last time out on the Rally of Portugal, after a well judged and inch perfect run in the latest Fiesta WRC. Like all FIA World Rally Championship events, Rally Italia Sardegna (7-10 June) has its unique qualities – all of which make it an extremely tricky event. The narrow sandy gravel roads are lined with big rock, so sliding an inch or two off line could spell disaster. And as the WRC reaches its mid-point of the season, European summer temperatures on the Mediterranean island are also likely to be a factor, with high in-car temperatures a challenge for crews and a greater than normal stress on engines and transmissions.
Wales Students coach Paul Emanuelli has announced a 22-man squad who compete against England, Scotland and Ireland in the Student Home Nations in Pontypridd this July. The squad will be reduced to 20 just before the tournament starts, as per competition rules.
Warren Gatland has told his Wales rookies they can help Wales succeed at next year’s World Cup – even if they don’t make it into the team. The Wales coach admitted the value of last weekend’s 22-20 victory over South Africa – played out in Washington DC between two vastly under-strength sides before a meagre crowd – may not be known until September of next year. That is when Wales will be in Japan for the World Cup, by which stage the missing dozen or so players from the current tour may well be back in the starting line-up.
Wales captain Tommy Reffell admits his team can afford no slip-ups when they face Japan at the World Rugby U20 Championship on Thursday. The Leicester Tigers back rower knows that a shock defeat would halt his team’s chances of progress from Pool A following their heavy 42-10 to New Zealand at the weekend. The Baby Blacks had three players sent to the sin bin, but never appeared unduly troubled and Reffell concedes that Welsh standards slipped from their superb opening victory over Australia.
Cardiff AAC women's team celebrated the club's 50th anniversary in fine style on Saturday as they got their UK Women's Athletics League First Division season off to a winning start. There was a celebratory atmosphere in the air as the club hosted the women's fixture along with a men's British Athletics League Premier Division match to mark 136 years of athletics in the city and the formation of Cardiff AAC in 1968.
Cardiff Amateur Athletics club celebrated its 50th anniversary on Saturday by hosting some of the biggest names in British domestic athletics. The Cardiff International Sports Campus was the venue for the club's British Athletics League Premier Division fixture, along with a UK Women's Athletics League Division One fixture.
Cardiff AAC celebrated its 50th anniversary on Saturday watched by the ever-youthful Lynn 'the Leap' Davies, one the club's and Wales' greatest athletes. Owen Morgan had a chat with him for Dai Sport as the current crop of athletes in the blue vest took to the track and field.
Wales’ Graeme Thomas helped Britain’s men’s quadruple sculls win a stunning gold medal on the final day of World Cup 1 in Belgrade. The 29-year-old from Preston joined Tom Barras, Jonny Walton and John Collins in a victory after a terrific battle with the rival German crew.
RHONDDA OUTLAWS 50 CARDIFF BLUE DRAGONS 16 Rhondda Outlaws gained their first win of the season at Sardis Road with a fantastic second half performance against Cardiff Blue Dragons. It was a close first 40 minutes that saw the home side go in 18-12 up, but after the break the Outlaws, who shrugged off their opening day loss to Valley Cougars, let rip.
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