Warren Gatland has admitted he is “hugely disappointed” by Sam Warburton’s shock decision to retire from rugby. The Wales and Lions star stunned fans and fellow players on Wednesday by declaring he was walking away from the professional game at the age of 29.
Welsh distance runner Dewi Griffiths made a spectacular return to competitive running when he won the British 10K in London. Having been forced to pull out of the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games earlier this year due to a stress fracture, the Swansea Harrier has been working his way back to fitness during the summer.
Two former South Wales rugby league stars met as head coaches in the opening day of the Student Home Nations tournament in Pontypridd, with Paul Emanuelli’s Wales overcoming Carl de Chenu’s Irelan,. Emanuelli scored 282 points in 77 games for South Wales Scorpions from 2014-17 whilst De Chenu starred for a season for Celtic Crusaders in 2006 scoring 22 tries in 29 matches.
Sam Clucas could be on his way out of Swansea City with Burnley confident they can land the midfielder for around £12m. Clucas joined the Swans from Hull City a year ago and made 29 Premier League appearances last season. But after an encouraging start, his form became inconsistent and he rarely touched the heights of his two-goal contribution to the January victory over Arsenal.