Cardiff Met have maintained their status as the big beasts of student rugby in Wales but coach Danny Milton has admitted they were given a scare by Cardiff University. The Met’s 34-19 victory may look comfortable enough, but their win at the Arms Park – where 3,000 fans inhaled some festive spirit of one kind of another – was anything but. Cardiff Uni proved a tough nut to crack in Wednesday night’s BUCS Super Rugby derby, but the result left one side sitting pretty at the top of the table and the other looking up at the rest from the bottom.
A small piece of Welsh sporting history will be made this weekend when the first ever women’s American Football games to be staged in Wales are played. The Cardiff Valkyries, the only women’s team in Wales, are hosting a four-team tournament at Penarth on Saturday and by late afternoon four full contact games, featuring as many teams, will have been played, not on Welsh soil, but the 3G artificial turf at St Cyres School. “This will be the first time we’ve ever hosted a tournament, we’ve always been the team that has had to travel and we’ve been to Oxford, Portsmouth or Birmingham,” said Valkyries head coach Simon Browning.
Lauren Williams is on course for a $70,000 (around £54,000) jackpot after coming through,gh her first fight at the World Taekwondo Grand Slam event opened in China. The 19-year-old from Gwent beat Croatian rival Doris Pole 2-0 to reach the last eight in the -67kg weight division in Wuxi.
Georgia Davies was happy to end the year with another bronze medal as she finished third in the 100m backstroke at the FINA World Short Course Swimming Championships in China. Davies – who also earned bronze for Wales earlier this year at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games – finished among the medals on the second day of competition in Hangzhou. The European Champion tied for the third place podium position with Minna Atherton of Australia in a time of 56.74 in what was expected to be a hotly contested and close race.
The crown worn by the best student rugby team in Wales will be up for grabs on Wednesday night when Cardiff Met host Cardiff University at the Arms Park. It will be the second time this season the top two college rugby sides in the country have met and will give a clue as to whether the gap is closing. Both are part of the leading student rugby tier – the BUCS Super League – but Cardiff Met sit second in the table, whilst their city rivals are second from bottom.
Geraint Thomas's team-mate Chris Froome is confident Team Sky will still be racing in 2020 - even if it is under a different name. The duo - who are both set to chase Tour de France glory next July - have seen their futures put under a cloud after Sky announced its sponsorship would finish at the end of 2019.
Geraint Thomas' Team Sky future is under a cloud after Sky announced its sponsorship of the team will finish at the end of 2019. Wales' Tour de France champ has only just agreed a new three year deal with the team that was due to run until the end of 2021.
Tesni Evans could end 2018 with another title in Monte Carlo, consolidating her status as one of the leading squash players in the world. But if it’s fame and fortune she’s after, she’s probably in the wrong game – at least for a while - as she tells Graham Thomas. Tesni Evans laughs and rolls her eyes before confessing that... Read More
Cardiff-born squash ace Tesni Evans is the highest Welsh World-ranked player of all time. The 25-year-old, now rated 12th best squash player in the World, is aiming high, saying: “I’d love to be World champion one day.” Tesni, who moved from South Wales to Rhyl with her family at the age of 10, powered to the World Championship quarter-finals in Manchester last... Read More
Cardiff-born Tesni Evans, who lives in Rhyl and plays out of the Prestatyn club, has qualified for the women’s quarter-finals at the National Squash Championships in Manchester. Tesni powered to an 11-5, 11-2, 11-2 win against Alison Thompson in her opening match, earning victory in 26 minutes. The next test for Tesni is against second seed Alison Waters on Friday evening (7pm). Tesni,... Read More