Nigel Edwards has become the first Welshman to book his ticket to the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. The 50-year-old former World No 2 amateur golfer, who made history by captaining three successive British Walker Cup teams in 2015, has been announced as the Team Leader for the Team GB golf team in Japan next year when they will be aiming to repeat the gold medal triumph of Justin Rose in Rio 2016.
Alun Wyn Jones insists Wales have more in their locker and plan to unload it in England’s direction tomorrow afternoon. The Wales captain has conceded his team have not been at their best in their two Six Nations victories so far and should perhaps have scored four more tries than they have managed so far. The two remaining unbeaten teams in this season’s tournament go head to head in what is effectively a title eliminator at the Principality Stadium.
There should be some interesting touch-line chat at the ZipWorld Stadium, Colwyn Bay, tonight ahead of the Under 20 Six Nations game between Wales and England (KO 19.05, live on S4C). There will be a host of famous fathers of aspiring young sons at the game and three players who figured in Wales’ epic, and unexpected, 10-9 win over England in Cardiff in 1993 are set to meet up to watch their sons carry on the battle 26 years on. Heading the cast will be the Wales captain from that famous day, try-scorer Ieuan Evans, and he will have his pack leader Gareth Llewellyn with him. From the England camp will be replacement wing Phil de Glanville.
Chaz Davies admits he is still getting used to his new bike as he gets the World Superbikes campaign underway in Australia. The Knighton-born rider was 14th at the end of the first practice day as new team-mate Alvaro Bautista set the pace at Phillip Island.
If you are a talented young Welsh athlete, you will be spotted and your talent will be developed to the highest possible level. This inspiring message comes from the man tasked with taking Welsh track and field stars to the next cycle of global athletics events. National coach Chris Jones has been in post since last October, following his predecessor Scott Simpson’s move to a senior coaching role at British Athletics.
Warren Gatland has told his players to climb into England tomorrow in Cardiff - but warned them to stay within the laws. The Wales coach has joined Eddie Jones in a spot of mind games before the Six Nations showdown, although his appear a more subtle attempted manipulation than the Australian’s brash claims that the home side are the greatest ever to wear the red jersey. Instead, Gatland has predicted a brutal physical contest, warning his players to stay on the right side of the referee and suggesting England prop Kyle Sinckler is a “time bomb” who could detonate at any moment.
Hundreds of club runners from all over Wales will rub shoulders with some of the nation’s elite athletes on Saturday. The annual George Crump Memorial Welsh Cross Country Championships will be held at Pembrey Country Park, near Llanelli. The current cross country season has been a particularly successful one for Welsh athletes. There have been a number of individual victories and stand out performances during the British Athletics Cross Challenge Series.
Barry teenager Sion Spence scored a hat-trick for Cardiff City in their 5-0 under-18 win against Bristol City at the Cardiff International Sports Arena. Spence netted two goals in a minute during the first half and then completed his treble seven minutes after the break. Ntazana Mayembe and Connor Davies were the... Read More
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Man of the match Sion Spence led Craig Bellamy’s young Bluebirds to a 3-1 victory against Hull City in the Professional Development Under-18 League South fixture at Cardiff International Sports Stadium. City are top of the table going into the international break having won all four of their fixtures so far... Read More
Belfast Giants forward Colin Shields says he sees no reason why fellow NHL draftee Liam Kirk can’t be a star in North America. The 18-year-old is with new club Arizona Coyotes after being picked on Saturday and is already being put through his paces as he looks to make his mark. Kirk... Read More
The continued rise in standard of Welsh football was reflected in the historic achievement by the South Wales FA in becoming the first Welsh side to qualify for the Intermediate Round of the UEFA Regions Cup. As well as hosting a Preliminary Round pool stage at the Cyncoed Campus and... Read More
South Wales FA will go into their second match in the UEFA Regions Cup Preliminary Round mini-tournament full of confidence after their 5-0 victory over Region of Gothenburg at Jenner Park. Next up (Thursday, 7 June, 7.00pm) for the Welsh regional champions, whose opening round victory was the highest score... Read More