Wales’ World Cup plans have been thrown into turmoil after Rob Howley was sent home from Japan. Former Wales captain and scrum-half Howley left Wales’s training camp on Monday following an alleged breach of World Rugby’s regulation six which covers anti-corruption and betting. Howley is understood to have been betting on matches, and has been provisionally suspended from all rugby matter matters until a disciplinary hearing - essentially ruling him out from any participation in the World Cup.
He may still be only 16, but Welsh swimming sensation Matt Richards already has his eyes set on next year’s Olympic Games in Tokyo. Those same eyes are on Japan for the next few weeks, too, as the young Welsh rugby fan tells Liz Byrnes. Matt Richards gave his parents a hint of what was to come when he was only a five-year-old on a family holiday in Tenerife. Disgruntled by having to wear armbands in the pool while other, older children didn’t, he marched up to his mother and father, told them he’d had enough and threw the armbands on the chair.
Tomas Francis has revealed Wales are going to go back to basics to solve their scrum problems at the World Cup. The Exeter Chiefs tight-head prop has been part of a Wales pack that creaked and wobbled at times during their warm-up matches for the tournament. Francis was at the forefront of a much-needed improved display when Wales lost to Ireland in Dublin, but all 20 teams at the World Cup in Japan will operate under a World Rugby scrummaging law amendment that was implemented this summer.
Junior and youth sailors from all round Wales will meet in Mumbles for the British Youth Sailing Welsh Regional Championships. A year out from the Tokyo Olympics where Cardiff’s Hannah Mills will be looking to defend her gold medal, this is the event which will find and showcase the Welsh sailing superstars of the future.
Wales Golf has welcomed the announcement that the 2021 AIG Women’s British Open will be held in Royal Porthcawl, as a further boost for the game in Wales. With the focus on women’s golf following a thrilling Solheim Cup, it is an opportunity to build further on the work Wales Golf does in encouraging women and girls into the game, which has seen an increase in the numbers joining Welsh golf clubs.
Sheffield Wednesday 2, Cardiff City 3 Goalkeeper Neil Etheridge is back in action and played 90 minutes in Cardiff City’s Professional Development Under-23 League Match at Sheffield Wednesday. Etheridge has been out for six weeks after suffering a hamstring injury during a Championship clash with Wigan Athletic on August 3. The Philippines international, who... Read More
Under-18: Cardiff City 3, Leeds United 1 The young Bluebirds produced their best performance of the season to earn their first Professional Under-18 Development League win. Ntazana Ligendza, Kieron Evans and Isaak Davies scored City’s goals during a convincing success at Cardiff Sports Campus. Coach Matthew Bloxham was delighted with his young players,... Read More
The beast is back - and he's supporting the Bluebirds in their quest for Championship success. Jon Parkin sat a few rows behind me in the away section at Pride Park, chatting with Cardiff City fans, posing for photographs and, most importantly of all, singing club songs. He was among more than... Read More
'Addo' Gave Me A Derby County Telling Off - Because I Wasn't Wearing A Tie To Travel On Rams' Team Bus
As Cardiff City visit Derby County tonight, seeking the points that would lift them into the top six of the Championship, Dai Sport's Terry Phillips recalls the 11 years he spent working for the Derby Evening Telegraph ahead of his own return to the club at Pride Park. Colin Addison, Roy McFarland, Johnny... Read More
Cardiff City competed with Bayern Munich, LA Galaxy, PSV Eindhoven and Newcastle United during the 2019 JEJU International Cup in South Korea. City earned four points in their group, beating Korean team Busan IPark 2-1 before slipping to a 3-2 defeat against Japanese club Kashima Antlers 3-1. The brave Bluebirds then fought... Read More
Cardiff City 1, Bolton Wanderers 0 Teenage striker Liam Soule scored Cardiff City’s winning goal in their Professional Under-23 Development League match against Bolton Wanderers at Cardiff Sports Campus. Former West Brom youth player Soule, aged 18, scored the only goal two minutes after half-time. City had Ben Margetson, the son of former... Read More