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.
Andrew Lord and his Devils opened the 2019-20 domestic season with back-to-back wins and 10 goals. Canadian Mike McNamee and Finnish forward Matias Sointu were both key figures for Devils during 5-3 wins against Guildford Flames (Cup) and Glasgow Clan (League). McNamee was man of the match against Flames, while Sointu has... Read More
There is good news for captain Joey and captain Jake as Cardiff Devils prepare to start their domestic season with back-to-back fixtures at their Viola Arena home venue this weekend. Newly-appointed captain Joey Martin is closing in on a playing return following a minor muscle injury, while immediate past captain Jake... Read More
Josh Haslam, a veteran of almost 250 appearances for Cardiff Fire, has committed to the club for the 2019-20 season which starts this month. Cardiff-born Haslam has played senior hockey for Fire since the age of 16. He is now 24-years-old and has played 242 senior games, scoring 121 points. The... Read More
Cardiff Devils face a Hungarian ‘bull’ when they play MAC Budapest in a challenge clash at the Viola Arena on Sunday (6pm). Two-way defenceman Chris Carlisle, an American from Fort Lee, New Jersey, is 5ft 10ins tall and will be far from the biggest player on the ice, but his head... Read More
Nottingham Panthers 3, Cardiff Devils 2 Netminder Ben Bowns was rested by Cardiff Devils for their pre-season challenge match at Nottingham Panthers with Thomas Murdy between the pipes. Jordan Lawday was back-up goalie with Bowns taking a well earned night off, while Joey Martin and Joey Haddad had minor muscle niggles and... Read More
Cardiff Devils fans have a first glimpse of the new-look Nottingham Panthers team this weekend. Head coach Andrew Lord takes his Devils to Nottingham on Saturday for a pre-season fixture and the teams clash again at the Viola Arena in Cardiff Bay on Sunday (6pm). These are the first fixtures for new... Read More