Mike Ruddock insists Toby Booth convinced the Ospreys players he was the man to take the region out of its desperate slump. The current Harlequins assistant coach will take in charge at the Liberty Stadium for the start of the 2020/21 season after their long search for a replacement to sacked Allen Clarke came to an end. Ruddock – hired as performance director earlier this season – has revealed that senior Ospreys players were involved in the assessment process and gave their thumbs-up that Booth was the man for the job.
Neil Harris admitted Cardiff City’s play-off hopes have taken a nose-dive after a defeat to Nottingham Forest which ended with Callum Paterson and Leandro Bacuna literally at each other’s throats. The Bluebirds boss insisted there were no serious issues between the pair who clashed at the end of the 1-0 defeat and had to be pulled apart by teammates. Tiago Silva scored the only goal of the game as Harris’ side suffered his first Championship defeat at home since he took over from Neil Warnock in mid-November. The result leaves the Bluebirds six point
The Celtic Dragons began their Vitality Netball Superleague campaign with an agonizing, but encouraging 44-43 defeat to Surrey Storm at the weekend. But despite a huge turnaround in players, former Dragon Suzy Drane tells Graham Thomas she feels optimistic about this season. The Celtic Dragons can overcome the loss of key players and prove themselves a surprise package in netball’s Superleague this season – according to the woman who was once their heartbeat. Suzy Drane – a key player for the Dragons for over a decade and a Wales legend who reached the 100-cap mark last season – believes the team’s youngsters can rise to the challenge created by major change at the club over the past few months.
Hal Robson-Kanu has paid thanks to Slaven Bilic for making him a recall option for Wales again at this year’s Euro 2020 finals. The 30-year-old striker has become the central figure in West Brom’s revitalised promotion surge and underlined his influence for the Championship leaders with two goals in their 3-0 victory at Bristol City at the weekend. The Baggies are now nine points clear of third-placed Fulham after going seven matches without a win at the turn of the year.
Neil Harris has told his Cardiff City players to show they are “serious” about promotion as they begin life without Lee Tomlin on Tuesday night. The Bluebirds manager is demanding a reaction from his side who were beaten 2-0 at Stoke City last weekend, a result which stalled their play-off surge and allowed Swansea City to climb back above them in the Championship. With 12 matches of the season left, Cardiff are six points adrift of the play-off places, giving the visit of fifth-placed Forest a critical feel in the eyes of Harris.
Jeremiah Azu was involved in a dramatic 60m final at the England Athletics age group championships in Sheffield at the weekend. The Cardiff teenager got off to a relatively slow start, but soon got into his stride to challenge Liverpool’s Henry Nwoke for the title with a late dip for the line in a desperately close finish. The commentators initially called Azu as the winner, but it soon became evident no-one could be certain whether the Welshman had retained his title or if Nwoke had just held on to earn the crown.
Taulupe Faletau insists a win over England at Twickenham would help but not define Wales’ Six Nations campaign. Defeats against Ireland and France have left hopes of a successful title defence in tatters for Wales, who play England on March 7. Last year’s Grand Slam winners last won a Six Nations game at Twickenham in 2012, but Faletau says they will not be short of motivation.
Jimmy Watkins was a runner, then a rocker, and now he’s back on the track. The former Wales middle distance king tells Owen Morgan of his amazing comeback plans for 2020 after a decade spent rockin’ all over the world. World Indoor Athletics Championship 800m finalist Jimmy Watkins is reaping... Read More
Bradley Woolridge will be looking to make amends when Cardiff Met face Connah’s Quay Nomads at Latham Park in the quarter finals of the Welsh Cup at the end of this month. The Archers’ recent 2-1 victory over Penybont – which came to thanks a brace from Eliot Evans -... Read More
Brothers Jacob and Ben Reynolds produced a remarkable family double at the Welsh Indoor Junior Athletics Championships in Cardiff. The Cardiff Athletics middle distance runners each claimed the 800m and 1500m double in their respective age groups during the two day championships at the National Indoor Athletics Centre at the... Read More
Harrison Loving Life As A World Record Holder....And Finally Being Able To Enjoy Watching Rugby Again
Almost five years after suffering a life-changing rugby injury, Harrison Walsh is finally able to enjoy watching the sport again. Just a week before the Swansea RFC and Ospreys product was due to play for Wales under-20s against England, he sustained horrendous leg injuries in a freak accident playing in a... Read More
Exclusive by Robert Wheeler Christian Edwards – the mastermind behind Cardiff Met’s journey into European football – will return to the dug-out today (Saturday), just two weeks after a suspected heart attack. The former Swansea City defender and current Cardiff Met FC manager was taken ill during a training session a... Read More
A stellar 3,000m race, the world's fastest sprinting Santas, officials dressed as elves and wall to wall Christmas tunes will be just some of the highlights at an indoor athletics meeting in Cardiff this weekend. The Cardiff Met Christmas Classic combines all the fun of the festive season with a... Read More