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.
Justin Faryna returned to action for Cardiff Devils in their 7-1 Elite League ice hockey win against Sheffield Steelers. Devils powered to victory with Charles Linglet and Gleason Fournier scoring two goals each and head coach Andrew Lord said: “We’ve missed him for the best part of five weeks and it’s... Read More
Cardiff Devils are in the groove and aiming for more trophies. They have played 10 Elite League and cup matches this season, scoring 45 goals and conceding 18. Devils hit back from 2-1 down after the first period to win at Ice Arena Wales, scoring three goals in the final period to... Read More
Cardiff Devils are desperately close to being genuine contenders to qualify for the Champions Hockey League last 32. They won’t make it through the groups this season, but the reigning Elite League champions are close to taking that next step. Devils lost 3-1 against Vaxjo Lakers in Sweden on Tuesday, but are... Read More
Canadian forward Matt Pope led Cardiff Devils’ quest to quell a Storm at Ice Arena Wales. Former Hershey Bears and Manitoba Moose player Pope scored a hat-trick in Devils’ 4-1 win against Manchester Storm in Cardiff Bay. Ben Blood was the other goalscorer for a home team who have now scored 29... Read More
Former Cardiff Devils captain Ryan Finnerty brings his Manchester Storm team to Ice Arena Wales this evening (Saturday, 7pm). It is the only fixture of the weekend for head coach Andrew Lord and his Devils, who then fly to Sweden for Tuesday’s Champions League clash with Vaxjo Lakers. “It’s a great test... Read More
Paul Thompson has walked away from Sheffield Steelers. ‘Thommo’ made his decision after a poor start to the new season which made him a target for Steelers fans demanding success. Their 5-2 defeat at Coventry Blaze was the result which finally sparked his decision. Assistant coach Mark Matheson has taken charge in... Read More