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.
Defenceman Sam Jardine, who has twice won the Kelly Cup in North America, is Cardiff Devils latest signing. The 25-year-old D-man from Lacombe, Alberta comes South Wales fresh from an historic season with the Newfoundland Growlers of the East Coast League where he helped the team capture the province’s first ever... Read More
Cardiff Devils have added an 11th import player top their Elite League roster for 2019-20. Defenceman Bryce Reddick is returning for his third season with Devils. Reddick was Andrew Lord’s coaches player of the year after his debut season in Cardiff and Devils head coach says: “Bryce is a true competitor, which... Read More
Mark Richardson is unique in Devils’ 33 year history - the only player to have competed in all three of their home ice rinks. ‘Richy’ signed for Devils in the season before Cardiff’s Wales National Ice Rink was closed, while he has also played a major role at the Big Blue... Read More
Ben Blood has thanked the ‘awesome’ Cardiff Devils fans during the build-up towards their opening Elite League home match against Nottingham Panthers this Saturday. Panthers have opened their campaign with three successive wins, beating bitter rivals Sheffield Steelers 5-2, and come to Cardiff in confident mood. Captain Jake Morissette and his Devils... Read More
Big Canadian defenceman Mark Louis is going for an Elite League title treble. Louis has committed to Cardiff Devils for a third season, having played a key role in championship successes in 2017 and 2018. He is the 10th import player to be confirmed by the club. [embed]http://https://youtu.be/rdJm_BznmyA[/embed] “I’m thrilled to be back for... Read More