The dust has settled on the Six Nations and the ink has dried on the cheque given to the WRU for finishing runners-up in a tight contest for second place. But Robin Davey says the extra cash has come at a cost. Building for the future. That was at least, in part, what the Six Nations was meant to all about. But Wales, despite finishing a creditable second, went backwards in style and, incredibly, have no idea who their best No.10 is.
Wales’ Men’s and Women’s Artistic Gymnastics teams have begun preparations in Australia ahead of next month’s Commonwealth Games. The men arrived on Wednesday, two days after the women, and both squads will now start their countdown on the Gold Coast ahead of the Games which starts on April 4. The two squads have been boosted by encouraging performances at the recent British Championships in Liverpool, where Welsh gymnasts brought home a haul of 14 medals across all competitions.
The Six Nations has been packed away for another year and with it the interest of many fans. But Robert Rees believes now is the perfect time for ‘event-going’ rugby fans to try some other stuff lower down the menu – and for regions and clubs to ride the wave of interest rather than ignore it. Welsh rugby crowds often vary so much throughout the regional/club calender, with success - or lack of - fixture times and international windows being the main culprits to the variation. It's often a hot topic on social media platforms or down the clubhouse, but where have all the fans gone?
The organisers of Wales Rally GB have promised to take “full advantage” of the new closed road legislation, which came into force in Wales earlier this year, to create an exciting new-look route for this year’s event (4-7 October), with a shift of focus to the forests and venues of north Wales. A change in the law, which allows local authorities to suspend the Road Traffic Act for authorised motorsport events without requiring individual Acts of Parliament, came into force in Wales on 2 February this year. This won’t see long stretches of the A470 closed for rally cars to blast along, but it will see small sections of B roads closed, possibly joining forest stages such as Penmachno South and Penmachno North, and Dyfi and Gartheiniog, to make longer and more challenging speed tests. “Wales has some of the best driving roads in Europe and this initiative will provide the perfect platform to showcase the very best of the Welsh countryside,” said the 2017 Wales Rally GB winner Elfyn Evans at the time of the closed road announcement. “With the success of events like Wales Rally GB, Welsh motorsport is very much on the up and this will only encourage even more visitors to our region.”
Mid Wales racing driver Ben Power had to contend with a burst brake line as well as snow, as he launched his campaign in the 2018 National Legends Car Championship with MRF Tyres. In a freezing cold, and at times snowy, opening round at Oulton Park in Cheshire, Power, from Guilsfield, near Welshpool, finished 8th and 6th in the heat races before taking 8th place in the final.
As the second ‘Beast from the East’ prepared to blast South Wales, Penarth Hockey Club defied the elements to not only complete a slate of games in the GoCrea8 League but produce some sizzling scorelines in the process. Isca ‘A’ 3-5 PENARTH
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