Wales centre Jonathan Davies insists it was the right call to bring in Stephen Jones to replace Rob Howley at the World Cup. Assistant coach Howley is now back home following an alleged breach of World Rugby’s betting and anti-corruption regulations, and he faces a detailed investigation. With Howley gone from the camp, 104-times capped former Wales fly-half Jones will link up with the squad as attack coach in Toyota City on Thursday.
The Welsh Rugby Union knew a week ago they had a problem with alleged betting from inside the Wales camp. As the shock waves from the departure of Rob Howley was extending throughout the World Cup in Japan - which begins on Friday - his employers have tried to give an explanation of why the events moved from home to the eve of the tournament itself on the other side of the world. The governing body have revealed they were first made aware of the Wales backs coach's suspected breach of World Rugby’s betting regulations last Wednesday following contact from one of the gambling industry’s integrity teams.
Seb Morris hopes to stay with the JRM team in the British GT Championship next season, after finishing seventh in the drivers’ standings after an encouraging first year in the team’s Bentley Continental GT3. “JRM put together a brand new team for this year and they’ve done a superb job, I’m looking forward to hopefully being back with them next year – if they want me,” said Morris. It’s not been the easiest of seasons for the Wrexham-born driver, who endured more misfortune during the final British GT round at Donington Park last weekend. Running 60kg of ballast and less turbo boost, the unfavourable Balance of Performance (BOP) restrains ensured that the JRM Bentley of Morris and team-mate Rick Parfitt Jnr was the slowest GT3 car through the speed traps and consistently slower down on the competition along the straights.
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.
Elfyn Evans will make his comeback on home soil in October's Wales Rally GB. The Dolgellau-born racer missed the events in Finland and Germany after injuring his back in a non-championship rally in Estonia last month. Evans will also sit-out Rally Turkey on 12-15 September but specialists have given him the... Read More
Elfyn Evans will miss the next round of the FIA World Rally Championship, Rally Germany, as he continues to recover from an injury sustained on a non-championship event. The 30-year old M-Sport driver suffered a back injury following a heavy and awkward high-speed landing on the recent Rally Estonia. The... Read More
Elfyn Evans will miss the next round of the FIA World Rally Championship, Rally Finland. The 30-year old Dolgellau driver has been ruled out on medical grounds, having suffered a heavy landing at last weekend’s Rally Estonia. Currently sitting fourth in the championship standings, Evans will now focus on making... Read More
Elfyn Evans finished fourth on Rally Italy, despite losing his battle for position with Andreas Mikkelsen (Hyundai) today by less than a second. Just 7.9 seconds separated them going into today’s final four stages, but an inspired Mikkelsen set fastest time on all of them. Evans thought he’d finished fifth,... Read More
Elfyn Evans completed a very long, baking hot and bone shaking Saturday in Rally Italy in fourth position – and there will be no easing off on the final day on Sunday, as the M-Sport Ford Fiesta WRC driver starts it just 7.9 seconds ahead of fifth placed Andreas Mikkelsen... Read More
Elfyn Evans finished a long, hard, hot and punishing first full day of Rally Italy this evening in a very strong fifth place and a mere 20.3 seconds off the lead – despite a problematic morning and a time-consuming overshoot in the afternoon. The 30-year old Dolgellau driver reported a... Read More