Oli McBurnie is set to return for Swansea City at home to Sheffield United this weekend after recovering from the illness that forced him to miss their last two games. The Swans striker sat out the FA Cup victory at Aston Villa as well as the draw at Preston, but manager Graham Potter believes his leading scorer is sharp enough again to face the Blades. "With Oli it is one of those things where he was ill last week, a bit low, and then he has picked something else up,” said Potter.
Newport County are to help their fans with the long trip to Middlesbrough in the FA Cup by paying half their costs. The gesture is a thank you by the club for their supporters’ role in their giant-killing run that has taken them through to the fourth round. Manager Mike Flynn and his team earned a stunning 2-1 victory over Leicester City in the third round before being handed a fourth round trip to the Riverside Stadium on January 26.
Tesni Evans hopes to play her part in bringing New Yorkers to a standstill when she plays her first match at the JP Morgan Tournament of Champions this weekend. The Welsh No.1 – who broke into the world’s top 10 on the back of stunning performances in America last year – rates the event as one of the sport’s best due to its iconic location. Imagine a glass squash court dropped into the main passenger concourse at Waterloo train station during rush hour and you get an idea of the impact made by hosting the championship at New York’s Grand Central Terminal.
Josh Adams has been ruled out of a comeback this weekend as the Wales wing battles for fitness ahead of the Six Nations. The Worcester Warriors star has not played since injuring his hamstring last month and the club have warned that any setback now could lead to another six to eight weeks on the sidelines. That would be another significant blow for Wales who are already without Leigh Halfpenny for an unspecified further period as he tries to overcome the effects of concussion.
Everton striker Oumar Niasse has arrived in Cardiff to complete his loan move to the Bluebirds - and he could be joined by Manchester United’s Marouane Fellaini. But Emiliano Sala’s proposed move to South Wales has been delayed after he was sent on from the Nantes subs bench in their French Ligue 1 fixture against Nimes on Wednesday. That effectively rules put any chance of Sala arriving in time for Saturday’s Premier League trip to Newcastle United, although it is believes Kenneth Zohore has recovered from injury and available to return.
By Owen Morgan The busy cross country season continues for Welsh athletes this weekend at the IAAF Northern Ireland International Cross Country event. Welsh Athletics has selected a strong team to compete in the Celtic and Home Countries International match which is incorporated into the event in Belfast. European Cross Country Championships silver medallists Charlie Hulson, of Liverpool Harriers, and Swansea Harrier Kris Jones are selected fresh from representing Great Britain at the Simplyhealth Stirling XCountry last weekend.
Welsh twins Fiona and Jenni Shuttleworth followed in the footsteps of one of the most famous sporting alumni of their junior school, Dan Biggar, in winning at Twickenham. The sisters packed down together in the back row for Cambridge as they won the 30thanniversary Women’s Varsity Match 8-5 to make it two... Read More
Future Lions tours can be saved by reducing the time spent on the Six Nations, according to England chief Nigel Melville. English rugby recently posed a threat to Lions tours by expanding their own club season deeper into the summer. That came despite calls from Wales and Lions coach Warren... Read More
Warren Gatland is to be approached by England about moving next-door when his time with Wales comes to an end. RFU interim chief Nigel Melville has revealed he plans to talk to Gatland about taking over from Eddie Jones when the current England coach steps down. Gatland finishes with Wales... Read More
Wrexham travel to Kent for a Vanarama League clash with Maidstone United on Saturday. dai-sport journalist Terry Phillips looks back almost 50 years when he reported on ‘Stones for the Kent Messenger. Bobby Houghton was Maidstone manager, while Roy Hodgson was his assistant at the old Athletic Ground on London Road... Read More
Former Arsenal and England playmaker Paul Merson is returning to Welsh League football at the age of 50. Merson, who won two First Division titles and the FA Cup during his professional career, has agreed to make a second appearance for Caerau when they play Trefelin Boys and Girls Club on... Read More
It’s claimed in some quarters than rugby is going soft. No-one seems to have told Owen Farrell, though. Harri Morgan looks at the England man Wales will run into again in the Six Nations and whether Eddie Jones can continue to risk the mentality he brings to the red rose. ... Read More