Evan Hoyt has been given a wildcard into Wimbledon men’s singles qualifying for the first time. The Welsh number one has been given entry to play in next week’s event at Roehampton from where he could make the All England Championships for the first time as a senior. Hoyt has already expressed his ambition to make Wimbledon this summer on the back of his rising world ranking. After overcoming long-term injury issues, the Llanelli-born player – whose world ranking rose to 414 at the start of this summer – had set his sights on emulating his achievements as a junior.
World Championship motor sport is coming to Liverpool with confirmation that this autumn’s Wales Rally GB (3-6 October) will set off from the city’s historic Waterfront. It’s the first time Britain’s round of the FIA World Rally Championship has started outside Wales since 1999 and never before in 74 previous editions has Liverpool had the honour of hosting the event’s ‘grand depart’ Ceremonial Start.
Wales Women 2 South Africa 2 Skipper Leah Wilkinson bagged a well-deserved equaliser as Wales opened their FIH Series Finals in Valencia with a draw against higher ranked South Africa - and they came so close to a famous win. Coach Kevin Johnson's side went into the game ranked 27 in the world and were without Sarah Jones who is on GB duty in the Pro-league series.
The Ospreys will have to plunge straight into a pool of death next season as they re-enter the Heineken Champions Cup. The Swansea region – who are back in the top tier tournament – have been drawn in pool that appears about as tough as it can get as they must play holders Saracens, last season’s semi-finals Munster, and top French club Racing 92. Ospreys head coach Allen Clarke said: “Everyone knows we are up against some serious contenders there.
Geraint Thomas has started his recovery after what a team-mate described as a 'really scary' crash at the Tour de Suisse. Wales' Tour de France champ escaped relatively unscathed after hitting the road on stage four and being taken to hospital.
What price the Ospreys or Dragons reaching the play-offs of the Guinness Pro 14 next season after a shake up in the formatting of the two conferences? The Ospreys may have been the best of a bad bunch of Welsh regional performers in the Pro 14 last season, but their reward has been to find themselves in the same conference as the two finalists from 2019, Leinster and Glasgow, and semi-finalists Ulster. The ranking is based on the two conferences being put together and ranked in terms of points. It means that Leinster, despite the fact that they are Pro 14 champions, are ranked as the second Irish team behind Munster who edged them out by a point last year.
Chaz Davies admits it has taken him longer to get to grip with his new bike as he looks forward to a better second half of the World Superbikes season. The Knighton-born rider reaches the mid-way point of the campaign at Misano in Italy this weekend eighth in the standings with points.
European Under-19 Squash
Wales have stormed into the European Under-19 Squash Championship quarter-finals following wins against Norway and Denmark. Lewis Poole and Srikar Mummidi won both of their matches to clinch 2-1 wins against both countries, while Ciara Richards Aberdare’s Richards, an 18-year-old ranked 185 in the World, fought two incredibly close and tenacious matches. Richards... Read More