Cardiff Met have maintained their status as the big beasts of student rugby in Wales but coach Danny Milton has admitted they were given a scare by Cardiff University. The Met’s 34-19 victory may look comfortable enough, but their win at the Arms Park – where 3,000 fans inhaled some festive spirit of one kind of another – was anything but. Cardiff Uni proved a tough nut to crack in Wednesday night’s BUCS Super Rugby derby, but the result left one side sitting pretty at the top of the table and the other looking up at the rest from the bottom.
A small piece of Welsh sporting history will be made this weekend when the first ever women’s American Football games to be staged in Wales are played. The Cardiff Valkyries, the only women’s team in Wales, are hosting a four-team tournament at Penarth on Saturday and by late afternoon four full contact games, featuring as many teams, will have been played, not on Welsh soil, but the 3G artificial turf at St Cyres School. “This will be the first time we’ve ever hosted a tournament, we’ve always been the team that has had to travel and we’ve been to Oxford, Portsmouth or Birmingham,” said Valkyries head coach Simon Browning.
Lauren Williams is on course for a $70,000 (around £54,000) jackpot after coming through,gh her first fight at the World Taekwondo Grand Slam event opened in China. The 19-year-old from Gwent beat Croatian rival Doris Pole 2-0 to reach the last eight in the -67kg weight division in Wuxi.
Georgia Davies was happy to end the year with another bronze medal as she finished third in the 100m backstroke at the FINA World Short Course Swimming Championships in China. Davies – who also earned bronze for Wales earlier this year at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games – finished among the medals on the second day of competition in Hangzhou. The European Champion tied for the third place podium position with Minna Atherton of Australia in a time of 56.74 in what was expected to be a hotly contested and close race.
The crown worn by the best student rugby team in Wales will be up for grabs on Wednesday night when Cardiff Met host Cardiff University at the Arms Park. It will be the second time this season the top two college rugby sides in the country have met and will give a clue as to whether the gap is closing. Both are part of the leading student rugby tier – the BUCS Super League – but Cardiff Met sit second in the table, whilst their city rivals are second from bottom.
Geraint Thomas's team-mate Chris Froome is confident Team Sky will still be racing in 2020 - even if it is under a different name. The duo - who are both set to chase Tour de France glory next July - have seen their futures put under a cloud after Sky announced its sponsorship would finish at the end of 2019.
Geraint Thomas' Team Sky future is under a cloud after Sky announced its sponsorship of the team will finish at the end of 2019. Wales' Tour de France champ has only just agreed a new three year deal with the team that was due to run until the end of 2021.
FA Youth Cup
Cardiff City lost a fiercely contested FA Youth Cup tie against Hull City at the KCOM Stadium on Humberside. The young Bluebirds took the lead when Keenan Patten scored, while the home team had Ben Adamson sent off 10 minutes from the end. Hull, though, fought back to win 2-1 and take their place in the fourth round. Patten opened the scoring for... Read More
Craig Bellamy’s young Bluebirds fought out a 1-1 draw against Millwall’s Lions in their Professional Development League under-18 fixture at the Cardiff Sports Campus. This was a clash between the top two teams and leaders Cardiff maintained their three points lead ahead of second placed Millwall. Manager Chris Perry and his team are now unbeaten in their last seven fixtures, while City... Read More
Ben Margetson, the son of former Bluebirds and Wales goalkeeper Martyn, scored Cardiff City’s winner in their 1-0 Professional Development League under-18 win at Queens Park Rangers. Coach Craig Bellamy’s young players are running into a crucial period of the season. They’ve earned four successive victories in all competitions and have two big cup ties coming up. City have been drawn away... Read More
Wrexham remain unbeaten at home going into their Vanarama National League clash with Havant and Waterlooville at the Racecourse (3pm). The Dragons have made a solid start to the 2018-19 season, have kept nine League clean sheets and are two points behind leaders Salford City in fourth place. “We’ve been class at home this season and want to make it a fortress... Read More
Cardiff City’s young Bluebirds wasted too many chances and crashed out of the FA Youth Cup last night. They played a lot of good football and created openings, but lost 1-0 against MK Dons to a goal scored three minutes from the end. Sam Bowen, Sion Spence and Isaak Davies all went close before centre-half Tommy Hope fired a stunning late winner... Read More
Cardiff City have two teams in action this evening (Tuesday). Craig Bellamy’s young Bluebirds are playing MK Dons away in the FA Youth Cup, while Andy Legg and Jarrad Wright’s under-23 players are in action against Crystal Palace at Cardiff City Stadium (both 7pm). MK Dons have already won twice in the FA Youth Cup, beating Southend United and Barnet. This evening’s FA... Read More