Joel Makin cruelly missed out on a glorious chance for one of the biggest wins of his career after suffering an ankle injury in the Tournament of Champions in New York. The Haverfordwest-born player was leading Egypt's world No 5 Karim Abdel Gawad by two sets to nil and was 4-3 in the third when he pulled up in pain in his second round match.
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.
Jason Tovey has joined the Dragons – for the third time in his career. The outside-half has moved to Rodney Parade, initially on permit from Cross Keys - for a third stint at the region. Dragons head coach Bernard Jackman has seen injuries hit fly-half options Gavin Henson and Arwel... Read More
When it comes to bone-crunching tackles, Haydn Mainwaring,... Read More
Bernard Jackman has vowed the Dragons will be in a meaner mood when their Guinness Pro14 season kicks off on September 1. The head coach saw his team lose 40-31 at Gloucester on Thursday evening in a friendly that held some encouraging themes, but also highlighted the region’s shortcomings. The... Read More
Remember the drop-goal? It was that famed piece of skill that Welsh fly-halves always seemed to have up their sleeve to get themselves, and their team, out of a tight spot. With the help of former Wales No.10 Paul Turner, Peter Jackson laments the disappearance of the art. At the... Read More
Dragons head coach Bernard Jackman has made 10 changes to his side as they travel to face Munster in Cork on Friday night. Former Wales Under-20 star James Benjamin captains the side from openside flanker with 20-year-old Aaron Wainwright and James Sheekey completing the back row. With Elliott Dee involved... Read More
Dan Biggar learned a lot from playing with Gavin Henson when he launched his career at the Ospreys and now the Wales and Lions star can’t wait to play against him. Henson is set to return to the Liberty Stadium with the Dragons for Friday night’s Guinness PRO14 derby and... Read More