Wales ‘C’ team assistant manager Owain Tudur Jones believes this evening’s international match against England C is a chance to thrive in the shop window. The former Wales and Swansea City midfielder will be in the dugout at Salford City FC’s Peninsula Stadium as the best Welsh players from the JD Welsh Premier League take on their English non-league counterparts from the Vanarama National League and below. The game will be shown live on the Sgorio Facebook page at 7.45pm on Tuesday March 19.
Race walker Heather Lewis smashed her 20k personal best in Switzerland on Sunday to become only the fifth British woman to break the 96-minute barrier. The Pembrokeshire Harrier finished fourth at the Lugano Trophy International Race Walk Grand Prix in a time of 95:15. The time was a minute faster than the PB she set when finishing sixth at the same event this time last year and comfortably inside the British Athletics qualifying time of 1:39.00 for the European Race Walking Cup in May.
Welsh tennis star Evan Hoyt has continued his successful start to 2019 by picking up his first singles title of the year. Hoyt, who has already won three doubles titles this year, won the singles title at the $15,000 ITF World Tennis Tour event in Portugal at the weekend. The Llanelli product clinched the title with a straight sets final victory over home player Tiago Cacao in Portimao. Hoyt was in excellent form going into the tournament having won ITF World Tennis Tour doubles titles in Tunisia, Barnstaple and Glasgow this year, along with reaching the singles final in Tunisia and semi-final in Glasgow.
Alun Wyn Jones believes Warren Gatland is in line to be Lions coach again, but has not ruled out the possibility of him combining the role with the England job, rather than Wales. New Zealander Gatland will leave his post after the World Cup in Japan later this year, ending a reign highlighted by a Six Nations record three Grand Slams. He has already been linked with succeeding Eddie Jones as England chief as well as possibly moving to France and also heading up the 2021 British and Irish Lions tour of South Africa.
Wales captain Tommy Reffell admitted his team were given a real scare by Japan at the U20 World Cup as they failed to make the tournament semi-finals. Reffell’s side held on to beat Japan 18-17 at the World Rugby Under 20 Championships to finish as runner-up to New Zealand in... Read More
Wales U20 have made a single change to their starting team for tomorrow's World Rugby U20 Championship pool match against New Zealand in Béziers (15:30 BST). The change is enforced, with wing Rio Dyer ruled out of the tournament due to a shoulder injury suffered in the opening stages of... Read More
Former Wales U20 Skipper Steff Hughes Backs Young Dragons To Challenge Baby Blacks And Junior Wallabies
Former Wales U20 captain Steff Hughes is backing the current team to defy the odds at the World Rugby Under 20 Championship. Wales start their campaign against Australia on Wednesday – with live coverage from France on S4C at 7.45pm – but they are also in the same group as... Read More
Wales have named the side to face Australia in their opening World Rugby U20 Championship game in Béziers on Wednesday. (8pm). Cai Evans (Ospreys) starts at fullback, with Rio Dyer (Dragons) and Ryan Conbeer (Scarlets) on the wings. An all-Scarlet midfield features Ioan Nicholas at 12 and Corey Baldwin at... Read More
Former Wales flanker Geraint Lewis will take charge of Wales at the U20s World Cup next month – but he will be assisted in the build-up by departing head coach Jason Strange. Lewis has been appointed as interim head coach after the decision of Strange to join the Cardiff Blues... Read More
Wales U18 19, France U18 31 Wales Under 18 saw their dream of a clean-sweep in South Africa turn to dust in a dismal opening that allowed France to build a 21 point lead in 17 minutes in Cape Town. Having beaten South African Schools and England for the first-time in... Read More