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.
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