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.
Guinness Pro 14
Allen Clarke has admitted the Ospreys are now relying on others to slip up in order to make the Guinness Pro 14 play-offs. Clarke saw his team lose 8-0 at home to Ulster in Bridgend on Friday night – a result that bunches the teams behind them with games in hand. The... Read More
Bristol Bears owner Steve Lansdown has urged English rugby to reject any thoughts of making partnerships with the Welsh regions and the rest of the Guinness Pro14 – and concentrate instead on markets such as China and the USA. Lansdown – the man behind Bristol’s re-branding as the Bears –... Read More
Scarlets captain Ken Owens has claimed there have been of voices of dissent towards him and his team from within the region. The Wales hooker gave a combative interview to broadcasters Premier Sports after his side had beaten the Dragons 22-13 at Parc Y Scarlets to end a run of... Read More
Allen Clarke insisted his Ospreys team had dominated the Cardiff Blues as they ended their rivals’ hopes of a derby clean sweep. The Ospreys coach saw his team win 20-11 at the Liberty Stadium – a venue where the Blues have now not won for 14 years – to leave... Read More
Jonathan Davies has told his Scarlets teammates they need to be bold if they are to save their season in 2019. The Wales centre has urged the region to return to the swashbuckling style of a year ago when they host the Cardiff Blues on Saturday evening. Davies admits the... Read More
Wayne Pivac has admitted his Scarlets team owe it to their fans to prevent a blip growing into a crisis. The Wales coach-elect has challenged his players to respond when they host the Cardiff Blues in Saturday's Welsh derby following a four-game losing sequence. The region have seen their European... Read More