Swansea City manager Graham Potter insists Andre Ayew’s deal to move to Fenerbahce is part of the “re-structure” of the club. Ghanaian striker Ayew has joined the Turkish club on a one-year loan deal, just six months after the Swans paid a club record £18m for him and handed out a three-and-a-half year contract. He is part of £33.5m worth of striking talent the club have sent out on loan, following Borja Baston’s move to Spanish side Alaves.
The Guinness Pro 14 fixtures are out and it’s a time for new hopes and dreams. Robin Davey says for the Dragons, though, it is far more. The scheduled matches have given them an opportunity they cannot afford to squander. The Dragons have been handed a golden opportunity to finally rise from the ashes and at last make some kind of impression in the Guinness Pro 14 league table. Aside from the first season of regional rugby when, under the guidance of Mike Ruddock, the Dragons finished third and even had a chance of winning the title, they have been very much the poor relations.
Geraint Thomas insists he is not thinking about winning the Tour de France despite another emphatic performance on the final summit finish of the race. The Cardiff-born rider took a massive step towards producing one of - if not the finest achievement by a Welsh athlete.
Mid Wales racing driver Ben Power made a successful return to the UK National Legends Car Championship with MRF Tyres, scoring two race wins in the latest rounds at Donington Park in Derbyshire. Power, aged 28, from Guilsfield, near Welshpool, had not raced since April, due to work commitments and getting married.
The organisers of the brand new Superprix of Wales, which will take place at Parc y Scarlets next summer, are aiming to attract some of the biggest names in motorsport as they bring Formula 1, Le Mans, British Touring, Rallycross and World Rally cars to Llanelli in 2019. The motorsports extravaganza will run for three days, between 7-9 June, on a specially designed course that will see cars power around the perimeter and then through the middle of the stadium. It promises to be an action packaged, high-octane show, with demonstrations, exhibitions, displays, a motor show, trade stands and a food village – and an opportunity to view some of motorsport’s most iconic cars close up, and meet the star drivers.
Wales Under 18s are one win away from clinching a semi-final berth in the EuroHockey Youth Championships II on home soil. Lee Ible’s team followed up their epic late comeback against Scotland, where they secured a draw after being three goals down, with a convincing 2-0 victory over Switzerland at Sophia Gardens. A win over the Czech Republic on Wednesday evening (6.00pm) would see them safely through to the final four.
Jay Fulton is hoping a change of manager will lead to a revival in his opportunities at Swansea City this season. The Swans midfielder played in the club’s 2-1 friendly defeat to Spanish club Eibar on Tuesday night in Austria. It was the 24-year-old Scot’s latest pre-season action as he bids to convince new manager Graham Potter he can be a first team regular – a status he failed to achieve under both Paul Clement and Carlos Carvalhal.