Connor Roberts has revealed how the Wales squad have been taking inspiration for their European Championship campaign by watching footage of Euro 2016. Wales scaled the heights three summers ago as Chris Coleman’s side reached the semi-finals of Euro 2016 after ending a 58-year wait to play at a major tournament. The journey in France began with a 2-1 win over Slovakia in Bordeaux – the same opponents that Ryan Giggs’ side face in their opening 2020 European Championship qualifier at the Cardiff City Stadium on Sunday.
Wayne Pivac is in danger of leaving the Scarlets on a low note after admitting they served up their worst display in his five years in charge as they were hammered by the Cardiff Blues. Pivac – who is leaving at the end of the season to prepare to take charge of Wales after the World Cup – is in familiar territory for many coaches whose next job is announced long before they leave their current one. No matter what they utter in public about maintaining their focus until the last goodbye, they are often undermined by players who decide the king is dead, long live the next one.
Wales’ young female artistic gymnasts dominated the competition at the British Championships in Liverpool, with the Welsh female Espoir (under 13s) gymnasts taking eight of the top ten spots in the all-around competition and winning gold in every individual apparatus contest.
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Former Cardiff Devils defenceman Mark Smith is the new coach for National Ice Hockey League club Cardiff Fire. Canadian Smith, whose brother Kenton also played for Devils, takes charge for this Saturday’s NIHL home match against Romford Raiders at the Viola Arena in Cardiff Bay (6.30pm). Fire’s director of hockey Mark Cuddihy... Read More
Cardiff Fire return to ice hockey action this Saturday when Romford Raiders are visitors to the Viola Arena in Cardiff Bay (6.30pm). Captain Alan Armour and his Fire team won a bruising, physical battle 7-3 against Swindon Wildcats in their last fixture despite having Swedish defenceman Viktor Langseth thrown out on... Read More
Welshman Jack Shore is on a cage fighting mission. The man from Abertillery will take centre stage when two undefeated stars go head-to-head at the biggest event in Cage Warriors history. Shore, who has won all nine of his professional fights, takes on Mike Ekundayo (7-0) in the hottest European bout of... Read More
Devils D-men struck gold in Manchester. They scored all five of Devils goals in their Elite League overtime victory against Storm. Gleason Fournier and Bryce Reddick both scored twice and newcomer Drew Schiestel netted his first as a Devil for the overtime win. Schiestel pounced on a rebound after a shot by... Read More
Charles Linglet led the Cardiff Devils charge in their 3-2 win against Fife Flyers at the Viola Arena in Cardiff Bay. Head coach Andrew Lord was far from happy with the closing minutes when Flyers scored twice, including a shorthanded goal, but the reigning Elite League champions held on. That left the... Read More
Sam Duggan is off the mark. It was fitting that his first goal in professional ice hockey came in front of Devils fans at the Viola Arena in Cardiff Bay. Devils’ rookie tipped in a Bryce Reddick shot after six minutes 28 seconds, the first home goal in a 3-2 Elite... Read More