Gareth Furlong bagged his second goal of the Belfius EuroHockey Championship as Wales lost to Spain in Antwerp. The Surbiton HC defender followed up his strike in the 2-2 draw with England on the opening day.
Welsh athletes will be taking on some of the world’s best at Sunday’s Diamond League meeting in Birmingham. The latest leg of the international athletics roadshow features more than 60 global medallist, including 10 reigning Olympic champions, two Paralympic champions and 13 reigning world champions. Commonwealth Games bronze medallist Melissa Courtney, who beat Laura Muir in the Vitality Westminster Mile earlier this year, will line up over the same distance in the Milicent Fawcett Mile alongside fellow Brit Eilish McCoglan.
Steve Cooper says Borja Bastón was revelling in the role of leading the line after his two goals secured their 3-2 win over Preston. The £15m Spanish striker went 1,022 days without a Swansea goal before this season but now has three goals in three league games. It was his equaliser on the stroke of half-time that gave the hosts a lifeline after Joe Rafferty’s early strike put a dominant Preston side ahead after 11 minutes.
Warren Gatland says Wales will not get carried away after replacing New Zealand as World Rugby’s top-ranked nation. Wales’ 13-6 World Cup warm-up victory over England in Cardiff saw them end the All Blacks’ 10-year unbroken rankings reign. And their debut rise to the summit comes just 34 days before the World Cup kicks off in Japan.
Wales came agonisingly close to pulling off a shock victory over England on their return to the top tier of European competition after 20 years. Coach Zak Jones’ side were within three minutes of victory in their opening Pool A game at the Belfius EuroHockey Championships in Antwerp.
Andrew Lord has finally got his man - a defenceman he has been tracking five years. Canadian Sean McMonagle has signed for Cardiff Devils and head coach Lord says: “Sean was one of the first players we approached as an organisation when the owners took over and I've talked to him... Read More
Benti is back - and the signing completes Cardiff Devils forward unit for 2019-20. Sean Bentivoglio is returning for a fourth season in Cardiff and head coach Andrew Lord said: “Benti is a dynamic player with great playmaking ability and an excellent scoring touch. “He’s formed a superb partnership with Joey Martin... Read More
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Barry Town United, Panjab FA, . . . And The British Striker Who Followed Geoff Hurst By Scoring In A World Cup Final
Barry Town United have struck up a firm friendship with Panjab FA, a team representing areas in North East India and North West Pakistan. Panjab have played in two World Cups, while they have also faced England C, Liverpool’s under-23 team and Burton Albion. This weekend Panjab play Welsh Premier League Barry... Read More
Ben Pritchard earned two bronze medals at the recent International Pararowing Regatta in Gavirate, placing him on the podium with the reigning Olympic and world champions. Pritchard – a former triathlete injured in a cycling accident – also beat another British sculler, Andy Houghton, to claim third spot. And for... Read More
Swansea University’s Hayley Baker will coach the Great Britain swimming team at this year’s World University Summer Games in Naples. The 39-year-old was selected from a talented pool of coaches at universities across Britain for this summer’s event, which takes place from 3-14 July. Originally from the north west of... Read More