Wales’ World Cup plans have been thrown into turmoil after Rob Howley was sent home from Japan. Former Wales captain and scrum-half Howley left Wales’s training camp on Monday following an alleged breach of World Rugby’s regulation six which covers anti-corruption and betting. Howley is understood to have been betting on matches, and has been provisionally suspended from all rugby matter matters until a disciplinary hearing - essentially ruling him out from any participation in the World Cup.
He may still be only 16, but Welsh swimming sensation Matt Richards already has his eyes set on next year’s Olympic Games in Tokyo. Those same eyes are on Japan for the next few weeks, too, as the young Welsh rugby fan tells Liz Byrnes. Matt Richards gave his parents a hint of what was to come when he was only a five-year-old on a family holiday in Tenerife. Disgruntled by having to wear armbands in the pool while other, older children didn’t, he marched up to his mother and father, told them he’d had enough and threw the armbands on the chair.
Tomas Francis has revealed Wales are going to go back to basics to solve their scrum problems at the World Cup. The Exeter Chiefs tight-head prop has been part of a Wales pack that creaked and wobbled at times during their warm-up matches for the tournament. Francis was at the forefront of a much-needed improved display when Wales lost to Ireland in Dublin, but all 20 teams at the World Cup in Japan will operate under a World Rugby scrummaging law amendment that was implemented this summer.
Junior and youth sailors from all round Wales will meet in Mumbles for the British Youth Sailing Welsh Regional Championships. A year out from the Tokyo Olympics where Cardiff’s Hannah Mills will be looking to defend her gold medal, this is the event which will find and showcase the Welsh sailing superstars of the future.
Wales Golf has welcomed the announcement that the 2021 AIG Women’s British Open will be held in Royal Porthcawl, as a further boost for the game in Wales. With the focus on women’s golf following a thrilling Solheim Cup, it is an opportunity to build further on the work Wales Golf does in encouraging women and girls into the game, which has seen an increase in the numbers joining Welsh golf clubs.
Wigan Athletic 3, Cardiff City 2 Former Cardiff City goalkeeper David Marshall believes the Bluebirds will be challenging for promotion this season even though they lost 3-2 at Wigan Athletic. “I’m lucky to have spent seven years at one club and we were relatively successful during my time there,” said Scottish international... Read More
Neil Warnock still wants to sign three new players - and the Bluebirds have 11 days to make his dreams come true. The transfer deadline for Premier and Championship clubs its Thursday, August 8 (5pm) and Cardiff City’s manager says: “I’m hoping to bring two or even three in this week.... Read More
Joe Ralls will be replaced by Victor Camarasa as Cardiff City’s penalty taker following the costly miss during the Bluebirds’ 3-1 defeat at West Ham on Tuesday night. Ralls’ poorly-struck spot-kick was comfortably saved by former Swansea City goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski when the game was scoreless before the Hammers went... Read More
Joe Ralls believes Cardiff City can use their home form revival to end their away day misery when they face West Ham on Tuesday night. The Bluebirds have won three out of their last four home fixtures, a resurgence that has seen them climb out of the relegation zone and... Read More
Joe Ralls had to look in from afar when Cardiff City last earned promotion to the Premier League, but this time he’s a heartbeat for the Bluebirds. The midfield player who grew up in Aldershot is ready for his top flight debut against Bournemouth on Saturday (3pm). “It’s been a mad few... Read More
Joe Ralls is ready to put Bluebirds manager Neil Warnock on the spot. The energetic, tenacious midfield player is keen to carry on taking penalties for Cardiff City this season even though he had to watch Kadeem Harris and Danny Ward step forward in pre-season. Winger Harris was fouled three times during... Read More