Nigel Edwards has become the first Welshman to book his ticket to the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. The 50-year-old former World No 2 amateur golfer, who made history by captaining three successive British Walker Cup teams in 2015, has been announced as the Team Leader for the Team GB golf team in Japan next year when they will be aiming to repeat the gold medal triumph of Justin Rose in Rio 2016.
Alun Wyn Jones insists Wales have more in their locker and plan to unload it in England’s direction tomorrow afternoon. The Wales captain has conceded his team have not been at their best in their two Six Nations victories so far and should perhaps have scored four more tries than they have managed so far. The two remaining unbeaten teams in this season’s tournament go head to head in what is effectively a title eliminator at the Principality Stadium.
There should be some interesting touch-line chat at the ZipWorld Stadium, Colwyn Bay, tonight ahead of the Under 20 Six Nations game between Wales and England (KO 19.05, live on S4C). There will be a host of famous fathers of aspiring young sons at the game and three players who figured in Wales’ epic, and unexpected, 10-9 win over England in Cardiff in 1993 are set to meet up to watch their sons carry on the battle 26 years on. Heading the cast will be the Wales captain from that famous day, try-scorer Ieuan Evans, and he will have his pack leader Gareth Llewellyn with him. From the England camp will be replacement wing Phil de Glanville.
Chaz Davies admits he is still getting used to his new bike as he gets the World Superbikes campaign underway in Australia. The Knighton-born rider was 14th at the end of the first practice day as new team-mate Alvaro Bautista set the pace at Phillip Island.
If you are a talented young Welsh athlete, you will be spotted and your talent will be developed to the highest possible level. This inspiring message comes from the man tasked with taking Welsh track and field stars to the next cycle of global athletics events. National coach Chris Jones has been in post since last October, following his predecessor Scott Simpson’s move to a senior coaching role at British Athletics.
Warren Gatland has told his players to climb into England tomorrow in Cardiff - but warned them to stay within the laws. The Wales coach has joined Eddie Jones in a spot of mind games before the Six Nations showdown, although his appear a more subtle attempted manipulation than the Australian’s brash claims that the home side are the greatest ever to wear the red jersey. Instead, Gatland has predicted a brutal physical contest, warning his players to stay on the right side of the referee and suggesting England prop Kyle Sinckler is a “time bomb” who could detonate at any moment.
Hundreds of club runners from all over Wales will rub shoulders with some of the nation’s elite athletes on Saturday. The annual George Crump Memorial Welsh Cross Country Championships will be held at Pembrey Country Park, near Llanelli. The current cross country season has been a particularly successful one for Welsh athletes. There have been a number of individual victories and stand out performances during the British Athletics Cross Challenge Series.
Cardiff Devils’ strength in depth shone through during their 7-3 Elite League win against Sheffield Steelers at the Viola Arena. Captain Jake Morissette and his team were without three key players in Layne Ulmer, Joey Haddad and Evan Mosey, but powered to victory after scoring six unanswered goals in the second... Read More
Charles Linglet and son Vincent took centre stage for Cardiff Devils over the weekend. Dad Charles fired two goals for Devils in their crushing 7-3 win against Sheffield Steelers at the Viola Arena, while Vincent netted twice on his debut for the Junior Devils. For goals for the Linglet family and Junior... Read More
Cardiff Devils suffered a bitterly disappointing Elite League defeat at Manchester Storm on Saturday. Captain Jake Morissette and his team outshot Storm in all three periods, but lost 3-1 after the home team scored an empty with 21 seconds left. EIHL leaders Devils were without suspended Layne Ulmer and injured Joey Haddad,... Read More
Fife Flyers 0, Cardiff Devils 6 Cardiff Devils produced one of their best team performances on the road this season when they hit Flyers for six at their Fife Arena home stadium in Kirkcaldy. Captain Jake Morissette and his Devils dominated a home team who had won 6-2 at Nottingham Panthers the... Read More
Cardiff Devils 3, Manchester Storm 1 Gleason Fournier had Cardiff Devils fans celebrating wildly when he scored a magnificent coast-to-coast goal at the Viola Arena. Fabulous Fournier, a smooth skating defenceman of the highest order, left Manchester Storm gasping with the quality of his goal. Devils and Storm were locked at 1-1 when... Read More
Former Cardiff Devils captain Ryan Finnerty brings his ‘rough and tumble’ Stormtroopers to the Viola Arena in Cardiff Bay on Saturday (7pm). Canadian Finnerty was an intense, aggressive competitor during his playing days and his Manchester Storm team play with that same commitment. “Finner’s rough and tumble style of play is exactly... Read More