Wales centre Jonathan Davies insists it was the right call to bring in Stephen Jones to replace Rob Howley at the World Cup. Assistant coach Howley is now back home following an alleged breach of World Rugby’s betting and anti-corruption regulations, and he faces a detailed investigation. With Howley gone from the camp, 104-times capped former Wales fly-half Jones will link up with the squad as attack coach in Toyota City on Thursday.
The Welsh Rugby Union knew a week ago they had a problem with alleged betting from inside the Wales camp. As the shock waves from the departure of Rob Howley was extending throughout the World Cup in Japan - which begins on Friday - his employers have tried to give an explanation of why the events moved from home to the eve of the tournament itself on the other side of the world. The governing body have revealed they were first made aware of the Wales backs coach's suspected breach of World Rugby’s betting regulations last Wednesday following contact from one of the gambling industry’s integrity teams.
Seb Morris hopes to stay with the JRM team in the British GT Championship next season, after finishing seventh in the drivers’ standings after an encouraging first year in the team’s Bentley Continental GT3. “JRM put together a brand new team for this year and they’ve done a superb job, I’m looking forward to hopefully being back with them next year – if they want me,” said Morris. It’s not been the easiest of seasons for the Wrexham-born driver, who endured more misfortune during the final British GT round at Donington Park last weekend. Running 60kg of ballast and less turbo boost, the unfavourable Balance of Performance (BOP) restrains ensured that the JRM Bentley of Morris and team-mate Rick Parfitt Jnr was the slowest GT3 car through the speed traps and consistently slower down on the competition along the straights.
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.
Merthyr Town face two tough away fixtures in four days when they travel to Devon and Somerset. The Martyrs are at Tiverton Town for a BetVictor Southern League match on Wednesday before making the trip to Weston-super-Mare for an FA Cup second qualifying round tie. Southern Premier rivals Weston include two young... Read More
Merthyr Town aim to extend their 100 per cent home record when they play Chesham United at The MetCoaches Stadium this afternoon (Saturday). Manager Gavin Williams and his team are looking to secure their fourth consecutive victory after 1-0 Emirates FA Cup win against Plymouth Parkway a week ago. Ian Traylor’s late... Read More
Merthyr Town will face two Cardiff City players when they travel to play Southern League Premier rivals Weston-super-Mare later this month. The Martyrs play Weston away in an Emirates FA Cup second qualifying round tie at the Optima Stadium in Somerset on Saturday, September 22. Attacking right-back Connor Davies, aged 18, and... Read More
Merthyr Town face dangerous FA Cup opponents when they travel to play Plymouth Argyle in Devon on Saturday. Parkway, intent on earning promotion to Southern League status this season, suffered their first Western League defeat in eight months in their last fixture. They lost 2-0 at Bridgwater Town and Parkway manager Lee... Read More
Merthyr Town 3, Swindon Supermarine 1 Merthyr Town celebrated one of their own on Bank Holiday Monday - and marked the occasion with victory at their MetCoaches Stadium home. Lee Lucas (18 mins) and Ian Traylor (65 and 85) scored for the Martyrs on a day when the club paid tribute to... Read More
Farnborough FC 1, Merthyr Town o Merthyr Town will pay tribute to former manager Lyn Jones before their BetVictor Southern Premier home clash with Swindon Supermarine on Bank Holiday Monday (3pm). Jones was manager of a golden generation for Merthyr Tydfil. It was under his management that Merthyr won their first Welsh... Read More