Swansea boss Graham Potter is hoping his side can benefit from a Wilfried Bony bounce when the Ivorian finally returns to full fitness in the next few weeks. The 29-year-old former Manchester City striker hasn’t played since tearing his cruciate ligament against Leicester City in February, but Potter believes he is almost ready to return.
The Penrhiwllan-based Spencer Sport squad head into Sunday’s penultimate round the Toyo Tires MSA British Rallycross Championship at the Welsh Motorsports Centre at Pembrey with its driver, Julian Godfrey, in a close four-way fight for the title. Driving the west Wales team’s Mitsubishi Mirage RX Supercar, Godfrey led the series until he was involved in a massive accident at Croft, which saw the car roll several times at high speed. The car was rebuilt in time for the following round, but the points lost hurt the most. Still very much in contention for the title, Godfrey is just eight points off the leader, with 30 points available for a win at Pembrey. “We’re treating Pembrey as a must-win event for us,” said Spencer Sport team manager Charlie Jukes. “To be sure of winning the title, we must win at our home track on Sunday and also win the final round at Silverstone. We have shown that our Mitsubishi Mirage RX Supercar is the car to beat this season, so winning both the final race meetings is very much achievable.”
John Mulvihill hopes that truth hurts – and that it will be Munster who feel the pain at the Arms Park on Friday night. The Cardiff Blues coach has revealed his players held a “truth session” in the aftermath of their third successive defeat last week. Mulvihill says he was encouraged by the response of his squad to their winless start to the Guinness Pro 14 season and that the frenzy he witnessed in training will be unleashed on their Irish opponents.
Joe Bennett has admitted he takes no pride in the mistimed tackle on Leroy Sane that sparked a furious row between Cardiff and Manchester City. As the Bluebirds defender prepares to meet the Premier League champions again this weekend, he has acknowledged he was initially unaware just how bad the challenge was during last season’s FA Cup fourth round tie. Bennett injured Sane and left City manager Pep Guardiola fuming in the clash at a heated Cardiff City Stadium in January.
Welsh weightlifting ace Catrin Jones bagged a superb bronze medal at the World University Championships in Poland. The Bangor University psychology student finished third in the clean and jerk with a best lift of 93kg.
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