Wales’ featherweight world champion Lee Selby is confident he will take care of business against undefeated contender Josh Warrington in Leeds on Saturday night. Selby defends his IBF featherweight title at Elland Road, the fifth time the Barry fighter has put his crown on the line. Selby (26-1, 9 KOs) won the title from Evgeny Gradovich with an eighth-round TKO. He has since made four successful defenses, the latest being a unanimous decision over Eduardo Ramirez last December.
Huw Jenkins has said it is “vital” Swansea City appoint the right manager following the departure of Carlos Carvalhal – sentiments the club chairman has expressed seven times in the last four years. Carvalhal – the man who often talked about throwing all the meat on the barbecue – finally ran out of gas on Friday. Five days after the club were officially relegated from the Premier League, the Swans issued a statement confirming that the Portuguese’s five-month stay would be extended.
It won’t be long before we find out if the Scarlets’ success last year in bringing home some silverware was a flash in the pan or if the Wayne Pivac plan is going to have some real legs. Only one team in the previous 16 years has been able to make it back-to-back titles, Leinster in 2013 and 2014, and the Scarlets have to get past the 2015 champions, Glasgow Warriors, to stand a chance of holding onto their title. They couldn’t have picked a tougher semi-final task than heading to Scotstoun on Friday night to see if they can head back to the Aviva Stadium to meet either the Champions Cup winners Leinster, or the team they conquered in such style in the Irish capital last year, Munster.
The 15th Student Rugby League Home Nations Championships kicks off in two months’ time with Wales confirmed as the host nation and all games being played at Sardis Road in Pontypridd. International rugby league has been held in Pontypridd a number of times in the past.
Over 50 athletes at the Commonwealth Games, a record-breaking Winter Olympian, a constant flow of former students representing Wales in rugby and football - and England in cricket and basketball - and two teams on the verge of Europe…Is Cardiff Met University the most important sports organisation in Wales?
Swansea Spartans, Whitchurch HC and Cardiff University Ladies are all in EuroHockey Club Challenge action this weekend. Swansea Spartans head to Edinburgh for the Challenge I competition where they will face host club Edinburgh University, Russian side HC Metrostroy and Swiss hockey club Rottweiss Wettingen in Pool A.
Welsh Winter Olympic bobsleigh star Mica Moore will be amongst a strong contingent of Welsh athletics talent competing at the 60th Loughborough International this Sunday. Moore, who finished eighth in Pyeongchang with Great Britain team-mate Mica McNeill just three months ago, will run in the 100m and 4x 100m relay as part of a Welsh team which will take on England, Scotland, Great Britain Under-20s and British Universities.
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