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.
Robert Glatzel has earned the praise of his manager Neil Warnock after scoring his first goal for Cardiff City. The German striker - a £5.5million summer signing from Bundesliga 2 side Heidenheim – equalised from the penalty sport as the Bluebirds drew 1-1 at Derby County. The result moved Cardiff... Read More
London-born Dominic Poleon, Newport County’s deadline day signing from Crawley Town, could make his Exiles’ debut against Port Vale at Rodney Parade on Saturday (3pm). Poleon, aged 26, was highly-rated by Leeds United manager Neil Warnock when the young striker was at Elland Road between 2012 and 2014, although the current... Read More
Harry Arter divided opinion among Cardiff City supporters during his time on loan with the club last season - and he cleaved managerial attitudes after the Bluebirds’ 1-1 draw at home to Fulham on Friday night. Admittedly, one of those bosses is his brother-in-law, Scott Parker. But there was enough... Read More
It’s not often Cardiff City are the underdogs at home in the Championship, but Neil Warnock believes that status will act as added incentive for his players against Fulham on Friday night. Warnock is excited, rather than concerned, about facing a team he feels is all set to return to... Read More
Cardiff City 0, Luton Town 3 Neil Warnock’s Bluebirds crashed out of the Carabao Cup, but the manager was upbeat about this Friday’s crucial Championship home clash with Fulham. Promotion favourites Fulham visit Cardiff City in the final fixture before an international break and and manager Warnock said: “Bring them on -... Read More
Neil Warnock admitted Cardiff City are just trying to “hang on to the coat-tails” of the Championship leaders even though they picked up their first points away from home this season. The Bluebirds manager saw his team draw 0-0 at Blackburn Rovers to stop the leakage of six goals conceded... Read More