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.
Michael Flynn has committed himself to Newport County following speculation about his future. The Exiles’ manager has been linked with the vacancy at Lincoln City and he has spoken to the Imps, but has told County’s board: “I’m staying.” Flynn had been the bookmakers’ favourite to replace Danny Cowley at Sincil Bank. A... Read More
Newport County 1, Port Vale 0 Goalkeeper Tom King is playing a major role in Newport County’s bid got sustain a promotion challenge in SkyBet League Two. Former Millwall goalkeeper King became County’s first choice after Joe Day was snapped up by Cardiff City - and he has proved a major success. Plymouth-born... 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
Forest Green Rovers 0, Newport County 2 Bristol-born goalkeeper Joe Wollacott had an afternoon to forget at the New Lawn in Gloucestershire. The 22-year-old, signed on a season-long loan from Bristol City, has kept four clean sheets for Forest Green Rovers this season, but dropped a big clanger to gift Newport County... Read More
Michael Flynn insists there will be no Cup hangover this time following Newport County’s exit from the Carabao Cup. County’s hopes of another giant-killing chapter to add to their illustrious recent history were swiftly ended by West Ham on Tuesday night when the Premier league club won 2-0 at Rodney... Read More
The shadow of Wilfried Bony can help knock West Ham out of the Carabao Cup tonight, according to Newport County goalkeeper Nick Townsend. Former Swansea City, Manchester City and Ivory Coast striker Bony has been training at Rodney Parade for the past three weeks, although manager Michael Flynn has always... Read More