Wales will have to deal with their Aussie bogeyman if they want to get past Australia at next month’s World Cup. Adam Ashley-Cooper is back for another crack at taming the Dragonhood after the 118-cap veteran utility back was included in the Wallabies’ 31 man squad for Japan. The man who boasts a perfect record of 13 wins from 13 games against Wales was in the Australia side that beat Wales to fourth place at the 2011 World Cup in New Zealand and also played in the Pool victory at Twickenham four years ago.
Neil Warnock admits he once stepped in something nasty at Bury, but he is clear his former club has to be kept alive. Warnock was Bury manager 20 years ago - another lifetime from his current job with Cardiff City - and admits it was one of the few jobs he looks back on without much fondness. But as the League One side face expulsion from the Football League at midnight tonight, Warnock insists the game should ensure the Shakers do not go under.
More than 40 Welsh athletes travel to Birmingham this weekend in search of PBs, British titles and places on the plane to Doha for next month's World Athletics Championships. The Alexander Stadium hosts a star-studded line up for the Muller British Athletics Championships and world trials across Saturday and Sunday. Welsh competitors who hit the World Championships standards and finish in the top two in each event will guarantee a Great Britain team place alongside countryman Dewi Griffiths, who has already been selected to contest the marathon in Doha.
Regan Grace will be hoping to maintain a great Welsh tradition when he runs out at Wembley Stadium for the Challenge Cup final this weekend. The young Welsh wing has already helped St. Helens to win the Super League’s League Leaders Shield and now he is eyeing up a first Challenge Cup winners medal against Warrington Wolves. He scored in two of his side’s three games to get to Wembley and the 22-year-old has notched 19 in 27 outings this year.
Lee Tomlin’s re-awakening at Cardiff City has come after the hardest summer of his life, according to manager Neil Warnock. The controversial midfielder turned in a convincing claim for more game time on Wednesday night as he laid for the foundations for the Bluebirds’ 2-1 victory over Huddersfield. Tomlin has made just six league starts for the club since he joined from Bristol City in a £2.9m move from Bristol City two years ago.
Damian Cole has a chance of winning his twenty-third rally on Epynt this weekend – and in doing so equal the astonishing all-time winning record set by John Price, that has stood for almost 20 years. For the best part of three decades, Price was the master of Epynt; the man to beat over the undulating and unforgiving narrow asphalt roads of the military range, high above Sennybridge. Having retired from competition, Price’s amazing achievement looked unbeatable – until now!
Wales’ Georgia Wilson is celebrating after winning silver for Great Britain in her first senior championships at the European Para-dressage Championships in Rotterdam. The 23-year-old from Wrexham, riding Midnight, finished second behind multi-Paralympian Pepo Puch from Austria, on Sailor’s Blue. Wilson’s score of 73.47% secured Britain’s first medal of the championships before she paid tribute to her trainer Sophie Wells.
The waiting - and wanting - will be over on September 1. That’s the date Warren Gatland is due to name his Wales World Cup squad. Robin Davey says a one-time outsider is now at the centre of things, but there are at least two more hoping to move from the fringes. Crunch time is rapidly approaching for Wales' World Cup hopefuls. With the England double-header now done and dusted, there is just one game left before Warren Gatland finalises his World Cup squad.
Rally fans will get a glimpse of the future at the first Green Dragon EV Rally and Show, which takes place in Swansea over the Bank Holiday weekend (23-24 August). Brecon-based rally driver Sara Williams, who is an FIA Ambassador for Women in Motorsport, will be one of the stars of the event, as she drives the all-new MG ZSEV. Among the other automotive attractions will be the ground-breaking eRally Zoe Junior Rally car, the much anticipated e-Golf EV from Sinclair Volkswagen, a SUV MG ZS from Bridgend’s Nathaniel Cars, an iPace courtesy of Sinclair Jaguar Swansea, a Tesla Model S85D and Model 3 and a hydrogen fuel celled Riversimple Rasa.
Steve Cooper insists his high-flying Swans will not be “snobby” about their elevated status. The Swansea City manager remains unbeaten since he took charge at the club after a 3-1 victory at QPR on Wednesday night lifted his team to second place in the Championship table. With four matches played, only Leeds United are above Cooper’s men on goal difference after three victories and a draw.
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