Jeremiah Azu was involved in a dramatic 60m final at the England Athletics age group championships in Sheffield at the weekend. The Cardiff teenager got off to a relatively slow start, but soon got into his stride to challenge Liverpool’s Henry Nwoke for the title with a late dip for the line in a desperately close finish. The commentators initially called Azu as the winner, but it soon became evident no-one could be certain whether the Welshman had retained his title or if Nwoke had just held on to earn the crown.
Taulupe Faletau insists a win over England at Twickenham would help but not define Wales’ Six Nations campaign. Defeats against Ireland and France have left hopes of a successful title defence in tatters for Wales, who play England on March 7. Last year’s Grand Slam winners last won a Six Nations game at Twickenham in 2012, but Faletau says they will not be short of motivation.
Jade Jones has vowed that nothing is going to deter her from making Taekwondo history by winning a third Olympic gold this year despite suffering a knee ligament injury in a competition in Sweden. The reigning World, Olympic and European champion was forced to pull out of the final last week and has her right knee in a brace after suffering a grade 2 tear of her medial ligament. But in typical fashion, the 26-year-old north Walian fired a warning shot to her rivals for gold in Tokyo later in the year by promising to come back even stronger.
Cardiff Blues survived a scare from Benetton Rugby as they held on to beat the Italians 34-24 in a thrilling encounter at Cardiff Arms Park. The Blues only got their noses in front in the final 10 minutes as tries for Jason Harries, Garyn Smith, Ryan Edwards, Seb Davies and Lewis Jones finally broke the Italians’ spirit. Benetton earned a try bonus point through scores from Ian Keatley, Irne Herbst, and two for Toa Halafihi, while Jason Tovey kicked a crucial nine points for the home side.
Wales were ruthlessly “nilled” in their third Women’s Six Nations game of the tournament – going down 50-0 to a France team in a class above at Cardiff Arms Park. The home side came into the fixture looking to put their loss against Ireland behind them and gain a first victory of the campaign. But it France who dominated the contest and their strong, overwhelming performance led to eight unanswered tries.
Melissa Courtney-Bryant claimed her first ever senior British title with a perfectly judged tactical run in the British Athletics Indoor 3,000m final in Glasgow. The Welsh Commonwealth Games 1500m bronze medallist showed great patience during the earlier stages of the race which were run at an almost pedestrian pace. When Rosie Clarke upped the pace with just under 1,000m to go, Courtney-Bryant was one of three athletes who went with her.
James Hunt and Melanie Wilkins overcame strong fields and even stronger winds to claim the senior Welsh Cross Country Championship titles at Pembrey Country Park on Saturday. Hundreds of athletes from primary school age to over 70s travelled from all over the country to brave the elements on the exposed coastal course. Despite the rain which had lashed most of the country over the past two weeks, the combination of the drying coastal winds and layer of sand beneath the grass course, meant that conditions were surprisingly good under foot.
Kevin Nugent’s Lions proved too strong for the young Bluebirds in their Professional under-23 Development League match at Calmont Road in London - as Cardiff City U23s lost 3-0 at Millwall. George Alexander, the 19-year-old son of former Millwall striker Gary, scored two second half goals to clinch Millwall’s victory and... Read More
Cardiff City (u-18) 5, Colchester United (u-18) 4 Terrific ‘Taz’ clinched victory for the Bluebirds’ under-18 team to victory in a nine-goal thriller at Cardiff Sports Campus. Ntazana Mayembe fired the winner after 81 minutes after the visitors had stunned Cardiff City by scoring four goals in 13 first half minutes -... Read More
Coventry City 1, Cardiff City 1 Sam Bowen, the teenage son of form Bluebirds midfield player Jason, scored for Cardiff City in their 1-1 Professional under-23 Development League draw against Coventry City at the Alan Higgs Centre. Bowen struck after 50 minutes, firing a low shot home from an angle past former Cardiff... Read More
Cardiff City are aiming to line-up a revenge mission against Millwall in an FA Youth Cup tie this evening. The young Bluebirds play AFC Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium in Dorset (7pm) - and the winners will play Millwall at home in the last 16. The Lions stand top of Professional Under-18... Read More
Cardiff City 0, Coventry City 1 French striker Max Biamou earned the Sky Blues of Coventry a Professional Under-23 Development League away win at Cardiff International Sports Stadium. The 29-year-old, who has made more than 50 first team appearances for Coventry, took his development league goals tally to eight for the season. Biamou’s... Read More
Cardiff City (u-18) 1, Crystal Palace (u-18) 3 The young Bluebirds were shot down by South London-born striker Tetteh-Quaye Addy in their final Professional Under-18 Development League fixture of 2019.. Addy, known simply by his initials ‘TQ’ among team-mates scored the first two Crystal Palace goals at Cardiff International Sports Stadium on... Read More