The wounded Worcestershire Black Knights will be looking to settle some scores when they face a South Wales Warriors team that ran up nearly half a century of points against them a fortnight ago. The Warriors top Division Two South West of the British American Football Association (BAFA) league with a perfect 4-0 record but the Knights will be the first team they face for a second time. Worcestershire, on home turf, were put to the sword by the Warriors, who came away from the midlands with a 0-48 victory, and the Welsh side followed that with an emphatic 62-0 win over the Cornish Sharks, at Llanharan, last Sunday.
Luke Hawker is demanding a final flourish from his Welsh team when they end the Hockey Open Series tournament against host nation Croatia in Zagreb on Saturday. Co-captain Hawker’s side bounced back from their 3-0 defeat to Austria with a crushing 7-1 victory over an experimental Swiss side to put themselves within one win of joining the Austrians in clinching a top-two finish and an invite to the Open Series Round 2 next summer.
Geraint Thomas produced a stunning display to claim his first National Time Trial title in Northumberland. The Cardiff-born rider proved he is right in form for the Tour de France as he followed up his victory at the recent Criterium du Dauphine.
It is crunch time for many of Wales’ leading athletes this weekend with places in the British team for the European Championships on the line at the British Championships in Birmingham. For the steeplechase duo of Jon Hopkins and Ieuan Thomas it will be the chance to convert their brilliant year to date into another major championship outing.
West Wales Raiders RLFC have appointed the award winning Australian-born Kim Williams as their new head coach, starting from the 2019 season. The former high performance manager of Melbourne Storm, Williams has built a strong reputation in Australia and is recognised as being one the best head coaches outside of the NRL.
As 40th birthday parties go it was certainly a bit different. Yes, there was cake and beer in the end, but everyone who turned up had to run for the pleasure. But it was worth all the sweat on one of the hottest nights of the year at the wonderful new blue track at Cardiff Met, where James Thie marked his move into the Vet 40 category by adding another record to his impressive collection.