Penarth Hockey Club’s 1st XI came up empty-handed in their pursuit of a fourth successive promotion in the Verde Recreo League, missing out on a spot in UK hockey’s National League as a result. Team Bath Buccs 4-2 PENARTH The 1st XI began the week still in with a shout of promotion, but ultimately travelled to Bath for their last league game of the season knowing that the fixture was effectively a dead rubber with results elsewhere ensuring that neither side was a candidate for promotion or relegation.
Tania Hoffman believes the Celtic Dragons are reaping the rewards of their fresh start as they claimed their first home victory of the season. The Dragons coach watched her team beat London Pulse 62-51 at the Sport Wales National Centre on Monday night – their fourth victory of the season. It means in little more than half a campaign, Hoffman’s side have earned as many wins as they did in the previous two years – a measure of the progress they have made in what the New Zealander has claimed was almost a complete rebuilding programme.
The 2019 ABP Newport Wales Marathon will be beamed to televisions and devices across the globe. English and Welsh highlights programmes will showcase the second instalment of Wales’ premier marathon event on Welsh, nationwide UK and international television - putting Newport’s recently regenerated city-centre and the natural beauty of the surrounding countryside firmly in the spotlight
Elfyn Evans heads into this weekend’s Tour of Corsica with a lot of confidence. It’s the event where he led a round of the FIA World Rally Championship for the first time, he’s always gone well there and it follows a podium finish in Mexico. At long last, things are most certainly looking up! Corsica is one of the most technical rounds of the WRC, as road condition and surface temperature change as the long stages twist and turn there way around the mountainous Mediterranean island. The event has a long history in the sport, and it’s gained the nickname of The Rally of 10,000 Corners for good reason. Maybe it’s driving the legendary Welsh rural mountain roads, like the Abergwesyn Pass, in his youth that has fine-tuned Evans’ asphalt driving technique, but whatever it is the 30-year old from Dolgellau has always been on top form in Corsica – finishing a career best second in 2015.
Daniel James has yet to sign a new contract with Swansea City but is happy to let his football attract admirers from wider afield. The Wales hero is still in discussions with his current club, but any deal will not reduce the likelihood of the Swans deciding to sell him for anything up to £20m this summer. The winger’s value is rising steeply after Premier League clubs were given more evidence of his talent when he struck a superb winner as Wales opened their Euro 2020 qualifying campaign with a 1-0 win over Slovakia in Cardiff on Sunday.
West Wales motorsports squad Spencer Sport has started the 2019 Toyo Tires British Rallycross Championship is style, with victory in the opening round of the season at Silverstone. Julian Godfrey, driving the Penrhiwllan-based team’s Mitsubishi Mirage RX Supercar, won all three Heats and the Final to clinch a dominant victory. Starting from the middle of the front row for the first Heat, Godfrey reacted well to the lights and using the superlative traction of the Mirage to his advantage, led the pack into the opening corner. It was an advantage he was never to lose and after four laps he went on to cross the line nearly two-seconds ahead of his closest rival, Derek Tohill in a Fiesta.
Wayne Pivac is in danger of leaving the Scarlets on a low note after admitting they served up their worst display in his five years in charge as they were hammered by the Cardiff Blues. Pivac – who is leaving at the end of the season to prepare to take... Read More
Project Shitstorm - obviously hatched in a secret war room in Edinburgh Castle - appears to have done its job. You can hardly see Saturday's Six Nations fixture in front of you, for all the muck that has been thrown around in the past few days. But Robin Davey insists... Read More
The Scarlets have finally agreed with the Ospreys. . . the merger is off. The two regions have now issued statements in the last 24 hours in complete accord that all merger discussions have been taken off the table and it’s as you were in Welsh rugby. Following the Ospreys’ statement yesterday... Read More
First it was on, then it was off. Then it was just another back-of-the-fag-packet plan tossed into the bin after 15 months of waiting for Welsh rugby’s leaders to show the way ahead. The shambles of Project Reset is picked over by David Williams who just wants to flush the... Read More
Welsh rugby’s merger bingo – that now pairs the Ospreys to combine with the Scarlets – will be discussed this evening by the four regions and the Welsh Rugby Union against a backdrop of outrage and suspicion. The proposal that was put to the staff of both west Wales regions... Read More
The Ospreys Have Trophies, Success, Players . . . But The Dragons Have The Potential To Make The WRU Some Money
Project Reset has been. . err . . . re-set – at least until the start of the 2020-21 season. But the various ideas for the reform of the regional game in Wales have not been shelved, just shuffled along the desk a little. Robin Davey looks at the options... Read More