Matt Hirst and Declan Dear won the 2019 Pirelli Motorsport UK Welsh Forest Rally Championship in style by taking outright victory on the final round of the series, the Winner Garage Wyedean Stages Rally. Russ Thompson and Andy Murphy led the Championship going into the Forest of Dean finale, only needing a solid finish to clinch the title. But when they retired with mechanical problems on the opening stage, that gave Hirst and Dear an opportunity to steal the title in their similar Mitsubishi Evo 9. It would be no easy task for Hirst, as the 2018 Welsh Junior Champion still needed an outright win to steal the crown.
Ffion Tynon has been selected for Wales at senior women’s golf for the time after making the team to compete at the South American Amateur Championships in Chile in January. The highly promising 16-year-old has been included in the Welsh line-up for the open team event after a string of impressive performances at recent tournaments. Tynon finished seventh at this summer’s English Girls Open Amateur Championship – an event for U18s – tasted victory at the Sir Henry Cooper Junior Masters and earned third place at the Welsh Ladies Amateur Championship.
Cardiff City are seeking a new manager, the 10th who will have managed the club in some form or other over the past 10 years. But the legacy and impact of Neil Warnock is one that stands alone in a turbulent decade, says Josh Thomas. The Sevenside Derby is almost up and Bristol City are attacking towards the Canton Stand. The ball is slipped through to Kasey Palmer but Leandro Bacuna comes across to clear the danger and send the ball upfield in search for a Cardiff City equaliser. Moments later the final whistle blows and The Robins secure their first away win over the Bluebirds in 17 years. Loud boos are heard from all parts of the stadium, some fans sit down, dejected, while others stand up hurling abuse towards the players and, in particular, manager Neil Warnock.
Hollie Arnold celebrated her fourth consecutive World Para Athletics title on Monday, but instantly turned her attention to re-claiming her world record at next year's Paralympics in Tokyo. The Loughborough-based athlete set a new personal best on her way to the F46 title in Dubai, but fell short of regaining the world record she broke to claim gold for Wales at the Commonwealth Games in Australia, last year. Having pouched her fourth world title, Arnold's focus is now on Paralympic gold and the world record she lost to New Zealand's Holly Robinson in April.
Jackson Page claimed the biggest win of his professional career to progress to the second round of the 19.com Northern Ireland Open. The Ebbw Vale teenager looked to be heading out of the second of four Home Nations events when he trailed veteran Barry Pinches 3-1 in their best-of-seven encounter on Monday night. But breaks of 81 and 71 either side of a scrappy sixth frame booked the 18-year-old’s place in the last 64 – where last weekend’s Champion of Champions winner Neil Robertson potentially lies in wait.
Former lifeguard Kieffer Moore can be the man to pull Wales up from the depths of their Euro qualification pool, according to manager Ryan Giggs. Moore scored on his competitive international debut, even though the striker’s opener was not enough to give Wales all the points as Slovakia made it... Read More
Hal Robson-Kanu has revealed he could be persuaded to pull on a Wales shirt again if his country needs him. The 44-cap Wales striker, immortalised for his brilliant individual goal against Belgium in the quarter finals of Euro 2016, called time on his international career last year to spend more... Read More
Gareth Bale may have admitted he is playing with “anger” but his Wales manager Ryan Giggs believes his talisman will channel that energy as a positive force in Slovakia tonight. The saga of Bale’s mood swings in Madrid has cropped up again on the eve of Wales’ vital Euro 2020... Read More
Rabbi Matondo insists he was not inspired by Jadon Sancho to try his luck in German football – but the success of his old Manchester City clubmate certainly helped. Born in Liverpool, but raised in Cardiff, Matondo is bidding to win his fourth cap in Slovakia on Thursday night and... Read More
Dan James is used to joining up with Wales from a middling club, nor more than on the fringes of finding success, but just not as a player with Manchester United. A year ago, he was trying to help Swansea City keep pace with the pack of clubs above them... Read More
Joe Allen believes he can earn himself a week to remember by helping Wales improve their Euro 2020 hopes just days after starting a repair job at Stoke City. The Wales midfielder will be in Slovakia on Thursday as his country battle to revive a qualification campaign that was seriously... Read More