Wales centre Jonathan Davies insists it was the right call to bring in Stephen Jones to replace Rob Howley at the World Cup. Assistant coach Howley is now back home following an alleged breach of World Rugby’s betting and anti-corruption regulations, and he faces a detailed investigation. With Howley gone from the camp, 104-times capped former Wales fly-half Jones will link up with the squad as attack coach in Toyota City on Thursday.
The Welsh Rugby Union knew a week ago they had a problem with alleged betting from inside the Wales camp. As the shock waves from the departure of Rob Howley was extending throughout the World Cup in Japan - which begins on Friday - his employers have tried to give an explanation of why the events moved from home to the eve of the tournament itself on the other side of the world. The governing body have revealed they were first made aware of the Wales backs coach's suspected breach of World Rugby’s betting regulations last Wednesday following contact from one of the gambling industry’s integrity teams.
Seb Morris hopes to stay with the JRM team in the British GT Championship next season, after finishing seventh in the drivers’ standings after an encouraging first year in the team’s Bentley Continental GT3. “JRM put together a brand new team for this year and they’ve done a superb job, I’m looking forward to hopefully being back with them next year – if they want me,” said Morris. It’s not been the easiest of seasons for the Wrexham-born driver, who endured more misfortune during the final British GT round at Donington Park last weekend. Running 60kg of ballast and less turbo boost, the unfavourable Balance of Performance (BOP) restrains ensured that the JRM Bentley of Morris and team-mate Rick Parfitt Jnr was the slowest GT3 car through the speed traps and consistently slower down on the competition along the straights.
Wales’ World Cup plans have been thrown into turmoil after Rob Howley was sent home from Japan. Former Wales captain and scrum-half Howley left Wales’s training camp on Monday following an alleged breach of World Rugby’s regulation six which covers anti-corruption and betting. Howley is understood to have been betting on matches, and has been provisionally suspended from all rugby matter matters until a disciplinary hearing - essentially ruling him out from any participation in the World Cup.
by Owen Morgan Osian Perrin broke the 42-year-old Welsh Under-17 3,000m record at the Schools International Athletics Board (SIAB) meeting at Swansea. The Menai Bridge youngster clocked a time of 8:23.64 as he finished just over half a second behind England's Will Barnicoat in the international match between Wales, Scotland, Ireland and... Read More
Two former Swansea University students will race for Great Britain in London this Saturday at the European 10,000m Cup. Verity Ockenden and Dewi Griffiths – both of Swansea Harriers – will feature in the race at Parliament Hill. Griffiths – who studied maths - will take to the track for... Read More
Swansea University’s Hayley Baker will coach the Great Britain swimming team at this year’s World University Summer Games in Naples. The 39-year-old was selected from a talented pool of coaches at universities across Britain for this summer’s event, which takes place from 3-14 July. Originally from the north west of... Read More
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Welsh National League clubs are on a charge in the Welsh Trophy. There are three WNL clubs - Cefn Albion, Plas Madoc and Corwen - in the quarter-finals. Cefn Albion were 3-0 winners against Bow Street, while Plas Madoc defeated Berriew 3-2 and Corwen earned a 6-1 success over Pwllheli. All of Cefn's... Read More
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