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.
He may still be only 16, but Welsh swimming sensation Matt Richards already has his eyes set on next year’s Olympic Games in Tokyo. Those same eyes are on Japan for the next few weeks, too, as the young Welsh rugby fan tells Liz Byrnes. Matt Richards gave his parents a hint of what was to come when he was only a five-year-old on a family holiday in Tenerife. Disgruntled by having to wear armbands in the pool while other, older children didn’t, he marched up to his mother and father, told them he’d had enough and threw the armbands on the chair.
Tomas Francis has revealed Wales are going to go back to basics to solve their scrum problems at the World Cup. The Exeter Chiefs tight-head prop has been part of a Wales pack that creaked and wobbled at times during their warm-up matches for the tournament. Francis was at the forefront of a much-needed improved display when Wales lost to Ireland in Dublin, but all 20 teams at the World Cup in Japan will operate under a World Rugby scrummaging law amendment that was implemented this summer.
Junior and youth sailors from all round Wales will meet in Mumbles for the British Youth Sailing Welsh Regional Championships. A year out from the Tokyo Olympics where Cardiff’s Hannah Mills will be looking to defend her gold medal, this is the event which will find and showcase the Welsh sailing superstars of the future.
Wales Golf has welcomed the announcement that the 2021 AIG Women’s British Open will be held in Royal Porthcawl, as a further boost for the game in Wales. With the focus on women’s golf following a thrilling Solheim Cup, it is an opportunity to build further on the work Wales Golf does in encouraging women and girls into the game, which has seen an increase in the numbers joining Welsh golf clubs.
Newtown Dragons and Maesteg were big winners during the annual Welsh Squash Awards in Cardiff. More than 120 people from throughout Wales attended the Angel Hotel and Dragons were named club of the year, while two Maesteg members won trophies. Michael Moseley is volunteer of the year, while Sally Davis received coach... Read More
Tesni Evans has dealt a major blow in her quest for success at the PSA World Tour Squash finals at the Mall of Arabia, Cairo. Rhyl-based Evans defeated New Zealand’s Joelle King 11-9, 7-11, 11-8 in the final women’s match of the day. “I’m really happy with that,” said 26-year-old Evans, who... Read More
British squash champion Tesni Evans, the Wales number one, took on the World’s best squash player in Cairo this evening (Sunday). Cardiff-born Evans, ranked World number nine, faced Egypt’s Raneem El Welily - and gave her opponent some uncomfortable moments before losing 11-6, 11-4. The result was a straight games win for... Read More
The Women's World Cup has kicked off in France and today England - who edged out Wales in qualification - begin their campaign against Scotland in Nice. The tournament promises to create more noise than any before and, as Graham Thomas notes, is part of an increasing volume around the... Read More
British champion Tesni Evans is heading up a female squash initiative in Wales. The World number nine, who is based in the Rhyl area, is leading a Squash Wales bid to increase the number of women and girls playing the sport. A number of women'a sessions now run throughout Wales, with sessions... Read More
Tesni Evans aw her British Open hopes ended in a third round... Read More