Nigel Edwards has become the first Welshman to book his ticket to the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. The 50-year-old former World No 2 amateur golfer, who made history by captaining three successive British Walker Cup teams in 2015, has been announced as the Team Leader for the Team GB golf team in Japan next year when they will be aiming to repeat the gold medal triumph of Justin Rose in Rio 2016.
Alun Wyn Jones insists Wales have more in their locker and plan to unload it in England’s direction tomorrow afternoon. The Wales captain has conceded his team have not been at their best in their two Six Nations victories so far and should perhaps have scored four more tries than they have managed so far. The two remaining unbeaten teams in this season’s tournament go head to head in what is effectively a title eliminator at the Principality Stadium.
There should be some interesting touch-line chat at the ZipWorld Stadium, Colwyn Bay, tonight ahead of the Under 20 Six Nations game between Wales and England (KO 19.05, live on S4C). There will be a host of famous fathers of aspiring young sons at the game and three players who figured in Wales’ epic, and unexpected, 10-9 win over England in Cardiff in 1993 are set to meet up to watch their sons carry on the battle 26 years on. Heading the cast will be the Wales captain from that famous day, try-scorer Ieuan Evans, and he will have his pack leader Gareth Llewellyn with him. From the England camp will be replacement wing Phil de Glanville.
Chaz Davies admits he is still getting used to his new bike as he gets the World Superbikes campaign underway in Australia. The Knighton-born rider was 14th at the end of the first practice day as new team-mate Alvaro Bautista set the pace at Phillip Island.
If you are a talented young Welsh athlete, you will be spotted and your talent will be developed to the highest possible level. This inspiring message comes from the man tasked with taking Welsh track and field stars to the next cycle of global athletics events. National coach Chris Jones has been in post since last October, following his predecessor Scott Simpson’s move to a senior coaching role at British Athletics.
Warren Gatland has told his players to climb into England tomorrow in Cardiff - but warned them to stay within the laws. The Wales coach has joined Eddie Jones in a spot of mind games before the Six Nations showdown, although his appear a more subtle attempted manipulation than the Australian’s brash claims that the home side are the greatest ever to wear the red jersey. Instead, Gatland has predicted a brutal physical contest, warning his players to stay on the right side of the referee and suggesting England prop Kyle Sinckler is a “time bomb” who could detonate at any moment.
Hundreds of club runners from all over Wales will rub shoulders with some of the nation’s elite athletes on Saturday. The annual George Crump Memorial Welsh Cross Country Championships will be held at Pembrey Country Park, near Llanelli. The current cross country season has been a particularly successful one for Welsh athletes. There have been a number of individual victories and stand out performances during the British Athletics Cross Challenge Series.
Andrew Lord has been tweaking his Devils lines during the build-up to their Champions Hockey League match against Swedish title winners Vaxjo Lakers this evening (Tuesday, 7.30pm). Cardiff head coach Lord switched Charles Linglet and Joey Haddad during the third period of their Elite League home win against Dundee Stars at... Read More
Group G in this season’s Champions Hockey League might appear to be a foregone conclusion, but for Cardiff Devils every minute on the ice against top European opposition is an opportunity to learn and push themselves on towards the next level (writes Matthew Burgess). Swedish heavyweights Vaxjo Lakers, losing CHL finalists... Read More
Cardiff Devils are in the groove and aiming for more trophies. They have played 10 Elite League and cup matches this season, scoring 45 goals and conceding 18. Devils hit back from 2-1 down after the first period to win at Ice Arena Wales, scoring three goals in the final period to... Read More
Cardiff Devils are desperately close to being genuine contenders to qualify for the Champions Hockey League last 32. They won’t make it through the groups this season, but the reigning Elite League champions are close to taking that next step. Devils lost 3-1 against Vaxjo Lakers in Sweden on Tuesday, but are... Read More
Canadian hit-man Mike Hedden leads Cardiff Devils’ scoring in Champions League ice hockey - and has Vaxjo Lakers in his sights this evening. Hedden has scored three goals and added an assist in four group fixtures for Devils and he is level with Vaxjo’s leading marksman Austin Ortega, a 24-year-old Californian. Ortega,... Read More
Cardiff Devils are back in Europe and preparing for their Champions Hockey League clash with Vaxjo Lakers in Sweden. Head coach Andrew Lord and his team play Lakers away on Tuesday and then at home later this month in their quest for CHL wins. Devils have had a storming run in Elite League... Read More