Cardiff Met have maintained their status as the big beasts of student rugby in Wales but coach Danny Milton has admitted they were given a scare by Cardiff University. The Met’s 34-19 victory may look comfortable enough, but their win at the Arms Park – where 3,000 fans inhaled some festive spirit of one kind of another – was anything but. Cardiff Uni proved a tough nut to crack in Wednesday night’s BUCS Super Rugby derby, but the result left one side sitting pretty at the top of the table and the other looking up at the rest from the bottom.
A small piece of Welsh sporting history will be made this weekend when the first ever women’s American Football games to be staged in Wales are played. The Cardiff Valkyries, the only women’s team in Wales, are hosting a four-team tournament at Penarth on Saturday and by late afternoon four full contact games, featuring as many teams, will have been played, not on Welsh soil, but the 3G artificial turf at St Cyres School. “This will be the first time we’ve ever hosted a tournament, we’ve always been the team that has had to travel and we’ve been to Oxford, Portsmouth or Birmingham,” said Valkyries head coach Simon Browning.
Lauren Williams is on course for a $70,000 (around £54,000) jackpot after coming through,gh her first fight at the World Taekwondo Grand Slam event opened in China. The 19-year-old from Gwent beat Croatian rival Doris Pole 2-0 to reach the last eight in the -67kg weight division in Wuxi.
Georgia Davies was happy to end the year with another bronze medal as she finished third in the 100m backstroke at the FINA World Short Course Swimming Championships in China. Davies – who also earned bronze for Wales earlier this year at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games – finished among the medals on the second day of competition in Hangzhou. The European Champion tied for the third place podium position with Minna Atherton of Australia in a time of 56.74 in what was expected to be a hotly contested and close race.
The crown worn by the best student rugby team in Wales will be up for grabs on Wednesday night when Cardiff Met host Cardiff University at the Arms Park. It will be the second time this season the top two college rugby sides in the country have met and will give a clue as to whether the gap is closing. Both are part of the leading student rugby tier – the BUCS Super League – but Cardiff Met sit second in the table, whilst their city rivals are second from bottom.
Geraint Thomas's team-mate Chris Froome is confident Team Sky will still be racing in 2020 - even if it is under a different name. The duo - who are both set to chase Tour de France glory next July - have seen their futures put under a cloud after Sky announced its sponsorship would finish at the end of 2019.
Geraint Thomas' Team Sky future is under a cloud after Sky announced its sponsorship of the team will finish at the end of 2019. Wales' Tour de France champ has only just agreed a new three year deal with the team that was due to run until the end of 2021.
The Dragons are set to appoint “a world class” coach to replace Bernard Jackman, who was officially removed from his post on Monday. A new man is due to be announced as soon as the beginning of next week and I understand talks are already well advanced with Jackman's successor - around 90% done. The appointment will be temporary - from the outset at least - lasting until the end of the current season after which both sides will review the situation.
Tesni Evans has blasted her way into the world's top 10... Read More
Tesni Evans is the British women’s squash champion. The World number 12 based in Rhyl won the title in Manchester with a flourish. Tesni has been the outstanding player during the British National Championships, beating defending champion Laura Massaro 3-0 in her semi-final and was clinical in Sunday’s final. Highly experienced England international Alison Waters, from Hertfordshire, has won the national title... Read More
Cardiff’s Sian Johnson has won a British squash title - and now fellow Welsh player Tesni Evans goes for the big one. Johnson lifted the British National Championships women’s over-60 title and will be backing Evans and in the main final this afternoon. World number 12 Evans plays England’s Alison Waters, a four-time British champion, in Sunday's final at Manchester Squash Centre. [caption... Read More
Elliott Morris-Devred and Lowri Roberts were crowned South Glamorgan squash champions at the Wales National Sports Centre in Cardiff. Former Barry Comprehensive School pupil Morris-Devred won the men’s A title, beating Rhondda’s Liam Eason in the final. Both players are 19-years-old and battled through to the final in different ways. Morris-Devred progressed without losing a set, overcoming Kieran Hillman comfortably in their semi-final,... Read More