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.
Wales Women will welcome Italy, France and Scotland to Cardiff Arms Park in this season’s Women’s Six Nations. All of Wales' fixtures will be broadcast live on TV or online by either BBC Wales or S4C with the home matches to be shown on television. Wales – who had their... Read More
Jasmine Joyce and Hannah Jones and have been named Wales women co-captains for two European Sevens tournaments. Both players were part of Wales’ Commonwealth Games squad last year and were key figures in this season’s Women’s Six Nations. Olympian Joyce has also starred for the Barbarians in their recent fixtures... Read More
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Wales 5 Thailand 0 Skipper Leah Wilkinson struck twice as wales Women beat Thailand to maintain their unbeaten record in the FIH Series finals in Valencia. Sophie Robinson, Tash Marke-Jones and Xenna Hughes also all found the net as coach Kevin Johnson's side followed up their deserved draw with South... Read More
Warren Gatland’s first match after stepping down as Wales coach later this year will be against the team he has guided for over a decade. Gatland, who leaves his post after the World Cup in Japan, has been appointed Barbarians coach for a fixture against Wales in Cardiff on 30... Read More
Jasmine Joyce Has England In Her Sights After Another Stunning Try . . . And The Elinor Snowsill Back Heel Isn't Bad, Either
Jasmine Joyce has her sights set on England after marking her Barbarians debut with a stunning four-try display. The Wales wing – who was part of the Great Britain Olympic women’s Sevens squad that played in Rio de Janiero in 2016 – could also be back in the short form... Read More