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.
Cymru manager Paul Bodin has named a 20-man squad to face Belgium and Germany in their opening Uefa under-21 Euro 2021 qualifiers at the Racecourse in Wrexham. Bodin has called on the experience of nine players involved in the previous under-21 qualifying campaign, including Mark Harris, Cameron Coxe and Regan Poole. Former... Read More
Wrexham are going for goals in their quest for National League success during 2019-20. The Dragons had one of the best defences in non-League football last season, but failed to score enough goals. Wrexham failed to score against Crewe Alexandra in their latest pre-season fixture, but manager Bryan Hughes believes he has... Read More
Cardiff City 1, OGC Nice 0 Neil Warnock’s Bluebirds finished their pre-season fixtures with an unbeaten record and now focus on next Saturday’s opening Championship match at Wigan Athletic. Warnock’s men gained a win against a Nice team managed by former Arsenal and Manchester City player Patrick Viera and the manager will... Read More
Welshman Geraint Thomas admits he is now in a Tour de France support role for Team Ineos partner Egan Bernal going into the final competitive day. Thomas accepts that his bid to win for a second successive year is over, saying: “Going into the last stage with Egan in yellow, the... Read More
By Owen Morgan Welsh sprinting is set to blast out of the blocks and onto the fast lane to success if the events of the last six months are anything to go by. Thrilling victories by the Wales men’s and women’s relay teams at the under-20 international in Cardiff this week were... Read More
More than 700 homeless people from all over the World will walk from Principality Stadium to Cardiff Castle on Saturday morning and launch their 2019 World Cup. The launch parade will go to Cardiff Castle via Westgate Street and St Mary’s Street with the opening ceremony, which is open to all,... Read More