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.
Evan Sings 'God Save The Queen' To GB Players, Dog-Sits For Matt Pope And Now Focused On Devils Rehab
American ice hockey professional Evan Mosey stood in front of his Great Britain teammates at their hotel in Bratislava and gave a rousing rendition of ‘God Save The Queen’. It was Mosey’s player initiation to the GB group - and that was the start of a magical World Cup week which... Read More
Mark Richardson is unique in Devils’ 33 year history - the only player to have competed in all three of their home ice rinks. ‘Richy’ signed for Devils in the season before Cardiff’s Wales National Ice Rink was closed, while he has also played a major role at the Big Blue... Read More
Four Welsh swimmers are off to South Korea for the World Aquatics Championships, which begin in just over a week’s time. One of those, Alys Thomas, spoke to Liz Byrnes about living up to her new reputation following last year’s stunning Commonwealth Games success. When Alys Thomas won the 200m butterfly... Read More
Cardiff Devils defenceman Evan Mosey has had surgery on a serious knee injury and will miss the majority of the 2019-20 season. American Mosey suffered an injury during the World Championships in Bratislava last month and is now recovering from reconstructive knee surgery. “This is a big loss for us,” said Devils... Read More
Charles Linglet is aiming to help Cardiff Devils repeat their ‘incredible’ Elite League play-offs success. Devils won the play-offs championship by beating Belfast Giants in the final and Linglet says: “The whole experience of winning that trophy was just incredible and it’s something I’d really like to repeat. “Devils fans here have... Read More
Netminder Ben Bowns has committed to Cardiff Devils for the 2019-20 Elite League season. Yorkshireman Bowns has been a key player for Devils over the last five seasons, helping the Welsh club to win a haul of trophies. He has also been a crucial part of the Great Britain team in the... Read More