Penarth Hockey Club’s 1st XI came up empty-handed in their pursuit of a fourth successive promotion in the Verde Recreo League, missing out on a spot in UK hockey’s National League as a result. Team Bath Buccs 4-2 PENARTH The 1st XI began the week still in with a shout of promotion, but ultimately travelled to Bath for their last league game of the season knowing that the fixture was effectively a dead rubber with results elsewhere ensuring that neither side was a candidate for promotion or relegation.
Tania Hoffman believes the Celtic Dragons are reaping the rewards of their fresh start as they claimed their first home victory of the season. The Dragons coach watched her team beat London Pulse 62-51 at the Sport Wales National Centre on Monday night – their fourth victory of the season. It means in little more than half a campaign, Hoffman’s side have earned as many wins as they did in the previous two years – a measure of the progress they have made in what the New Zealander has claimed was almost a complete rebuilding programme.
The 2019 ABP Newport Wales Marathon will be beamed to televisions and devices across the globe. English and Welsh highlights programmes will showcase the second instalment of Wales’ premier marathon event on Welsh, nationwide UK and international television - putting Newport’s recently regenerated city-centre and the natural beauty of the surrounding countryside firmly in the spotlight
Elfyn Evans heads into this weekend’s Tour of Corsica with a lot of confidence. It’s the event where he led a round of the FIA World Rally Championship for the first time, he’s always gone well there and it follows a podium finish in Mexico. At long last, things are most certainly looking up! Corsica is one of the most technical rounds of the WRC, as road condition and surface temperature change as the long stages twist and turn there way around the mountainous Mediterranean island. The event has a long history in the sport, and it’s gained the nickname of The Rally of 10,000 Corners for good reason. Maybe it’s driving the legendary Welsh rural mountain roads, like the Abergwesyn Pass, in his youth that has fine-tuned Evans’ asphalt driving technique, but whatever it is the 30-year old from Dolgellau has always been on top form in Corsica – finishing a career best second in 2015.
Daniel James has yet to sign a new contract with Swansea City but is happy to let his football attract admirers from wider afield. The Wales hero is still in discussions with his current club, but any deal will not reduce the likelihood of the Swans deciding to sell him for anything up to £20m this summer. The winger’s value is rising steeply after Premier League clubs were given more evidence of his talent when he struck a superb winner as Wales opened their Euro 2020 qualifying campaign with a 1-0 win over Slovakia in Cardiff on Sunday.
West Wales motorsports squad Spencer Sport has started the 2019 Toyo Tires British Rallycross Championship is style, with victory in the opening round of the season at Silverstone. Julian Godfrey, driving the Penrhiwllan-based team’s Mitsubishi Mirage RX Supercar, won all three Heats and the Final to clinch a dominant victory. Starting from the middle of the front row for the first Heat, Godfrey reacted well to the lights and using the superlative traction of the Mirage to his advantage, led the pack into the opening corner. It was an advantage he was never to lose and after four laps he went on to cross the line nearly two-seconds ahead of his closest rival, Derek Tohill in a Fiesta.
With another Grand Slam delivered, Warren Gatland now has his sights firmly on the World Cup in September. The build-up should have player welfare and team preparation at its heart. Instead, Robin Davey fears it’s mainly about the money. Grand Slam fever abounds in Wales and rightly so. The team's unforgettable... Read More
Sam Warburton Says Only The All Blacks Should Worry Wales . . . And That Might Not Happen Until World Cup Final
Sam Warburton says the depth Wales coach Warren Gatland has created puts the Six Nations champions among the leading contenders heading to this year’s World Cup in Japan. The former captain believes only New Zealand hold anxieties for him as opponents at the tournament that starts in six months. Wales... Read More
Wales’ Olympic bronze medallist Laura Deas will be aiming for her first World Championship medal next month after being named in a six-strong British Skeleton squad for the season’s showpiece in Canada. Deas made Olympic history alongside Lizzy Yarnold in PyeongChang 12 months ago and will hope to be in... Read More
Wales Against Ireland For A Place In The 2019 World Cup Final . . . It's The Irish Who Should Be Worried
And so, we turn the page into Rugby World Cup year and the tournament in Japan which would seem to be the most open yet. New Zealand will be favourites, just, with Ireland close behind. But Peter Jackson says Wales should start the year believing Ireland have more to fear... Read More
Wayne Pivac will bid to persuade Alun Wyn Jones to carry on with Wales after next year’s World Cup. Pivac – who joins the Welsh Rugby Union in July along with Stephen Jones and Jonathan Humphreys – plans talks with Jones about staying on when the Scarlets coach takes over... Read More
Stephen Jones is expected to be confirmed as Wayne Pivac’s right-hand man with Wales on Wednesday as the rest of the post-World Cup regime takes shape. Jones, who is currently assistant to head coach Pivac at the Scarlets, has been the subject of five months’ of negotiation between the region... Read More