Dwayne Peel Says "Special" Scarlets Bond Was Behind Decision To U-Turn Over Cardiff Blues
Dwayne Peel has spoken of the “special bond” between Scarlets fans and the region after turning his back on Cardiff Blues to return to Llanelli. The former Wales and British & Irish Lions scrum-half Dwayne Peel will go back to his old side as head coach this summer from Irish province Ulster. Peel had agreed a deal to join Cardiff Blues for the 2021-22 season as the man in charge of their attack and signed a contract to that effect.
European Super League Threatens Football's Existence, Says FIFA Candidate Laura McAllister
FIFA candidate Laura McAllister has joined the groundswell of condemnation towards plans for a European Super League – labelling them as an “existential threat”. McAllister – who is bidding to become the first Welsh person and first British woman to win a seat on FIFA council – has said the proposals for a breakaway tournament featuring Europe’s richest clubs goes against everything most fans, players and clubs believe in. The former Wales captain, now professor of politics at Cardiff University, is currently in Switzerland for the UEFA executive committee meeting where she is standing for election as their women’s representative on FIFA council.
Daniel Jervis Set To Realise Boyhood Dream . . . To Be An Olympian
Daniel Jervis is preparing to live out his boyhood dream of becoming an Olympian after delivering on his promise to “smash it” on super Sunday. Wales’ Commonwealth Games silver medalist is set to be in Tokyo for the Games this summer after winning the men’s 1500m freestyle final in the final session of the British Swimming selection trials in London. After winning the 800m but narrowly missing out on the selection time earlier in the week, Jervis delivered the dominant performance he had promised in the longer event.
Liam Cullen . . . From The Medical Room To The Beating Heart Of Swansea City's Promotion Push
It’s now three goals in two games for Swansea City’s Liam Cullen – albeit over a three-month period. The 21-year-old returned to the Swansea squad for the first time at the weekend since scoring twice in the FA Cup win against Nottingham Forest on January 24th, a tie which also saw him limp off late on with an ankle injury. It initially appeared he would play no further part in the 2020/21 campaign, but after just two first team training sessions, his place among the substitutes came somewhat ahead of schedule.
Swansea City Plan Security Review After Fan Thrown Out Of Liberty Stadium
Swansea City will review their match day security arrangements after a Wycombe Wanderers fan got into the Liberty Stadium to watch the 2-2 draw. Referee Keith Stroud stopped the game after a Wycombe attack in the dying minutes and came across to the halfway line to summon the club’s head of security. The official pointed out the fan and he was removed by two stewards.
Liam Williams Takes The Praise And The Credit . . . But Not Demetrius Andrade's World Title
Liam Williams' bid to become Wales' 13th boxing world champion ultimately ended in courageous defeat in Florida on Saturday night. The Clydach Vale man bravely picked himself up off the canvas after a disastrous opening two rounds to take reigning WBO middleweight champion Demetrius Andrade all the way. Few would have predicted the fight going the distance after Andrade completely dominated the first six minutes, putting Williams down in the second round with a right-left combination.
We'll Chase Watford All The Way But We've Missed A Trick, Admits Swansea City's Steve Cooper
Steve Cooper insists Swansea City are still fighting for automatic promotion despite admitting “time was precious” following his side’s 2-2 draw with Wycombe Wanderers. The gap between Swansea and second placed Watford is now down to six points after the latter surprisingly lost at Luton. Both contenders have four games to play and are due to meet at Vicarage Road on the final day of the season.
Alys Thomas Has Busy Weekend Paying Thanks After Storming Towards First Olympics
Alys Thomas has admitted she has a busy weekend of thanking people who helped her book a likely spot to Tokyo and the Olympics this summer.
Wales’ Commonwealth Games champion confessed she had been ignoring messages on her phone after coming from behind to storm to victory at the British Olympic trials in London.
Her victory – achieved inside the Games consideration time - in the women’s 200m butterfly means Thomas is set to be included in the Great Britain squad for her first Olympic Games at the age of 30.
Sloppy Cardiff City Leave Mick McCarthy 'Raging' At More Dropped Points
Mick McCarthy was left 'raging' after seeing Cardiff City throw away victory at Reading. Kieffer Moore looked to have given the Bluebirds victory with his penalty three minutes from time.