LATEST

Alun Wyn Jones Joins Graham Price On Lions Elevenes But Denies Respect Was One-Sided In First Test

Alun Wyn Jones has refused to get drawn on Rassie Erasmus' criticism of the refereeing in the first Test and warned the Springboks there is more to come from the Lions. The Lions captain was responding after Rassie Erasmus, the South Africa director of rugby, released an unorthodox 62-minute video on social media in which he criticised the officials following the Springboks' 22-17 loss in the first Test in Cape Town last Saturday. Erasmus claimed Springboks captain Siya Kolisi did not receive the respect from officials afforded to the Lions skipper and said he was willing to walk away from the remainder of the series if he was out of line.

Lauren Price Insist She Has No Fear Of Facing Dutch Rival As Olympic Final Looms

Lauren Price insists she holds no fears about facing old foe Nouchka Fontijn in a shoot-out for an Olympic final. The Welsh boxer has her sights set on a gold medal after guaranteeing herself at least a bronze for Great Britain with a quarter-final victory in Tokyo. Price, the world champion from Ystrad Mynach, will face Fontijn in the semi-finals after beating Panama's Atheyna Bylon, 5-0, on Saturday.

The Hundred May Have 99 Problems . . . But The Cricket Ain't One

Welsh Fire are blazing. The men’s team have played twice and won twice and sit second of the eight teams in the early table. It’s not quite ignited yet for Welsh Fire women, who have lost both opening fixtures, but approval ratings for The Hundred generally have been high. Fraser Watson is a hard man to please, but even he thinks something significant is going on in the old sport. After 86 balls of the run chase, with the Southern Braves still needing 29 to win a pulsating contest, Chris Jordan shaped up to put Jimmy Neesham into the stands. He contrived only to slice it to Josh Cobb at extra cover – a catch which essentially secured a second straight Welsh Fire win.

Dan Jervis . . . The Welshman Who Swims For GB, Wales, Grandad, Pastor Santos - But Mostly For God

Dan Jervis won’t be alone when he prays ahead of his Olympic debut in the 1500 metres freestyle event in Tokyo on Friday. Back in Neath, the congregation of Sardis Baptist Church have been on their knees for weeks hoping to invoke some divine intervention for one of their flock. Pastor Fortunato Santos has put Dan at the heart of his prayer chain in a bid to help him bring back some gold from Japan.

Bronze For Welsh Pair In GB Eight, Heartbreak For Vicky Thornley . . . Then Outrage And Anger From Wales' Josh Bugajski

Welsh rowers Oliver Wynne-Griffith and Josh Bugajski took a bronze medal in the men’s eight but there was another GB rowing near miss for Vicky Thornley in Tokyo – before Bugajski launched a furious attack on the sport’s former head coach. Wynne-Griffith and Bugajski were part of the men’s eight crew that battled to a third place finish behind Germany, who took silver, and new Olympic champions New Zealand. Thornley agonisingly missed out on a medal in the women’s single sculls after finishing fourth in her final – the sixth fourth-placed finish for Great Britain this week.

Vicky Thornley Vows To Go All Out To Break The Trend Of Medal Near Misses For Team GB

Vicky Thornley is on course for a shot at another Olympic medal and is desperate to break the sequence of agonizing fourth place finishes for Team GB. The Welsh rower became just the third British female single sculler to reach an Olympic final – and the first for 25 years – after finishing second in her semi-final. Now, Thornley – who won a silver medal in the women’s double sculls with Dame Katherine Grainger at the Rio Games in 2016 - has her sights on a first ever British medal in women’s single sculls in the final on Friday morning.

Welsh Judo Star Natalie Powell Suffers Olympic Heartbreak In Tokyo

By Paul Jones Welsh judo star Natalie Powell suffered Second Round heartbreak in her quest to claim a first Olympic medal in Tokyo. The Builth Wells athlete who has previously been a World, European and Commonwealth medalist received a bye in the opening round of the -78kg competition and faced a wait to find out her Second Round opponent. Korea’s World No.23 Hyunji Yoon defeated USA’s Nefeli Papadakis on the day for the right to face Powell for a place in the last 16.

From Christian Malcolm To Chris Jones...A Look at the Welsh Coaches At The Tokyo Olympics

By Owen Morgan Jake Heyward and Joe Brier aren’t the only Welshmen hoping to make an impact when the athletics programme begins at the Tokyo Olympics this Friday. Swansea Harrier Brier is part of the Great Britain 4x400 squad in Japan, while Cardiff’s Heyward will be lining up in the 1500m. But there is an even greater Welsh contingent playing its part off the track in the Far East by making up half of the 12 lead coaches supporting GB’s athletics team.

Alys Thomas Left Frustrated But Proud After Seventh Place Finish In Her First Olympic Final

Alys Thomas delivered her fastest time of the year to place seventh in a rapid women’s 200m butterfly Olympic final in Tokyo. The Swim Wales and Swansea Aquatics competitor, making her Olympic debut aged 30, moved things on from her semi-final efforts in emphatic style, knocking more than a second off that time in a contest that saw China’s Zhang Yufei break the Games record to take gold. While the 2018 Commonwealth Games champion did not finish on the podium, there was still plenty of positives for Thomas to reflect on at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre.

Jonny Bairstow Stars Again As Welsh Fire Win Back To Back Games In The Hundred

By Alex Bywater  Jonny Bairstow signed off from Welsh Fire duty with a second match-winning knock and his team-mates are confident they can cope without the England star. Fire’s men’s captain Bairstow struck a superb 72 from just 39 balls to help his team to an 18-run win over Southern Brave which means the Welsh side now have back-to-back victories. But they will now have to do without Bairstow for the rest of The Hundred as he has now left to be part of England’s Test squad for their series with India.

Dai Sport – Sport in Wales

Dai All

Welsh Judo Star Natalie Powell Suffers Olympic Heartbreak In Tokyo

From Christian Malcolm To Chris Jones...A Look at the Welsh Coaches At The Tokyo Olympics

Alys Thomas Left Frustrated But Proud After Seventh Place Finish In Her First Olympic Final

Jonny Bairstow Stars Again As Welsh Fire Win Back To Back Games In The Hundred

Cardiff City Will Be Hoping For Improvements Both On And Off The Field After Defeat To Southampton

Jarrod Skalde Outlines Plan To Split Goaltending Duties As Cardiff Devils Acquire Taran Kozun

Welsh Boxing Hero Lauren Price Closing In On Olympic Medal After Taking Inspiration From Lauren Williams

Wales' Tom Barras Battles Through To Take Shock GB Silver Medal

Welsh Swimming's 109-Year Wait For Olympic Gold Is Over . . . Thanks To Matt Richards And Calum Jarvis

Calum Jarvis In Touching Distance Of Achieving His Olympic Dream With Team GB In Tokyo

Jake Heyward . . . Olympian And Fastest Kid In The Playground At Llanishen Fach Primary

British & Irish Lions Left Sweating On The Fitness Of Dan Biggar As Warren Gatland Names Team For Second Test

Alys Thomas . . . From The Quirky School Kid With Wet Hair To First Time Welsh Olympian

Wales' Silver Star Lauren Williams Admits: I Had A Mental Block . . . And It Cost Me Olympic Gold

From Cardiff Met To The Welsh Fire...Mark O'Leary Is Hoping For Success In The Hundred

Two Teenagers, Two Journeys To The Top . . . Adam Beard And Harrison Walsh Have Climbed The Mountain This Summer

Dai Rug

Alun Wyn Jones Joins Graham Price On Lions Elevenes But Denies Respect Was One-Sided In First Test

British & Irish Lions Left Sweating On The Fitness Of Dan Biggar As Warren Gatland Names Team For Second Test

Two Teenagers, Two Journeys To The Top . . . Adam Beard And Harrison Walsh Have Climbed The Mountain This Summer

Warren Gatland Warns Lions To Expect Boks Backlash . . . But Insists: "We're Growing Stronger"

Alun Wyn Jones . . . The Immovable Object Gets Ready For Test Number 158 After Fearing Lions Days Were Over

Warren Gatland To Go Early, Go Big, But Not Go Beyond Cape Town As Lions Get Ready To Roar

Matthew Screech Over The Moon To Make Wales Debut Against Argentina

Wales Suffer Series Defeat To Argentina In Cardiff

Jonathan Davies Urges Wales To Muscle Up Against The Pumas

Wales captain Jonathan Davies is keen to get the job done this weekend in their second match in two weeks... Read More

Ospreys Prop Gareth Thomas Can't Wait To Make First Wales Start Against Argentina

By Alex Bywater  Gareth Thomas is the next cab off the rank at the Ospreys, but the Wales prop has been... Read More

Lions As Young Cubs: Where It All Started For Josh Navidi And Adam Beard

The British and Irish Lions are now just over a week away from the start of their much anticipated test... Read More

Dai Foot

Cardiff City Will Be Hoping For Improvements Both On And Off The Field After Defeat To Southampton

Swansea City Draw Up New Managerial Hit List . . . As John Terry Says Farewell To Aston Villa

Swansea City Wanted Steve Cooper To Stay . . . But Are Now Casting Eyes Over QPR, Lincoln And MK Dons

Noel Mooney Promises To Make FAW World-Leading Association

Newport County Hope Christopher Missilou Can Fill The Gap Left By Josh Sheehan And Joss Labadie

Roberto Mancini's Italy Go From No-Hopers To Beating Wales, Austria, Belgium, Spain And England To Lift Euro 2020 Trophy

Cardiff City's Isaac Vassell Told: Don't Worry About The Football . . . Just Stay Fit

The New Saints Held, While Newtown And Bala Find It Tough Going Chasing European Dream

David Edwards Set To Begin Bala European Journey Five Years On From Euro 2016

By Tom Prosser Five years ago David Edwards was part of the Wales squad at Euro 2016 but this evening he... Read More

Cymru Premier Fixtures Announced: Nomads To Begin Title Defence At Cefn Druids On Fri 13 Aug

The opening weekend of the 2021/22 JD Cymru Premier season will see back-to-back champions Connah's Quay begin their title defence... Read More

New Boss Phil Parkinson Insists He Can Live The Hollywood Dream With Wrexham

Phil Parkinson has revealed he’s been sold a Hollywood dream for Wrexham and is itching to bring it to reality... Read More

The Next Chief Executive Of The FAW Should Be Their Former Manager . . . No, Not Him - Jayne Ludlow

It’s been a week of bruised self-reflection for Welsh football after the heavy defeat to Denmark knocked Wales out of... Read More

Dai Puck

Jarrod Skalde Outlines Plan To Split Goaltending Duties As Cardiff Devils Acquire Taran Kozun

Register Signs In As The Cardiff Devils' Latest Big Signing

Cardiff Devils Announce Double Signing

Devils Boosted By Dixon Deal

Mark Louis, Fresh From Season In Slovakia, Returns To Wales For New Cardiff Devils Challenge

Defenceman Mark Louis Re-Signs With Cardiff Devils

Devils Forward Matthew Myers Targets Swedish Upset On 100th Team GB Appearance

When NHL Superstar Sidney Crosby Stole Devil's New Signing Mikkleson's Big Moment

The Start Of A New Era For The Devils . . . But Previous Successes Will Be Tinged With Sadness

The global pandemic has disrupted and upended sport wherever you look. But few professional sports clubs in Wales have been... Read More

Ex-NHL'er Brendan Mikkelson Becomes The Cardiff Devils First Pre-Season Signing

Defenceman Brendan Mikkelson has become the Cardiff Devils first signing ahead of the 2021/2022 season. Mikkelson becomes the first player to... Read More

Jonathan Phillips Off To A Flier As Elite League Returns

Welshman Jonathan Phillips led Sheffield Steelers to victory in their opening Elite League series ice hockey match. Cardiff-born Phillips, who... Read More

Sam Duggan Out To Blaze A Trail In Elite Series Before Becoming A Devil Again

Danny Stewart was delighted when Cardiff Devils forward Sam Duggan was still available deep into the EIHL Elite series draft... Read More

Meet Dai

Dai Sport is a fresh breath of Welsh sport with a fiery attitude.

We cover the whole range of Welsh sports with news, analysis and heated opinion. Nothing is off bounds, whether it’s on the field, the court, the race track, in the ring, or on the ice. Big or small, Dai watches all.

Our columnists can be passionate and persuasive, or calm and critical. But you won’t find them blowing smoke where there’s no fire. We don’t do clickbait, nasty pop-ups, or irritating auto-play videos.

Our writers and photographers are a broad mix of experienced journalists, young talent, budding bloggers, or just spreaders of the word about what’s going on in their sport. If you’d like to contribute to Dai Sport – on any sport, at any level – we’d love to hear from you.

Please email: daisportgraham@gmail.com or daisportian@gmail.com