Wales winger Sorba Thomas has swapped a relegation fight with Huddersfield for a promotion chase with Blackburn Rovers after being told he had fallen down the pecking order with the Terriers. Thomas – who went to the World Cup with Wales only two months ago – was told his chances were going to be limited at Huddersfield after they brought in some new additions. The club are languishing in the Championship relegation zone, three points adrift of Cardiff City who are in 21st place.
New attack coach Alex King says Wales are determined to play an entertaining brand which is rooted deep in the country’s DNA. King joined up with the rest of Warren Gatland’s coaching staff on Monday, with the New Zealander having chosen the former England fly-half to replace Stephen Jones as attack coach. The 47-year-old has little time to get his messages and methods across ahead of the Guinness Six Nations opener against Ireland on February 4, but King is confident that he can do so to mark Gatland’s Wales return with a winning start.
Welsh female athletes are still waiting to hear from World Athletics who say their transgender policy is still a work in progress. Its stance follows claims made by British shot-putter that the governing body’s preferred option would “screw” female athletes. The global organisation is consulting with member federations over its preferred option for a new policy.
Former Swansea City manager Paul Clement has lost his job at Everton in the fall-out from Frank Lampard’s sacking. Clement – who was Swansea manager throughout 2017 – was assistant to Lampard, but has left the club along with the rest of the former England star’s backroom team of Joe Edwards, Chris Jones and Ashley Cole. Everton, who are now searching for their seventh manager in the last seven years, had been the latest port of call for Clement, who was sacked by the Swans five years ago.
Warren Gatland believes there is a need for discussion on Wales’ 60-cap selection rule amid uncertainty surrounding the futures of several players. The policy was established in 2017, with players who subsequently signed contracts to ply their trade outside Wales deemed ineligible for Test selection unless they have won at 60 caps or more. And the situation is now magnified due to a recruitment freeze affecting Wales’ four professional regions of Cardiff, Ospreys, Dragons and Scarlets.
By David Williams Dylan Baines is aiming to move his handicap into single digits, after winning the final event of this year’s European Disability Golf Association (EDGA) in Portugal. Now the golfer from Bargoed has set his sights on the next European Disability Golf Association (EDGA) tournament, which is at St Andrews... Read More
Seventy two of the best young golfers in Wales took part in the PING Welsh Junior Tour Finals at Tredegar Park, with winners coming from all round Wales. Bleddyn Holgate, from Cilgwyn in West Wales, won the Under 14 category Order of Merit, with Geraint Barnes, Llantrisant and Pontyclun, taking... Read More
Wales golfers have finished in the top 10 of the world in both the individual and team events at the Eisenhower Trophy World Amateur Team Championships. The trio of Archie Davies, James Ashfield and Luke Harries finished tied eighth at the team event in France. Davies finished tied ninth on... Read More
Wales internationals Ffion Tynan and James Ashfield claimed the Welsh Amateur titles in contrasting fashions at Pennard. While Delamere Forest’s Ashfield stormed to an 8 and 7 win over Alex James, Royal Lytham & St Annes, Pyle and Kenfig’s Tynan was taken to the 19th hole in her final against... Read More
Jamie Donaldson’s tie for sixth place at the Scottish Open has earned him a place at the week’s Open Championship at St. Andrews – and ruined his planned family holiday. Donaldson - Europe’s Ryder Cup hero at Gleneagles in 201 - has qualified for the 150th Open after making three... Read More
Some of the most exciting talents in women’s golf will be on show in North Wales this week when the European Ladies Team Championships comes to Conwy. All the top European nations will be taking part including a US Women’s Open record breaker and players who have already finished in... Read More