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.
Welsh Fencing is celebrating a highly successful Senior Commonwealth Championships in which Wales won four medals, including gold for Gemma Collis. The London event – which saw teams from all over the Commonwealth compete in a sport that used to be part of the Games itself – yielded a gold,... Read More
By Graham Thomas There were highs, lows, new heroes and old faithfuls for Welsh sport in 2021 – but the real story was about survival. Not just of the fittest, either. To survive as a sports enthusiast this year was all about adaptability and resilience. Whether you were a Welsh athlete winning gold... Read More
After a great year of sport for Glamorgan Cricket, Wales Women in their 2023 FIFA World Cup qualifiers, 100-cap Gareth Bale, and Wales on the threshold of qualification for the World Cup finals, plus the men's rugby team winning the Six Nations again, it's time to take stock. The WRU took... Read More
Covid-19 has wrecked havoc on grassroots sport all around Wales but Colwyn Bowmen have found a way to survive. While indoor sports are a no go zone during this pandemic Colwyn Bowmen are adapting to the new normal. Archery outside and arrow detectors are the way forward as chairman Rhys... Read More
Pembrey Circuit Operators ‘Incredibly Disappointed’ To Cancel Yet Another Race Meeting Due To Arbitrary Welsh Government Rules
By Paul Evans Ben Taylor, the former boss of Wales Rally GB and now Group Chief Executive of the British Automobile Racing Club (BARC) which operates the Pembrey Circuit, says that he is ‘incredibly disappointed’ that it has been forced to cancel yet another race meeting at the venue – thanks... Read More
Cory ‘The Hobbit’ McKenna became the first Welsh woman to earn a contract in the lucrative and brutal world of UFC. The mixed martial arts fighter has always been known as The Hobbit, but has now re-branded herself as "Poppins". Oh, yes. McKenna explains the name change to Chris Saunders... Read More