Erol Bulut insists his Cardiff City “machine” can keep pumping out the results whether or not Aaron Ramsey is fit to play at Sunderland on Sunday. The Bluebirds have won back-to-back victories for the first time since February and aim to make it three wins on the bounce when they head to the North-East.
George North believes Wales are in a very good place going into round three of the World Cup in France. The Ospreys centre scored his 46th try for Wales, and his 48th in Test rugby, in the win over Fiji and is ready to try to add to the two tries he has scored for Wales against the Wallabies in Lyon on Sunday.
Wales manager Gemma Grainger believes the journey to qualification for a major tournament starts on Friday night in Iceland. The fixture may be their opener in the UEFA Women’s Nations League – rather than World Cup or European Championship – but Grainger insists the route this tournament offers as a back-up for Euros qualification is invaluable.
Gareth Thomas says it would be “amazing” if Wales beat Australia and book a Rugby World Cup quarter-final place one game inside the distance. Wales tackle the Wallabies in Lyon on Sunday knowing that victory would confirm one of the two qualifying spots from Pool C.
Joe Rodon was harshly sent off according to his manager Daniel Farke as Leeds United earned a goalless draw at Hull City. Wales defender Rodon was dismissed for a second bookable offence on the hour and will now be suspended for Leeds’ next game against Watford.
Josh Tarling and Zoe Backstedt underlined their status as the burgeoning stars of Welsh cycling with gold medals at the European Road Cycling Championships in the Netherlands. In a remarkable performance for Great Britain, Tarling secured the gold in the individual time trial in Drenthe.
We’re still in the pool stages of the Rugby World Cup but the big beasts are starting to stir. The Dragons of Wales, the Australian Wallabies, the leaping Springboks, the crowing French cockrell, and the . . err, prickly roses of England and spikey Scottish thistles are all on show.
Michael Duff has suggested he may have only three games left to save his job after Swansea City completed their worst start to a season for 32 years. The Swans head coach is still searching for his first league win as manager seven matches into the season after his team were held to a 1-1 draw at Queens Park Rangers.
Erol Bulut insists Cardiff City have proved they can cope when they are without Aaron Ramsey. The Bluebirds manager watched his team overcome Coventry City, 3-2, at home on Tuesday night, despite being without their talismanic captain.
Not many fans here in the South of France would give Wales 10 out of 10 for performance so far, but 10 is still the magic number for the squad. Their 10 points in Pool C is the perfect start in a tournament where only South Africa, and possibly Ireland, will feel on top of their game after the first two rounds.
Osian Pryce reminded fans why he is the reigning British rally champion by winning the biggest and most prestigious rally in the UK – the 2023 JDS Machinery Rali Ceredigion. It was the second time that the 30-year-old Machynlleth-born driver had won the close road stage event, having clinched victory... Read More
Ian Godney took maximum J D Tyres Welsh Tarmacadam Championship points on the Mewla Rally, after a great run over the Epynt military range in his Suzuki Swift Maxi 2000. With series leader Chris Simmons not competing on the event, Godney (co-driven by Stewart Powell) seized the opportunity to close... Read More
Osian Pryce will lead a star-studded field away at the start of this weekend’s JDS Machinery Rali Ceredigion (2-3 September) as the reigning British rally champion contests the event in a Melvyn Evans Motorsport-prepared Volkswagen Polo GTI R5. Pryce won the event in 2019 (when it ran for the first... Read More
Elfyn Evans has reduced the deficit at the top of the FIA World Rally Championship drivers’ standings from 55 to 25 points after winning Rally Finland. The Dolgellau ace seized his chance when arch rival and Toyota team-mate Kalle Rovanperä crash out – winning the event outright and also taking... Read More
Mark Kelly put in a hero’s performance of the Tour of Epynt, winning the sixth round of the 2023 J D Tyres Welsh Tarmacadam Championship in his Škoda Fabia R5.Co-driven by Dafydd Evans for the first time, Kelly and his rivals faced seven special stages over the daunting military range... Read More
Chris Simmons/Fraser Moss won the fifth round of the J D Tyres Welsh Tarmacadam Championship, the Merlin Stages, which was held at the Welsh Motorsport Centre at Pembrey and organised by Carmarthen Motor Club. Having moved from its usual date of October to July, the crews were contemplating nice dry... Read More