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.
Matt Richards closed out the 2022 short course season in record-breaking style as his stunning form continued at the Scottish National Short Course Championships. The 19-year-old claimed a haul of four gold medals, a silver and a Welsh record to boot on another impressive weekend at Glasgow’s Royal Commonwealth Pool.... Read More
Matt Richards has become the second fastest British man of all time over 50m. The 19-year-old Team Wales Commonwealth Games star smashed his own personal best when he won the 50m freestyle at the 2022 Swim England Winter Championships on Friday night. Richards – Olympic Gold medal winner last year in the... Read More
Alys Thomas has been forced to retire from competitive swimming. The 2018 Commonwealth Games gold medallist has called time on a glittering career on the advice of medical professionals due to an ongoing wrist injury. She first sustained the injury before the 2010 Games in Delhi, but her ambition to... Read More
A Remarkable Summer for Welsh Duo Matt Richards and Medi Harris . . . As They Continue Their Magnificent Form
By Gareth James Matt Richards has revealed he was driven by revenge as he struck gold on another brilliant night for Welsh swimmers at the European Aquatics Championships in Rome. The Welsh ace won a gold medal as part of the Great Britain mixed 4 x 200m freestyle team on the penultimate... Read More
Matt Richards Adds To Medi Harris' Silver . . . In What Has Been A Successful European Aquatics Championship For The Welsh Swimmers
By David Williams Matt Richards added a silver medal to add to Medi Harris’ silver in the mixed 4x100m freestyle relay final at the European Aquatics Championships in Rome. Richards secured a silver medal in a thrilling Mixed 4x100m Freestyle Relay finale alongside Tom Dean, Anna Hopkin and Freya Anderson. As was the... Read More
Medi Harris’s breakthrough summer now has a golden glow after Great Britain were crowned champions in the women’s 4 x 100m freestyle relay at the European Aquatics Championships. The Welsh swimmer had already taken silver in the 4 x 200m freestyle team in Rome to add to her Commonwealth Games... Read More