Russell Martin insists Swansea City have a natural goalscorer in Joel Piroe and that goals will flow once the Dutchman adjusts to the Championship. Martin saw his Swans team fail to score for the second successive match on Wednesday night when they were held to a goalless draw at home to Millwall. The result means Swansea have yet to win at home in the league this season, have just one victory from their opening seven games, and have scored just four goals.
Brinn Bevan marked his return to the competition floor in style as he was crowned British champion on parallel bars – and now wants to take on the world again. The 24-year-old, from South Essex Gymnastics Club, was competing at the 2021 Men’s British Championships in Cardiff.
Russell Martin insists he is under no pressure to get Swansea City promoted this season – but next season will be different. The Swansea City head coach – whose team host Millwall tonight – is still looking for his first home victory of the Championship campaign. The Swans have so far won just one game out of their first six and are languishing in 20th place in the table, above the relegation zone only on goal difference. They have also only scored four times in those half a dozen matches.
By Tom Prosser Wales’ Olympic and Paralympic heroes were celebrated at a special homecoming at the Senedd on Monday evening. Three time gold medalist Aled Davies, Taekwondo silver medalist Lauren Williams and Joshua Bugajski who won bronze in the rowing were all in attendance. Hockey bronze medal duo Leah Wilkinson and Sarah Jones were also at the event. The couple are currently planning their wedding and were thrilled to both be in the same team in Tokyo.
By Tom Prosser Gareth Bale has reportedly suffered a long-term hamstring injury which would comes as a crushing blow to both Wales and Bale who was set to win his 100th cap against the Czech Republic next month. According to Marca, the severity of the damage which the Welshman suffered was confirmed after undergoing tests in recent days. Robert Page’s men will be hoping that his injury is not as serious as first thought as Bale will have a key role to play if Wales are to qualify for their first World Cup since 1958.
Swansea Harriers enjoyed a senior double at the Welsh Road Relay Championships on Saturday. After a year's break due to COVID-19, the event returned to a sunny but windy Pembrey Country Park near Llanelli.
A number of Wales’ endurance athletes produced eye-catching performances on the road over the weekend.
Jeremiah Azu continues to lead the pack of Welsh sprinters closing in on Christian Malcolm’s 20-year-old Welsh 100m record. The 20-year-old shaved another 0.03 of a second off his personal best at Berlin’s Olympic Stadium on Sunday.
Tributes have poured in for former Cardiff Rugby back-row forward Owain Williams who has passed away at the age of 56 after a battle with cancer. Williams made 221 first-team appearances for Cardiff and established himself as a hugely popular figure at Cardiff Arms Park in a fine playing career.... Read More
Gabby Logan is set to be the marquee signing for BBC Wales’ coverage of the new United Rugby Championship season when it begins on September 24. The URC – formerly known as the Guinness PRO14 – returns to terrestrial television for the 2021/22 campaign in a move which has been... Read More
Gareth Anscombe has paid heartfelt thanks to those who have helped his recovery after coming through his first rugby match for just over two years. The Wales international played 37 minutes for the Ospreys in their pre-season friendly at Northampton on Friday night before he was withdrawn as the region said... Read More
By Alex Bywater Gareth Anscombe is set to end 761 days of injury troubles when he makes his Ospreys debut against Northampton Saints on Friday. Wales fly-half Anscombe hasn’t played since August 2019 when he suffered a serious knee injury facing England in a Rugby World Cup warm-up clash at Twickenham. Anscombe, 30,... Read More
By Rob Carbon Oh brother, have Wales got a few problems to solve when the All Blacks arrive in the Welsh capital to kick-off the autumn series at the end of next month. As if it wasn’t tough enough contending with the Barretts – Beauden, Scott and Jordi – in the recent... Read More
By Steffan Thomas Last March Ethan Lewis found himself surplus to requirements at Cardiff Rugby with his future as a professional rugby player in doubt. But fortune favours the brave and after a successful loan spell at Saracens the 27-year-old hooker finds himself as a key cog in the English club’s shot... Read More