Jeremiah Azu has vowed to show his blazing talent on the world stage next year and avenge the “nonsense” of the ranking system that denied him earlier this summer. The 21-year-old Welsh star produced a brilliant run to claim a bronze medal in the 100m final at the European Athletics Championships in Munich on Tuesday night. Azu clocked a new personal best of 10.13, finishing behind Italy's Olympic Champion Marcel Jacobs and Great Britain team-mate Zharnel Hughes, who was the reigning European champion.
Russell Martin has told Swansea City fans he takes responsibility for the collapse of their two-goal lead against Millwall that cost them two precious Championship points. The Swans head coach insists the collective lack of authority that resulted in two own goals in injury time – and a 2-2 home draw – is down to him. Martin was angered by one of his benched players – understood to be Jamie Paterson – punching the ball back towards the visitors and enabling them to take a quick throw-in, from which they scored their equaliser.
Former Welsh Rugby Union chief executive David Moffett has urged the All Blacks to either sack or back coach Ian Foster. Foster appeared to be on the verge of being dismissed after New Zealand suffered a run of five Test defeats in six matches. But the All Blacks – who play Wales in Cardiff on November 5 – rallied to earn a superb 35-23 victory in South Africa last weekend and since then his bosses have refused to comment on his immediate future.
Osian Pryce maintains his strong challenge for the 2022 British Rally Championship title after finishing runner-up in the Voyonic Grampian Forest Rally. It was the second time in as many years that the Machynlleth-born driver had finished second on the Aberdeenshire forestry event, as he and co-driver Noel O’Sullivan enjoyed another fast and trouble-free run in their Demon Tweeks-backed Melvyn Evans Motorsport-prepared Volkswagen Polo GTI R5. As the highest placed returnee, Pryce started this year’s Grampian Forest Rally first on the road – which turned out to be a disadvantage as he swept the loose gravel off the surface in the fast and flowing Durris, Fetteresso and Drumtochty forests.
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, two silvers and a bronze for Wales. Leading the way was para fencer Collis, who took gold in the wheelchair women’s foil, category A competition.
By Paul Jones Wales visit Holland after putting their first top-tier Nations League point on the board by drawing 1-1 with Belgium on Saturday. Holland lead the way in Group A4 with seven points from three games. [embed]https://twitter.com/Cymru/status/1536232775677779971[/embed] Here we look at the main talking points ahead of the game at the Feyenoord Stadium... Read More
"Little Old Wales" Are Heading To Their First World Cup In 64 Years . . . After Emotional Evening In The Capital
By Stuart Taylor Some still find it hard to believe that "little old Wales" are heading to Qatar in November to take their place in Group B alongside the USA, Iran and England at the World Cup. Ukraine's inspiring and emphatic 3-1 victory over Scotland had set up a winner takes all play-off with... Read More
Welsh Football Is Breaking Wales Free Of Its Shackles . . . As Years Of Hard Work Is Rewarded With World Cup Qualification
By Rob Carbon Welsh football is finally breaking free of the shackles and emerging from the shadow of Welsh Rugby. The UEFA survey all but confirms that football is taking centre stage in Wales’ sporting theatre, with the recent result against Ukraine and the incredible atmosphere on Sunday night emphasising football's new... Read More
Wales Boss Robert Page Still Has Full Confidence In Aaron Ramsey . . . And Vows To Learn From Penalty Shoot-Out Calamities If Needed
By Harry Corish Wales' Head Coach, Robert Page, insists he still has full confidence in Aaron Ramsey after the Welsh playmaker missed a crucial penalty in the Rangers Europa League final defeat against Eintracht Frankfurt. Ramsey, known for his stellar performances in the big games, was unable to help Rangers lift the... Read More
By Gareth James Aaron Ramsey has been defended by Rangers manager Giovanni van Bronckhorst after the Wales midfielde’s missed penalty cost the club the Europa League Trophy. Ramsey – who will be named in the Wales squad on Thursday for the World Cup play-off clash against either Scotland or Ukraine – was... Read More
Neco Williams Dreams Of World Cup Qualification . . . As Gareth Bale's Presence Boosts Younger Generation
Neco Williams says it would be a “dream come true” for Wales to qualify for the 2022 World Cup and end their 64-year wait to grace the tournament. Wales host Austria in a World Cup play-off semi-final at the Cardiff City Stadium on Thursday. The winners will play Scotland or... Read More