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.
Andrew Lord will demand ‘energy and fire’ from his players when they when they play Fife Flyers at home on Sunday evening. Head coach Lord and his team have suffered highly damaging defeats against Coventry Blaze (0-5) and Manchester Storm (1-4) and badly need a big performance when Flyers arrive ing... Read More
Former BBC News journalist Andrew McFarlane has written an alternative and personal view of a wonderful Welsh athletics event - the Welsh Castles Relay. He writes for the ‘RUNNING RUBBISH’ website which celebrates athletic mediocrity in all its mis-shapen forms. “A place for solidarity, to share the woe of middling club... Read More
Manchester Storm 5, Belfast Giants 2 Head coach Ryan Finnerty and his Storm players struck a mighty blow for Cardiff Devils in the chase for Elite League glory. Manchester Storm hit back from 2-1 down to win 5-2 in Altrincham and leave Giants four points behind leaders Cardiff Devils with four games... Read More
Former Cardiff Devils captain Ryan Finnerty and his Manchester Stormtroopers play a massive role in the Elite League title chase over the next 48 hours. Head coach Finnerty’s Storm play second-placed Belfast Giants at home this evening (Friday) before travelling to face Devils at the Viola Arena in Cardiff Bay on... Read More
Cardiff Devils suffered a bitterly disappointing Elite League defeat at Manchester Storm on Saturday. Captain Jake Morissette and his team outshot Storm in all three periods, but lost 3-1 after the home team scored an empty with 21 seconds left. EIHL leaders Devils were without suspended Layne Ulmer and injured Joey Haddad,... Read More
Cardiff Devils 3, Manchester Storm 2 Cardiff Devils take a single goal lead to Altrincham for the second leg of their Elite League play-offs quarter-final against Manchester Storm. They came from behind against Manchester Storm to win 3-2 thanks to goals from Patrick Asselin, Joey Haddad and Scott Hotham. A capacity attendance of... Read More