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.
Ben Pritchard is used to arriving ahead of schedule. He joined the British rowing squad just a year after becoming a para rower in 2017 and is now about to compete at his first Paralympics in Tokyo after first targeting Paris in 2024, as David Williams reports. The last time... Read More
Ben Pritchard is enjoying a meteoric rise in the world of rowing and looks destined for the Paralympic Games next summer. But the club where he started have been finding it tough to get back on the water in recent times as Graham Thomas discovered. The club that launched Ben... Read More
Penarth Hockey Club 1st XI were at the forefront of another unbeaten weekend of Verde Recreo League action, with two wins and two draws across four games. Firebrands 1-3 PENARTH Having remained unbeaten since the start of December, Penarth’s 1st XI travelled to Bristol to take on a struggling Firebrands... Read More
More than 150 top level senior players will tee it up in the Welsh Open Seniors Championship at Pennard this month, a record for the event. Last year’s winner Ian Crowther returns to defend the title he won at Maesdu and is joined by Newport’s Andrew Williams along with USA... Read More
Newport’s Andrew Williams is relishing the new role as captain of the Wales Seniors, targeting an historic first win at the Home Internationals. Former Welsh Seniors Open winner Williams has been confirmed in the new role by Wales Golf, along with two fellow selectors, Chris Bailey of Neath and Roger... Read More
Newport’s Andrew Williams will be aiming to become only the second player to defend his Welsh Open Seniors’ title when the championship tees off at Maesdu golf club at the end of June. The Wales Seniors international won the event at his home club last year, but will be up... Read More