Neil Harris insists he does fear losing his job as Cardiff City boss despite the growing pressure. The Bluebirds chief said he felt the frustration of the disappointing start to the season just as much as the fans.
Neil Jenkins has predicted fireworks when Wales host England on Saturday, a fiery encounter into which Josh Navidi looks likely to be pitched for his comeback game. Wales kicking coach Jenkins – a veteran of Wales-England clashes going back to 1991 – has admitted he expects the clash to generate a bit more heat than what has so far been a low temperature Autumn Nations Cup. That could be, in part, down to the chilling effect of no crowds and although the Parc Y Scarlets venue will be empty, Jenkins insists the thermometer will rise when the old enemies face off.
Wales' double Olympic taekwondo champ Jade Jones was narrowly beaten into the silver medal spot in her first fight for eight months in Croatia. The Flint fighter lost narrowly on golden point 27-25 to Turkey's Hatice Kubra at the Open European Club Championship in Zagreb.
Welsh sports clubs hoping to get fans back into their stadiums will have to wait whilst the Welsh Government assesses the plans announced in England. Football and rugby clubs across Wales have been denied any gate income – and a match day atmosphere - since March when the gates were closed due to the pandemic. But in England, officials have welcomed the UK Government's decision to allow a limited number of spectators back into venues in lower-risk areas when their second lockdown ends next week.
Andre Ayew could be fit for Swansea City's Championship game with Sheffield Wednesday, said manager Steve Cooper. The forward missed Saturday's victory over Rotherham United with a hamstring injury suffered while on international duty with Ghana.
Four Welsh motor clubs are in discussion with authorities to run a Covid-19 compliant test rally next month, on secure private land in Denbighshire. North Wales Car Club, Clwyd Vale Motor Club, Bala & District Motor Club and Harlech & District Motor Club have come together to organise a small, socially distanced, event that they are confident will conform to current Welsh government coronavirus regulations.
Scott Ruscoe admitted The New Saints had been “professional, rather than inspiring” as they kept their comfortable gap at the top of the JD Cymru Premier League. The Saints manager knew his side weren’t going to get an easy ride at Cardiff Met at the weekend and so it proved as they struggled to bag a 1-0 win to move six points clear at the top. “I hadn’t won here for a few years, so it was nice to get a win against a team that sets up well and can frustrate you,” said Ruscoe.
Carys Phillips and Sioned Harries have both been told the door is still open to a Wales return following the arrival of new coaches at the top of the women’s game. Both players have been on the outside of the camp since the departure of Rowland Phillips - father of Carys - as head coach last season, yet both are playing regularly at Worcester Warriors in the Allianz Premier 15s. Neither of them figured when the national team was being run by Geraint Lewis and Chris Horsman in Phillips’ absence.
Matt Grimes has grown used to plaudits for the attractiveness of Swansea City’s football, but now he’s relishing their ability to win ugly. The Swans skipper is usually the starting point for so much of the team’s free-slowing style – the inheritor to the Leon Britton role who sets the tempo for the team's traditional slick passing game. There was little slick about the 1-0 victory over Rotherham at the weekend, though, yet Grimes – who scored a suitably scruffy goal – could not be more pleased.
Rising Cardiff star Ben Thomas has paid tribute to Gethin Jenkins after picking up the Best Newcomer title at the Principality Premiership awards. The 20-year-old has come under the direction of Jenkins at the Arms Park, following the move of the former Wales prop into coaching under Cardiff head coach... Read More
The summer is over and Glamorgan are left to reflect on the third worst season in the county’s history. Alun Rhys Chivers says the county’s awards night just about merited a winner, but lessons of the past must be learned if more embarrassment is to be avoided in the future.... Read More
Newport County finished on a treble at Rodney Parade and completed their League Two home fixtures for the season. The Exiles defeated Cambridge United 2-1 and snapped up their treble chance. It was County’s third win against the U’s this season, having beaten them in the league home and away plus the... Read More
More than 500 Cardiff Devils attended Cardiff City Hall for the Elite League club’s awards night. Canadian forward Joey Martin was the big winner with three trophies, lifting the club’s leading scorer (27 goals + 46 assists = 73 points), forward of the year and most valuable player. The 29-year-old has enjoyed... Read More
Chris Culligan, Cardiff Devils versatile forward, earned the respect of his team-mates over the 2016-17 season. They voted Culligan player’s player of the year and he received the trophy during the club’s awards night at Cottrell Park Golf Club. The Canadian has an ability to switch effortlessly between forward and defence which... Read More
Sam Davies salvaged some pride for the Welsh teams, but the Guinness Pro12 awards were an accurate gauge of the demise of regional rugby this season. Despite the healthy signs of a bumper crowd of 65,000 for the Judgement Day matches, the on-field failings were reflected in the selection of... Read More