Three of the greatest rugby league players in the history of the game – Billy Boston, Gus Risman and Clive Sullivan - have been selected to adorn a statue to commemorate the Cardiff Bay Codebreakers.The public and a special panel of experts agreed on the trio who will now be immortalised on a statue that will represent all the players who headed north from the Cardiff Bay area to star in the 13-a-side game.
Steve Cooper insists he respects the staying power of Neil Warnock, but will be looking to outfox the old master when Swansea City visit Middlesbrough tonight. Swansea head coach Cooper already has one victory over Warnock in his locker – the only other time they locked horns in October 2019 when a Ben Wilmot goal was enough to give the Swans a much celebrated victory over Cardiff City. That was the beginning of the end for Warnock at Cardiff, although it was Cooper who had a hand in the 72-year-old’s re-emergence at Boro.
Michael Flynn has admitted he is suffering from altitude sickness. Newport County are still top of League Two, but the manager is sick of telling his players they need to be more ruthless. Flynn felt the latest squandering of opportunities came in the 1-1 draw away at Forest Green Rovers, where the Exiles went ahead, had chances to wrap the game up, but eventually were pegged back and had to settle for a point.
Jayne Ludlow said Wales are getting closer to qualifying for a major finals after their UEFA Women's Euro2022 heartache was confirmed. Natasha Harding, Rachel Rowe and Jess Fishlock all struck in an emphatic 3-0 victory over Belarus in their final qualifying game at Newport's Rodney Parade.
When Wales meet Italy in Llanelli on Saturday, it will be for the less than cherished title of fifth-place play-off winners of the inaugural Autumn Nations Cup. If that title doesn’t sound too grand then it’s because Wales’ result have not been either, during the fractured year of 2020. The corresponding Six Nations match back in February saw Wales head coach Wayne Pivac begin his reign as Warren Gatland’s successor on a winning note.
Alex Smithies insists he is focussed on winning against his former club Huddersfield Town tonight and any nostalgia can wait. The Cardiff City goalkeeper spent eight years with the Yorkshire club, playing in 274 matches before moving on to QPR and then the Bluebirds. Smithies left Huddersfield in 2015 but says: “It’s always nice to play your old clubs, you always want to beat them.
Wales' world champ Lauren Price will again launch her bid for Olympic glory in London next April. The Boxing Road to Tokyo European Olympic Qualifying event has been rescheduled for April 22-26 at the Copper Box Arena.
Dewi Lake has been tipped as the Wales hooker of the future but only if he improves his throwing in at the line-out. The former Wales Under 20s captain has been in red hot form for the Ospreys recently with his dynamic ball-carrying and raw physicality catching the eye, despite their struggles in the Guinness Pro 14. In the absence of veteran hooker Ken Owens, both Ryan Elias and Elliot Dee have struggled to fully convince for Wales in this autumn’s Nations Cup.
Ryan Taylor has two goals in his locker already for Newport County, but his real target is promotion to League One. The County striker delivered on his promise to build on his debut goal at Scunthorpe as he hammered home the winner on his League debut for Newport in their... Read More
The footballing revolution at Newport County gathered pace this week with Michael Flynn’s men taking Cambridge United to school in the Carabao Cup second round. It may only have ended in a 1-0 win, and earned the Exiles another home draw with Watford in the next round, but it was... Read More
Former Cardiff City manager Neil Warnock is backing his old club, Notts County, to play-off success at Wembley Stadium - where one former Bluebird and one current loanee are set to play their part. Warnock twice led County to promotion via the play-offs three decades ago and now they take... Read More
Manager Bryan Hughes and his Wrexham team make their longest Vanarama National League away trip of the season when they play Dover in Kent this afternoon. The Dragons have earned four points from their first two fixtures, beating Barrow at home and drawing 2-2 at Boreham Wood. “Overall, I’m looking for us... Read More
Wrexham are in the Vanarama National League promotion chase for the long-haul this season - and they will prove that over their next two fixtures. The Dragons will travel almost 1,000 miles to play Boreham Wood in Hertfordshire, a town 12 miles from Charing Cross, and then Dover in Kent. Manager Bryan... Read More
Yorkshire Jake Lawlor believes the belief among Wrexham players ahead of their opening 2019-20 fixture is infectious. The Dragons are at home against Barrow in their first Vanarama National League match and Lawlor, a midfield player or defender, says: “The gaffer (Bryan Hughes) has brought in new players and the idea... Read More