Former Cardiff Devils head coach Andrew Lord has swooped to sign three players for his Greenville Swamp Rabbits club. Defenceman Sam Jardine and forwards Joey Haddad and Mike McNamee will be part of the Swamp Rabbits training camp that starts on Friday.
Jim Botham insists he will leave the fancy nicknames to England until after Saturday when he has completed the biggest game of his life. The Cardiff Blues forward will earn his second cap for Wales at openside flanker alongside his good friend and clubmate Shane Lewis-Hughes, who will wear No.6. Their opposite numbers for the weekend are Tom Curry and Sam Underhill, who have been given the nickname ‘the Kamikaze Kids’ – a reference to their fearless and destructive impact - but something that doesn’t impress the grandson of Sir Ian, the cricket legend known as, Beefy.
Wales captain Sophie Ingle admitted she was 'shocked' after discovering she had been shortlisted for the Fifa Puskás Goal of the Season award. The Chelsea ace has been nominated for her wonder strike at London rivals Arsenal at the start of this year.
Lydia Hall led the Welsh challenge before play was suspended at the LET Spanish Open. The Bridgend player was tied for fourth place on -2 before rain cut short her day with five holes of her round left. Finland’s Sanna Nuutinen fired an opening round 67 (-5) to lead by one shot at the Real Club De Golf Guadalmina.
Wayne Pivac has admitted it took him three years to change the Scarlets, but he insists transformation will comes quicker with Wales – and could go into overdrive against England on Saturday. The Wales coach has picked a youthful looking and adventurous team, his hand forced in part because of injuries that have robbed him of Liam Williams, Justin Tipuric, Jonathan Davies, Josh Navidi and Ross Moriarty, plus the struggles for form of George North. But in picking James Botham, Shane Lewis-Hughes, Louis Rees-Zammit and Johnny Williams to start, Pivac is also underlining that the old days of Warren Gatland have gone.
Five years after his professional rugby career was cruelly cut short at the age of 18, Harrison Walsh is back in full time sport as a discus thrower. The former Ospreys product is one of nine Welsh athletes named on British Athletics’ Olympic and Paralympic World Class Programme (WCP).
Steve Cooper declined to divulge the roots of his unhappiness with referee Andy Woolmer for fear of getting fined – but he may already have said enough to alert the interest of the FA. The Swansea City manager gave an honest appraisal of the abilities of Woolmer after his side were held 1-1 at home by Sheffield Wednesday. Cooper went as far as revealing that his concern over the official’s appointment for the match had extended to contacting the FA before the game to voice his disapproval of the Northamptonshire referee.
Neil Harris said it was time for change at Cardiff City - but will it be him? The Bluebirds boss had insisted before the game that he did not fear for his job.
Welsh marksman Ben Llewellin will have a quartet of Olympic Skeet titles to shoot for early next year. The 26-year-old has been named in the British Shooting team for three World Cup meeting and the ISSF Championship Grand Prix in Rabat.
By Terry Phillips Pace ace Anthony Jeffrey believes he has the football magic to help Wrexham fire up a promotion challenge in the Vanarama National League. Golden Jaguar Jeffrey has become a Dragon - and is intent on playing League Two football in 2021-22. ‘AJ’ was born in London and started his professional... Read More
Swansea City coach Alan Tate will sit out most of October in the stands – and be almost £1,000 lighter in the pocket – after being found guilty of violent conduct by the Football Association. One of head coach Steve Cooper’s right-hand men, Tate will be missing from the technical... Read More
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Swansea City's Alan Tate Set To Feel The Tight Grip Of The FA After Temper Flare Up Against Birmingham
Swansea City assistant coach Alan Tate could have his collar felt by the FA after a bust-up with Birmingham City’s Jon Toral. Tate put his hand to the throat of the Spanish player as he left the field at half-time during the Swans’ goalless home draw. Both Swansea head coach Steve Cooper... Read More
No Call From Ryan Giggs Was The Best Thing That Could Have Happened To Joe Rodon, Says Swansea City Boss
By David Williams Joe Rodon is already benefitting from missing international duty with Wales, claims his club coach Steve Cooper. Swansea City centre-half Rodon – who was on Manchester United’s radar last season – sat out his country’s Nations League wins over Finland and Bulgaria earlier this month. The 22-year-old made his first... Read More
Swansea City are keen to strengthen their squad by signing former Liverpool defender Daniel Ayala from Middlesbrough. The centre-back is a free agent after refusing to sign a short-term extension to his Middlesbrough contract when football returned from the coronavirus shutdown in June. But Swansea head coach Steve Cooper is... Read More