Cardiff Met have been forced to put up the ‘Sold Out’ signs a day ahead of their BUCS Super Rugby ‘Cardiff Clash’ with their noisy-neighbours Cardiff University on Wednesday, 5 October. More than 4,000 tickets were sold in the space of 10 days for the derby game at the Arms Park, putting the fixture on a par with attendances at the Dragons and Ospreys so far this season. Last season, the two Welsh capital universities clashed three times, with a mere five points splitting the two teams across the three fixtures.
Rubin Colwill is facing a fight to prove his readiness to go to the World Cup with Wales next month. The Cardiff City striker is set to miss two more Bluebirds games this week after a freak training accident ruled him out of last weekend’s 1-1 draw with Burnley. Interim boss Mark Hudson confirmed the Qatar hopeful won’t feature in Tuesday night’s home game against Blackburn Rovers and unless he gets back on the grass this week won’t feature at Wigan this weekend.
Alys Thomas has been forced to retire from competitive swimming. The 2018 Commonwealth Games gold medallist has called time on a glittering career on the advice of medical professionals due to an ongoing wrist injury. She first sustained the injury before the 2010 Games in Delhi, but her ambition to make a second Olympic Games in Paris in 2024 has gone.
They say respect must be earned, not just given It seems the concept has been lost on the South African media, despite Wales claiming a hard-fought 13-12 historic victory in Bloemfontein last Saturday. That win has set up a much-anticipated series decider in Cape Town this weekend. Who would have... Read More
Dan Bigger Insists World Cup Will Be 'A Level Playing Field' . . . After Wales Make History In Bloemfontein
By Paul Jones Wales captain Dan Biggar feels the 2023 Rugby World Cup will be ‘very much a level playing field’ after a triumphant weekend for the northern hemisphere nations. Biggar and his Welsh team-mates ended 58 years of hurt on South African soil on Saturday by defeating the world champions 13-12... Read More
Dan Biggar has spoken of his admiration for his No.10 rival Gareth Anscombe after the Wales replacement kicked his team to a historic victory in South Africa. Biggar hailed Wales’ “huge achievement” after his tourists stunned world champions South Africa 13-12 in Bloemfontein. It was Wales’ first win against the... Read More
There's Outrage Over Springboks Team Selection . . . But Wayne Pivac Knows Boks Boss Jacques Is Planning Another Big Arm Wrestle
By Steffan Thomas Wayne Pivac has told his players to disregard claims that South Africa have disrespected Wales with their radical selection policy ahead of this weekend’s second Test. The Springboks caused surprise and some measure of outrage by making 14 changes to their line-up for Saturday’s clash in Pretoria. Pivac is looking... Read More
Wales Coach Wayne Pivac Expects Showdown In Bloemfontein . . . Following Highly-Charged Start To Series
By David Williams Wayne Pivac expects a second Test showdown between two “highly-charged” teams when Wales strive to level the series against world champions South Africa. Damian Willemse’s penalty with the final kick of a pulsating opening Test in Pretoria denied Wales a draw as South Africa triumphed 32-29. But Wales, who were... Read More
Danny Wilson insists his Cardiff Blues will battle to the end in their quest for a Guinness Pro14 play-off place – despite a shattering late defeat in South Africa. The Blues coach spoke of his pride in seeing his players almost defy the odds before a last gasp penalty try... Read More