Wales may be about to have their first shot at World Cup glory in 64 years, but manager Robert Page, is already looking to a future built around the likes of Bennan Johnson. As Page prepares for the do-or-die play-off against either Scotland or Ukraine, he also has a mind on the younger generation. The caretaker boss - whose own deal with Wales only runs as far as the end of the World Cup campaign - has heaped praise on fit-again Kieffer Moore, and believes he can bring something different to the team, but has stressed the importance of preparing the younger players in the squad for the future of Welsh football.
"It's what we have been training for and preparing for a long time, so it’s both nerve-wracking and exciting.” Those are the words of Welsh rhythmic gymnast Gemma Frizelle as she and her team-mates prepare for a massive next three weeks. First up is the Rhythmic Gymnastics British Championships in Telford this weekend, followed a fortnight later by the Welsh Championships in Cardiff.
Tesni Evans faces the biggest task in women’s squash on Tuesday night when takes on world No.1 Nouran Gohar at the World Championships. Welsh No.1 Evans – who is seeded 13 at the tournament in Cairo – has shown good form so far in overcoming Poland’s Karina Tyma and Coline Aumard of France in reaching the last 16. But she will have to produce the form of her life to unseat Gohar in front of her home Egyptian fans at the Club S Allegria.
Matthew Maynard insists Glamorgan are still reaping the rewards of a positive approach to their County Championship campaign despite their latest defeat. The Welsh county lost by 58 runs to Durham in a match they looked well placed to win at the start of the final day. Instead, they were bowled out for just 137 with England Test hopeful Matty Potts taking 7-40, to leave Glamorgan in third place in Division Two with two wins, two defeats and two draws from their opening six matches.
Cardiff Devils, who play Coventry Blaze at home this evening, remain intent on adding one more top quality import to their Elite League team. They still have a slot open for a high-end defenceman, although head coach Andrew Lord will stay patient and ensure he brings in the right man. Devils have... Read More
Coventry Blaze are favourites to claim the final Elite League play-off slot and play champions Cardiff Devils in the final. Glasgow-based Braehead Clan suffered a 6-3 defeat against Nottingham Panthers last night and raised Blaze hopes of overtaking their rivals. The leading seven clubs have already clinched their places in the PredictorBet... Read More
Cardiff Devils netminder Ben Bowns has been named the Elite League Player of the Week. The 27-year-old was instrumental as the Devils picked up three wins over the last week and he stopped 73 out of 76 shots fired at him. Devils have opened up a seven-point lead at the top of... Read More
Cardiff Devils are ready for ‘one heck of a match’ against Coventry Blaze at Ice Arena Wales on Saturday. “Over the last few years, it’s been more Sheffield and Belfast that fans have said have been the rivalries, but, traditionally, Devils against Coventry is one heck of a match-up.” Devils are three... Read More
Cardiff Devils have gone powerplay crazy against Braehead Clan this season. Specials teams have scored seven PP goals against Clan in the last three fixtures between the teams. Devils currently have the best powerplay in Elite League, scoring at almost 30 per cent. “We talked about Cardiff’s powerplay before the game,” said Clan... Read More
Canadian Matt Pope struck gold for Cardiff Devils in their 1-0 Elite League win against Braehead Clan in Glasgow. Former Hershey Bears forward Pope scored the only goal of the match against Clan and extended Cardiff’s lead at the top of the table. Drew Paris, Andrew Lord and Craig Moore were left... Read More