Elfyn Evans kicked up clouds the fine dust – or “fesh-fesh” as it’s called in Kenya – to finish second on the Safari Rally and help his Toyota team score a crushing 1-2-3-4 finish on the toughest round of the FIA World Rally Championship. Evans had set fastest time on both passes of the Soysambu stage that opened Saturday’s loop to keep himself within 16 seconds of team-mate Kalle Rovanperä, but lost time – and ultimately the chance of victory – on the day’s final two wet and muddy stages because of an issue cleaning the windscreen.
Wales coach Wayne Pivac admits his men are on a mission to restore lost pride when they face the daunting challenge of South Africa this week. The tourists will meet the world champions with faces still red after Wales’ 22-21 defeat to Italy in their last match of the Six Nations. “I hope we are going to be a lot better than our last game,” pledged Pivac.
Gareth Bale has told Los Angeles FC he will see them soon in a message posted as it was announced the Wales captain is joining the Major League Soccer club. After weeks of speculation – that included the always seemingly unlikely idea that he might move from Real Madrid to play in the Championship for Cardiff City – Bale has opted to play in the United States as he prepares to lead Wales into the World Cup in Qatar later this year. The five-time Champions League winner is soon to be a free agent and is looking for a new club ahead of playing for Wales at the World Cup , which starts in November.
Jeremiah Azu says he wants to change British sprinting forever after winning the Muller UK Athletics Championships 100m title in the fastest time ever run by a Welshman. Cardiff's reigning under-23 champion blasted to a remarkable wind-assisted time of 9.90 to win the final in impressive style.
Glamorgan’s Colin Ingram admitted his team were disappointed at losing a seven-over bash against Somerset which leaves the Welsh county as outsiders to make the T20 Blast knockout stages. Glamorgan were denied a win in their final home match of the season in a hectic, rain-affected fixture. The match was reduced to just seven overs a side, with Glamorgan losing by 16 runs.
Hannah Brier became Wales's fastest woman in history with a blistering 100m run at the Muller UK Athletics Championships in Manchester on Friday night. The Swansea Harrier had previously jointly held the Welsh record of 11.39 with Sallyane Short and Elaine O'Neill.
As the soft, summer rain fell, barely three miles from where Phil Bennett helped Llanelli famously beat New Zealand 9-3 at Stradey Park 50 years ago, family, friends, players past and present, coaches and rugby supporters gathered at Parc y Scarlets to honour his legacy. Bennett was described as “a great gentleman and a great rugby player” as giants of the sport from Wales and beyond united in tribute to him at a remembrance service at the stadium. Bennett, who died earlier this month after a long illness at the age of 73, captained Wales and the British and Irish Lions.
More than 700 homeless people from all over the World will walk from Principality Stadium to Cardiff Castle on Saturday morning and launch their 2019 World Cup. The launch parade will go to Cardiff Castle via Westgate Street and St Mary’s Street with the opening ceremony, which is open to all,... Read More
Neil Warnock takes on Brazilian legend Ronaldo when his Bluebirds face Spanish team Real Valladolid in Canada overnight. Former World Cup winner Ronaldo, who played for Barcelona, Inter Milan and Real Madrid, now owns La Liga’s Valladolid, bought 51% of club shares last year and is with the team in Canada. The... Read More
Welsh Wizards will be back with more depth and extra quality for the 2019-20 Premier Squash League season. PSL is the strongest club squash league in the World and Cardiff-based Wizards finished third in their first season, clinching their place with a 3-2 home win against Bexley. That is a hugely creditable... Read More
Joe Naughalty is back in the goals and firing on all cylinders once again in the Wales hockey team. The man who combines working as the director of hockey at Lancing College, coaching at Brighton & Hove HC and playing internationally, notched a sensational hat-trick in Wales’ 4-4 draw with Brazil... Read More
Three Welshmen are still heavily involved in the chase for World Cup glory. They are former Cardiff City players Richard Evans and goalkeeper Martyn Margetson plus Rhys Long, an ex-head of performance analysis for the Welsh Rugby Union. Evans is working closely with Belgium manager Roberto Martinez and assistant Thierry Henry as... Read More