Wales captain Sophie Ingle is playing for the “best team in the world” according to former England striker Eni Aluko. Ingle is preparing for Chelsea’s Women’s Champions League final against Barcelona this weekend having already pocketed a second successive Women’s Super League title medal. The Wales skipper – now playing regularly in midfield rather than defence for both her country and her club – was part of the Blues’ line-up that lifted the domestic league trophy last weekend with a thumping 5-0 win over Reading.
Swansea City and Newport County will be playing their home play-off matches in front of fans for the first time this season. The move has been confirmed by the Welsh Government who have given the green light for both clubs’ ties to be played in front of supporters as pilot events as part of the easing of Covid-19 restrictions. The go-ahead means both Welsh clubs will not be disadvantaged as they might have been after English clubs were given the okay to allow a limited number of fans back for their home ties.
Toby Booth believes the Ospreys have signed another leader with the recruitment of New Zealander Michael Collins. The 27-year-old – who is eligible for Wales through his grandfather – will move to the Liberty Stadium this summer from the Highlanders on a two-year deal. The New Zealand Under-20 three-quarter, who can play centre or full back, played in the Blues side that defeated the British and Irish Lions in 2017.
Beth Munro has admitted she is “in a dream world” after joining Welsh para-taekwondo star Matt Bush in earning Great Britain places at this summer’s Paralympics in Tokyo. The Welsh pair secured their spots at the European taekwondo qualifiers in Bulgaria at the weekend. Team GB already had one place guaranteed through world number one Amy Truesdale in the +58kg event, but now the Welsh duo will make up a three-strong team.
Newport County goalkeeper Tom King believes Forest Green Rovers will badly miss former Rodney Parade hero Jamille Matt when the two clubs clash in the play-offs. County clinched their place in the League Two mini-series after a 1-1 draw at Southend at the weekend, where they were indebted to King for a penalty save that kept the scores level. It ensured the Exiles finished fifth in the final table, on the same points as sixth-placed Forest Green who they will now meet over two legs.
The Scarlets may have sacked head coach Glenn Delaney but they are busy making plans for next season by lining up Argentina Test star Tomas Lezana. Delaney was dismissed on Saturday night with the region having second thoughts over kicking him upstairs to become their director of rugby. Instead, they are kicking him out with Dwayne Peel being given a clear run at things next season with no influence from over his shoulder.
Jenny Nesbitt produced a devastating front-running performance to blow away a strong domestic field at the British Milers Club Grand Prix at Trafford on Saturday night. The Welsh Commonwealth Games hopeful led from gun to tape to win the 5,000m A race by a huge margin in a time of 15:40.10.
Bullish Barnsley manager Valerien Ismael has warned Swansea City the momentum is all with his team as they prepare to host Swansea City in the first leg of the Championship play-offs. Ismael is in confident mood after his club completed a hugely impressive second half of the season during which they won 13 out of 19 games. Only Watford managed to achieve a better run in.
Mike Flynn has told his Newport County team there are no medals for those who stumble at the final hurdle. Flynn’s promotion-chasers play their final match of the season today with their League Two play-off fate very much in their own hands. The Exiles travel to face already-relegated Southend United knowing a point will seal them a place in the end-of-campaign shoot-out.
British Rallycross Championship
In his first race for 12 months, Roger Thomas blew the cobwebs off his Ford Fiesta RX Supercar and got his coronavirus-delayed British Rallycross Championship campaign off to a flying start at Lydden Hill – although it was clutch failure in the final that was to ultimately deny him the... Read More
Roger Thomas gave his newly acquired Ford Fiesta RX Supercar its competition debut at the Welsh Motorsports Centre at the weekend, finishing a flying fourth in both the double-header Toyo Tires Motorsport UK British Rallycross Championship races. The Penrhiwllan driver had brought the ex-Global Rallycross car over to West Wales... Read More
West Wales motorsports squad Spencer Sport has started the 2019 Toyo Tires British Rallycross Championship is style, with victory in the opening round of the season at Silverstone. Julian Godfrey, driving the Penrhiwllan-based team’s Mitsubishi Mirage RX Supercar, won all three Heats and the Final to clinch a dominant victory.... Read More
Tom Llewellin ended his first Swift Sport Championship season in fine style at the weekend, by taking victory in the final round of the series at Silverstone in his flying Peter Gwynne Motorsport Suzuki. Victory saw the talented 17-year old driver from Haverfordwest, who won the MSA Junior Rallycross Championship... Read More
West Wales motorsport team Spencer Sport has finished second in the Toyo Tires MSA British Rallycross Championship at its first attempt. Against strong opposition from several well-established and vastly experienced rallycross teams, the squad – which is based in the village of Penrhiwllan, just outside Llandysul – has vowed to... Read More
The Penrhiwllan-based Spencer Sport squad head into Sunday’s penultimate round the Toyo Tires MSA British Rallycross Championship at the Welsh Motorsports Centre at Pembrey with its driver, Julian Godfrey, in a close four-way fight for the title. Driving the west Wales team’s Mitsubishi Mirage RX Supercar, Godfrey led the series... Read More