The final medal has been awarded, the last anthem played, and some of the temporary venues are already being dismantled. The Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games is over and it's on to Victoria, Australia in four year's time. Owen Morgan reflects on what he has seen. Birmingham, you were absolutely bostin'! From the weather to the welcome . . . with a huge dollop of world class sport in between.
BIRMINGHAM - Comments from Charlotte CAREY (WAL) and Anna HURSEY (WAL) after they beat WONG Xin Ru (SGP) and ZHOU Jingyi (SGP) in the women's doubles bronze medal match at The NEC on Monday. Charlotte CAREY (WAL) - bronze
BIRMINGHAM - Comments from Ioan CROFT (WAL) after beating Stephen ZIMBA (ZAM) in the men's welterweight gold medal bout on points at The NEC on Sunday. Ioan CROFT (WAL) - gold
BIRMINGHAM - Comments from Gemma FRIZELLE (WAL) after winning gold in the hoop final at Arena Birmingham on Saturday. Gemma FRIZELLE (WAL) - gold On her mum getting emotional as she was interviewed in the crowd after her gold medal performance: “I’m not surprised as she is a very emotional person. She has been through this journey with me so she knows the struggles I have had to go through."
BIRMINGHAM - Comments from Geraint THOMAS (WAL) after taking bronze in the men’s individual time trial at West Park on Thursday. Geraint THOMAS (WAL) - bronze
Cardiff Arms Park
Sir Gareth Edwards has received a lasting image of what is widely acclaimed as rugby union’s greatest try. Edwards’ touchdown for the Barbarians against New Zealand at Cardiff Arms Park in January 1973 has long entered sporting folklore. But, amazingly, there are no recorded photographs, with only television footage available... Read More
By Hannah Blackwell Wales have remained in ninth place in World Rugby’s women’s global rankings following their third place finish in the Six Nations. In their final match of the tournament, Wales lost 10-8 at home to Italy but managed to claim third place in the table behind champions England and France... Read More
The Lack Of A Professional Contract Leaves Robyn Wilkins Determined To Prove Herself . . . Ahead Of Crucial Game Against France
By Harry Corish Robyn Wilkins admits she has felt more than a little jealous of her own Wales teammates as she prepares to face France on Friday night. The Gloucester player - who has been switched from outside-half to centre for the fourth round of the TikTok Women’s Six Nations tournament –... Read More
Cardiff Cult Hero Dan Fish Backs Young Guns To Transfer Sparkling Premiership Form To The Regional Stage
By Haydn Evans Cardiff RFC’s in-form backs Theo Cabango and Jacob Beetham have arrived in South Africa as part of the regional team's 33-man playing squad for their games against the Lions and Stormers. Their call up has come as no surprise to Cardiff cult hero Dan Fish who has been playing... Read More
From Facing Antoine Dupont To Bracing Against The Steelmen . . . Ryan Wilkins Returns To The Day Job
By Adam Cleary Ryan Wilkins has had to grow up quickly this season, so a Thursday night match in front of the cameras against Ebbw Vale should hold few fears. The 19-year-old centre went from the Indigo Welsh Premiership to trying to stop Antoine Dupont and Marcus Smith in the Heineken Cup... Read More
By Lucy Rees Following the announcement in November last year, the WRU has named the nine women on the brand new retainer contracts for the next 12 months. The announcement follows the 12 full-time contracts given out last week, and the WRU are yet to name up to six more players on... Read More