Gerwyn Price will begin his attempt to reclaim the World Darts Championship crown by taking on Connor Scutt or Krzysztof Kciuk. The Iceman – who won the world title in 2021 – will be looking for an upturn in form at the Alexandra Palace tournament next month after recently losing to Gary Anderson in the last 16 of the Grand Slam of Darts.
Bedwas produced their best performance of the season so far to record a stunning 46-17 victory over Ystrad Rhondda at the Bridge Field – and consign the Admiral Championship East league leaders to only their second defeat of the campaign so far. Adam Williams ran in two tries while there was one apiece from Lloyd Wilkins, James Dixon and Aaron Billingham, with a penalty try also on the scoresheet. Dixon added four conversions and two penalties.
Steve Cooper has joined the growing army of managers who want a VAR re-boot after claiming it is creating “animosity inside stadia”. The Nottingham Forest boss - one of two Welsh managers currently working in the Premier League - blamed the VAR system for poisoning the atmosphere after a stormy clash last weekend in his club’s 3-2 home defeat to Brighton.
Wales World Cup wing Mason Grady claims there is a new “brotherhood” of local talent ready to take Cardiff Rugby out of the doldrums and push them up the URC table. Speaking in the wake of his man of the match performance in his side’s dramatic 31-24 home win over the Stormers, the 21-year-old said the region’s investment in young, home-grown talent is reaping rewards.
Wales co-captain Rupert Shipperley intends to make an impact on and off the field as Great Britain’s new vice-captain. The 31-year-old is one of two Welsh players named in the GB squad, alongside Jacob Draper.
Ruby Evans and Joe Cemlyn-Jones led the way with medals for Wales in a successful foray at the Northern European Championships. Team medals for the men’s and women’s teams along with a host of individual medals – it was another hugely successful Northern European Gymnastics Championships.
Dwayne Peel has admitted his sinking Scarlets were second rate in a one-sided derby defeat to the Ospreys in Swansea. The Scarlets coach watched his team suffer a crushing 31-9 humbling at the Swansea.com Stadium at the hands of their fiercest rivals.
When it comes to sailing, not everyone is in the same boat. The traditional image of the sport was of dinghies or yachts, coastal towns, regattas, and members-only clubhouses with crests on the wall outside and dusty trophy cabinets within.
Swansea City boss Michael Duff says he is hopeful of signing free agent Yannick Bolasie on a short-term deal. The former Everton and Crystal Palace winger, 34, has trained with the club this week and could join ahead of Wednesday's trip to Leeds.
Former two-time champion Mark Williams was far from satisfied with his own performance but still did enough to see off Fan Zhengyi 6-4 in the opening round of the UK Championship. Williams, whose best break was an 86 to nudge over the line, is keen to avoid the mishaps which hampered his chances of making it a trio of successes in recent years. “This tournament hasn’t really been good for me in the last few years,” admitted Wales’ three-time world champion.
Non Stanford Bows Out Noisily . . . As She Shocks Herself To Become European Champion In Final International Race
Non Stanford has admitted she surprised herself when she brought the curtain down on her brilliant international triathlon career by becoming European champion. Wales’ biggest name in the sport went out in a blaze of glory at the weekend, by finishing first at Munich’s multi-sports European Championships. A full nine... Read More
Wales’ Jonny Clayton could hardly contain his pride after he claimed to have put Pontyberem on the map by being crowned Premier League champion. Clayton beat fellow debutant Jose De Sousa 11-5 in the final on Friday night to claim the biggest prize of his career so far, including a... Read More
The triumph of Gerwyn Price last weekend wasn’t just a victory for Wales on the international stage, it was a win for re-invention. Fraser Watson salutes darts’ new world champion and pays tribute to other Welsh sports stars who swapped horses in mid-stream but still reached dry land. When Richie... Read More
British champion Tesni Evans is heading up a female squash initiative in Wales. The World number nine, who is based in the Rhyl area, is leading a Squash Wales bid to increase the number of women and girls playing the sport. A number of women'a sessions now run throughout Wales, with sessions... Read More
Swansea’s undefeated Commonwealth flyweight champion Jay Harris tops a mouth-watering bill of championship boxing in Cardiff on Saturday night. The 28-year-old takes on Spain’s Angel Moreno for the vacant EBU European title at the #MTKFightNight show at the Vale Sports Arena, in Penarth, which also features Craig Evans’ WBO European... Read More