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.
Huw Jenkins In Pole Position At Newport County . . . But Michael Duff In Danger Of Stalling At Swansea City
Former Swansea City chairman Huw Jenkins has been named as the preferred bidder to take a majority shareholding in League Two club Newport County. The man who steered the Swans from near Football League oblivion to a seven-year stint in the Premier League and a trip into Europe is... Read More
Cardiff City this week announced they had agreed a new two-year contract with one of their most promising youngsters – 21-year-old Tom Sang. It’s a decision that underlined just how rapidly the Liverpool-born player has progressed this season, says Jack Price. Whilst Tom Sang and Cardiff City are now basking... Read More
You’ve got to take your hat off to Newport County boss Michael Flynn, he’s never afraid to take a gamble. On Tuesday night he was confident enough to pick 15-year-old Sonny Lewis to make his debut in the Football League Trophy clash with Cheltenham Town. This weekend he’s pondering on... Read More
By Terry Phillips Dean Keates has launched a major overhaul of his Wrexham squad for 2020-21 with 11 players released by the Vanarama National League club. Another five players have left the Racecourse ground after their loan spells ended. The Dragons have seven players under contract through next season, while Keates is preparing... Read More
Former Wales under-21 international Eliot Richards struck gold for Merthyr Town in their betVictor Southern League home match against promotion-chasing Taunton Town. Former Bristol Rovers, Cheltenham Town and Tampa Bay Rowdies player Richards struck a hat-trick in Merthyr’s 4-2 win in front of more than 300 spectators at the MetCoaches Stadium. The... Read More
Newport County and Leyton Orient pay tribute to their former manager before they clash in SkyBet League Two action at Rodney Parade this afternoon. Edinburgh led both clubs to promotion from non-League football into League Two with Newport going up in 2013 and Orient last season before his death in June... Read More