Neil Harris insists he does fear losing his job as Cardiff City boss despite the growing pressure. The Bluebirds chief said he felt the frustration of the disappointing start to the season just as much as the fans.
Neil Jenkins has predicted fireworks when Wales host England on Saturday, a fiery encounter into which Josh Navidi looks likely to be pitched for his comeback game. Wales kicking coach Jenkins – a veteran of Wales-England clashes going back to 1991 – has admitted he expects the clash to generate a bit more heat than what has so far been a low temperature Autumn Nations Cup. That could be, in part, down to the chilling effect of no crowds and although the Parc Y Scarlets venue will be empty, Jenkins insists the thermometer will rise when the old enemies face off.
Wales' double Olympic taekwondo champ Jade Jones was narrowly beaten into the silver medal spot in her first fight for eight months in Croatia. The Flint fighter lost narrowly on golden point 27-25 to Turkey's Hatice Kubra at the Open European Club Championship in Zagreb.
Welsh sports clubs hoping to get fans back into their stadiums will have to wait whilst the Welsh Government assesses the plans announced in England. Football and rugby clubs across Wales have been denied any gate income – and a match day atmosphere - since March when the gates were closed due to the pandemic. But in England, officials have welcomed the UK Government's decision to allow a limited number of spectators back into venues in lower-risk areas when their second lockdown ends next week.
Andre Ayew could be fit for Swansea City's Championship game with Sheffield Wednesday, said manager Steve Cooper. The forward missed Saturday's victory over Rotherham United with a hamstring injury suffered while on international duty with Ghana.
Four Welsh motor clubs are in discussion with authorities to run a Covid-19 compliant test rally next month, on secure private land in Denbighshire. North Wales Car Club, Clwyd Vale Motor Club, Bala & District Motor Club and Harlech & District Motor Club have come together to organise a small, socially distanced, event that they are confident will conform to current Welsh government coronavirus regulations.
Scott Ruscoe admitted The New Saints had been “professional, rather than inspiring” as they kept their comfortable gap at the top of the JD Cymru Premier League. The Saints manager knew his side weren’t going to get an easy ride at Cardiff Met at the weekend and so it proved as they struggled to bag a 1-0 win to move six points clear at the top. “I hadn’t won here for a few years, so it was nice to get a win against a team that sets up well and can frustrate you,” said Ruscoe.
Carys Phillips and Sioned Harries have both been told the door is still open to a Wales return following the arrival of new coaches at the top of the women’s game. Both players have been on the outside of the camp since the departure of Rowland Phillips - father of Carys - as head coach last season, yet both are playing regularly at Worcester Warriors in the Allianz Premier 15s. Neither of them figured when the national team was being run by Geraint Lewis and Chris Horsman in Phillips’ absence.
Matt Grimes has grown used to plaudits for the attractiveness of Swansea City’s football, but now he’s relishing their ability to win ugly. The Swans skipper is usually the starting point for so much of the team’s free-slowing style – the inheritor to the Leon Britton role who sets the tempo for the team's traditional slick passing game. There was little slick about the 1-0 victory over Rotherham at the weekend, though, yet Grimes – who scored a suitably scruffy goal – could not be more pleased.
Clara Evans has been rewarded for her fine form over the roads this year by being handed her first GB vest for the World Half Marathon Championships. The Cardiff athlete will replace Charlotte Arter in the GB team for the race in Poland on 17 October after her clubmate had... Read More
A small group of Welsh athletes have put their Olympic and Paralympic dreams well and truly back on track following months of improvised training routines. A selection of elite throwers and sprinters took part in a controlled outdoor session at Cardiff Metropolitan University’s outdoor track on Tuesday as the sport... Read More
Jenny Nesbitt is aiming to graduate from her student athletics career with a medal at next month’s World University Cross Country Championships in Morocco. Now 25-years-old, this is the Cardiff Metropolitan University student’s last chance to represent Great Britain at university level, having competed for her country on three other... Read More
Exciting new plans to establish a long-term “conveyor belt” of talented Welsh athletes have been outlined by the new man at the head of the sport’s governing body in Wales. James Williams took over as interim chief executive of Welsh Athletics at the turn of the year after his predecessor,... Read More
Charlotte Arter took inspiration from Eliud Kipchoge's historic sub-two-hour marathon on Saturday morning to produce a brilliant winning performance at the Cardiff Cross Challenge just a few hours later. The Cardiff AC athlete ran away from a high quality field, including clubmate and training partner Jenny Nesbitt, who made it... Read More
Britain's new 20K race walk champion Heather Lewis has a big decision to make. The Pembrokeshire athlete won the British Grand Prix of Race Walking at Leeds last weekend, which also doubled up as the trials for the World Athletics Championships in Doha later this year. Although Lewis' winning time... Read More