Former Cardiff Devils head coach Andrew Lord has swooped to sign three players for his Greenville Swamp Rabbits club. Defenceman Sam Jardine and forwards Joey Haddad and Mike McNamee will be part of the Swamp Rabbits training camp that starts on Friday.
Jim Botham insists he will leave the fancy nicknames to England until after Saturday when he has completed the biggest game of his life. The Cardiff Blues forward will earn his second cap for Wales at openside flanker alongside his good friend and clubmate Shane Lewis-Hughes, who will wear No.6. Their opposite numbers for the weekend are Tom Curry and Sam Underhill, who have been given the nickname ‘the Kamikaze Kids’ – a reference to their fearless and destructive impact - but something that doesn’t impress the grandson of Sir Ian, the cricket legend known as, Beefy.
Wales captain Sophie Ingle admitted she was 'shocked' after discovering she had been shortlisted for the Fifa Puskás Goal of the Season award. The Chelsea ace has been nominated for her wonder strike at London rivals Arsenal at the start of this year.
Lydia Hall led the Welsh challenge before play was suspended at the LET Spanish Open. The Bridgend player was tied for fourth place on -2 before rain cut short her day with five holes of her round left. Finland’s Sanna Nuutinen fired an opening round 67 (-5) to lead by one shot at the Real Club De Golf Guadalmina.
Wayne Pivac has admitted it took him three years to change the Scarlets, but he insists transformation will comes quicker with Wales – and could go into overdrive against England on Saturday. The Wales coach has picked a youthful looking and adventurous team, his hand forced in part because of injuries that have robbed him of Liam Williams, Justin Tipuric, Jonathan Davies, Josh Navidi and Ross Moriarty, plus the struggles for form of George North. But in picking James Botham, Shane Lewis-Hughes, Louis Rees-Zammit and Johnny Williams to start, Pivac is also underlining that the old days of Warren Gatland have gone.
Five years after his professional rugby career was cruelly cut short at the age of 18, Harrison Walsh is back in full time sport as a discus thrower. The former Ospreys product is one of nine Welsh athletes named on British Athletics’ Olympic and Paralympic World Class Programme (WCP).
Steve Cooper declined to divulge the roots of his unhappiness with referee Andy Woolmer for fear of getting fined – but he may already have said enough to alert the interest of the FA. The Swansea City manager gave an honest appraisal of the abilities of Woolmer after his side were held 1-1 at home by Sheffield Wednesday. Cooper went as far as revealing that his concern over the official’s appointment for the match had extended to contacting the FA before the game to voice his disapproval of the Northamptonshire referee.
Neil Harris said it was time for change at Cardiff City - but will it be him? The Bluebirds boss had insisted before the game that he did not fear for his job.
Welsh marksman Ben Llewellin will have a quartet of Olympic Skeet titles to shoot for early next year. The 26-year-old has been named in the British Shooting team for three World Cup meeting and the ISSF Championship Grand Prix in Rabat.
Dan Jervis went to swimming’s world championships last year and failed to cope with the anxiety of expectation. Now, after lockdown and time spent out of the pool, he tells Graham Thomas he will be a calmer man heading towards next year’s Olympic Games. Dan Jervis is glad to be... Read More
Forget Ocean’s Eleven, the Welsh Pool 11 are back in the water. The leading swimmers in Wales have returned to training in Newport with their eyes firmly fixed on next year’s Olympic and Parlympic Games. Ross Nicholas tells Graham Thomas why a rest is even better than a change. Four... Read More
Welsh swimming will plunge into 2020 with two familiar faces leading the way, but reasons for optimism that results and performances in 2019 suggest new names are on the near horizon as Graham Thomas reports. Georgia Davies and Alys Thomas may be defying age as well as the traditional perceptions... Read More
Four Welsh swimmers are off to South Korea for the World Aquatics Championships, which begin in just over a week’s time. One of those, Alys Thomas, spoke to Liz Byrnes about living up to her new reputation following last year’s stunning Commonwealth Games success. When Alys Thomas won the 200m butterfly... Read More
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Dan Jervis went second on the British all-time list behind 2004 bronze medallist David Davies after unleashing a fine solo 1500m freestyle at the British Swimming Championships in Glasgow. The City of Swansea Aquatics athlete swam the entire race alone to touch in a new personal best of 14mins 46.51secs... Read More