Tributes Paid To Peter Thomas After Death Of Former Cardiff Chairman
Tributes have been paid throughout Welsh rugby after the death of Peter Thomas, the former Cardiff chairman. A hugely influential figure within the sport, the 79-year-old passed away on Wednesday, three years after he was diagnosed with lung cancer.
Gareth Bale . . . Ex-footballer, now Red Wall Member
Gareth Bale was given a rousing send-off by Wales supporters before their Euro 2024 qualifier against Latvia in Cardiff. Five-times Champions League winner Bale retired from football in January after making a record 111 appearances for the Wales men’s national team.
Table Service Now Available Every Week In Merthyr
Merthyr Tydfil’s sporting heritage is rich and well-documented, but a new chapter is being written thanks to an innovative tie-up between the town’s college and Table Tennis Wales. The famous sporting sons and daughters of the old industrial town – such as boxers Howards Winstone and Johnny Owen, judoka Natalie Powell, footballer Mark Pembridge and netballer Chelsea Lewis – could soon be joined by the next generation of table tennis internationals.
So Far, So Good . . . Two Games, Four Points, But We Won’t Get Carried Away, Says Wales Boss Rob Page
Wales manager Robert Page declared it a case of “job done” after his team continued a promising start to their Euro 2024 qualifying campaign by beating Latvia 1-0 in Cardiff. Kieffer Moore’s first-half header made the difference, with the victory following a 1-1 draw away to Croatia three days ago.
Barry Town United Will Keep the Party Going
Lee Kendall has told his Barry Town United champions to forget about next season for now – and savour the sweet taste of success. Barry are sipping champagne and going back up to the JD Cymru Premier as champions, their Cymru South title confirmed by a thumping 5-0 triumph at home to Pontardawe Town at the weekend.
Brian Davies Insists Sport Wales Can Make A Difference
New Sport Wales chief executive Brian Davies insists the organisation is equipped to face the changing landscape for sport, health and fitness throughout Wales. Having been acting CEO for the past 18 months, Davies has been confirmed as the long-term successor to Sarah Powell.
Wales Star Natasha Cockram And The Heart-Warming Story Of Her GB Selection
Natasha Cockram’s selection for Great Britain’s team at this summer World Athletics Championships was just what the doctor ordered for the marathon runner and her family. When the Micky Morris Racing team athlete was announced as the first name on the GB team last Tuesday, Cockram’s father was undergoing heart surgery.
Wrexham’s Former Watford And England Goalkeeper Ben Foster Insists: I’m A Low Maintenance Guy
Ben Foster has told Wrexham fans worried he may need Premier League pampering: “Don’t worry – I’m low maintenance.” The former England goalkeeper kept a clean sheet on his debut for the club as they beat York City 3-0 at the weekend to move another step nearer towards a return to the Football League. Foster, 39, had signed for the club earlier in the week on a short-term deal until the end of the season as cover for the injured Rob Lainton.
Matthew Hirst Hits A Rally North Wales Hat-Trick As Ryland James Remains 600 Not Out
Matthew Hirst celebrated a hat-trick of Get Jerky Rally North Wales wins on Saturday to launch the defence of his Motorsport UK Pirelli Welsh Rally Championship title in ominous fashion – while the Welshpool-based event was also a special one for St Clears co-driver Ryland James, who notched up his 600th rally start. In a rallying career spanning seven decades and 54 years, James guided Carmarthen’s Gareth Lewis home to a second in class (and 50th overall) result in their Ford Escort RS2000 Mk1 – proving that he’s finally got the hang of route notes and time cards!
Ramsey And Son . . . Wales Skipper Aaron Sees Sonny Day Ahead Against Latvia
It will be interesting to see who is the proudest person leading out Wales in front of a packed house at Cardiff City Stadium against Latvia on Tuesday night – Wales skipper Aaron Ramsey or his seven-year-old son, Sonny. Both got a taste of captaincy last weekend - Aaron with Wales in Croatia and Sonny with the pre-academy side at Cardiff Cosmos.
Dai Young Demands Cardiff Take Impressive Euro Form Into Festive Derbies
Dai Young has urged his Cardiff players to keep their feet hard down on the pedals and build on their European success by dominating the forthcoming festive derbies. The Arms Park director of rugby was full of praise for his team after their thumping 47-10 victory away at Newcastle in... Read More
Cardiff Are Back In South Africa . . . With Unfinished Business And Kirby Myhill Admits: The Only Way Is Up
Kirby Myhill admits there was some dark humour used to soothe any nervousness when he and the rest of the Cardiff squad checked into their South African hotel this week. For the hooker and most of the others in the group, this was a return to the country where they... Read More
Theo Cabango Has Arrived for Cardiff . . . Enjoy The Ride
Theo Cabango admitted it was the fulfilment of a dream when he announced his arrival as a tryscorer in top level rugby on Saturday. The 19-year-old scored a stunning 50-metre try for Cardiff as their young, patched-up side went toe-to-toe with Harlequins before fading in the final quarter and losing... Read More
Jonathan Davies Won't Be Left On 99 Not Out For Wales, Insists Wayne Pivac
Wayne Pivac insists he has not left Wales and Lions star Jonathan Davies stranded on 99 caps. Scarlets centre Davies was left out of the Wales squad to face Australia on Saturday, but Pivac moved quickly to dispel suggestions that the 33-year-old’s Test career is already over. Cardiff centre Uilisi... Read More
Cardiff's Ellis Jenkins' Eager To Build On Remarkable Comeback For Wales
Ellis Jenkins’ return to Test rugby for the first time since 2018 didn’t end with a win, but now the Cardiff flanker wants to build on his fantastic display against South Africa. Jenkins suffered a horror knee injury when the Springboks were again the opposition in Cardiff three years ago... Read More
Ellis Jenkins To Make First Wales Appearance In Three Years. . .As Wayne Pivac Names Team For South Africa Clash
By Paul Jones Ellis Jenkins will make his first Wales appearance for three years in Saturday's Autumn Nations Series game against world champions South Africa. The Cardiff flanker suffered a serious knee injury during Wales' 2018 autumn victory over the Springboks and was sidelined from all rugby for 26 months, but he... Read More