Russell Martin insists Swansea City have a natural goalscorer in Joel Piroe and that goals will flow once the Dutchman adjusts to the Championship. Martin saw his Swans team fail to score for the second successive match on Wednesday night when they were held to a goalless draw at home to Millwall. The result means Swansea have yet to win at home in the league this season, have just one victory from their opening seven games, and have scored just four goals.
Brinn Bevan marked his return to the competition floor in style as he was crowned British champion on parallel bars – and now wants to take on the world again. The 24-year-old, from South Essex Gymnastics Club, was competing at the 2021 Men’s British Championships in Cardiff.
Russell Martin insists he is under no pressure to get Swansea City promoted this season – but next season will be different. The Swansea City head coach – whose team host Millwall tonight – is still looking for his first home victory of the Championship campaign. The Swans have so far won just one game out of their first six and are languishing in 20th place in the table, above the relegation zone only on goal difference. They have also only scored four times in those half a dozen matches.
By Tom Prosser Wales’ Olympic and Paralympic heroes were celebrated at a special homecoming at the Senedd on Monday evening. Three time gold medalist Aled Davies, Taekwondo silver medalist Lauren Williams and Joshua Bugajski who won bronze in the rowing were all in attendance. Hockey bronze medal duo Leah Wilkinson and Sarah Jones were also at the event. The couple are currently planning their wedding and were thrilled to both be in the same team in Tokyo.
By Tom Prosser Gareth Bale has reportedly suffered a long-term hamstring injury which would comes as a crushing blow to both Wales and Bale who was set to win his 100th cap against the Czech Republic next month. According to Marca, the severity of the damage which the Welshman suffered was confirmed after undergoing tests in recent days. Robert Page’s men will be hoping that his injury is not as serious as first thought as Bale will have a key role to play if Wales are to qualify for their first World Cup since 1958.
Swansea Harriers enjoyed a senior double at the Welsh Road Relay Championships on Saturday. After a year's break due to COVID-19, the event returned to a sunny but windy Pembrey Country Park near Llanelli.
A number of Wales’ endurance athletes produced eye-catching performances on the road over the weekend.
Jeremiah Azu continues to lead the pack of Welsh sprinters closing in on Christian Malcolm’s 20-year-old Welsh 100m record. The 20-year-old shaved another 0.03 of a second off his personal best at Berlin’s Olympic Stadium on Sunday.
Roberto Mancini's Italy Go From No-Hopers To Beating Wales, Austria, Belgium, Spain And England To Lift Euro 2020 Trophy
Roberto Mancini's Italy – who overcame Wales in the group stages - have been heralded as “Invincibles” after beating England to win Euro 2020 at Wembley. The Azzurri were crowned champions of Europe following a tense penalty shoot-out, which confirmed the men in blue's unbeaten run in the competition. Monday's... Read More
Wales continue their summer tour – flipped from Toronto and Buenos Aires to halfway down Westgate Street – on Saturday when they meet Argentina at the Principality Stadium. For scrum-half Kieran Hardy it’s another opportunity to press his claims for one of the most competitive spots on the team, as... Read More
The Six Nations U20 tournament continues on Friday with Wales taking on Ireland at Cardiff Arms Park. Before that, though, there will be an English player facing Scotland who hopes a big Welsh influence tips the balance in his favour. Orlando Bailey is the apprentice learning his trade at Bath... Read More
Glamorgan are up and running in this season’s T20 Blast and so, too, is their Aussie star, Marnus Labuschagne. Steve Smith had been scheduled to be playing some cricket in Cardiff this summer when Welsh Fire get going, but for Fraser Watson it’s Labuschagne you want to be watching if... Read More
With the fall-out from the women’s Six Nations continuing, Welsh Rugby Union chief executive Steve Phillips has repeated his claim that the women’s game will get the support it requires. It was a pledge high on corporate jargon, but low on detail. Tomos Marks has a few simple suggestions –... Read More
Wales Rugby League have named an extended 36-strong Women’s train-on squad as they prepare for the test match against England in Warrington on June 25. Nineteen players remain from the first ever squad in 2019, and 15 new players were selected following elite athlete ID days in both the north... Read More