Swansea City failed to sign a single player in the January transfer window after the club’s plan to bring in West Bromwich Albion striker Karlan Grant on loan backfired. In the dying minutes of Tuesday night’s window, Swansea's attempt to secure a loan for the West Brom forward fell through. The deal was expected to see Grant join the Swans on loan for the remainder of the season – filling some of the gaps exposed by the six players who have left the club this month.
Warren Gatland believes Wales will relish being underdogs for Saturday’s Six Nations opener against Ireland. The Principality Stadium encounter kicks off Gatland’s second stint as Wales head coach, with his previous reign between 2008 and 2019 yielding four Six Nations titles, three Grand Slams and two World Cup semi-finals. Ireland will arrive in Cardiff as the world’s top-ranked team following a memorable year when they beat New Zealand twice, South Africa and Australia.
Rhys Webb has taken inspiration from football greats Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo after ending more than two years in the international rugby wilderness. Ospreys scrum-half Webb is on course to make his first Wales appearance since November 2020 in next Saturday’s Guinness Six Nations opener against Ireland. Webb, who toured New Zealand with the 2017 British and Irish Lions, featured on just five occasions during Wayne Pivac’s 34-Test reign as Wales head coach.
This year’s Nicky Grist Stages has been given the green light to host the first major forest rally in Wales for 17 months, when it takes place on Saturday 10 July – although one of the compromises in these unprecedented times will be that spectators will unfortunately not be permitted... Read More
With rallying currently still stuck in a ditch as other sports in Wales start to resume, past glories are all that’s on offer. So, the perfect excuse to hear from Wales’ swashbuckling former British Rally champion David Llewellin, who tells Paul Evans of his infamous highs and lows chasing the... Read More
Damian Cole made equalling a sporting record that has stood for almost 20 years look remarkably easy at the weekend, when he won the Old Forge Garage Mewla Rally for a sixth time – and with it his 23rd rally victory on Epynt. Cole’s first win on the fast rollercoaster... Read More
Damian Cole has clinched his eighth King of Epynt title after winning the Stephens & George Print Group Harry Flatters Rally in his Get Connected/Energizer-backed Ford Fiesta WRC. It’s also the eighth time that the Abergavenny driver has won the event, and an astonishing six times in a row. Victory... Read More
Damian Cole has extended his lead in the Protyre Motorsport UK Asphalt Rally Championship to 32 points, after a fantastic drive on the Carryduff Forklift Down Rally. The Abergavenny driver started a little too cautiously on a very wet and slippery opening stage, but after that he flew over the... Read More
The move into the centre of Builth Wells proved a huge success, as Saturday’s Nicky Grist Stages produced a carnival atmosphere and a great sporting occasion – with Euan Thorburn/Paul Beaton winning the event in their Ford Focus WRC to clinch the 2019 Jordan Road Surfacing BTRDA Rally Series title.... Read More