Ruby Evans is on track for a history-making 2024 as Wales’ top women’s artistic gymnast. If she does ultimately go on to successfully secure selection for the Team GB women’s artistic gymnastics line-up for the Olympic Games in Paris this summer, Evans will become the first Welsh gymnast to achieve that feat since Bedwas’ Sonia Lawrence last did so for the Atlanta Games way back in 1996.
Rob Howley knows a good scrum half when he sees one and he certainly likes what he’s seen from Ireland’s Jamison Gibson-Park. The New Zealand-born No 9 has become a lynchpin in the Irish side with his speed of pass, running game and tactical nous.
Wales’ fastest ever male and female sprinters are heading to the World Indoor Athletics Championships which start on St David’s Day. Jeremiah Azu and Hannah Brier have both been named in the Great Britain team to compete in next month’s event in Glasgow.
Wales captain Aaron Ramsey is set to miss the Euro 2024 play-off against Finland, Cardiff City manager Erol Bulut has revealed. Ramsey made two substitute appearances for Cardiff earlier this month after spending five months out with a knee injury.
The play-offs are back within the sights of Pontypool after they defeated the side currently occupying fourth spot in the Indigo Premiership. Pooler’s timely 20-13 triumph over Cardiff at Pontypool Park completed a notable league double for Leighton Jones’ men over the Blue and Blacks to close the gap and reignite their hopes of finishing in the top four.
Rob Howley admits Wales must make life awkward for Ireland this weekend, otherwise the Six Nations favourites will find their groove and run riot. The Wales assistant coach believes unless his team ruffle Irish feathers from the opening whistle then any prospect of a shock away victory in Dublin is remote.
Paul O’Connell believes the legacy of influential former captain Johnny Sexton lives on among Ireland’s 2024 Guinness Six Nations squad. The reigning Grand Slam champions have made a strong start to the post-Sexton era by bouncing back from Rugby World Cup disappointment with successive championship wins over France and Italy.
Luke Hawker has revealed the commitment required to play international hockey was behind his decision to retire from the international game. The current Wales captain announced he was stepping away from the international stage after 12 years and 126 caps for his country.
Elfyn Evans ended a challenging Rally Sweden on a high by scoring a strong haul of points towards the World Rally Championship after setting the pace on the final day and claiming second overall. The Welsh driver moved into second in the standings for Toyota Gazoo Racing World Rally Team and stands just three points behind Thierry Neuville who was fourth in Sweden.
Tom Lockyer said he “literally died” after his heart stopped for two minutes and 40 seconds during his harrowing on-pitch cardiac arrest. The 29-year-old Welsh star, speaking at length for the first time since he collapsed in the 59th minute of the Luton Town’s abandoned Premier League game against Bournemouth on December 16, admitted it is “out of his hands” if he will ever play again.
European Indoor Athletics Championships
Jeremiah Azu And Joe Brier Miss Out On Medals As Melissa Courtney-Bryant Looks To Build On European Success
Welsh athletes experienced mixed fortunes at the European Indoor Athletics Championships in Istanbul. Melissa Courtney-Bryant led the way by winning Great Britain’s first medal of the championships on Friday evening when she claimed bronze in the 3,000m. However, sprinters Jeremiah Azu and Joe Brier, had to content themselves with sixth... Read More
Melissa Courtney-Bryant believes a medal at the European Indoor Athletics Championships is reward for the resilience she has shown since suffering Olympics heartbreak. The Wales Commonwealth Games bronze medalist in 2018, took bronze again in Istanbul on Friday night in the 3,000m to add to her bronze at the same... Read More
Melissa Courtney-Bryant made sure she stayed out of trouble and expended as little energy as possible to reach the 3,000m final at the European Indoor Athletics Championships in Istanbul. Running in a slow second heat in Turkey on Thursday night, Courtney-Bryant had to keep her wits about her to stay... Read More
Jeremiah Azu Is Livin' The Dolce Vita . . . As Welsh Sprint Ace Thanks Italian Base For Euros Lift Off
Welsh stars Melissa Courtney-Bryant, Jeremiah Azu and Joe Brier are heading to next month’s European Indoor Athletics Championships in Turkey. All three have stories to tell behind their selection, with Courtney-Bryant continuing her return to full fitness after lengthy injuries and Brier recently completing his Masters. But it is perhaps... Read More
Three Welsh runners will be in Poland this weekend, taking on the continent’s best in the European Indoor Athletics Championships. In the first of three features, Owen Morgan has spoken to the youngest of the trio – 400m star Joe Brier. Joe Brier is relishing the chance to take on... Read More
The return to action for some Welsh athletes continues this weekend at the European Indoor Championships selection trials. The events to be staged in Manchester, Loughborough and London have been organised following the cancellation of the British Indoor Championships, which should have been taking place this weekend in Glasgow. In... Read More