Dylan Jones Bows Out In Style As Ystrad Rhondda Beat Brecon To Lift More Silverware
Ystrad Rhondda gave their outgoing head coach Dylan Jones the perfect send off by lifting the Worthington’s Mid District Cup in his final game in charge. Tries in each half in a man-of-the-match display from former Pontypridd wing Alex Webber on his return to Sardis Road, bookended a first half effort from blindside flanker Rhys Dauncey and one after the break from openside Jarrad Llewellyn, as they beat Brecon 3013 in the district showpiece. It was a fitting finale for former fly-half Jones, as he brings the curtain down on 21 years at Ystrad Rhondda – and the past 13 of those also spent coaching at the Gelligaled Park club.
Last Of The Summer Wine For Alun Wyn As Fans Drink It All In At St. Helen’s
There was standing room only around much of the grand old setting of St. Helen’s as Alun Wyn Jones sipped what most consider are the last drops of his summer wine. The 37-year-old is certainly in the deep winter of a career that has spanned 20 years, but there was only the joy of a bright sunny evening in Swansea as the Whites brought down the curtain on their 150th anniversary celebrations.
Chris Cooke Whips Up A Storm As Record Century Powers Glamorgan Triumph
Chris Cooke admitted smashing a century was “not even on my radar” before he made history with a ton to inspire Glamorgan to victory at Middlesex. The wicketkeeper ensured a memorable Vitality Blast T20 triumph by striking Glamorgan's fastest-ever century in T20 cricket off a mere 38 deliveries.
It’s Wales For Thrills . . . But Club Rugby For Bills, As Rhys Webb Joins Those Not Going To World Cup
Rhys Webb has admitted stability and security for his family meant more to him than playing for Wales at a World Cup. Webb became the latest Wales player to announce his retirement from Test rugby before the tournament.
One In, One Out As Devils Start Summer Rebuild
Former Boston Bruins centre-man Jamie Arniel has become the Cardiff Devils first new signing of the summer. The 33-year-old links up with the Devils having faced new coach Pete Russell in Germany's DEL2 league last season.
Alun Wyn Jones Is So Special He Can Play For Two Teams In The Same Match!
Alun Wyn Jones is going to play for both teams when the Barbarians return to St Helen’s on Wednesday night (kick-off 6.30pm) to help round off his former club Swansea’s 150th anniversary celebrations.
Rob Page Insists Luton Town Captain Tom Lockyer Will Be Fine For Wales Come September
David Brooks has been handed an emotional return to the Wales camp for next month’s Euro 2024 qualifiers against Armenia and Turkey. But while Wales head coach Rob Page was delighted to welcome back the Bournemouth playmaker, he was forced to exclude Luton Town skipper Tom Lockyer after his collapse in the Championship play-off final at Wembley on Saturday.
Jade Jones’ Bid To Earn World Title Ends At Quarter-Final Stage
Jade Jones failed to reach the semi-finals at the World Taekwondo Championships in Baku. Wales’ double Olympic champion was beaten by Lo Chia-ling of Chinese Taipei in the women’s -57kg competition.
Will Vaulks Gunning For Cardiff City As He Returns To The Championship With Sheffield Wednesday
Will Vaulks will be back in the Championship next season – and gunning for revenge against Cardiff City. The former Wales midfielder was part of the Sheffield Wednesday side that clinched promotion at Wembley with a dramatic late 1-0 League One play-off final win over 10-man South Yorkshire rivals Barnsley.
David Brooks Returns To Wales Squad Along With Rookie Joe Low For Euro Qualifiers
David Brooks has returned to the Wales squad, 19 months after being given a cancer diagnosis and only 10 days after making his first Premier League start since his return to action. The Bournemouth fielder has been included in manager Rob Page’s squad for the upcoming Euro 2024 qualifiers against Armenia and Turkey.