Wales winger Sorba Thomas has swapped a relegation fight with Huddersfield for a promotion chase with Blackburn Rovers after being told he had fallen down the pecking order with the Terriers. Thomas – who went to the World Cup with Wales only two months ago – was told his chances were going to be limited at Huddersfield after they brought in some new additions. The club are languishing in the Championship relegation zone, three points adrift of Cardiff City who are in 21st place.
New attack coach Alex King says Wales are determined to play an entertaining brand which is rooted deep in the country’s DNA. King joined up with the rest of Warren Gatland’s coaching staff on Monday, with the New Zealander having chosen the former England fly-half to replace Stephen Jones as attack coach. The 47-year-old has little time to get his messages and methods across ahead of the Guinness Six Nations opener against Ireland on February 4, but King is confident that he can do so to mark Gatland’s Wales return with a winning start.
Welsh female athletes are still waiting to hear from World Athletics who say their transgender policy is still a work in progress. Its stance follows claims made by British shot-putter that the governing body’s preferred option would “screw” female athletes. The global organisation is consulting with member federations over its preferred option for a new policy.
Former Swansea City manager Paul Clement has lost his job at Everton in the fall-out from Frank Lampard’s sacking. Clement – who was Swansea manager throughout 2017 – was assistant to Lampard, but has left the club along with the rest of the former England star’s backroom team of Joe Edwards, Chris Jones and Ashley Cole. Everton, who are now searching for their seventh manager in the last seven years, had been the latest port of call for Clement, who was sacked by the Swans five years ago.
Warren Gatland believes there is a need for discussion on Wales’ 60-cap selection rule amid uncertainty surrounding the futures of several players. The policy was established in 2017, with players who subsequently signed contracts to ply their trade outside Wales deemed ineligible for Test selection unless they have won at 60 caps or more. And the situation is now magnified due to a recruitment freeze affecting Wales’ four professional regions of Cardiff, Ospreys, Dragons and Scarlets.
Geraint Thomas will try and roll back the years on Thursday as he bids to win a second gold medal for Wales - eight years after his first. The Welsh cycling legend finished on the podium at last month’s Tour de France but the 36-year-old will only have gold on... Read More
Welsh Athletics Looking To Build On Raucous Support At The Tour de France . . . As They Head To Birmingham
By Owen Morgan Geraint Thomas enjoyed vocal and colourful Welsh support at "Cornel Cymru" - set up on one of the hairpin bends on the legendary Alpe D'Huez climb during the recent Tour De France. Now Welsh athletics fans travelling to Birmingham for the Commonwealth Games are being urged to set up... Read More
Geraint Thomas Will Raise A Glass On The Podium. . . But He Has Little Time To Celebrate With Commonwealth Games Ahead
By Paul Jones Geraint Thomas admitted he would not be celebrating as hard as in his younger days, but a podium finish at the Tour de France was still an excuse to raise a glass. The 36-year-old Welshman finished third overall when the Tour concluded on Sunday - becoming only the ninth... Read More
When Geraint Thomas finishes the Tour de France and heads to the start line for the Commonwealth Games road race in Birmingham, it will be a chance for many people in Wales to reflect on how they helped him get there. Wales’ greatest-ever male cyclist will be going for gold,... Read More
Geraint Thomas still believes Ineos Grenadiers can unseat Tadej Pogacar in the race for the leader’s jersey at the Tour de France. Rather than a back-up to anyone else, Thomas has quickly emerged as the strongman in his team and is likely to be their recognised No.1 for the remainder... Read More