Wales' para Taekwondo trailblazer Matt Bush is helping the search for GB Taekwondo's next stars. The 31-year-old became the first Brit to strike gold at the World Para Taekwondo Championships in 2019.
Alun Wyn Jones has jumped to the defence of Wayne Pivac – claiming the under fire Wales coach has steered Wales towards a "watershed moment" despite poor results. The Wales captain – who leads his team against Italy today – has claimed Pivac has done more in nine months than would have been achieved in two years under Warren Gatland when it comes to blooding new talent. Jones said: "Eight or nine new caps, previously you would not see that in two years. It could be a watershed moment in the way the new regime does kick on."
Stephen Varney, 19-years-old and a fluent Welsh speaker born in Pembrokeshire, will return to west Wales today for a first experience of Test rugby in his homeland. But when he lines up at Parc y Scarlets in Llanelli for his first international start, Varney will be wearing the blue shirt of Italy rather than Welsh red. Il Canto degli Italiani – not Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau – will be his national anthem.
Steve Cooper admits he’s a big admirer of fellow Welsh manager Nathan Jones, but it will be a revenge mission on his mind when Swansea City host Luton Town on Saturday. With Tony Pulis now at Sheffield Wednesday, there are a trio of Welshmen currently plying their trade in the Championship. Swans head coach Cooper had to settle for a draw when he locked horns with Pulis last week, but the content with Jones in an opportunity to right a wrong from last season.
Hello......and welcome to Dai Sport's live blog as Dolgellau's Elfyn Evans resumes his bid to become the first Welsh driver to be crowned FIA World Rally Champion.
The debates have raged on during the Autumn Nations Cup. For some, the game has become a snore-fest of kicking, pile-ups, penalties and shapeless set-pieces. For others, these moaners just don’t get the modern game. For Harri Morgan, it all depends on where you sit – and how long you’ve been watching. There is a critical point in the life of a hobby golfer where a decision must be made - continue as a happy hacker or invest the hours into improving. More time spent honing the swing might yield a tad more consistency out on the course, but it will also drive up performance expectation.
Caretaker manager Rob Page will conduct Wales' World Cup draw media duties with uncertainty remaining over the long term future of Ryan Giggs. Page was in interim charge last month as Wales beat the Republic of Ireland and Finland to secure promotion to the top tier of the Nations League and confirm their place in Pot 2 of Monday's World Cup qualifying draw in Switzerland. Giggs was absent for Wales' November games after being arrested on suspicion of assaulting his girlfriend at his Manchester home on November 1.
The countdown to the Lions tour of 2021 has begun with contenders only likely to have six more Test opportunities in which to press their claims. For the wing spots, Josh Adams has a lead on his rivals built up over the past two seasons according to former Wales wing Nigel Walker, who spoke to Graham Thomas. Josh Adams can underline his status as a Lion-in-waiting when he plays his final international of the year this weekend, according to former Wales wing Nigel Walker. Adams will pair up with Louis Rees-Zammit against Italy on Saturday as Wales bid to end their underwhelming Autumn Nations Cup showing with an emphatic win against Italy.
The Jersey boys will be uniting again tomorrow as three former players of the Channel Islands club – Kieran Hardy, Callum Sheedy and Will Rowlands – prepare to face Italy. Hardy has had a brief taste of Test rugby and now wants to challenge the more established names as James Dodd reports. Kieran Hardy is determined to end Wales’ 2020 campaign by proving he can be first choice scrum-half in 2021. The 25-year-old from Carmarthen made his debut a fortnight ago in Wales’ 18-0 victory over Georgia at Llanelli.
Good morning.....and welcome to Dai Sport's live blog as Elfyn Evans bids to become the first Welsh driver to be crowned World Rally Champion. The 31-year-old is lying fourth after Thursday's opening special stage of Rally Monza on Thursday.
Multi-talented Lewis Binns believes believes Merthyr Town will flourish in the Southern League Premier Division during the 2020-21 season. The former Cardiff City and Newport County youth midfielder is among 15 senior players who have committed to the Martyrs and said: “The manager has signed a few young players who... Read More
Martyrs Directors Reveal Manager Williams Working With One Of Lowest Southern League Playing Budgets
Merthyr Town manager Gavin Williams is working with one of the lowest playing budgets in BetVictor Southern League football - and the Martyrs are punching above their weight. A statement by the board of directors reveals Merthyr have the second lowest budget in the Premier Division and one of the lowest... Read More
Former European Junior Champion Nathan Lake, from Gloucestershire, was top seed for a World ranking squash tournament in South Wales this weekend. Cheltenham-born Lake, a 26-year-old who plays out of the East Glos club, has been drawn against Liam Eason in the first round. Eason, aged 21 and from the Rhondda, is... Read More
Former Newport County player Ben Tozer will be aiming missiles at his former teammates at Whaddon Road in Gloucestershire on Saturday. Tozer has built a reputation as a long throw expert and his current team, Cheltenham Town, have one of the smallest pitches in the Football League. “We’re going to have to... Read More
Merthyr Town took on the Swans in midweek - and they take on a different flight of Swans on Saturday. Neither of their opponents have any connection with Swansea City, but both are proud of their club’s nickname. The Martyrs travelled to Gloucestershire for their League Cup time against Slimbridge AFC, who... Read More
Merthyr Town suffered in their Southern League Challenge Cup tie against Slimbridge AFC at Thornhill Park, Gloucestershire. Manager Gavin Williams selected himself for a rare appearance in midfield and he rested a number of first team players to ensure they are ready for Saturday’s Premier clash with Staines Town away. Jarred Wright... Read More