Ross Moriarty wants Wales to light up a few smiles this weekend - 24 hours after the circuit breaker lockdown has been imposed. The Dragons star will aim to help lift the spirits of a nation as Wayne Pivac’s side finally prepare to return to Test rugby. When Wales run out to face France in Paris on Saturday it will end a run of 231 days since they last played at international level after the Covid-19 pandemic stopped rugby dead in its tracks.
Welsh weightlifters have started their countdown to the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham in a virtual world. The likes of 2018 champ Gareth Evans, Hannah Powell and Catrin Jones have been starved of competition due to COVID-19 restrictions.
Wales goal kicking legend Neil Jenkins is chomping at the bit at the prospect of working with Bristol Bears playmaker Callum Sheedy.
Kasey Palmer is hoping a season at Swansea City can put him on the club’s fast-track back to the Premier League. The winger – on loan from Bristol City – is set for his first start this evening at Coventry City after making his Swans debut during last weekend’s 2-1 home defeat to Huddersfield. Palmer, 23, came through the ranks at Chelsea before loan spells at Huddersfield, Derby, Blackburn and Bristol City, with the Robins eventually paying £3.5m to take him to Ashton Gate just over a year ago.
Harriet West shattered the Welsh 50m butterfly record at the International Swimming League meeting in Budapest. The Loughborough-based swimmer clocked 26.02 secs competing for London Roar.
Wayne Rooney said he is 'angry and disappointed' having been forced to self-isolate meaning he will miss Derby County's clash with Cardiff City. The former England skipper does not have COVID-19 but will have to self-isolate for 10 days after a friend who visited him at home last week tested positive for this virus
Welsh domestic men’s and women’s international football is facing shutdown for a month as a result of the new “firebreak” lockdown imposed by Welsh Government. Fully professional sport – defined as those who earn their living through sport – will be allowed to continue during the new restrictions which come in at 6pm on October 23 and last until November 9. That means EFL clubs Cardiff City, Swansea City and Newport County will be allowed to still play matches, as will the Wales national rugby team and regions.
Jake Smith admits he is still in a state of shock after his Welsh Half Marathon record-breaking run in Poland. The 22-year-old Cardiff-based runner shattered Steve Jones's 34-year-old mark just weeks after becoming Welsh qualified.
Barry Town United manager Gavin Chesterfield is expecting Sam Bowen to make a big impact at the club this season. The Barry boss handed a debut to Bowen – the son of former Swansea , Birmingham and Cardiff City player Jason Bowen – in last weekend’s goalless draw at home to Cymru Premier champions Connah's Quay Nomads. The 19-year-old midfielder, who joined on loan from Cardiff, made an impressive first showing according to Chesterfield, who said: “I was delighted with him.
Adi Yussuf, Wrexham’s Tanzanian international, is on an FA Cup mission this weekend and the striker has special opponents in his sights. The Dragons have been drawn against Yussuf’s former club Solihull Moors away in the Emirates FA Cup fourth qualifying round.
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