The Dragons’ campaign in Europe this season will be shown live on S4C. The Welsh broadcaster has struck a deal to show live European rugby matches from both the Heineken Champions Cup and EPCR Challenge Cup this season, including matches involving both Cardiff and the Scarlets. In all, they will screen two matches from the Champions Cup group stages, in addition to all four of the Dragons’ matches from the Challenge Cup.
Welsh boxing star Sean McGoldrick is a two-time medal winner at the Commonwealth Games and as the countdown starts to Birmingham 2022 he offers a simple recipe for success, as he tells Tom Prosser. The next edition of the Commonwealth Games is just eight months away and every Welsh hopeful is searching for the right approach towards peaking next July. Bantamweight, McGoldrick, won gold in 2010 in Delhi and backed that up with a bronze in Glasgow four years later.
Gemma Grainger has praised her Wales players for delivering one of the best displays since she took charge, despite their 2-0 defeat to France on Tuesday night. It was a first loss of the Women’s World Cup qualifying campaign for Wales and it leaves them unlikely to finish top of Group I to gain automatic entry to the tournament finals. Even if Wales were to reverse the result when France visit Llanelli next year, Grainger’s side would still be relying on the group leaders to drop points elsewhere if Wales were to end up topping the group.
European rugby bosses are coming under increasing pressure to shift from their hardline stance over fulfilling scheduled fixtures in this season’s tournaments. Much arm-twisting is going on behind the scenes following the chaotic preparations for the Heineken Champions Cup and European Challenge Cup being experienced by Cardiff, the Scarlets, Munster and Zebre. Most of Cardiff’s stranded group in South Africa are hoping to fly back to the UK on Thursday, where they will undergo 10 days of quarantine in a hotel near Heathrow.
By Tom Prosser Cardiff City legend and record appearance holder Phil Dwyer has sadly passed away at the age of 68. Legend is an often overused word in sport but Dwyer well and truly goes down as a Bluebirds great and is one of the most popular players of all-time amongst the Cardiff City faithful. Dwyer was born just a stone’s throw away from Ninian Park in Grangetown and joined the club at the age of 16.
By James Skeldon Dean Ryan has urged his Dragons players to “challenge themselves” ahead of their trip to Glasgow on Saturday. The Dragons have lost five of their six matches so far in the United Rugby Championship and were swatted aside by Edinburgh at the weekend. After an error-ridden first quarter where nothing went right for the home team and an ineffective second half performance, Ryan could only congratulate Edinburgh after the match.
By Carl Field Swansea’s Holly Jones regains British senior vault title at 2021 Women’s Artistic British Championships. A dozen medals, including a clean sweep in the juniors and seven won by four Commonwealth Games contenders, capped a brilliant 2021 Women’s Artistic British Championships for Welsh gymnasts in Guildford over the weekend.
Aaron Ramsey will be assessed by Wales medical staff in Portugal as fears grow over his fitness for Euro 2020. The Juventus midfielder did not play for the Italian club in their final match of the season against Bologna on Sunday because of an ongoing thigh muscle injury. Ramsey was... Read More
Gareth Bale has admitted his international career could be drawing to a close, with the current World Cup qualifying campaign possibly his last in a Wales shirt. Wales play the Czech Republic in Cardiff this evening, seeking their first points in Group E after an opening defeat to Belgium. Caretaker... Read More
Aaron Ramsey has pulled out of Wales' Nations League clash with Bulgaria on Wednesday in the latest blow to Ryan Giggs side. The midfielder only returned for last Sunday's draw against the Republic of Ireland in Dublin after being in a Juventus COVID-19 'bubble' for the friendly against England last... Read More
Christian Doidge has been told to keep scoring in Scotland and his chance for Wales will come. The Hibernian striker missed out on selection for the Nations League squad as manager Ryan Giggs opted to recall Euro 2016 hero Hal Robson-Kanu as his back-up striker to Kieffer Moore. Robson-Kanu came... Read More
Ryan Giggs Can't See The Finnish Line . . . But Plans Route With Hal Robson-Kanu, Neco Williams And Ben Cabango
Ryan Giggs has admitted he has no idea if Wales’ game against Finland next week – scheduled to take place in Helsinki – will actually go ahead in the Finnish capital. The Wales manager, who has named his squad for the Nations League opener, is still planning on Wales travelling... Read More
Hal Robson-Kanu has paid thanks to Slaven Bilic for making him a recall option for Wales again at this year’s Euro 2020 finals. The 30-year-old striker has become the central figure in West Brom’s revitalised promotion surge and underlined his influence for the Championship leaders with two goals in their... Read More