Russell Martin insists Swansea City have a natural goalscorer in Joel Piroe and that goals will flow once the Dutchman adjusts to the Championship. Martin saw his Swans team fail to score for the second successive match on Wednesday night when they were held to a goalless draw at home to Millwall. The result means Swansea have yet to win at home in the league this season, have just one victory from their opening seven games, and have scored just four goals.
Brinn Bevan marked his return to the competition floor in style as he was crowned British champion on parallel bars – and now wants to take on the world again. The 24-year-old, from South Essex Gymnastics Club, was competing at the 2021 Men’s British Championships in Cardiff.
Russell Martin insists he is under no pressure to get Swansea City promoted this season – but next season will be different. The Swansea City head coach – whose team host Millwall tonight – is still looking for his first home victory of the Championship campaign. The Swans have so far won just one game out of their first six and are languishing in 20th place in the table, above the relegation zone only on goal difference. They have also only scored four times in those half a dozen matches.
By Tom Prosser Wales’ Olympic and Paralympic heroes were celebrated at a special homecoming at the Senedd on Monday evening. Three time gold medalist Aled Davies, Taekwondo silver medalist Lauren Williams and Joshua Bugajski who won bronze in the rowing were all in attendance. Hockey bronze medal duo Leah Wilkinson and Sarah Jones were also at the event. The couple are currently planning their wedding and were thrilled to both be in the same team in Tokyo.
By Tom Prosser Gareth Bale has reportedly suffered a long-term hamstring injury which would comes as a crushing blow to both Wales and Bale who was set to win his 100th cap against the Czech Republic next month. According to Marca, the severity of the damage which the Welshman suffered was confirmed after undergoing tests in recent days. Robert Page’s men will be hoping that his injury is not as serious as first thought as Bale will have a key role to play if Wales are to qualify for their first World Cup since 1958.
Swansea Harriers enjoyed a senior double at the Welsh Road Relay Championships on Saturday. After a year's break due to COVID-19, the event returned to a sunny but windy Pembrey Country Park near Llanelli.
A number of Wales’ endurance athletes produced eye-catching performances on the road over the weekend.
Jeremiah Azu continues to lead the pack of Welsh sprinters closing in on Christian Malcolm’s 20-year-old Welsh 100m record. The 20-year-old shaved another 0.03 of a second off his personal best at Berlin’s Olympic Stadium on Sunday.
Heineken Champions Cup
The Scarlets can come close to clinching a Heineken Champions Cup place for next season if they beat Connacht tonight at Parc y Scarlets. It was to have been a comeback game for Rhys Patchell, but the Wales international has a fresh injury, to the disappointment of Dan Jones as... Read More
By David Williams The Scarlets have been left in the lurch after their Heineken Champions Cup clash against Toulon this evening was called off less than an hour before kick-off. Tournament organisers European Professional Club Rugby have confirmed Toulon decided not to play because of coronavirus-related concerns. But rather than suggest the contest... Read More
The Scarlets, Dragons, Cardiff Blues and Ospreys are all in action this weekend, as international rugby moves aside and the new format of the Heineken Champions Cup and European Challenge Cup gets underway. James Dodd takes a look at the chances of the four Welsh teams going into round one. Like... Read More
Glenn Delaney admits it feels like groundhog day after the Scarlets were drawn in the same European pool as Toulon for the fourth season in a row. The Scarlets will have faced the three-time European champions seven times in a four season spell and recently lost a Challenge Cup quarter-final... Read More
Tomas Francis will hope to become the 12th Welshman to lift the Heineken Champions Cup as Exeter Chiefs stand on the brink of European glory. Victory at Ashton Gate against a star studded Racing 92 side will cap a remarkable rise from the amateur depth of English club rugby to European... Read More
Wales prop Tomos Francis is set to become only the 12 Welsh player who has conquered Europe if Exeter win their Heineken Champions Cup Final against Racing 92. The Chiefs charged into their maiden European final with a thrilling 28-18 victory over Toulouse at Sandy Park on Saturday to ensure there... Read More