Mick McCarthy is relishing the pressure now being on Cardiff City as a sixth win on the trot in a 2-1 victory at Bournemouth saw they leapfrog their rivals into a play-offs spot. Skipper Sean Morrison and Kieffer Moore, with a penalty, gave City a two goal lead at half-time.
Steve Cooper praised Swansea City’s powers of recovery after they muscled their way to a vital win thanks to the broad shoulders of Ben Cabango. The young Wales central defender used his strength, determination and imposing physique to get above Coventry’s defenders to head home and earn a 1-0 win over Coventry City at the Liberty Stadium. It was enough for the Swans to claim a victory that keeps them in fourth place in the Championship, but just a point behind both Brentford and Watford – who also both won – with two games in hand.
Lauren Price has been named GB Boxing's Best Female Boxer for the third year in a row. The 26-year-old picked up the top gong in a belated ceremony at GB Boxing’s gym at the English Institute of Sport Sheffield under strict social distancing protocols.
Siwan Lillicrap has been confirmed as captain for Wales Women's rescheduled Six Nations campaign in April by head coach Warren Abrahams. The forward took over the armband in November 2019 from hooker Carys Phillips.
Stevie Williams will begin his campaign with a weekend Classics double in Belgium this weekend. The Aberystwyth-born rider has been named in the Team Bahrain Victorious squad for the Omloop Het Nieuwsblad on Saturday and Sunday's Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne the following day.
Matt Edwards will return to the British Rally Championship in 2021 in a bid to secure his third title in a row - but is switching to a Volkswagen Polo R5 for his potential history-making campaign. The 36-year-old from Llandudno's move marks his first full BRC season outside of the M-Sport Ford marque since joining the series in 2016.
Wayne Pivac has been given a New Zealand seal of approval from fellow Kiwi John Mitchell just days before the pair clash in the Six Nations. England defence coach Mitchell has backed the direction in which Pivac is taking his Wales team, who are just one win away from an unexpected Triple Crown. The two countrymen will meet at the Principality Stadium on Saturday with Pivac having received an unsolicited pat on the back from the former All Blacks and USA head coach.
There’s no substitute for experience – that’s Mick McCarthy’s verdict after moving Cardiff City from relegation candidates to within a win of reaching the play-off places. A sixth win in a row at Bournemouth tonight could move them ahead of last season’s Premier League outfit and up into sixth place. Unbeaten in seven games since the 62-year-old McCarthy arrived, the Bluebirds are a team transformed.
Wales have played six games since Hadleigh Parkes decided to pack his bags and head to the Panasonic Wild Knights in the Japanese Top League and in that time Wayne Pivac has tried four different players to fill the gap. Nick Tompkins, Owen Watkin, Johnny Williams and George North have... Read More
All Bow To The Mighty And Magnificent Lions . . . But Know Your Place And Don't Expect Much Thanks Or Any Money
The British & Irish Lions is the pinnacle of rugby in this part of the world. Many players and supporters grew up on the legends of the great Lions sides of the 1970's. But the Lions aren't kings of the jungle for nothing. They're greedy, aloof and self-regarding as Steffan... Read More
Wayne Pivac has admitted his disappointment after Wales’ summer tour to New Zealand and Japan was officially called off. The decision was taken by World Rugby after talks with host Unions in the face of insurmountable problems caused by measures taken to counter the coronavirus pandemic. The Welsh Rugby Union... Read More
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Rhys Jones was sprinting towards his third Paralympics when the finishing line was suddenly moved 12 months further down the track. But as he tells Owen Morgan, he’s now managing to adjust to the long haul. Described as a “hopeless case” by doctors when he was just two years old,... Read More
Hadleigh Parkes and Owen Williams are poised to leave Welsh rugby – a move that will bring down the curtain on their respective Wales careers. The pair are heading for lucrative moves to Japan after attempts to keep Parkes at the Scarlets and lure Williams from Gloucester to a Welsh... Read More
Natalie Powell had hoped to be going for gold at the Olympic Games this summer. Instead, Wales' leading judoka has turned her living room into a makeshift combat area and is trying to stay fit and healthy, as she tells Graham Thomas. Natalie Powell has re-set her goals and adapted her... Read More