Swansea City failed to sign a single player in the January transfer window after the club’s plan to bring in West Bromwich Albion striker Karlan Grant on loan backfired. In the dying minutes of Tuesday night’s window, Swansea's attempt to secure a loan for the West Brom forward fell through. The deal was expected to see Grant join the Swans on loan for the remainder of the season – filling some of the gaps exposed by the six players who have left the club this month.
Warren Gatland believes Wales will relish being underdogs for Saturday’s Six Nations opener against Ireland. The Principality Stadium encounter kicks off Gatland’s second stint as Wales head coach, with his previous reign between 2008 and 2019 yielding four Six Nations titles, three Grand Slams and two World Cup semi-finals. Ireland will arrive in Cardiff as the world’s top-ranked team following a memorable year when they beat New Zealand twice, South Africa and Australia.
Rhys Webb has taken inspiration from football greats Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo after ending more than two years in the international rugby wilderness. Ospreys scrum-half Webb is on course to make his first Wales appearance since November 2020 in next Saturday’s Guinness Six Nations opener against Ireland. Webb, who toured New Zealand with the 2017 British and Irish Lions, featured on just five occasions during Wayne Pivac’s 34-Test reign as Wales head coach.
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... Read More
Merthyr Town have signed four former Bluebirds players in Jason Bowen, Andy Legg, Scott Young and Danny Gabbidon. The quartet won’t be pulling on the Martyrs’ shirt, but they will be in the MetCoaches Community Stadium for an evening of Bluebirds’ talk. They played getting on for 1,000 appearances in the Cardiff... Read More
The nation will go all a flutter on Saturday with an estimated £150m set to be gambled on the 171st running of the world’s greatest steeplechase race at Aintree. There will be a global audience of 600 million people joining the 70,000 punters expected at the Merseyside course. Katie Walsh, Bryony Frost... Read More
Cardiff City have launched their goal of the month competition for October with nine players in the video battle. Omar Bogle and Anthony Pilkington are both contenders along with Shannon Evans from the Cardiff City women’s team plus a number of young players. Sam Bowen, the son of former Bluebirds and Swans... Read More
Merthyr Town have strengthened their Southern League squad - and could go top of the Premier Division with a win at Dorchester Town. Manager Gavin Williams has added midfield player Jaye Bowen, 21, to his squad as the Martyrs aim to step up their title challenge. They are second, one point behind... Read More