Former Cardiff Devils head coach Andrew Lord has swooped to sign three players for his Greenville Swamp Rabbits club. Defenceman Sam Jardine and forwards Joey Haddad and Mike McNamee will be part of the Swamp Rabbits training camp that starts on Friday.
Jim Botham insists he will leave the fancy nicknames to England until after Saturday when he has completed the biggest game of his life. The Cardiff Blues forward will earn his second cap for Wales at openside flanker alongside his good friend and clubmate Shane Lewis-Hughes, who will wear No.6. Their opposite numbers for the weekend are Tom Curry and Sam Underhill, who have been given the nickname ‘the Kamikaze Kids’ – a reference to their fearless and destructive impact - but something that doesn’t impress the grandson of Sir Ian, the cricket legend known as, Beefy.
Wales captain Sophie Ingle admitted she was 'shocked' after discovering she had been shortlisted for the Fifa Puskás Goal of the Season award. The Chelsea ace has been nominated for her wonder strike at London rivals Arsenal at the start of this year.
Lydia Hall led the Welsh challenge before play was suspended at the LET Spanish Open. The Bridgend player was tied for fourth place on -2 before rain cut short her day with five holes of her round left. Finland’s Sanna Nuutinen fired an opening round 67 (-5) to lead by one shot at the Real Club De Golf Guadalmina.
Wayne Pivac has admitted it took him three years to change the Scarlets, but he insists transformation will comes quicker with Wales – and could go into overdrive against England on Saturday. The Wales coach has picked a youthful looking and adventurous team, his hand forced in part because of injuries that have robbed him of Liam Williams, Justin Tipuric, Jonathan Davies, Josh Navidi and Ross Moriarty, plus the struggles for form of George North. But in picking James Botham, Shane Lewis-Hughes, Louis Rees-Zammit and Johnny Williams to start, Pivac is also underlining that the old days of Warren Gatland have gone.
Five years after his professional rugby career was cruelly cut short at the age of 18, Harrison Walsh is back in full time sport as a discus thrower. The former Ospreys product is one of nine Welsh athletes named on British Athletics’ Olympic and Paralympic World Class Programme (WCP).
Steve Cooper declined to divulge the roots of his unhappiness with referee Andy Woolmer for fear of getting fined – but he may already have said enough to alert the interest of the FA. The Swansea City manager gave an honest appraisal of the abilities of Woolmer after his side were held 1-1 at home by Sheffield Wednesday. Cooper went as far as revealing that his concern over the official’s appointment for the match had extended to contacting the FA before the game to voice his disapproval of the Northamptonshire referee.
Neil Harris said it was time for change at Cardiff City - but will it be him? The Bluebirds boss had insisted before the game that he did not fear for his job.
Welsh marksman Ben Llewellin will have a quartet of Olympic Skeet titles to shoot for early next year. The 26-year-old has been named in the British Shooting team for three World Cup meeting and the ISSF Championship Grand Prix in Rabat.
Ryan Bennett has been backed to fill the Joe Rodon gap at Swansea City and maybe bring something extra, too. The Swans centre-back has impressed head coach Steve Cooper since his recent move from Wolverhampton Wanderers. Brought in as Rodon was sold to Tottenham for a cut price £11m earlier... Read More
Swansea City's chief executive Julian Winter has defended the sale of Wales centre-back Joe Rodon insisting it helped secure the future of the club. Winter has not confirmed the fee - reputed to be £11million + add-ons - the Swans received from Tottenham on deadline day just hours after manager... Read More
Swansea Boss Steve Cooper Says He Played No Part In Joe Rodon Deal And Asks: Who Would Want To Lose Our Biggest Asset?
Steve Cooper has revealed he played no role in the talks that ended with Swansea City selling Joe Rodon to Tottenham for just an initial £11m. The Swansea head coach was reacting after seeing his team – without Rodon for the first time – lose their unbeaten start to the Championship... Read More
Joe Rodon has hailed Jose Mourinho as... Read More
By Paul Jones Swansea City finally succumbed to Tottenham Hotspur’s advances when they sold Joe Rodon for an initial £11m. The Wales centre-back had been a target for Spurs since the Premier League transfer deadline earlier in the month, but the Swans had given out noises they would only sell for at... Read More
By Paul Jones Steve Cooper has told Swansea City they must not sell Joe Rodon on the cheap and suggested £25m should be the going rate. The Swans head coach is bracing himself for a firm offer from Tottenham before Friday’s transfer deadline after background moves from the Premier League club calculated... Read More