Cardiff Met have been forced to put up the ‘Sold Out’ signs a day ahead of their BUCS Super Rugby ‘Cardiff Clash’ with their noisy-neighbours Cardiff University on Wednesday, 5 October. More than 4,000 tickets were sold in the space of 10 days for the derby game at the Arms Park, putting the fixture on a par with attendances at the Dragons and Ospreys so far this season. Last season, the two Welsh capital universities clashed three times, with a mere five points splitting the two teams across the three fixtures.
Rubin Colwill is facing a fight to prove his readiness to go to the World Cup with Wales next month. The Cardiff City striker is set to miss two more Bluebirds games this week after a freak training accident ruled him out of last weekend’s 1-1 draw with Burnley. Interim boss Mark Hudson confirmed the Qatar hopeful won’t feature in Tuesday night’s home game against Blackburn Rovers and unless he gets back on the grass this week won’t feature at Wigan this weekend.
Alys Thomas has been forced to retire from competitive swimming. The 2018 Commonwealth Games gold medallist has called time on a glittering career on the advice of medical professionals due to an ongoing wrist injury. She first sustained the injury before the 2010 Games in Delhi, but her ambition to make a second Olympic Games in Paris in 2024 has gone.
Rachel Rowe insists Wales have not finished making history ahead of their first-ever Women’s World Cup play-off tie. Wales host Bosnia and Herzegovina in Cardiff on Thursday, the first of three potential games needed to reach next summer’s World Cup finals in Australia and New Zealand. “We’ve made history but we’re not finished,” said Reading midfielder Rowe, who will win her 50th cap against Bosnia.
Ryan Day has labelled his British Open snooker title triumph as the best performance of his career. The Welshman took the final four frames to defeat Mark Allen 10-7 after what was an incredibly tense affair to win the 2022 British Open. Coming into this showpiece encounter, Allen was the pre-match favourite, having easily turned over Noppon Saengkham in the semi-finals.
Elliot Kear will emulate Whitchurch High School classmate Sam Warburton by leading Wales at the Rugby League World Cup. Kear heads a 24-strong squad named by men’s head coach, John Kear, for the tournament in England - nothing up another success for the Cardiff school.
It was a double win for Kenya at the Wizz Air Cardiff Half Marathon as Geoffrey Koech and Beatrice Cheserek stormed to victories in the men’s and women’s races in the Welsh capital. The African duo headed a field that included more than 20,000 entrants on the same day as the London Marathon took place. Hopes were high that the 29-year-old Koech might threaten the course record of 59 mis, 30 sec set by fellow Kenyan Leonard Langat in 2019, but in the end he had to content himself with his fourth fastest half-marathon time of 60:01as he just failed to break the magical hour mark.
Steve Morison Aims To Ruin Wayne Rooney’s Great Escape As Cardiff City Prepare To Block The Route For Derby County
By Haydn Evans Cardiff City manager Steve Morison has commended the job England legend Wayne Rooney has done in bringing troubled Derby County back into the fight for Championship survival. But Morison says Rams will be met with "the same attitude" of defiance when they set foot onto the Cardiff City Stadium... Read More
It's 40 Years Since Swansea City Wowed The World, Topped The Table . . . And Made Memories For A Lifetime
Exactly 40 years ago this weekend, Swansea City played their opening match of the 1981-82 season - their first in the top flight after decades in the lower divisions. The 5-1 victory over Leeds United was one of the greatest days in the club's history and a young Owen Morgan... Read More
I know there may not be many alternatives at the moment, but there's only one place I'm going to be this Saturday afternoon at 1.15pm. The family have been told the television is booked and the beer is chilling in readiness for an afternoon's entertainment I am going to thoroughly... Read More
There’s an anniversary looming . . . and not just 10 weeks since we last saw any football. A significant milestone waits just ahead for those who spent many memorable afternoons and evenings at Swansea’s Vetch Field, such as Owen Morgan. When I read on Twitter the other day that it’s... Read More
John Toshack has paid this tribute to former Merthyr Town defender Frankie Collins, who passed away earlier this month. Cardiff-born former Wales, Swansea City and Real Madrid manager Toshack was a teenage centre-forward when he played for the Bluebirds against Merthyr’s Collins in a Welsh League fixture during the later... Read More
As the great sporting hibernation goes on, Dai Sport is again forced to raid its horded supplies from the past. This time, Tom Jenkins looks at the Wales national football team who just happen to celebrate their 144th birthday this week. One man who spans a fair chunk of that... Read More