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.
Conor Murray has admitted the loss of Alun Wyn Jones will be huge for the Lions after the Ireland scrum-half replaced the Wales skipper as tour captain. Murray was the surprise choice to replace Jones as British and Irish Lions captain for the trip to South Africa. The Lions suffered... Read More
Wales flanker Justin Tipuric insists his Triple Crown chasers are level-headed ahead of their showdown against England on Saturday. “We know we haven’t been playing at the top of our game and we know we have got a lot to improve on.” says the Ospreys captain. “We are not a... Read More
Ospreys captain Justin Tipuric has revealed his pride in his team for their “dominant” display in comfortably beating rivals Cardiff Blues. Tipuric’s side won 17-3 at the Cardiff City Stadium on New Year’s Day, while the Scarlets were also clear winners – 20-3 – at home to the Dragons in... Read More
It was always going to be rugby for James Botham, despite growing up in the shadow of Lord Botham – and it was always going to be for Wales, not England. “Jimbo” as he is known to grandfather Ian and dad Liam, was born in Cardiff when Liam was playing... Read More
Captain Justin Tipuric believes that there are plenty of opportunities up for grabs when Wales’ new boys aim to end a six-match losing streak against Georgia on Saturday. James Botham, Kieran Hardy and Johnny Williams all make their debuts and are part of the 13 changes Wayne Pivac has made... Read More
Wayne Pivac is expecting more energy, and looking for greater control, from his Wales side when they launch their Nations Cup campaign against Ireland in Dublin on Friday night. Having experienced a run of five successive defeats, Pivac is confident of getting a positive reaction from an unchanged side from... Read More