Wales winger Sorba Thomas has swapped a relegation fight with Huddersfield for a promotion chase with Blackburn Rovers after being told he had fallen down the pecking order with the Terriers. Thomas – who went to the World Cup with Wales only two months ago – was told his chances were going to be limited at Huddersfield after they brought in some new additions. The club are languishing in the Championship relegation zone, three points adrift of Cardiff City who are in 21st place.
New attack coach Alex King says Wales are determined to play an entertaining brand which is rooted deep in the country’s DNA. King joined up with the rest of Warren Gatland’s coaching staff on Monday, with the New Zealander having chosen the former England fly-half to replace Stephen Jones as attack coach. The 47-year-old has little time to get his messages and methods across ahead of the Guinness Six Nations opener against Ireland on February 4, but King is confident that he can do so to mark Gatland’s Wales return with a winning start.
Welsh female athletes are still waiting to hear from World Athletics who say their transgender policy is still a work in progress. Its stance follows claims made by British shot-putter that the governing body’s preferred option would “screw” female athletes. The global organisation is consulting with member federations over its preferred option for a new policy.
Mark Wallace Admits Glamorgan Were Not Good Enough . . . As The Defending Champions Slump Out Of The One Day Cup
By Harry Corish Mark Wallace admitted defending champions Glamorgan have underperformed as their defence of the Royal London One Day Cup ended in the group stages at Neath. The Welsh County struggled to mount any sort of challenge up against second placed Lancashire, as they fell to a nine-wicket loss at the... Read More
Dewi Griffiths smashed his 5k personal best in a lightning-fast elite men's race at the Podium 5K event on Saturday evening. Cambridge and Coleridge athlete Marc Scott finished first in a new British record time of 13:20 at the event in Barrowford, Lancashire, a mark which was just outside the... Read More
Wrexham FC are down in the Vanarama National League dumps, but they are far from out. The Dragons have a major recovery plan for 2020. Their 2-0 defeat at Maidenhead United was a body blow which kept them in the relegation zone, but most of their fellow strugglers also lost. Maidenhead were... Read More
Under-18: Burnley 2, Cardiff City 1 Cardiff City’s youth team went up against former Bluebirds player Tony Philliskirk’s Burnley team in Lancashire - and were on the losing end of a hard fought match. Sunderland-born Philliskirk, who made 61 appearances for Cardiff between 1995 and 1998 and even turned to refereeing for... Read More
Wrexham have suffered four successive defeats and badly need to start gaining momentum in 2019. They crashed out go the Buildbase FA Trophy, losing 1-0 against Vanarama National League promotion rivals Leyton Orient at the Racecourse. The visitors from London had a player sent off, but held on to secure a place... Read More
Neil Warnock was brutally honest in his post-match assessment after Cardiff City’s devastating 2-1 home defeat against Burnley. The Bluebirds deserved to win, they should have won, and their performance was full of character, courage and spirit. “Heart doesn't get you any points,” said Warnock. “I’m gutted. Two sloppy goals and we... Read More