Cardiff Uni And Cardiff Met Set Up Potential Sell-Out Showdown At The Arms Park

The build-up to the battle of Cardiff’s two university rugby teams at the Arms Park on Wednesday 5 October intensified as both Joe Cowell’s Cardiff Met team and Luke Pollock’s Cardiff University side got off to winning starts in the BUCS Super Rugby competition. The Met stars had to come from behind at St Helen’s before they avenged their home defeat to Swansea University in last season’s competition, eventually triumphing 42-30 in front of a huge crowd, while Pollock’s men snatched victory at the death with a late try at Bath, winning 22-21. It means their derby night out at the Arms Park looks set to be a thriller.

The Mud Is Thickening, The Days Are Shortening And Evan Williams Couldn't Be Happier . . . The Jump Season Is Back

Evan Williams and his family enjoy the summer, but not as much as the winter and the jump season when, as he puts it, “the mud is flying, and the days are short, and the flowers have died.” That’s poetry. And there’s more. “That’s when we really come alive,” says the trainer. “And it will be good to get back amongst it.”

The Wind Went Out Of Our Sails, Admits Matthew Maynard As Glamorgan Accept Second Tier Fate

Matthew Maynard has admitted Glamorgan’s promotion hopes evaporated the moment they heard news from Worcester late on Wednesday afternoon. The Glamorgan coach revealed his players learned that rivals Middlesex had taken maximum points against Worcestershire at New Road and the steam went out of their own efforts against Sussex. The Welsh county needed to better Middlesex’s result in their final match of their County Championship Division Two season in order to go up, but Middlesex’s points tally meant a draw would be enough for them to cement the second promotion place.

PING Welsh Junior Tour Finals End In Style With Winners Crowned

Seventy two of the best young golfers in Wales took part in the PING Welsh Junior Tour Finals at Tredegar Park, with winners coming from all round Wales. Bleddyn Holgate, from Cilgwyn in West Wales, won the Under 14 category Order of Merit, with Geraint Barnes, Llantrisant and Pontyclun, taking the honours on the day with an impressive 44 points, along with third place overall.

Michael Hogan Looks To Force A Fairy Tale Ending . . . As He Aims Bow Out With A Bang

Jess Fishlock Hands Gemma Grainger A Fitness Boost . . . As Wales Aim For Another Great Night In The Capital

Poor Policing Is Undermining Welsh Football's Special Atmosphere . . . After Red Fog Engulfed Red Wall Send Off

BUCS Is Back . . . And So Is The Alternative Route Into Pro Rugby

BUCS Super Rugby is set to return with a bang this week with the opening two rounds featuring two classic Welsh derbies. Wednesday night will see Swansea University host last season’s semi-finalists Cardiff Met at St Helen’s. A week later it will be the battle of the Welsh capital institutions, when Cardiff Met host Cardiff University at the Arms Park.

Gareth Bale To Be Subject Of Talks Between LA And Wales Over Fitness Plan For World Cup

Wales are planning talks with Los Angeles FC to make sure Gareth Bale is in peak condition for the World Cup. Skipper Bale completed 90 minutes for the first time in over 12 months on Sunday as Wales suffered relegation from the top tier of the Nations League by losing 1-0 to Poland in Cardiff. The former Real Madrid star almost equalised in stoppage time when his header struck the crossbar.

Wales PDRL Coach Craig Fisher Says His Squad Ready For World Cup Bow

Wales Physical Disability Rugby League head coach Craig Fisher says his squad is ready to make its mark at the upcoming PDRL World Cup. Fisher has named a 15-player squad for the tournament which takes place in Warrington from Sunday 23 October.

League One

Fisher Hooked Into Swansea Switch Because Of Hunger For Passing Style

By Paul Jones Andy Fisher insists the possession-based football played at Swansea City was a major draw in convincing him to move from MK Dons. The goalkeeper – who has stepped up from League One to follow his former head coach Russell Martin for a fee that could rise to £500,000 –... Read More

Newport County Told: It's Over - Get Ready For Next Season

Newport County and other League One and Two clubs have been told to expect their season will soon be declared over. The prediction has come from Salford co-owner Gary Neville, who says he is “99 per cent certain” that his club, County and others in League Two will soon be... Read More

Day Former 'Boro Hitman Andy Lit Up Cardiff City

Cardiff City welcome Middlesbrough to South Wales on Saturday and Dai Sport’s Terry Phillips looks back 16 years to the Bluebirds’ promotion thanks to a goal by former ‘Boro striker Andy Campbell. Andy Campbell was a central figure in the celebrations following the Bluebirds’ 1-0 win against Queens Park Rangers in a... Read More

Former Bluebirds 'Wilko' And Jones Take On Toughest Job In Football League Management

Former Bluebirds Dave Jones and Paul Wilkinson are set to join forces again - and take on arguably the toughest job in British football. Jones was Cardiff City manager for six years, while ‘Wilko’ was a club coach under Lennie Lawrence and stayed with the club. Now Wilkinson has been appointed manager... Read More

Exiles v Stags Play-Offs Repeat Opens Newport Season

Mansfield are first visitors to Newport County on the opening day of 2019-20 in a repeat of the Sky Bet League Two play-off semi-final first leg from last season. That fixture is at Rodney Parade on Saturday, August 3 (3pm). County’s final game of the season will be against Northampton Town at... Read More

Welshman David Out To Ensure League Two Promotion Finish For Newport County Is No Pipe Dream

Wales international David Pipe could yet end his professional playing career on a spectacular high. Caerphilly-born Pipe, who has announced his retirement, would love a repeat of his 2013 Wembley Stadium experience. He was Newport County captain when they earned promotion to the Football League, beating Wrexham in the play-off final at... Read More
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