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.
Lauren Evans and Lemarl Freckleton were two of the stand-out performers on the first day of the Welsh Athletics Championships in Cardiff on Saturday. With members of the Welsh Commonwealth Games athletics team announced on Wednesday being introduced to the crowd, Evans celebrated her own selection for Birmingham in fine... Read More
L E M F R E C K – otherwise known as Lemarl Freckleton - has a dream of sprinting for Wales at the Commonwealth Games. That is, when he’s not dreaming of more fame in the world of rap, or appearing on Glastonbury main stage, or a revival of... Read More
Owain Lloyd-Hughes won the clash of Wales' fastest teenagers in a blistering race at Swansea on Sunday. The Neath Harrier just edged out Jeremiah Azu in one of the highlights at Welsh Athletics' second post-COVID-19 lockdown pilot event of the weekend. Lloyd-Hughes produced a fast finish to claim the win... Read More
Commonwealth Games long jumper Rebecca Chapman retained her Welsh title with a new championship record on Saturday. The Cardiff AAC athlete produced one of the individual performances of the day to break Ruth Howell's 40-year-old Welsh Athletics Championships record by one centimetre. Chapman leapt out to 6.34m to clinch gold... Read More
Bethan Rees Wins National Title . . . Jumps In A Car . . . Drives 120 Miles . . . Wins Another . . . Easy.
Welsh javelin thrower Bethan Rees completed a remarkable double on Friday as she won two national titles at events held 120 miles apart. At noon, Rees started competing in the javelin at the English Schools’ Championship at Alexander Stadium in Birmingham. After clinching the title with a throw of 47... Read More
Former 400m hurdle world champion Dai Greene turned back the clock following a series of injuries to claim his first British title in four years at Birmingham's Alexander Stadium. The Swansea Harrier produced a brilliant performance to surge to a hugely popular win in 50.06 seconds ahead of Jack Green... Read More