Gerwyn Price will begin his attempt to reclaim the World Darts Championship crown by taking on Connor Scutt or Krzysztof Kciuk. The Iceman – who won the world title in 2021 – will be looking for an upturn in form at the Alexandra Palace tournament next month after recently losing to Gary Anderson in the last 16 of the Grand Slam of Darts.
Bedwas produced their best performance of the season so far to record a stunning 46-17 victory over Ystrad Rhondda at the Bridge Field – and consign the Admiral Championship East league leaders to only their second defeat of the campaign so far. Adam Williams ran in two tries while there was one apiece from Lloyd Wilkins, James Dixon and Aaron Billingham, with a penalty try also on the scoresheet. Dixon added four conversions and two penalties.
Steve Cooper has joined the growing army of managers who want a VAR re-boot after claiming it is creating “animosity inside stadia”. The Nottingham Forest boss - one of two Welsh managers currently working in the Premier League - blamed the VAR system for poisoning the atmosphere after a stormy clash last weekend in his club’s 3-2 home defeat to Brighton.
Wales World Cup wing Mason Grady claims there is a new “brotherhood” of local talent ready to take Cardiff Rugby out of the doldrums and push them up the URC table. Speaking in the wake of his man of the match performance in his side’s dramatic 31-24 home win over the Stormers, the 21-year-old said the region’s investment in young, home-grown talent is reaping rewards.
Wales co-captain Rupert Shipperley intends to make an impact on and off the field as Great Britain’s new vice-captain. The 31-year-old is one of two Welsh players named in the GB squad, alongside Jacob Draper.
Ruby Evans and Joe Cemlyn-Jones led the way with medals for Wales in a successful foray at the Northern European Championships. Team medals for the men’s and women’s teams along with a host of individual medals – it was another hugely successful Northern European Gymnastics Championships.
Dwayne Peel has admitted his sinking Scarlets were second rate in a one-sided derby defeat to the Ospreys in Swansea. The Scarlets coach watched his team suffer a crushing 31-9 humbling at the Swansea.com Stadium at the hands of their fiercest rivals.
When it comes to sailing, not everyone is in the same boat. The traditional image of the sport was of dinghies or yachts, coastal towns, regattas, and members-only clubhouses with crests on the wall outside and dusty trophy cabinets within.
Swansea City boss Michael Duff says he is hopeful of signing free agent Yannick Bolasie on a short-term deal. The former Everton and Crystal Palace winger, 34, has trained with the club this week and could join ahead of Wednesday's trip to Leeds.
Former two-time champion Mark Williams was far from satisfied with his own performance but still did enough to see off Fan Zhengyi 6-4 in the opening round of the UK Championship. Williams, whose best break was an 86 to nudge over the line, is keen to avoid the mishaps which hampered his chances of making it a trio of successes in recent years. “This tournament hasn’t really been good for me in the last few years,” admitted Wales’ three-time world champion.
Dewi Griffiths returned to winning ways at the Welsh Cross Country Championships in Brecon on Saturday – clocking up a remarkable eighth senior men’s title. The Swansea Harrier is now just one behind Welsh distance running legend Steve Jones, who has nine national cross country crowns to his name. The... Read More
Former BBC News journalist Andrew McFarlane has written an alternative and personal view of a wonderful Welsh athletics event - the Welsh Castles Relay. He writes for the ‘RUNNING RUBBISH’ website which celebrates athletic mediocrity in all its mis-shapen forms. “A place for solidarity, to share the woe of middling club... Read More
Sale Of The Year - More Than 60 Teams Run 207 Miles From Caernarfon To Cardiff In Welsh Castles Relay
Six Welsh clubs finished in the top 10 after the gruelling 200-plus miles Welsh Castles Relay from Caernarfon to Cardiff. Pontypridd Roadents, Aberdare Valley, Les Croupiers, Parc Bryn Bach, Bridgend and Neath all completed the course from North Wales to South Wales in less than 23 hours. There were 64 clubs competing... Read More
From Ramallah To Cardiff Via Caernarfon - Right To Movement Palestine Compete In Welsh Castles Relay
Organisers Les Croupiers Running Club, Cardiff describe the Welsh Castles Relay as the ‘Greatest Show On Earth’. This year’s event, held this week, comprised 64 teams running the length of Wales, running more than 200 miles over two days starting at Caernarfon Castle. There are 20 stages including six official mountain climbs... Read More