Four Welsh athletes have been named as part of an initial Great Britain team of 64 heading for next month’s World Athletics Championships in Oregon. Melissa Courtney-Bryant, Jeremiah Azu and Joe Brier have joined marathon runner Josh Griffiths, whose selection had already been announced. A further group of athletes have been nominated for selection via a top 32 Road to Oregon qualification position and have been informed.
David Eaton set himself the goal of competing for Wales at the Commonwealth Games when he was 13 years old. It was the summer of 1994 and he was sat in front of the television at his grandparents’ house in North Wales. It was a goal the gymnast would go on to achieve – and a lot more besides.
Dragons chairman David Buttress – the man who launched Just Eat in the UK – reckons he has just listened. Buttress insists he took soundings from Dragons supporters as part of an exhaustive 10-month process surrounding the identity of the Gwent regional side. A new club crest, name and slogan was officially unveiled for the first time at Rodney Parade with the club now being known as Dragons RFC.
Elfyn Evans kicked up clouds the fine dust – or “fesh-fesh” as it’s called in Kenya – to finish second on the Safari Rally and help his Toyota team score a crushing 1-2-3-4 finish on the toughest round of the FIA World Rally Championship. Evans had set fastest time on both passes of the Soysambu stage that opened Saturday’s loop to keep himself within 16 seconds of team-mate Kalle Rovanperä, but lost time – and ultimately the chance of victory – on the day’s final two wet and muddy stages because of an issue cleaning the windscreen.
Wales coach Wayne Pivac admits his men are on a mission to restore lost pride when they face the daunting challenge of South Africa this week. The tourists will meet the world champions with faces still red after Wales’ 22-21 defeat to Italy in their last match of the Six Nations. “I hope we are going to be a lot better than our last game,” pledged Pivac.
Gareth Bale has told Los Angeles FC he will see them soon in a message posted as it was announced the Wales captain is joining the Major League Soccer club. After weeks of speculation – that included the always seemingly unlikely idea that he might move from Real Madrid to play in the Championship for Cardiff City – Bale has opted to play in the United States as he prepares to lead Wales into the World Cup in Qatar later this year. The five-time Champions League winner is soon to be a free agent and is looking for a new club ahead of playing for Wales at the World Cup , which starts in November.
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Sam Northeast Praised For Pointing Glamorgan In The Right Direction . . . As They Move To Second Place In The Table
Sam Northeast has been praised for his influence on the Glamorgan squad after helping to steer the team to a six-wicket victory against Leicestershire on the final day of their LV= Insurance County Championship match in Cardiff. Matthew Maynard, Glamorgan head coach, lavished praise on the former Kent and Hampshire... Read More
By Tom Prosser Most Glamorgan members would have arrived at Sophia Gardens yesterday hoping to see Marnus Labuschagne bag another century in their County Championship match against Leicestershire but instead they were treated to watching him star with the ball and field with energy, passion and humour. The Australia international took 3-65... Read More
Head Coach Matt Maynard Says His Side Will Get A 'Confidence Boost' After Their Battling Draw Against Durham In Their Opening LV= County Championship Fixture Of The Season
By David Williams Glamorgan head coach Matthew Maynard has a selection headache going into todays LV County Championship Division 2 match against Nottinghamshire at Trent Bridge. Marnus Labuschagne arrived in Cardiff following a successful tour to Pakistan, for Australia. Labuschagne, Michael Neser and Colin Ingram are therefore vying for the two overseas... Read More
By Rob Cole Glamorgan coach Matthew Maynard believes the Welsh county can go out with a bang as they take on Surrey at The Oval next Tuesday in the LV= Insurance County Championship. Gloucestershire beat Glamorgan by 10 wickets on Wednesday with two sessions to come as Zafar Gohar Khan finished with... Read More