Ashton Hewitt has revealed how the light touch of head coach Dai Flanagan has revitalized the Dragons. The Rodney Parade wing was part of a squad that went from the depths of a 44-6 hammering away to Edinburgh on the opening weekend of the United Rugby Championship, to the joys of a first home win in 17 months against Munster. Now, comes the acid test of backing up last week’s win, when Hewitt and his teammates host South Africa’s Sharks on Saturday night in a match that is live on S4C.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
Ben Tollitt signed off at the Racecourse with a moment of quality which earned Wrexham the Vanarama National League win they needed. The Dragons scored after 49 minutes to win 1-0 after man of the match Tollitt marked his final appearance on loan from Tranmere with the only goal. “We spoke at... Read More
Manager Bryan Hughes and his Dragons are geared up for a big push towards promotion to the Football League. Wrexham have suffered back-to-back defeats, against Leyton Orient and Barrow, and Hughes says: “I am looking for two points per game personally which is championship winning form. “We put that right against Maidstone... Read More
Wrexham are hurting after a below par team display in their 3-1 Vanarama National League home defeat against Barrow. More than 4,600 spectators were at the Racecourse, but the Dragons struggled badly to find their best form. “We didn’t handle the conditions well if I am being honest,” says manager Bryan Hughes. “Barrow... Read More
Wrexham will return to the top of Vanarama National Football League table by Saturday evening if they win back-to-back home fixtures. Barrow are visitors to the Racecourse this evening, while the Dragons entertain Maidstone United on Saturday. Leaders Leyton Orient travel to Aldershot Town this evening, while they play at FA Trophy... Read More
Wrexham powered into the Emirates FA Cup second round thanks to a convincing team display against Weston-super-Mare away. The Dragons won 2-0 and are one of four Welsh clubs who still have an interest in the competition.Newport defeated Metropolitan Police 2-0 in Surrey, while Cardiff City and Swansea City come in... Read More
Former Wales international Sam Ricketts is hoping for a belated birthday present from his Wrexham players in East London. The Dragons’ manager celebrated his 37th birthday this week and takes his team on a long trip to take on Dagenham and Redbridge at the Chigwell Construction Stadium. That is the first of... Read More