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.
Owain Doull has been backed to fully emerge from the long shadow of Geraint Thomas this weekend when the Giro d’Italia begins in Hungary. It’s a shadow that was cast from Cardiff and the Maindy Flyers cycling club 16 ago when Doull was starting out and Thomas had already departed.... Read More
Elinor Barker Says Maindy Flyers Proves Why Grass Roots Clubs Must Survive. . . For The Next Generation To Thrive
As a club, Maindy Fliers has a history to be proud of. A Tour de France winner, four Olympic gold medals, eight world championships titles and five medals at the Commonwealth Games. Few countries, let alone clubs, can match that. Not bad for a grass roots club set up in... Read More
Elynor Backstedt was born to be a cyclist. Her Dad won the Paris-Roubaix classic, and picked up stage wins in the Giro D’Italia and Tour de France, while Mum, Megan, won the British road race title and competed for Wales at the Commonwealth Games. But as big an influence as... Read More
There’s already a golden post box dedicated to Geraint Thomas’ Olympic triumphs opposite Cardiff Castle and now there are plans to create a yellow one to celebrate his Tour de France victory. Cardiff West MP Kevin Brennan was one of thousands who backed the plan on Twitter, while there were... Read More
Geraint Thomas rode himself into the record books... Read More
By Rob Cole Has Welsh cycling unearthed a new star? Or is it Welsh athletics that is going to benefit from the obvious talent of Eluned King? Whichever sport she turns to in the end, the 15-year-old Ysgol Gyfun Gwyr student looks set for a bright future judging by her success... Read More