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.
Major League Soccer
The Football Association of Wales Remain Unconvinced . . . But Top Leagues Are Set To Implement New Concussion Substitute Rules
By Gareth James The Football Association of Wales is yet to be fully convinced over plans for new substitute rules around concussion. A temporary concussion substitute trial in the Premier League next season is believed to be supported by a majority of the UK’s four football associations heading into a key meeting... Read More
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... Read More
Brad Smith, Cardiff City’s first signing of this transfer window, achieved a major first when joined American club Seattle Sounders on loan from AFC Bournemouth. The man from Penrith, New South Wales won the Major League Soccer Cup with Sounders - and now he is on a mission to enjoy new... Read More
Josh Francombe, an American footballer from Sandy Springs in Georgia, is in the Wales under-16 squad for a Uefa Development Tournament in Greece. Josh is the first American and Jewish American to play for Wales juniors and says: “It’s been a surreal experience for me. “I didn’t think I’d ever be able... Read More