Jeremiah Azu has vowed to show his blazing talent on the world stage next year and avenge the “nonsense” of the ranking system that denied him earlier this summer. The 21-year-old Welsh star produced a brilliant run to claim a bronze medal in the 100m final at the European Athletics Championships in Munich on Tuesday night. Azu clocked a new personal best of 10.13, finishing behind Italy's Olympic Champion Marcel Jacobs and Great Britain team-mate Zharnel Hughes, who was the reigning European champion.
Russell Martin has told Swansea City fans he takes responsibility for the collapse of their two-goal lead against Millwall that cost them two precious Championship points. The Swans head coach insists the collective lack of authority that resulted in two own goals in injury time – and a 2-2 home draw – is down to him. Martin was angered by one of his benched players – understood to be Jamie Paterson – punching the ball back towards the visitors and enabling them to take a quick throw-in, from which they scored their equaliser.
Former Welsh Rugby Union chief executive David Moffett has urged the All Blacks to either sack or back coach Ian Foster. Foster appeared to be on the verge of being dismissed after New Zealand suffered a run of five Test defeats in six matches. But the All Blacks – who play Wales in Cardiff on November 5 – rallied to earn a superb 35-23 victory in South Africa last weekend and since then his bosses have refused to comment on his immediate future.
Osian Pryce maintains his strong challenge for the 2022 British Rally Championship title after finishing runner-up in the Voyonic Grampian Forest Rally. It was the second time in as many years that the Machynlleth-born driver had finished second on the Aberdeenshire forestry event, as he and co-driver Noel O’Sullivan enjoyed another fast and trouble-free run in their Demon Tweeks-backed Melvyn Evans Motorsport-prepared Volkswagen Polo GTI R5. As the highest placed returnee, Pryce started this year’s Grampian Forest Rally first on the road – which turned out to be a disadvantage as he swept the loose gravel off the surface in the fast and flowing Durris, Fetteresso and Drumtochty forests.
Welsh Fencing is celebrating a highly successful Senior Commonwealth Championships in which Wales won four medals, including gold for Gemma Collis. The London event – which saw teams from all over the Commonwealth compete in a sport that used to be part of the Games itself – yielded a gold, two silvers and a bronze for Wales. Leading the way was para fencer Collis, who took gold in the wheelchair women’s foil, category A competition.
By Carl Field It has been quite some month for junior women’s artistic gymnast Evie Flage-Donovan. The 15-year-old rising star from Newport bagged herself a stunning gold medal on beam at the 2022 Artistic British Championships at the M&S Bank Arena in Liverpool at the end of March, having finished sixth in... Read More
Cardiff Could Seal The League Title Against Bitter Rivals Merthyr . . . In What Steve Law Insists Is The Biggest Club Game Of The Season
By Rob Carbon Steve Law has labelled Cardiff’s derby with Merthyr tonight as the biggest club game in Wales this season. A bonus point victory for Cardiff at the Arms Park will see them crowned Indigo Group Premiership Champions which seemed inconceivable a few short weeks ago given the 12-point lead Newport... Read More
Rowan Jenkins will finally make good on a promise to himself at the Principality Stadium this weekend – 12 years after the Aberavon stalwart was denied at the same venue. In 2011, the Wizards reached their first Premiership Cup final in 36 years. When Jenkins missed out on the game, he... Read More
Newport Have One Hand On The Trophy . . . But Indigo Prem Leaders Know "Chief" Will Not Bow Out Quietly
Ty Morris thinks the departure of Dale McIntosh from the Indigo Welsh Premiership is a big loss – but that won’t stop the Newport coach from making sure his Merthyr rival tastes defeat on Thursday night. Morris and McIntosh will go head-to-head on the touchline at the Newport Stadium, where... Read More
By Gareth James Newport will now have their eyes firmly fixed on a possible league and cup double after finally achieving their quest for four wins in the same season over arch-rivals Cardiff after beating them 34-28 in the WRU Premier Cup semi-final at Sardis Road. Unbeaten at the top of the... Read More
Newport v Cardiff, Top v Second, Black And Amber v Blue And Black, Good Friends v Old Enemies . . . What's Not To Like?
Indigo Premiership leaders Newport welcome old rivals Cardiff to Rodney Parade on Saturday for a game that could be crucial in deciding where the league title ends up this season. The Black & Ambers currently sit top of the pile, two points ahead of Saturday’s opponents with just five games... Read More