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.
Former Cardiff Devils spark plug player Zach Hervato played a key role in the recruitment of former Syracuse Crunch centre Mike McNamee. The two men are both from Ontario, born in towns 50 miles apart - Stittsville and Perth respectively. They played together in junior hockey, both playing for Smiths Fall... Read More
Mike McNamee is the newest Cardiff Devil. Former Aalborg Pirates, Bad Nauheim and Syracuse Crunch centre is the first new player to join returning players ahead of the 2019-20 season. “Mike will be a dynamic forward for us with his speed, skill and vision,” says Devils head coach Andrew Lord. “His... Read More
Former Cardiff Devils players Scott Hotham and Justin Sawyer have won the 110th Allan Cup with Stoney Creek Generals. Scott and his brother Andrew, a key player in Cardiff’s Elite League championship team this season, played together for Devils last season, while Justin came to South Wales in 2010-11. Now two two... 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
Feisty Justin Faryna fired up Cardiff Devils’ title challenge when he fought the toughest man in Elite League ice hockey. Faryna went toe-to-toe with 6ft 2ins Canadian enforcer Mathieu Gagnon at a time when Devils needed a spark. Gagnon, who fought Cardiff’s Tyson Strachan earlier this season, has been building a reputation... Read More