Wayne Rooney said he is 'angry and disappointed' having been forced to self-isolate meaning he will miss Derby County's clash with Cardiff City. The former England skipper does not have COVID-19 but will have to self-isolate for 10 days after a friend who visited him at home last week tested positive for this virus
Welsh domestic men’s and women’s international football is facing shutdown for a month as a result of the new “firebreak” lockdown imposed by Welsh Government. Fully professional sport – defined as those who earn their living through sport – will be allowed to continue during the new restrictions which come in at 6pm on October 23 and last until November 9. That means EFL clubs Cardiff City, Swansea City and Newport County will be allowed to still play matches, as will the Wales national rugby team and regions.
Jake Smith admits he is still in a state of shock after his Welsh Half Marathon record-breaking run in Poland. The 22-year-old Cardiff-based runner shattered Steve Jones's 34-year-old mark just weeks after becoming Welsh qualified.
Barry Town United manager Gavin Chesterfield is expecting Sam Bowen to make a big impact at the club this season. The Barry boss handed a debut to Bowen – the son of former Swansea , Birmingham and Cardiff City player Jason Bowen – in last weekend’s goalless draw at home to Cymru Premier champions Connah's Quay Nomads. The 19-year-old midfielder, who joined on loan from Cardiff, made an impressive first showing according to Chesterfield, who said: “I was delighted with him.
Adi Yussuf, Wrexham’s Tanzanian international, is on an FA Cup mission this weekend and the striker has special opponents in his sights. The Dragons have been drawn against Yussuf’s former club Solihull Moors away in the Emirates FA Cup fourth qualifying round.
Mason Jones has become the latest Welshman to join the UFC after earning a four-fight deal. The Blaenavon fighter called for his chance in MMA's premier series after becoming a Cage Warriors two-weight champ in September.
Jay Harris was made to battle all the way as he made a winning return to the ring in the MTK fight night. The Swansea fighter said he was 'buzzed' after a stinging left-hook from Marcel Braithwaite in the fourth round rocked him to his roots.
Shooter Amy Clinton has re-signed for Celtic Dragons for the Vitality Netball Superleague season. The former England U21 player, who joined from Loughborough Lightning last season, appeared in all three of the 2020 games before the COVID-19 suspension.
Gareth Bale has been warned he may have to get used to an uncomfortable subs’ bench as often as a “beautiful chair” at Tottenham. The suggestion was made by Spurs manager Jose Mourinho in the wake of Bale’s second debut for the club following his loan move from Real Madrid. Mourinho did not think the introduction of the Wales captain was the catalyst for his side’s late capitulation against West Ham.
Two Welshmen will be on the start line when the Vuelta a Espana begins on Tuesday in Irun near Bibao. Steve Williams and Scott Davies will both be riding for Team Bahrain McLaren, but for Williams just competing in a three-week Grand Tour has already been a major accomplishment and testament to teamwork, as he tells Owen Morgan. World Tour team cyclist Stevie Williams benefitted from a career-saving collaboration between Sport Wales and his Team Bahrain McLaren outfit which has helped him return from a long-term injury. One of Britain's most promising young riders, Williams' career had been put on hold for 18-months by a mystery knee problem shortly after signing for Team Bahrain McLaren - one of the sport's top teams.
Parc Y Scarlets
Exclusive By Steffan Thomas The Ospreys have blocked rugby fans from watching today's Welsh derby against the Scarlets. The rugby -starved Welsh public could have seen the two bitter rivals go head to head live on S4C, just a week before the start of the new Guinness Pro 14 season. But the decision... Read More
Scarlets hope to follow Manchester United’s model of success as new executive chairman Simon Muderack plans on taking the Welsh region... Read More
Scarlets speedster Tomi Lewis has been tipped as a Wales star of the future by former Dragons coach Paul Turner. The 21-year-old Wales under 20s full-back signed a new contract with the Scarlets last week and impressed under the guidance of Turner while on loan at Ampthill in the Green King... Read More
John Mulvihill Must Hope His Head Clears Quickly After Scarlets Leave Cardiff Blues With Scrambled Senses
“He must have taken a knock to the head, mate,” was the blunt assessment made by John Mulvihill of the rugby writer who suggested Cardiff Blues were now the weakest of Wales’ four regions. That was 48 hours before the re-start of the Guinness Pro 14, but having conceded five... Read More
Workers are making rapid progress on converting Parc y Scarlets into a temporary hospital to provide extra beds for the NHS during the COVID-19 pandemic. Contractors have been working tirelessly on site since Monday as they look to complete a project that will see up to 500 beds installed at... Read More
John Mulvihill’s true impact on Cardiff Blues this season will be put to the test at the Liberty Stadium on Saturday when his side looks to beat the Ospreys in Swansea for the first time since 22 December, 2005. Thanks to their back-to-back regional derby triumphs over the Dragons and... Read More