Nick Tompkins Ready To Prove His World Cup Worth For Wales
Nick Tompkins can make sure he’s in good nick going into the Rugby World Cup by becoming a winner in the English Premiership final this weekend. The Wales centre lines up for Saracens who will be firm favourites to beat Sale Sharks at Twickenham on Saturday afternoon.
Ageless Geraint Thomas Now One Good Time Trial Away From Winning Giro
Geraint Thomas will wear the leader’s pink jersey into Saturday’s decisive mountain time trial at the Giro d’Italia after Primoz Roglic could take only a handful of seconds out of the Welshman’s advantage on the Queen stage in the Dolomites. Thomas and Roglic traded attacks in the final kilometre of this beastly stage but at the very top of the Tre Cime di Lavaredo it was Roglic, who had changed bikes on the approach to the last climb to get better gearing, who was able to open up a three-second gap in the final few metres.
Alun Wyn Jones Ready For Debut At 37 As He Takes On The World
Alun Wyn Jones will captain the Barbarians at Twickenham on Sunday in the game against a World XV. It will be the 37-year-old Ospreys lock’s 15th international outing at the home of English rugby in a game that will see him make his debut for the Baa-Baas.
Geraint Thomas Aims To Keep Primoz Roglic Behind Him As Giro Reaches Business End
Geraint Thomas will bid to strengthen his grip on the leader’s pink jersey on stage 19 of the Giro d’Italia on Friday. On his 37th birthday, on Thursday, the Welsh superstar was able to follow a late move from Primoz Roglic on the approach to Val di Zoldo as Joao Almeida dropped back, and the two then worked together to keep the Portuguese behind and take 20 seconds out of him, enough to see Roglic move up to second.
Gerwyn Price Admits He’s At A Loss To Explain Final Blow-Out To Michael Van Gerwen
Gerwyn Price admitted he was at a loss to fully explain his Premier League Darts final defeat to Michael van Gerwen. Welshman Price had reached the final by hammering his World Cup teammate Jonny Clayton, 10-2, in the first semi-final of the night at the O2 Arena in London.
Wales Boss Rob Page Wants Answers Again From Nottingham Forest
Wales boss Rob Page wants clarity from Nottingham Forest over Neco Williams' injury ahead of next month's Euro 2024 qualifiers. Full-back Williams was ruled out for the rest of the Premier League season after breaking his jaw against Brighton on April 26.
Gerwyn Price And Jonny Clayton Go Tungsten-To-Tungsten In Premier League Showdown
Darts devotees, those who thirst for tungsten action, and anyone who loves a Welsh sporting rivalry – get a bit of this. On Thursday night at London’s O2 Arena, Gerwyn Price and Jonny Clayton go head-to-head again in the Premier League Darts play-off climax.
Geraint Thomas Eases Off And Saves Power Ahead of Big Mountain Test At Giro
Geraint Thomas finished safely to retain the leader’s pink jersey at the Giro d’Italia and revealed he was saving his legs for two tough days to follow in the mountains. Thomas was guided into the finish by Ineos Grenadiers team-mate Ben Swift, staying safe to retain his 18-second advantage over Joao Almeida in the general classification, with Primoz Roglic sat third, 29 seconds down.
Bargoed Bullet David Probert Fit And Firing Again After Painful Blow
Welsh jockey David Probert is set for a swift return to action having escaped serious injury when kicked by a horse at Windsor on Monday night. The incident occurred in the parade ring before the 5.35pm race where Probert – nicknamed The Bargoed Bullet - was due to ride Bits And Bobs for trainer Andrew Balding.
Four Wales Players Earn GB Call For London
Four Welsh players have been named across the Great Britain men’s and women’s squads for the upcoming FIH Pro League Series. Sarah Jones has been named in the senior women’s squad to face Belgium and China, with Jacob Draper, Rupert Shipperley and Toby Reynolds-Cotterill included to face India and Belgium for the senior men’s squad.
Young Dragons Are Starting To Roar . . . Wales U17s Stand On Brink Of History After Alfie Tuck's It Away
Wales Under-17s are one match away from making history in the UEFA Under-17 Elite Round. A win against Montenegro on Tuesday afternoon will see the Wales youngsters qualify for the European Under-17 Championship finals in Hungary later this year. A 1-1 draw against Iceland at the FAW’s Dragon Park facility... Read More
Swansea City Recall Morgan Whittaker From Plymouth Loan . . . After Impressive Start Under Steven Schumacher
By Paul Jones Swansea City have decided to bring Morgan Whittaker back from his loan at Plymouth Argyle. The 21-year-old has been impressive for Plymouth, the leaders in League One, scoring nine goals in 25 appearances since moving there last July. He's only made three starts for Swansea in the Championship since joining... Read More
Joe Is In The Know . . . Allen Return Provides So Much Wisdom, Insists Swansea City Boss Russell Martin
Joe Allen’s know-how will prove a vital asset for Swansea City this coming season, head coach Russell Martin has insisted. Allen could make the second Swansea debut of his career on Tuesday night in a pre-season game at Plymouth Argyle, a full 15 years after his first. The Wales midfielder,... Read More
Wrexham Captain Shaun: 'We're Backing The Gaffer'
Wrexham captain Shaun Pearson insists the Dragons are on a mission to climb the Vanarama National League table. Manager Bryan Hughes is under pressure from supporters after six games without a win and they are in 19th place, level on points with Saturday’s opponents Aldershot. Pearson had a one-to-one chat with Hughes... Read More
Newport Happy With AwayDay Draw, But Michael Flynn's Team Rocked By Major Injury Blow
Walsall 0, Newport County 0 Newport County battled to a goalless League Two draw at Walsall, but have also been struck by a major blow. Manager Michael Flynn was happy with an away point at Bescot Stadium, but the news that centre-back Mickey Demetriou has been ruled out for up to 14... Read More
'Monster' Kyle Heads Newport Winner And Now Goes Home To The Black Country For Walsall Clash
Walsall-born Kyle Howkins, an imposing, combative defender, scored his first goal for Newport County and says: “I want more.” The Exiles, who defeated SkyBet League Two leaders Plymouth Argyle 1-0 at home, play Howkins’ home town club Walsall away on Tuesday. “It was great to help Newport earn three points and felt... Read More