Elfyn Evans had admitted to more feelings of frustration after reflecting on finishing fourth at Rally Finland. Evans had been fighting for victory until he clipped a rock on Saturday’s penultimate stage – the impact with an inside wheel breaking a damper on his Toyota GR Yaris Rally1 Hybrid. The 50 seconds that he and co-driver Scott Martin lost limping through the day’s final stage (SS18, Vekkula 2) crushed any hopes that they had of repeating last year’s Rally Finland win.
Newport County assistant manager Carl Serrant believes his team’s notable EFL Cup win at Luton Town underlines the growing depth in the Exiles’ squad. James Waite scored the late winner as League Two County upset Championship side Luton in the Carabao Cup first round, winning 3-2 at Kenilworth Road. Luton went ahead on 30 minutes courtesy of a stunning 35-yard drive into the top corner by Carlos Mendes Gomes, but were pegged back six minutes later as Lewis Collins equalised.
The final medal has been awarded, the last anthem played, and some of the temporary venues are already being dismantled. The Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games is over and it's on to Victoria, Australia in four year's time. Owen Morgan reflects on what he has seen. Birmingham, you were absolutely bostin'! From the weather to the welcome . . . with a huge dollop of world class sport in between.
BIRMINGHAM - Comments from Charlotte CAREY (WAL) and Anna HURSEY (WAL) after they beat WONG Xin Ru (SGP) and ZHOU Jingyi (SGP) in the women's doubles bronze medal match at The NEC on Monday. Charlotte CAREY (WAL) - bronze
BIRMINGHAM - Comments from Ioan CROFT (WAL) after beating Stephen ZIMBA (ZAM) in the men's welterweight gold medal bout on points at The NEC on Sunday. Ioan CROFT (WAL) - gold
BIRMINGHAM - Comments from Gemma FRIZELLE (WAL) after winning gold in the hoop final at Arena Birmingham on Saturday. Gemma FRIZELLE (WAL) - gold On her mum getting emotional as she was interviewed in the crowd after her gold medal performance: “I’m not surprised as she is a very emotional person. She has been through this journey with me so she knows the struggles I have had to go through."
By Paul Jones Wales boss Robert Page admitted his team selection for their opening Nations League game in Poland was influenced by Sunday’s World Cup play-off final. Skipper Gareth Bale, Aaron Ramsey, Ben Davies and Joe Allen were all rested as Wales slid to a 2-1 defeat in Wroclaw – their first... Read More
Rob Page has been heralded as a national hero as he stands just one game away from taking Wales to the World Cup finals for the first time since 1958. Page and his team - who will face Poland on Wednesday night at the Tarczynski Arena in Wroclaw - would... Read More
Six years ago, Kieffer Moore worried his career had frozen but now he is one game away from the heat of a desert World Cup and the biggest hat-trick of his life. The Wales striker is about to become a Premier League player with Bournemouth, has got engaged to fiancé... Read More
Dan James "Feels Terrible" . . . And Red Card Means His Next Games Will Be For Wales, Not Leeds United
Dan James “feels terrible” over the red card that has ruled the Wales star out of Leeds United’s crucial Premier League run-in. Leeds manager Jesse Marsch revealed James’s regret over his lunge at Chelsea’s Mateo Kovacic during Wednesday night’s 3-0 home defeat for the Yorkshire club at Elland Road. Replays... Read More
By Gareth James Wales’ road to the World Cup finals in Qatar looks certain to be delayed by the continuing war in Ukraine. Robert Page’s side was due to face the winners of the Scotland v Ukraine play-off on March 29 if Wales can overcome Austria five days earlier. Both matches are scheduled... Read More
Olivia Breen and Rhys Jones agonisingly missed out on medals at the European Para Athletics Championships in Poland on Wednesday. Both Welsh athletes finished fourth in their respective sprint events on day two of the championships in Bydgoszcz. Competing in the final track event of the morning session, Jones secured... Read More