They play every week and bid to outdo each other as much with their names as on the scoreboard. Base Invaders v Son Of A Pitch. Drum and Bases v Saved By The Balls. Bats Hit Crazy v The Merry Go Rounders.
Gemma Grainger has insisted Wales can still stay in the top tier of the Nations League despite suffering her biggest defeat as manager in front of her own fans. The Wales boss was left looking for crumbs of comfort after her team were demolished, 5-1, by a slick Denmark side at the Cardiff City Stadium.
Tributes have been paid from across Welsh rugby to Glanmor Griffiths, the founding father of the Principality Stadium, who has died at the age of 83. During his time as treasurer, chair and president of the Welsh Rugby Union he became a towering and sometimes controversial figure who became known throughout Wales simply as ‘Glanmor’.
Matthew Maynard insists it will be the business of winning and not emotion driving him through his final match as Glamorgan coach which starts on Tuesday. The Glamorgan stalwart – as superb batsman, trophy-winning captain and in recent years in coaching – will end his time as head coach at Sophia Gardens when the county play their final match of the County Championship season at home to Derbyshire.
Gemma Grainger insists she will send her Wales team out against Denmark on Tuesday night, convinced they can score the goals for success in the Women’s Nations League. Wales lost 1-0 in their opening fixture of the tournament away in Iceland last week, a failure in front of goal that has become a recurring theme against higher-ranked opposition.
Gareth Anscombe admits there is an element of relief after Wales avoided a fight to the finish in their quest for a Rugby World Cup quarter-final place. Wales’ record-breaking 40-6 victory over Australia meant they got the job done early in Pool C.
The Welsh fans ran out of songs to sing long before the celebrations ran out, after watching Australia routed in a way none had seen in their lifetimes. The helplessness of Wales against Australia on occasion down the years was replicated, but in mirror image.
Wales record victory over Australia has seen their odds on winning the World Cup almost halve overnight. Warren Gatland’s red wall shut out the Aussies with a record 40-6 triumph that has seen their price on lifting the trophy drop from 40/1 before the game to just 22/1 this morning (Mon).
Andy Cook scored a hat-trick as he helped to bury Newport County, 4-1 at Rodney Parade. Bradford City smashed Graham Coughlan’s team’s unbeaten league record. The 32-year-old striker, whose 31 goals last season enabled the Yorkshiremen to reach the play-offs, hadn't scored this season, but grabbed two in the first half and then bagged his hat-trick in the 92nd minute.
In a tale of redemption and raw rugby spirit, Aberavon roared back to life after a recent defeat by Pontypool. The Wizards conquered the same team this time round with a triumphant 20-10 victory at the formidable Talbot Athletic Ground.
By Paul Evans Crashing out on the final day of a FIA World Rally Championship event is the one thing drivers dread, for without the option of restarting and at the very least throwing everything at the closing Power Stage it guarantees a zero points outcome. And that’s exactly what Elfyn Evans... Read More
Elfyn Evans will not be able to repeat his historic victory on Rally Sweden as COVID-19 begins to wreak havoc on next year's World Rally Championship calendar. The event, scheduled to be the second round of the season on 11-14 February centred around Varmland,has fallen victim to the on-going coronavirus... Read More
By Paul Evans Elfyn Evans finished a very strong fifth on Rally Sweden, yet he admitted he was “kicking himself” after an early mistake cost him a podium position. The M-Sport Ford World Rally Team driver recorded three fastest stage times during the event and was quick throughout the four-day winter rally,... Read More
His hopes of victory on Rally Sweden might have slipped, but Elfyn Evans will be aiming for a podium finish on tomorrow’s final leg of the event. Yesterday’s magnificent performance could not be repeated, although it wasn’t for the want of trying on the difficult changing conditions – which once... Read More
Elfyn Evans could be leading Rally Sweden tonight, yet he is still very much in contention for victory after a sensational drive saw him bounce back from 11th to 4th place on the opening leg of the FIA World Rally Championship's only true winter rally. A spin cost the 30-year old... Read More
Elfyn Evans is hoping to bounce straight back after crashing out of the opening round of the 2019 FIA World Rally Championship by scoring a good result on the only winter round of the series, next week’s Rally Sweden (14-17 February). The 30-year old Dolgellau driver was unlucky to hit... Read More