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 Swansea City manager Paul Clement has lost his job at Everton in the fall-out from Frank Lampard’s sacking. Clement – who was Swansea manager throughout 2017 – was assistant to Lampard, but has left the club along with the rest of the former England star’s backroom team of Joe Edwards, Chris Jones and Ashley Cole. Everton, who are now searching for their seventh manager in the last seven years, had been the latest port of call for Clement, who was sacked by the Swans five years ago.
Warren Gatland believes there is a need for discussion on Wales’ 60-cap selection rule amid uncertainty surrounding the futures of several players. The policy was established in 2017, with players who subsequently signed contracts to ply their trade outside Wales deemed ineligible for Test selection unless they have won at 60 caps or more. And the situation is now magnified due to a recruitment freeze affecting Wales’ four professional regions of Cardiff, Ospreys, Dragons and Scarlets.
Hannah Brier And Mica Moore Lead The Race For Commonwealth Games Places . . . As Welsh Athletes Show Indoor Talent
Welsh women's sprinting is hitting top gear at just the right time with a busy six months of championship sprinting ahead. The first day of the Welsh Indoor Championships in Cardiff saw the speedsters leading the way on a thrilling afternoon of athletics. Fittingly the final race of the day... Read More
Remi Adebiyi and Lauren Cooper produced two of the standout performances at the Welsh Athletics Track Invitational in Newport on Saturday. European Under-23 Championship hopeful Adebiyi ran a personal best in the 800m, while Cooper ran a fast 3,000m as she chases her double ambition of breaking the Welsh steeplechase... Read More
Swansea Harrier Jonny Hopkins is one of a number of Welsh athletes eyeing Great Britain senior vests this season after successful performances at the Welsh Indoor Athletics Championships on Saturday. With places at the Tokyo Olympics and European Athletics Championships up for grabs this summer, Hopkins is hoping to replicate... Read More
The lashing Lancashire rain held no fears for many of the Welsh athletes competing at the Manchester International on Wednesday night. The Welsh throwers appeared to be particularly at home in the wet, bringing home a clutch of medals in difficult conditions which saw the action suspended for a short... Read More
Owain Lloyd-Hughes is the latest young Welsh sprinter to catch the eye of Great Britain's athletics selectors. The Neath youngster is one of four Welsh athletes named in the GB Under-20 squad to compete at the Manchester International on August 15. Lloyd-Hughes is joined by James Tomlinson and Remi Adebiyi,... Read More
Versatile Welsh runner Remi Adebiyi has been added to the Great Britain team for the European Under-20 Championships in Sweden later this month. Adebiyi will join fellow Welsh athletes Jeremiah Azu, Sarah Omoregie and James Tomlinson, who qualified automatically for the team and were named in the original selection of... Read More