Jeremiah Azu has vowed to show his blazing talent on the world stage next year and avenge the “nonsense” of the ranking system that denied him earlier this summer. The 21-year-old Welsh star produced a brilliant run to claim a bronze medal in the 100m final at the European Athletics Championships in Munich on Tuesday night. Azu clocked a new personal best of 10.13, finishing behind Italy's Olympic Champion Marcel Jacobs and Great Britain team-mate Zharnel Hughes, who was the reigning European champion.
Russell Martin has told Swansea City fans he takes responsibility for the collapse of their two-goal lead against Millwall that cost them two precious Championship points. The Swans head coach insists the collective lack of authority that resulted in two own goals in injury time – and a 2-2 home draw – is down to him. Martin was angered by one of his benched players – understood to be Jamie Paterson – punching the ball back towards the visitors and enabling them to take a quick throw-in, from which they scored their equaliser.
Former Welsh Rugby Union chief executive David Moffett has urged the All Blacks to either sack or back coach Ian Foster. Foster appeared to be on the verge of being dismissed after New Zealand suffered a run of five Test defeats in six matches. But the All Blacks – who play Wales in Cardiff on November 5 – rallied to earn a superb 35-23 victory in South Africa last weekend and since then his bosses have refused to comment on his immediate future.
Osian Pryce maintains his strong challenge for the 2022 British Rally Championship title after finishing runner-up in the Voyonic Grampian Forest Rally. It was the second time in as many years that the Machynlleth-born driver had finished second on the Aberdeenshire forestry event, as he and co-driver Noel O’Sullivan enjoyed another fast and trouble-free run in their Demon Tweeks-backed Melvyn Evans Motorsport-prepared Volkswagen Polo GTI R5. As the highest placed returnee, Pryce started this year’s Grampian Forest Rally first on the road – which turned out to be a disadvantage as he swept the loose gravel off the surface in the fast and flowing Durris, Fetteresso and Drumtochty forests.
Welsh Fencing is celebrating a highly successful Senior Commonwealth Championships in which Wales won four medals, including gold for Gemma Collis. The London event – which saw teams from all over the Commonwealth compete in a sport that used to be part of the Games itself – yielded a gold, two silvers and a bronze for Wales. Leading the way was para fencer Collis, who took gold in the wheelchair women’s foil, category A competition.
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By Paul Jones Wales’ chances of being part of a successful bid to host the European Championship is six years’ time have improved – thanks to Italy. The Italians have indicated to UEFA - European football’s governing body - their interest in hosting the 2032 European Championship, the Italian Football Federation (FIGC)... Read More
Wales are close to securing their place in the netball tournament at the Commonwealth Games after boosting their world ranking. Head coach Sara Moore’s team beat the Republic of Ireland, the Isle of Man, and Gibraltar at the weekend in a tournament played at Ebbw Vale to secure the Wendy... Read More
James Collins Promises Blood, Sweat And Goals For Cardiff City As Fears Rise Over Future Of Kieffer Moore
James Collins has vowed to deliver hard work and goals after the Republic of Ireland striker linked up with his former international manager Mick McCarthy at Cardiff City for next season. The 30-year-old forward has made the switch from fellow Championship side Luton Town on a free transfer and has... Read More
Conor Hourihane believes Swansea City can reach Wembley if they keep a collective cool head when the play-off temperatures start to rise. There may be an unseasonal chill for mid-May at present but when the Swans take the field at Oakwell on Monday night to face Barnsley, then the thermometer... Read More
Terry Taylor hopes the influence of Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink can help propel his Wales U21 side to victory over the Republic of Ireland in Wexham today. The young Wales midfielder has come under the gaze of the former Chelsea star after Dutchman Hasselbaink returned to manage Burton Albion in January.... Read More
Mick McCarthy has been parachuted in to save Cardiff City's season, with owner Vincent Tan insisting the Irishman is the right man to stop the rot. The club feared the current slump might become a battle to avoid relegation to League One but believe McCarthy can keep them in the... Read More