Cardiff Met have been forced to put up the ‘Sold Out’ signs a day ahead of their BUCS Super Rugby ‘Cardiff Clash’ with their noisy-neighbours Cardiff University on Wednesday, 5 October. More than 4,000 tickets were sold in the space of 10 days for the derby game at the Arms Park, putting the fixture on a par with attendances at the Dragons and Ospreys so far this season. Last season, the two Welsh capital universities clashed three times, with a mere five points splitting the two teams across the three fixtures.
Rubin Colwill is facing a fight to prove his readiness to go to the World Cup with Wales next month. The Cardiff City striker is set to miss two more Bluebirds games this week after a freak training accident ruled him out of last weekend’s 1-1 draw with Burnley. Interim boss Mark Hudson confirmed the Qatar hopeful won’t feature in Tuesday night’s home game against Blackburn Rovers and unless he gets back on the grass this week won’t feature at Wigan this weekend.
Alys Thomas has been forced to retire from competitive swimming. The 2018 Commonwealth Games gold medallist has called time on a glittering career on the advice of medical professionals due to an ongoing wrist injury. She first sustained the injury before the 2010 Games in Delhi, but her ambition to make a second Olympic Games in Paris in 2024 has gone.
Rachel Rowe insists Wales have not finished making history ahead of their first-ever Women’s World Cup play-off tie. Wales host Bosnia and Herzegovina in Cardiff on Thursday, the first of three potential games needed to reach next summer’s World Cup finals in Australia and New Zealand. “We’ve made history but we’re not finished,” said Reading midfielder Rowe, who will win her 50th cap against Bosnia.
Ryan Day has labelled his British Open snooker title triumph as the best performance of his career. The Welshman took the final four frames to defeat Mark Allen 10-7 after what was an incredibly tense affair to win the 2022 British Open. Coming into this showpiece encounter, Allen was the pre-match favourite, having easily turned over Noppon Saengkham in the semi-finals.
Elliot Kear will emulate Whitchurch High School classmate Sam Warburton by leading Wales at the Rugby League World Cup. Kear heads a 24-strong squad named by men’s head coach, John Kear, for the tournament in England - nothing up another success for the Cardiff school.
The Welsh regions believe they require a £40m injection of cash to keep them from collapsing during the current pandemic. That figure is double the amount the four have so far been promised in the form of a loan, secured by the Welsh Rugby Union but for which the regions... Read More
Wales' only single purpose, full-time table tennis club - Cardiff City Community Table Tennis Club - were facing a bleak future when lockdown badly hit the club's income. But funding from Sport Wales has allowed the club to safely re-open as Graham Thomas reports. The club that helped launch Anna... Read More
A year ago many thought Welsh regional rugby side the Ospreys were dead and buried as talks of a merger with the Scarlets dominated the headlines. Now, the most successful of the four Welsh professional teams over the past 17 years can contemplate a more positive future following what they describe... Read More
They once boasted one of the strongest playing rosters in European rugby and were famously labelled the ‘Galacticos’ of Welsh rugby. But the Ospreys’ opening Heineken Champions Cup 32-13 defeat to Munster this weekend – a loss so predictable to many there was some relief that it could have been... Read More
As the months tick down to less than one year to go to next year’s Paralympics, Graham Thomas looks at the Welsh athletes who have already booked their places – and those striving to join them. Jim Roberts is rarely slow off the mark as one of the UK’s leading... Read More
First it was on, then it was off. Then it was just another back-of-the-fag-packet plan tossed into the bin after 15 months of waiting for Welsh rugby’s leaders to show the way ahead. The shambles of Project Reset is picked over by David Williams who just wants to flush the... Read More