Dai Sport has helped former Welsh half marathon record holder Steve Jones send his congratulations to Jake Smith – the man who broke his 34-year-old national best We contacted Jones at his home in the USA for his views on Smith’s spectacular performance at the World Half Marathon Championships last week.
Though the streets of Llanberis may be quieter this Saturday than on a usual Snowdonia Marathon weekend, S4C will be holding its own tribute to the event by challenging a host of elite runners to a race along the iconic route. Earlier this year, organisers announced that the 38th edition of the legendary marathon was to be postponed as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. However, as part of a special S4C programme, a selection of north Wales’ top runners, including a host of previous winners, will race in two separate relay teams, with a member of each team running a leg of the marathon simultaneously.
Gareth Bale has admitted he is still short of his best form after making his first start for Tottenham since rejoining the club.The Wales captain played just over an hour of his club’s 3-0 over LASK in the Europa League on Thursday night, before confessing he still has work to do on his fitness. There were occasional touches of class, such as the cross that led to the Austrians conceding an own goal, before Bale revealed he feels he is still at the pre-season stage of his own fitness.
Wales moved closer to qualifying for their first major finals with a thumping victory over Faroe islands at Newport's Rodney Parade. Natasha Harding struck twice, Helen Ward extended her Wales goal scoring record and Lily Woodham bagged her first for her country.
Harry Wilson has revealed talks with Jurgen Klopp convinced him he needed another season away from Liverpool and a stint with Cardiff City. The Wales striker – who scored his first goal for the Bluebirds against Bournemouth on Wednesday – has insisted he and the Liverpool manager agreed another loan deal, his fifth, was in his best interests.
Wales captain Alun Wyn Jones will equal the record for most Test appearances when he leads the team against France in Paris on Saturday. The 35-year-old lock will win his 148th cap at the Stade de France in a match which is a warm-up for both countries ahead of the belated completion of the Six Nations. Jones was set to play in a record-equalling 148th game – drawing level with former All Blacks captain Richie McCaw - against Scotland in the Six Nations in March but the match was postponed at the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Swansea City's chief executive Julian Winter has defended the sale of Wales centre-back Joe Rodon insisting it helped secure the future of the club. Winter has not confirmed the fee - reputed to be £11million + add-ons - the Swans received from Tottenham on deadline day just hours after manager Steve Cooper put him in the £25m bracket.
Manager Michael Flynn is refusing to get carried away after seeing his Newport County maintain their impressive start to the season. The Exiles made it back to back wins since their only defeat against League Two leaders Cambridge thanks to Tristan Abrahams penalty in the 1-0 win at Stevenage.
Wayne Pivac insists he will keep faith with the young props who were given a testing time in Wales’ defeat at Twickenham. Dillon Lewis, 24, and Leon Brown, 23, were used on the tight-head, while 27-year-old Rob Evans was replaced on the loose-head by 22-year-old Rhys Carre as Wales mounted... Read More
The Scarlets have given their Welsh international trio of Rob Evans, Samson Lee and Steff Evans a chance to get over the disappointment of not being picked for the World Cup by starting them against the Dragons at Rodney Parade this weekend (Saturday, 4.00pm). They have all been back in... Read More
Four of Wales’ Grand Slam winners have agreed new deals with Welsh regions including Josh Adams who has confirmed his move from Worcester to Cardiff Blues. The wing will move back to Wales at the end of the season in order to stay eligible for international selection, while Scarlets trio... Read More
Scotland have recruited a valuable spy to their camp ahead of this week’s Six Nations clash – according to Wales prop Rob Evans. The Scarlets loose-head believes Dannny Wilson – who left the Cardiff Blues at the end of last season to become Scotland’s forwards coach – has a wealth... Read More
Last weekend's clash with the Springboks in Washington was new to the Welsh players and their opening Test against the Pumas in San Juan on Saturday will also see them take a step into the unknown. Estadio San Juan del Bicentenario (8.40pm kick-off on C4) is the stadium at which England... Read More
Wayne Pivac believes his Scarlets side are already proving that winning the Guinness Pro title 12 last season was not a one-off. The defending champions were ruthless in disposing of Glasgow last week and they will pose a real threat to Leinster's hopes of clinching an historic double at the... Read More