Rob Howley knows a good scrum half when he sees one and he certainly likes what he’s seen from Ireland’s Jamison Gibson-Park. The New Zealand-born No 9 has become a lynchpin in the Irish side with his speed of pass, running game and tactical nous.
Wales’ fastest ever male and female sprinters are heading to the World Indoor Athletics Championships which start on St David’s Day. Jeremiah Azu and Hannah Brier have both been named in the Great Britain team to compete in next month’s event in Glasgow.
Wales captain Aaron Ramsey is set to miss the Euro 2024 play-off against Finland, Cardiff City manager Erol Bulut has revealed. Ramsey made two substitute appearances for Cardiff earlier this month after spending five months out with a knee injury.
The play-offs are back within the sights of Pontypool after they defeated the side currently occupying fourth spot in the Indigo Premiership. Pooler’s timely 20-13 triumph over Cardiff at Pontypool Park completed a notable league double for Leighton Jones’ men over the Blue and Blacks to close the gap and reignite their hopes of finishing in the top four.
Rob Howley admits Wales must make life awkward for Ireland this weekend, otherwise the Six Nations favourites will find their groove and run riot. The Wales assistant coach believes unless his team ruffle Irish feathers from the opening whistle then any prospect of a shock away victory in Dublin is remote.
Paul O’Connell believes the legacy of influential former captain Johnny Sexton lives on among Ireland’s 2024 Guinness Six Nations squad. The reigning Grand Slam champions have made a strong start to the post-Sexton era by bouncing back from Rugby World Cup disappointment with successive championship wins over France and Italy.
Luke Hawker has revealed the commitment required to play international hockey was behind his decision to retire from the international game. The current Wales captain announced he was stepping away from the international stage after 12 years and 126 caps for his country.
Elfyn Evans ended a challenging Rally Sweden on a high by scoring a strong haul of points towards the World Rally Championship after setting the pace on the final day and claiming second overall. The Welsh driver moved into second in the standings for Toyota Gazoo Racing World Rally Team and stands just three points behind Thierry Neuville who was fourth in Sweden.
Tom Lockyer said he “literally died” after his heart stopped for two minutes and 40 seconds during his harrowing on-pitch cardiac arrest. The 29-year-old Welsh star, speaking at length for the first time since he collapsed in the 59th minute of the Luton Town’s abandoned Premier League game against Bournemouth on December 16, admitted it is “out of his hands” if he will ever play again.
Piers Copeland produced the most spectacular finish of the day to snatch a brilliant gold medal in the 1500m at the Microplus UK Athletics Indoor Championships on Sunday. The Pontypridd Roadents AC man was tucked in behind Callum Elson, of Cambridge and Coleridge AC, and Adam Fogg, of Coventry Godiva AC, for the majority of the race.
Aaron Ramsey is on the mend and has taken his first steps back into football after picking up a knee injury in training after the south Wales derby win against Swansea City way back in September. Having already suffered one set-back on his road to recovery, which has meant... Read More
Erol Bulut has once again told his players they need to be more aggressive after they were held to a 2-2 Boxing Day home draw against Plymouth Argyle. The result leaves the Bluebirds with just one win in their last four games and Bulut frustrated as they failed to fully... Read More
Erol Bulut admitted Cardiff City were unspeakably bad in a dreadful second-half display that ended with a 1-0 home defeat to Birmingham City. Despite hosting the team with the worst current form in the Championship - and who had not won away from home since August - the Bluebirds fell... Read More
Rubin Colwill has finally wised up and is delivering on his rich promise, according to his Cardiff City manager Erol Bulut. The Bluebirds boss praised his midfielder for taking on board advice after Colwill scored the second goal in his team’s 2-0 win at home to Bristol City. The victory... Read More
Kidology, mind games, or maybe just an off-guard truth – whatever it was, Michael Duff must have his players wandering at Swansea City. After going on a five-match unbeaten run – with four successive victories – the Swans players might have imaged their boss would be bigging them up before... Read More
Erol Bulut has given his Cardiff City players an early season warning they must stop giving away soft goals. The Bluebirds went through to the second round of the Carabao Cup on Wednesday night – and will now face Birmingham City away from home in round two - but they... Read More