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.
By Paul Jones The futures of Wales captain Sophie Ingle and goalkeeper Poppy Soper have been thrown into doubt by the financial crisis threatening to engulf Chelsea. Both Ingle and Soper play their club football at the Women’s Super League champions who have been thrown into turmoil by the UK government’s decision... Read More
Wales Hoping For Imminent Clarification Over World Cup Play-off Fixtures . . . As Scotland V Ukraine is Postponed
By Tom Prosser The Football Association of Wales are hoping to receive clarification on Tuesday about when their World Cup play-off fixtures will take place, after it has now been officially confirmed that Scotland’s semi-final against Ukraine has been postponed. FIFA, world football's governing body, had a call with the chief executives... Read More
By Gareth James Wales’ road to the World Cup finals in Qatar looks certain to be delayed by the continuing war in Ukraine. Robert Page’s side was due to face the winners of the Scotland v Ukraine play-off on March 29 if Wales can overcome Austria five days earlier. Both matches are scheduled... Read More
By Hannah Blackwell Menna Fitzpatrick will not be sharing the athlete’s village with Russian or Belarusion competitors at the Winter Olympics after a dramatic about-turn by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC). Wales’ Paralympic champion Fitzpatrick is due to defend her slalom skiing title in Beijing when the Games starts this weekend. She would... Read More
Olivier Ntcham has been backed to lead a Swansea City resurgence in the second half of the season after Russell Martin revealed the French star had rejected a big money move to Russia. The Swans head coach is predicting Ntcham will become a growing influence at the club as they... Read More
Gareth Bale insists he will play for Wales and Real Madrid until next summer – and that any further in the future is not worth discussing. Bale spent the end of last season and Wales’ Euro 2020 campaign refusing to go into detail on both his club future and suggestions... Read More