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.
Ospreys coach Toby Booth paid a glowing tribute to his match-winning “quarterback” Dan Edwards following the dramatic 19-17 victory over Ulster Rugby in Swansea. Fly-half Edwards landed a 30-metre drop goal in the 80th minute to snatch the spoils and was then engulfed by his delirious team-mates.
Comebacks were the order of the day in the senior races at the 119th Welsh Cross Country Championships in Brecon on Saturday. Senior men’s winner Matt Willis was competing at the championships for the first time in five years after a series of injuries halted his career as one of Britain’s most promising triathletes and endurance runners. While former Commonwealth Games marathon runner Caryl Edwards won her first Welsh Cross Country title for six years.
Cardiff City manager Erol Bulut has admitted morale in his squad is fragile after their latest setback. The Bluebirds were hammered 4-1 at Norwich City to make it three defeats in a row and six in their last seven games. It is a run that has seen Bulut’s team fall from play-off contention to the edge of the relegation scrap - just eight points above the drop zone with 14 matches still to play.
Keiron Assiratti wants to show Wales can add some bite to their bark in Dublin next week. So far, Wales have threatened but not delivered after two defeats in the opening rounds of the Six Nations. Now, Assiratti is ready for big dogs Ireland after time spent mulling over his future with his pet sausage dog, Pixie.
Angry Luke Williams has hit out at his Swansea City players for being “too scared” to take the initiative when they draw level with opponents. Williams was reflecting on his players’ response after they drew level at 1-1 with Ipswich Town on Saturday, before eventually losing 2-1. It’s a defeat that leaves the head coach still searching for a home win, with just one victory achieved in seven league matches since he took over.
Sean Morrison Says His Goodbyes . . . As The Cardiff City Stalwart Announces His Departure From The Bluebirds
By Gareth James Sean Morrison -the totemic former captain of Cardiff City - has announced his departure from the club after more than eight years of service. Morrison sustained a serious knee injury in a win against Barnsley in February 2022 and has not played since. Despite the setback, he has remained with... Read More
Ruben Colwill has praised the impact of manager Steve Morison, claiming his methods are behind Cardiff City’s upturn in form that is pulling them away from the Championship relegation zone. Colwill scored one of Cardiff’s goals in their 2-1 win at Luton Town at the weekend, which made it three... Read More
Cardiff City's Sean Morrison Says "The Amount Of Joy We Get From A Successful Long Throw Is Huge" Ahead Of Clash With Brighton
By Tom Prosser Cardiff City can’t stop scoring headers so far this season and they will be hoping the ariel threat of Aden Flint, Sean Morrison and Kieffer Moore will help them to victory over Premier League Brighton in the Carabao Cup on Tuesday. Incredibly, all eight of Cardiff’s league goals this... Read More
Mick McCarthy has told his players they must play for pride when they face Reading tonight – and if it’s absent there is something wrong. The Cardiff City manager has admitted the club’s chances of making the play-offs are all but gone after just one victory in their last seven... Read More