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 rugby sevens team put up a respectable performance at the Commonwealth Games in Coventry, but eventually fell to some very talented opposition. In a tough group, Wales always knew they would be up against it and were hopeful of a victory in their opening match against Canada. However, they... Read More
Aled Thomas has called on the Welsh Rugby Union to invest more in their sevens programme - rather than go for the money saving option of amalgamating with England and Scotland. All three Unions are looking at ways of cutting costs at the moment and one of the latest ideas... Read More
The Welsh Rugby Player Who Went To The Olympics - And Was Barred From The Village - Wants To Do It Properly Next Time
It should have felt like the fulfilment of a rugby dream. Instead, Wales rugby sevens specialist Luke Treharne felt his Rio de Janeiro experience in 2016 was a terrible nightmare. Now, as he tells Rob Cole, he wants a better memory from the delayed Games in 2021. Luke Treharne promised himself... Read More
Jasmine Joyce and Hannah Jones and have been named Wales women co-captains for two European Sevens tournaments. Both players were part of Wales’ Commonwealth Games squad last year and were key figures in this season’s Women’s Six Nations. Olympian Joyce has also starred for the Barbarians in their recent fixtures... Read More
Wales Sevens Coach Gareth Wiliams Says Justin Tipiruc And Hallam Amos Can Chase Medals On Gold Coast
Justin Tipuric and Hallam Amos will boost a Wales Sevens squad that coach Gareth Williams believes can challenge for medals at the Commonwealth Games. The Wales senior XV pair have been named in their country's Sevens squad for the Games in Australia next month. The duo are included in a... Read More
Wales have been drawn in Pool D alongside Fiji, Uganda and Sri Lanka for the men’s rugby sevens at the Commonwealth Games – with Wales women in line to meet England, Australia and Fiji. The draw took place on Wednesday for the tournaments which will be part of the Games... Read More