The build-up to the battle of Cardiff’s two university rugby teams at the Arms Park on Wednesday 5 October intensified as both Joe Cowell’s Cardiff Met team and Luke Pollock’s Cardiff University side got off to winning starts in the BUCS Super Rugby competition. The Met stars had to come from behind at St Helen’s before they avenged their home defeat to Swansea University in last season’s competition, eventually triumphing 42-30 in front of a huge crowd, while Pollock’s men snatched victory at the death with a late try at Bath, winning 22-21. It means their derby night out at the Arms Park looks set to be a thriller.
Evan Williams and his family enjoy the summer, but not as much as the winter and the jump season when, as he puts it, “the mud is flying, and the days are short, and the flowers have died.” That’s poetry. And there’s more. “That’s when we really come alive,” says the trainer. “And it will be good to get back amongst it.”
Matthew Maynard has admitted Glamorgan’s promotion hopes evaporated the moment they heard news from Worcester late on Wednesday afternoon. The Glamorgan coach revealed his players learned that rivals Middlesex had taken maximum points against Worcestershire at New Road and the steam went out of their own efforts against Sussex. The Welsh county needed to better Middlesex’s result in their final match of their County Championship Division Two season in order to go up, but Middlesex’s points tally meant a draw would be enough for them to cement the second promotion place.
Seventy two of the best young golfers in Wales took part in the PING Welsh Junior Tour Finals at Tredegar Park, with winners coming from all round Wales. Bleddyn Holgate, from Cilgwyn in West Wales, won the Under 14 category Order of Merit, with Geraint Barnes, Llantrisant and Pontyclun, taking the honours on the day with an impressive 44 points, along with third place overall.
BUCS Super Rugby is set to return with a bang this week with the opening two rounds featuring two classic Welsh derbies. Wednesday night will see Swansea University host last season’s semi-finalists Cardiff Met at St Helen’s. A week later it will be the battle of the Welsh capital institutions, when Cardiff Met host Cardiff University at the Arms Park.
Wales are planning talks with Los Angeles FC to make sure Gareth Bale is in peak condition for the World Cup. Skipper Bale completed 90 minutes for the first time in over 12 months on Sunday as Wales suffered relegation from the top tier of the Nations League by losing 1-0 to Poland in Cardiff. The former Real Madrid star almost equalised in stoppage time when his header struck the crossbar.
Wales Physical Disability Rugby League head coach Craig Fisher says his squad is ready to make its mark at the upcoming PDRL World Cup. Fisher has named a 15-player squad for the tournament which takes place in Warrington from Sunday 23 October.
Mark Wallace believes Glamorgan can give opponents double the trouble in the T20 Blast this summer after signing Mitch Marsh to go alongside brother Shaun. Mitch – younger brother of Shaun – has been announced as the county’s second overseas player for the Vitality Blast. The all-rounder will join up... Read More
The Aussie connection at Glamorgan will be further strengthened on Friday night when Test batsman Joe Burns makes his debut at home against Somerset. Alun Rhys Chivers meets the man Glamorgan hope can guide them to another Finals Day later this summer. Joe Burns was getting ready for the Australian... Read More
Glamorgan have confirmed the signing of Australian batsman Joe Burns for the rest of their Vitality T20 Blast campaign as a replacement for the injured Shaun Marsh. Burns will join his new teammates this week and subject to ECB registration will be available for Glamorgan’s remaining 11 T20 fixtures, starting... Read More
Glamorgan may have suffered an Ian Bell inspired defeat against the Division Two leaders Warwickshire at Edgbaston this week – but Usman Khawaja joined a select group of players by scoring a century on his debut for the club. Khawaja’s 125, one of a number of good personal performances as... Read More
Usman Khawaja is set to make his Glamorgan debut on Saturday as the county bid to recover from their awful Royal London One Day Cup campaign. The Australian Test batsman - who has been drafted as cover for compatriot Shaun Marsh – is poised to make his first appearance in... Read More
Glamorgan’s young opening batsman Jack Murphy says he feels he let his side and himself down in the six-wicket defeat to Kent despite following the rare feat of carrying his bat in the first innings with a career-best in the second. It was a mixed bag for the 22 year-old... Read More