Tributes Paid To Peter Thomas After Death Of Former Cardiff Chairman
Tributes have been paid throughout Welsh rugby after the death of Peter Thomas, the former Cardiff chairman. A hugely influential figure within the sport, the 79-year-old passed away on Wednesday, three years after he was diagnosed with lung cancer.
Gareth Bale . . . Ex-footballer, now Red Wall Member
Gareth Bale was given a rousing send-off by Wales supporters before their Euro 2024 qualifier against Latvia in Cardiff. Five-times Champions League winner Bale retired from football in January after making a record 111 appearances for the Wales men’s national team.
Table Service Now Available Every Week In Merthyr
Merthyr Tydfil’s sporting heritage is rich and well-documented, but a new chapter is being written thanks to an innovative tie-up between the town’s college and Table Tennis Wales. The famous sporting sons and daughters of the old industrial town – such as boxers Howards Winstone and Johnny Owen, judoka Natalie Powell, footballer Mark Pembridge and netballer Chelsea Lewis – could soon be joined by the next generation of table tennis internationals.
So Far, So Good . . . Two Games, Four Points, But We Won’t Get Carried Away, Says Wales Boss Rob Page
Wales manager Robert Page declared it a case of “job done” after his team continued a promising start to their Euro 2024 qualifying campaign by beating Latvia 1-0 in Cardiff. Kieffer Moore’s first-half header made the difference, with the victory following a 1-1 draw away to Croatia three days ago.
Barry Town United Will Keep the Party Going
Lee Kendall has told his Barry Town United champions to forget about next season for now – and savour the sweet taste of success. Barry are sipping champagne and going back up to the JD Cymru Premier as champions, their Cymru South title confirmed by a thumping 5-0 triumph at home to Pontardawe Town at the weekend.
Brian Davies Insists Sport Wales Can Make A Difference
New Sport Wales chief executive Brian Davies insists the organisation is equipped to face the changing landscape for sport, health and fitness throughout Wales. Having been acting CEO for the past 18 months, Davies has been confirmed as the long-term successor to Sarah Powell.
Wales Star Natasha Cockram And The Heart-Warming Story Of Her GB Selection
Natasha Cockram’s selection for Great Britain’s team at this summer World Athletics Championships was just what the doctor ordered for the marathon runner and her family. When the Micky Morris Racing team athlete was announced as the first name on the GB team last Tuesday, Cockram’s father was undergoing heart surgery.
Wrexham’s Former Watford And England Goalkeeper Ben Foster Insists: I’m A Low Maintenance Guy
Ben Foster has told Wrexham fans worried he may need Premier League pampering: “Don’t worry – I’m low maintenance.” The former England goalkeeper kept a clean sheet on his debut for the club as they beat York City 3-0 at the weekend to move another step nearer towards a return to the Football League. Foster, 39, had signed for the club earlier in the week on a short-term deal until the end of the season as cover for the injured Rob Lainton.
Matthew Hirst Hits A Rally North Wales Hat-Trick As Ryland James Remains 600 Not Out
Matthew Hirst celebrated a hat-trick of Get Jerky Rally North Wales wins on Saturday to launch the defence of his Motorsport UK Pirelli Welsh Rally Championship title in ominous fashion – while the Welshpool-based event was also a special one for St Clears co-driver Ryland James, who notched up his 600th rally start. In a rallying career spanning seven decades and 54 years, James guided Carmarthen’s Gareth Lewis home to a second in class (and 50th overall) result in their Ford Escort RS2000 Mk1 – proving that he’s finally got the hang of route notes and time cards!
Ramsey And Son . . . Wales Skipper Aaron Sees Sonny Day Ahead Against Latvia
It will be interesting to see who is the proudest person leading out Wales in front of a packed house at Cardiff City Stadium against Latvia on Tuesday night – Wales skipper Aaron Ramsey or his seven-year-old son, Sonny. Both got a taste of captaincy last weekend - Aaron with Wales in Croatia and Sonny with the pre-academy side at Cardiff Cosmos.
Fan Ban Over Festive Period Could Be Catastrophic, Warns Scarlets Boss
By David Williams Wales' four rugby regions have been left counting the cost after new restrictions imposed by the Welsh Government to combat the spread of the Omicron variant of Covid-19 saw professional sport effectively forced behind closed doors. A strict limit of 50 spectators was placed on sport at all levels... Read More
"Devastated" Welsh Regions Consider Call To Postpone Welsh Derbies Rather Than Play To Empty Seats
The Welsh rugby regions are weighing up whether or not to seek postponements of their festive fixture list after they were ordered to play their matches behind closed doors. The Scarlets, Ospreys, Cardiff and Dragons are all facing the prospect of having to play their Christmas and New Year matches... Read More
Scarlets Told: "Player Welfare Is Paramount, Blah, Blah, Blah . . . Now Play Or Lose"
The Scarlets have had the door slammed in their faces by European rugby bosses who will not permit any escape route from this weekend’s opening Heineken Champions Cup fixture. The Llanelli region had pleaded for a postponement of their Pool B clash at Bristol on Saturday because of the chaotic... Read More
Scarlets Call For European Rule Change To Avoid Instant 28-0 Defeat
The Scarlets have urged European rugby bosses to re-think their strategy of punishing teams with automatic defeats when they struggle to fulfil fixtures. Officials at European Professional Club Rugby (EPCR) are coming under pressure to reassess their policy on forfeiting games with Covid-19 set to cause chaos to the first... Read More
Scarlets Chairman Simon Muderack Admits: We've Had A Sleepless Night And The Priority Is Safety Not Rugby After New Covid Crisis
Cardiff and the Scarlets are trying to return to Wales from South Africa after the country was added to the UK Government’s travel red list. The Scarlets were set to face the Sharks in Durban on Saturday, with Cardiff also due to feature in the United Rugby Championship against the... Read More
Scarlets Chief Outlines Way Forward For WRU . . . Pay The Regions Their Due And Stick To The Core Business - Rugby
Scarlets chairman Simon Muderack insists the Welsh regions have been short-changed over their supply of players to Wales’ title-winning Six Nations campaign. The region’s chief has called for a re-think into the financial distributions within Welsh rugby and believes only a re-allocation of resources can enable the game to recover... Read More