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.
Former Swansea City manager Paul Clement has lost his job at Everton in the fall-out from Frank Lampard’s sacking. Clement – who was Swansea manager throughout 2017 – was assistant to Lampard, but has left the club along with the rest of the former England star’s backroom team of Joe Edwards, Chris Jones and Ashley Cole. Everton, who are now searching for their seventh manager in the last seven years, had been the latest port of call for Clement, who was sacked by the Swans five years ago.
Warren Gatland believes there is a need for discussion on Wales’ 60-cap selection rule amid uncertainty surrounding the futures of several players. The policy was established in 2017, with players who subsequently signed contracts to ply their trade outside Wales deemed ineligible for Test selection unless they have won at 60 caps or more. And the situation is now magnified due to a recruitment freeze affecting Wales’ four professional regions of Cardiff, Ospreys, Dragons and Scarlets.
South Wales Warriors
When their 2019 British American Football campaign finished the South Wales Warriors were already planning for 2020 as the club’s comeback season. They had sealed a perfect season with the Division Two (South) championship on the final weekend of August 2019 and were set to start their climb back towards the... Read More
The South Wales Warriors' return to the second tier of British American Football must wait a year after this season's schedule was cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The Warriors, the only Welsh side in the British American Football Association (BAFA) National League, had secured promotion with victory in the... Read More
All British American Football activity has been suspended - just 48 hours before one Welsh university side was due to compete in a semi-final. The Cardiff University Cobras team had reached the Division One South Final of the BUCS university league and were due to face long time rivals from... Read More
As the USA gets ready to plug itself in to the Super Bowl on Sunday, when the Kansas City Chiefs face the San Francisco 49ers, there will be at least two clubs in Wales with more than passing interest as Twm Owen reports. America’s biggest sporting event is said to... Read More
The early weekends of a new year see Superbowl contenders eliminated and gridiron championships decided in America and January also signals the start of business for Britain’s American Football teams. That includes Wales’ only representatives in the British American Football Association National Leagues, the South Wales Warriors, who were last... Read More
Two touchdowns at either end of the game have won the South Wales Warriors the Division Two South Britbowl XXXIII title. The championship completes a remarkable turnaround for Wales' only senior American Football team who just two years ago endured relegation and a winless season after voluntarily giving up their... Read More