Tom Lockyer Thanks Medical Staff As Wales Defender Sends Out Message After Luton's Wembley Triumph
Luton Town captain Tom Lockyer has thanked medical staff for their “swift and thorough response” after collapsing during his side’s Sky Bet Championship play-off final victory against Coventry. The Wales defender fell to the floor while running back during the match and received treatment before being carried off the pitch on a stretcher. The game went to penalties after Jordan Clark’s opener was cancelled out by Gustavo Hamer to finish 1-1 after extra time, and the Hatters secured Premier League football for next season with a 6-5 victory on penalties.
Ride Into Rome Will Be A Painful One For Gallant Geraint Thomas
Geraint Thomas had suffered some cruel mishaps at the Grio d’Italia over the years bit nothing will feel as bruising as the ride into Rome on Sunday. The Welsh rider saw the pink jersey snatched away on the penultimate day on Saturday as Primoz Roglic overcame a mechanical problem to win a punishing time trial to the summit of Monte Lussari. Roglic dropped his chain midway up the cruel concrete road to the top but still had enough in reserve to beat Thomas by 40 seconds, overturning the 26-second advantage Thomas took into the day.
Nick Tompkins Ready To Prove His World Cup Worth For Wales
Nick Tompkins can make sure he’s in good nick going into the Rugby World Cup by becoming a winner in the English Premiership final this weekend. The Wales centre lines up for Saracens who will be firm favourites to beat Sale Sharks at Twickenham on Saturday afternoon.
Ageless Geraint Thomas Now One Good Time Trial Away From Winning Giro
Geraint Thomas will wear the leader’s pink jersey into Saturday’s decisive mountain time trial at the Giro d’Italia after Primoz Roglic could take only a handful of seconds out of the Welshman’s advantage on the Queen stage in the Dolomites. Thomas and Roglic traded attacks in the final kilometre of this beastly stage but at the very top of the Tre Cime di Lavaredo it was Roglic, who had changed bikes on the approach to the last climb to get better gearing, who was able to open up a three-second gap in the final few metres.
Alun Wyn Jones Ready For Debut At 37 As He Takes On The World
Alun Wyn Jones will captain the Barbarians at Twickenham on Sunday in the game against a World XV. It will be the 37-year-old Ospreys lock’s 15th international outing at the home of English rugby in a game that will see him make his debut for the Baa-Baas.
Geraint Thomas Aims To Keep Primoz Roglic Behind Him As Giro Reaches Business End
Geraint Thomas will bid to strengthen his grip on the leader’s pink jersey on stage 19 of the Giro d’Italia on Friday. On his 37th birthday, on Thursday, the Welsh superstar was able to follow a late move from Primoz Roglic on the approach to Val di Zoldo as Joao Almeida dropped back, and the two then worked together to keep the Portuguese behind and take 20 seconds out of him, enough to see Roglic move up to second.
Gerwyn Price Admits He’s At A Loss To Explain Final Blow-Out To Michael Van Gerwen
Gerwyn Price admitted he was at a loss to fully explain his Premier League Darts final defeat to Michael van Gerwen. Welshman Price had reached the final by hammering his World Cup teammate Jonny Clayton, 10-2, in the first semi-final of the night at the O2 Arena in London.
Wales Boss Rob Page Wants Answers Again From Nottingham Forest
Wales boss Rob Page wants clarity from Nottingham Forest over Neco Williams' injury ahead of next month's Euro 2024 qualifiers. Full-back Williams was ruled out for the rest of the Premier League season after breaking his jaw against Brighton on April 26.
Gerwyn Price And Jonny Clayton Go Tungsten-To-Tungsten In Premier League Showdown
Darts devotees, those who thirst for tungsten action, and anyone who loves a Welsh sporting rivalry – get a bit of this. On Thursday night at London’s O2 Arena, Gerwyn Price and Jonny Clayton go head-to-head again in the Premier League Darts play-off climax.
Geraint Thomas Eases Off And Saves Power Ahead of Big Mountain Test At Giro
Geraint Thomas finished safely to retain the leader’s pink jersey at the Giro d’Italia and revealed he was saving his legs for two tough days to follow in the mountains. Thomas was guided into the finish by Ineos Grenadiers team-mate Ben Swift, staying safe to retain his 18-second advantage over Joao Almeida in the general classification, with Primoz Roglic sat third, 29 seconds down.
Keiran Williams Insists Ospreys Will Give Last Dance Stars A Winning Farewell Against Cardiff
Keiran Williams has admitted it could be an emotional Judgement Day for the Ospreys on Saturday as he and his teammates brace themselves for a number of departures. The centre will go up against fellow new Wales squad colleague Mason Grady as the Ospreys attempt to beat Cardiff with a... Read More
Shaun Connor Leaves Dragons To Join Wales Ahead Of TikTok Six Nations
Wales Women’s senior team have appointed Shaun Connor as their new full-time attack and kicking coach ahead of the forthcoming TikTok Six Nations campaign. The former Dragons and Russia coach has moved from his role with the Dragons Rugby Academy and Wales U20s to join Ioan Cunningham’s coaching team. A... Read More
Kayleigh Powell . . . The Kicker Who Has Gone The Extra Myler For World Cup Lift Off With Wales
Kayleigh Powell plans to get a big kick out of her Rugby World Cup debut – and one of those she will thank is Ospreys star Stephen Myler. Powell is set to be named at full-back in the Wales team that start their Pool A campaign against Scotland in Whangarei,... Read More
Ospreys' Max Nagy Proves Doubters Wrong . . . And Now Looks His Heroes In The Eye As He Bids For Double Over Cardiff
Max Nagy admits he takes plenty of stick from fellow Ospreys George North and Stephen Myler, but at least they no longer look down on him. At 6ft 4in, the rangy full back is the same height as North and five inches taller than Myler, his teammates at the region.... Read More
No Ordinary Joe . . . Hawkins Keen To Keep Pace With Football Pal Rubin Colwill As Ospreys Bid To Topple Munster
The top end of the Swansea Valley has been a hotbed breeding ground for sporting talent for years. Bleddyn Bowen, Robert Jones, Greg Thomas, Justin Tipuric and Ben Davies are just some of the stars the local schools have honed in various sports. The current crop isn’t bad, either –... Read More
Josh Thomas And Partners . . . The Four Wise Men Guiding The Ospreys' Young No.10
The Ospreys will be looking for a fourth straight victory when they take on Zebre at The Liberty Stadium on Saturday night. Toby Booth’s side have also managed to blood plenty of youngsters this season, including 20-year-old fly-half Josh Thomas, who is grateful for no less than four top quality... Read More