Ashton Hewitt has revealed how the light touch of head coach Dai Flanagan has revitalized the Dragons. The Rodney Parade wing was part of a squad that went from the depths of a 44-6 hammering away to Edinburgh on the opening weekend of the United Rugby Championship, to the joys of a first home win in 17 months against Munster. Now, comes the acid test of backing up last week’s win, when Hewitt and his teammates host South Africa’s Sharks on Saturday night in a match that is live on S4C.
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.
Cardiff City Sign Republic Of Ireland International Callum Robinson . . . As Welsh Stars Make Late Deadline Day Moves
By Harry Corish Cardiff City continued their busy summer transfer window, signing Republic of Ireland International Callum Robinson with a permanent deal on deadline day. City fans wanted to see a Striker brought in and Steve Morrison and Cardiff’s recruitment team were able to get their hands on a fantastic Championship quality... Read More
By Rob Carbon Luton Town boss Nathan Jones will return to the Land of his Fathers for the fourth time this year hoping to make it a clean sweep at Cardiff City Stadium tonight (Tuesday). Having already beaten Swansea City twice, Rhondda-boy Jones is seeking a double over Steve Morison’s Cardiff team... Read More
Byline David Williams Steve Morison is hoping his old Millwall mate Jed Wallace doesn’t take advantage when Cardiff City head to the Hawthorns on Tuesday night. Wallace made his Millwall debut playing in the same side as Morison at Bradford in 2017 and went on to play alongside him through to the... Read More
Sheyi Ojo believes he has some unfinished business at Cardiff City after choosing to return to the club. The 25-year-old winger has rejoined the capital city club where he spent a loan spell with the Bluebirds the season before last. Ojo was released by Liverpool earlier this summer after making... Read More
Cardiff City face Stoke City at the Cardiff City Stadium tonight and boss Steve Morison admits his side have come a long way since they faced Stoke earlier on in the season. The reverse fixture at the end of October was Morison’s first game as interim manager and his side... Read More
By Gareth James Steve Morison is eyeing up a double hat-trick for his Cardiff City side when they host Preston today. The Bluebirds have already beaten the Lilywhites twice this season and a third win could lift them above arch-rivals Swansea ahead of their derby clash in the Welsh capital next month. Morison... Read More