Steve Cooper saw Swansea City set a club record in the 2-0 Championship victory at Wycombe Wanderers - then urged the owners to match the ambition off the pitch. The shut-out made it the first time in Swansea's 100 year history that they have started a league season without conceding a goal in the first three games.
Geraint Thomas has revealed how he rode the World Time Trial Championships in Italy without any information after his Garmin bike computer was mislaid. Wales' 2018 Tour de France champ just missed out on a bronze in Imola by seven seconds as he finished fourth.
The last time Newport County went to Bolton for a league game they got hit for six, but that is unlikely to happen when they return today. The last clash was 32 years ago in the old Fourth Division and the thrashing at Burden Park came a week after a 6-1 defeat against Torquay United. Those were dark days for County and a year later they dropped out of the Football league.
Jonathan Davies admits it will take some time for him to return to his world class best after he made his long-awaited comeback. The Wales centre returned to action for the first time in nearly a year as his Scarlets side were beaten 25-15 by the Ospreys in Llanelli. Both regions were warming up for the start of the new Guinness PRO14 season with a pre-season friendly and Davies was the headline act.
It’s the first senior Welsh derby of the season on Sunday, when Cardiff City Women host Swansea City Ladies at Leckwith Stadium. It’s 40 miles between the cities but that’s nothing for Swansea midfielder Emma Beynon, who’s clocked up far more than that this week as she tells Graham Thomas. Emma Beynon is the postwoman who plans to deliver a first class victory for Swansea City in Sunday’s derby against Cardiff. The 24-year-old – who walks 10 miles every day delivering the mail – already has the stamp of approval from her teammates after being voted players’ player of the year for the Welsh champions.
Marlon Pack says striker Kieffer Moore is not just a big lump but still wants his Cardiff City team-mate to bash up opponents. The £2million summer signing opened his Bluebirds account with a double in the 2-0 Championship victory at Nottingham Forest last weekend.
Welsh cricket has never known a summer like it and those involved are praying that next season is a whole new ball game. Neyland Cricket Club were just one club that had to get used to a very different world, as Tom Pritchard reports. Very few cricketers in Wales, myself included, would have expected to put the whites on this summer after the pandemic appeared to have put paid to any chances of leather on willow. However, at the beginning of July, it was announced that recreational cricket could return, albeit with a number of new, strict measures to ensure the safety and wellbeing of those involved.
The Geraint Thomas National Velodrome of Wales at Newport will stage the first round of the inaugural UCI Track Cycling Nations’ Cup. The event - which will take place from 22-25 April 2021 - will be the first elite-level international track cycling event to be held at the since velodrome since 2013.
Geraint Thomas just missed out on a medal as he blasted to fourth place at the UCI World Time Trial Championships at Imola in Italy. The Cardiff-born rider missed out on the bronze on his debut for the GB team in the TT at the championship by just eight seconds.
Swansea Hockey club will carve another niche in their history on Saturday when the women play their first home game in the Investec Women's Premier Division. The club are the first Welsh side to play in the elite league and the visit of Holcombe HC to the King George VI Playing Fields will see another first with the game being streamed live.
Super Rugby Aotearoa
New Scarlets coach Glenn Delaney believes Mark Jones’ stint coaching in New Zealand with the Crusaders could be the making of him. Former Wales wing Jones moved to Christchurch in January to become defence coach with the all-conquering Super Rugby outfit. Crusaders are a set-up Delaney knows plenty about. The... Read More
It’s week three of Super Rugby this weekend and there’s plenty more Welsh interest in goings on in New Zealand. Warren Gatland’s Chiefs come up against the Crusaders, who now have former Wales wing Mark Jones in their coaching set-up. Speaking from Christchurch, Jones says his team are ready to... Read More
Gareth Anscombe has revealed he would love to emulate Dan Carter and be playing rugby past his 38th birthday. But for the time being the Wales fly-half is just enjoying rugby’s return in his New Zealand homeland this weekend as he continues his battle back from injury. Anscombe has not... Read More
For Welsh fans, the return of rugby in New Zealand this weekend has an added attraction – Warren Gatland. The former Wales coach will be in charge at the Chiefs, where Gareth Anscombe believes the “Gats Factor” is already having an effect, as he told Graham Thomas. Gareth Anscombe believes... Read More
Rugby is back this weekend. At least, in New Zealand it is. The newly constructed Super Rugby Aotearoa kicks off on Saturday with a twist – orange cards. Not red, not yellow, but something in between – a pale, washed-out shade of orange. It’s got Peter Jackson seeing red. As... Read More
Welsh rugby fans can get an immediate look at how Warren Gatland gets on when Super Rugby returns to New Zealand this weekend. The former Wales coach will be sending his Chiefs team out to meet the Highlanders on Saturday in the new Super Rugby Aotearoa tournament. With crowds allowed... Read More