Rob Howley knows a good scrum half when he sees one and he certainly likes what he’s seen from Ireland’s Jamison Gibson-Park. The New Zealand-born No 9 has become a lynchpin in the Irish side with his speed of pass, running game and tactical nous.
Wales’ fastest ever male and female sprinters are heading to the World Indoor Athletics Championships which start on St David’s Day. Jeremiah Azu and Hannah Brier have both been named in the Great Britain team to compete in next month’s event in Glasgow.
Wales captain Aaron Ramsey is set to miss the Euro 2024 play-off against Finland, Cardiff City manager Erol Bulut has revealed. Ramsey made two substitute appearances for Cardiff earlier this month after spending five months out with a knee injury.
The play-offs are back within the sights of Pontypool after they defeated the side currently occupying fourth spot in the Indigo Premiership. Pooler’s timely 20-13 triumph over Cardiff at Pontypool Park completed a notable league double for Leighton Jones’ men over the Blue and Blacks to close the gap and reignite their hopes of finishing in the top four.
Rob Howley admits Wales must make life awkward for Ireland this weekend, otherwise the Six Nations favourites will find their groove and run riot. The Wales assistant coach believes unless his team ruffle Irish feathers from the opening whistle then any prospect of a shock away victory in Dublin is remote.
Paul O’Connell believes the legacy of influential former captain Johnny Sexton lives on among Ireland’s 2024 Guinness Six Nations squad. The reigning Grand Slam champions have made a strong start to the post-Sexton era by bouncing back from Rugby World Cup disappointment with successive championship wins over France and Italy.
Luke Hawker has revealed the commitment required to play international hockey was behind his decision to retire from the international game. The current Wales captain announced he was stepping away from the international stage after 12 years and 126 caps for his country.
Elfyn Evans ended a challenging Rally Sweden on a high by scoring a strong haul of points towards the World Rally Championship after setting the pace on the final day and claiming second overall. The Welsh driver moved into second in the standings for Toyota Gazoo Racing World Rally Team and stands just three points behind Thierry Neuville who was fourth in Sweden.
Tom Lockyer said he “literally died” after his heart stopped for two minutes and 40 seconds during his harrowing on-pitch cardiac arrest. The 29-year-old Welsh star, speaking at length for the first time since he collapsed in the 59th minute of the Luton Town’s abandoned Premier League game against Bournemouth on December 16, admitted it is “out of his hands” if he will ever play again.
Piers Copeland produced the most spectacular finish of the day to snatch a brilliant gold medal in the 1500m at the Microplus UK Athletics Indoor Championships on Sunday. The Pontypridd Roadents AC man was tucked in behind Callum Elson, of Cambridge and Coleridge AC, and Adam Fogg, of Coventry Godiva AC, for the majority of the race.
Colin Ingram insists Glamorgan will go into their next Vitality Blast T20 clash against Sussex at Hove on Sunday in confident mood after they moved up to fourth place in the table. Ingram combined with Chris Cooke on Friday night to share a stand of 109 as the Welsh county... Read More
By Lucy Rees The Hundred will return to Cardiff in 2022 - after its off-field success in the inaugural year - with the Welsh Fire teams desperate to improve their finish on the leaderboards. After an encouraging start to their season, Welsh Fire men finished seventh out of eight teams, while the... Read More
Mark Wallace believes Glamorgan can give opponents double the trouble in the T20 Blast this summer after signing Mitch Marsh to go alongside brother Shaun. Mitch – younger brother of Shaun – has been announced as the county’s second overseas player for the Vitality Blast. The all-rounder will join up... Read More
Colin Ingram has insisted Glamorgan can recover from last season disastrous campaign – and has underlined his faith by signing a new two-year white ball contract with the county. The South African batsman will captain Glamorgan in the T20, but is unlikely to be available for the One Day Cup from... Read More
Kiran Carlson Keeps Glamorgan In The Hunt . . . And Whitchurch HS At The Centre Of The Sporting Universe
Kiran Carlson made sure Whitchurch High School remains the centre of the sporting universe as he guided Glamorgan to a crucial victory on Tuesday night. The 20-year-old batsman struck a maiden T20 half century to guide his team to a thrilling four-wicket win against Surrey at The Oval. His innings... Read More
Michael Hogan is closing in on a century of T20 wickets as Glamorgan bid to put injuries behind them and kick-start their Vitality Blast campaign against Surrey at The Oval on Tuesday night. Hogan needs just three wickets for the 100-mark in the T20 format, with 86 of those coming... Read More