By Tom Prosser Welsh football star Jess Fishlock says “It’s Heart-breaking to see the abuse aimed at female footballers who are playing purely for their love of the game”- this has led to The Football Association of Wales and the Welsh Government joining forces to tackling online hate towards girls and women. “Trying to put someone down because of something they love, is not big, smart or funny,” explains Fishlock, who is Wales’ most capped footballer. “I always say that people should think about how the person receiving the abuse could be affected before sharing and I’m glad to have worked with my Cymru teammates and the FAW to further educate others on what is and isn’t acceptable online."
Meirion Evans had to admit that you can’t win them all, although it speaks volumes for his driving ability and competitive nature that he feels slightly disappointed to have finished second on a rally in Ireland – beaten only by a former Irish Tarmac rally champion.
By Carl Field Seven artistic gymnasts have been selected to represent Wales at the Northern Europeans in Cardiff next month. Men’s National Coach Peter Haysham has named a full team of six – up from five when the event was last held in 2019 – and includes four of the team who won a silver medal in Iceland two years ago. Emil Barber (Swansea Gymnastics Centre), Brinn Bevan (South Essex), Joe Cemlyn-Jones (City of Birmingham) and Jacob Edwards (Olympus) return as they bid to go one better by grabbing team gold on home soil.
Olympic 1500m finalist Jake Heyward has been speaking about his Tokyo Games experience whilst on a visit back to his home city of Cardiff. Now based in Oregon, Hayward was an interested spectator at the Cardiff Cross Challenge held at Llandaff Fields, where he has twice won the under-20 title.
By Owen Morgan The Cardiff Cross Challenge lived up to its new status as a World Athletics Cross Country Tour Gold standard event with thrilling finishes in top quality senior men's and women's races. Charlotte Arter retained her title ahead of Cardiff team-mate Jenny Nesbitt, while Derby's Hugo Milner produced a blistering time to win the men's race. The sun came out to celebrate the event's elevation to global standard and training partners Arter and Nesbitt rose to the occasion in the most un-cross country-like warm conditions.
By Steffan Thomas Wayne Pivac believes more exiles will follow Thomas Young’s lead and return to Welsh rugby. Despite having only three test caps to his name Wasps back-row star Young was named in the Wales squad for this autumn's tests against New Zealand, South Africa, Fiji, and Australia after signing a contract to join Cardiff Rugby next season. And Pivac is confident the likes of Leicester’s Tommy Reffell, Bristol’s Callum Sheedy, Bath’s Taulupe Faletau, and Gloucester’s Louis Rees-Zammit will eventually join a Welsh region in the near future.
Dragons Hero Taine Basham Gives Wales Reason To Believe He Could Be The Solution For All Blacks Question
Dragons’ man of the match Taine Basham admitted the frustration of losing to Leinster at Rodney Parade the previous weekend spurred his side on to notch their first win in Ireland since 2015. The 35-22 bonus-point victory over Connacht in Galway was not only the Dragons’ first competitive victory of... Read More
Tom Rogers declared himself “over the moon” after learning he will win his first senior Wales cap against Canada at Principality Stadium on Saturday. Scarlets wing Rogers, 22, is one of five players who will make their Test debuts this weekend and he is joined in the starting line-up by... Read More
By Steffan Thomas Taine Basham is hoping to use this summer’s tests against Argentina and Canada as a steppingstone towards the 2023 Rugby World Cup. The 21-year-old Dragons openside has trained with Wales in previous squads but is expected to finally win his first cap at the Principality stadium next month. He has... Read More
Scarlets head coach Glenn Delaney has labelled Sione Kalamafoni as the region’s “galvaniser” after his try helped them beat the Dragons, 20-3, on New Year’s Day. Second-half tries from the forceful No.8 and replacement outside-half Sam Costelow were enough to get Delaney’s side over the line in a match that... Read More
Ireland and Lions prop Cian Healy insists revenge will not be the motivation when Wales visit Dublin on Saturday. The Leinster forward was part of the bedraggled Irish side who succumbed 25-7 to Wales in last season’s Six Nations, but is adamant that recent history plays no part in his... Read More
Wayne Pivac is hoping new boys Johnny McNicholl and Willis Halaholo can help ignite the Wales attack in the post-Warren Gatland era. The two New Zealand-born players – both aged 29 – have been included in Pivac’s first squad to face the Barbarians on November 30 as part of a contingent... Read More