Wales may be about to have their first shot at World Cup glory in 64 years, but manager Robert Page, is already looking to a future built around the likes of Bennan Johnson. As Page prepares for the do-or-die play-off against either Scotland or Ukraine, he also has a mind on the younger generation. The caretaker boss - whose own deal with Wales only runs as far as the end of the World Cup campaign - has heaped praise on fit-again Kieffer Moore, and believes he can bring something different to the team, but has stressed the importance of preparing the younger players in the squad for the future of Welsh football.
"It's what we have been training for and preparing for a long time, so it’s both nerve-wracking and exciting.” Those are the words of Welsh rhythmic gymnast Gemma Frizelle as she and her team-mates prepare for a massive next three weeks. First up is the Rhythmic Gymnastics British Championships in Telford this weekend, followed a fortnight later by the Welsh Championships in Cardiff.
Tesni Evans faces the biggest task in women’s squash on Tuesday night when takes on world No.1 Nouran Gohar at the World Championships. Welsh No.1 Evans – who is seeded 13 at the tournament in Cairo – has shown good form so far in overcoming Poland’s Karina Tyma and Coline Aumard of France in reaching the last 16. But she will have to produce the form of her life to unseat Gohar in front of her home Egyptian fans at the Club S Allegria.
Matthew Maynard insists Glamorgan are still reaping the rewards of a positive approach to their County Championship campaign despite their latest defeat. The Welsh county lost by 58 runs to Durham in a match they looked well placed to win at the start of the final day. Instead, they were bowled out for just 137 with England Test hopeful Matty Potts taking 7-40, to leave Glamorgan in third place in Division Two with two wins, two defeats and two draws from their opening six matches.
Australia could be on their way back as a rugby force following last week’s victory over New Zealand. Next week they take on Argentina, who themselves have shaken up the order by beating the All Blacks for the first time. At the centre of things for the Wallabies, but behind... Read More
By David Williams While Welsh rugby struggles to stay afloat playing in front of empty stadia, New Zealand will face Australia this weekend with a crowd of 47,000 expected at Eden Park. The WRU this week predicted it could potentially lose £35m of income should if all autumn and Six Nations matches... Read More
Robert Jones cherishes each one of his 54 Wales and three British and Irish Lions caps. But the proud son of Trebanos says that Swansea’s 1992 triumph over then World Cup holders Australia means more to him than his victories in a red jersey. The scrum-half played 286 times for... Read More
The Day The Scarlets Beat Australia . . . Thanks To Ieuan, Rupert And Colin . . . And Also Marty Roebuck
With sport presently on pause, and the future uncertain, Dai Sport is delving occasionally into the past. This time, Harri Morgan has wound the clock back 28 years to 1992, the year in which he turned five years old. The venue was Stradey Park and the game was Llanelli’s famous... Read More
Rhys Patchell has praised Dan Biggar’s bravery and competitive spirit for setting the tone during Wales’ stunning World Cup victory over Australia. It was Patchell who came off the bench to kick 14 points in the hugely significant 29-25 World Cup win in Tokyo, but the Scarlets star revealed it... Read More
Wales will have to deal with their Aussie bogeyman if they want to get past Australia at next month’s World Cup. Adam Ashley-Cooper is back for another crack at taming the Dragonhood after the 118-cap veteran utility back was included in the Wallabies’ 31 man squad for Japan. The man... Read More