The Dragons’ campaign in Europe this season will be shown live on S4C. The Welsh broadcaster has struck a deal to show live European rugby matches from both the Heineken Champions Cup and EPCR Challenge Cup this season, including matches involving both Cardiff and the Scarlets. In all, they will screen two matches from the Champions Cup group stages, in addition to all four of the Dragons’ matches from the Challenge Cup.
Welsh boxing star Sean McGoldrick is a two-time medal winner at the Commonwealth Games and as the countdown starts to Birmingham 2022 he offers a simple recipe for success, as he tells Tom Prosser. The next edition of the Commonwealth Games is just eight months away and every Welsh hopeful is searching for the right approach towards peaking next July. Bantamweight, McGoldrick, won gold in 2010 in Delhi and backed that up with a bronze in Glasgow four years later.
Gemma Grainger has praised her Wales players for delivering one of the best displays since she took charge, despite their 2-0 defeat to France on Tuesday night. It was a first loss of the Women’s World Cup qualifying campaign for Wales and it leaves them unlikely to finish top of Group I to gain automatic entry to the tournament finals. Even if Wales were to reverse the result when France visit Llanelli next year, Grainger’s side would still be relying on the group leaders to drop points elsewhere if Wales were to end up topping the group.
European rugby bosses are coming under increasing pressure to shift from their hardline stance over fulfilling scheduled fixtures in this season’s tournaments. Much arm-twisting is going on behind the scenes following the chaotic preparations for the Heineken Champions Cup and European Challenge Cup being experienced by Cardiff, the Scarlets, Munster and Zebre. Most of Cardiff’s stranded group in South Africa are hoping to fly back to the UK on Thursday, where they will undergo 10 days of quarantine in a hotel near Heathrow.
By Tom Prosser Cardiff City legend and record appearance holder Phil Dwyer has sadly passed away at the age of 68. Legend is an often overused word in sport but Dwyer well and truly goes down as a Bluebirds great and is one of the most popular players of all-time amongst the Cardiff City faithful. Dwyer was born just a stone’s throw away from Ninian Park in Grangetown and joined the club at the age of 16.
By James Skeldon Dean Ryan has urged his Dragons players to “challenge themselves” ahead of their trip to Glasgow on Saturday. The Dragons have lost five of their six matches so far in the United Rugby Championship and were swatted aside by Edinburgh at the weekend. After an error-ridden first quarter where nothing went right for the home team and an ineffective second half performance, Ryan could only congratulate Edinburgh after the match.
By Carl Field Swansea’s Holly Jones regains British senior vault title at 2021 Women’s Artistic British Championships. A dozen medals, including a clean sweep in the juniors and seven won by four Commonwealth Games contenders, capped a brilliant 2021 Women’s Artistic British Championships for Welsh gymnasts in Guildford over the weekend.
It’s now three goals in two games for Swansea City’s Liam Cullen – albeit over a three-month period. The 21-year-old returned to the Swansea squad for the first time at the weekend since scoring twice in the FA Cup win against Nottingham Forest on January 24th, a tie which also... Read More
Steve Cooper insists Swansea City are still fighting for automatic promotion despite admitting “time was precious” following his side’s 2-2 draw with Wycombe Wanderers. The gap between Swansea and second placed Watford is now down to six points after the latter surprisingly lost at Luton. Both contenders have four games... Read More
Steve Cooper reckons the chase for automatic promotion is back on and his Swansea City side have not given up hope of catching Watford. Tuesday night’s 2-0 win at Sheffield Wednesday has cut the gap between second-placed Watford and the Swans to seven points, with both clubs having five games... Read More
Lee Trundle Declares Automatic Promotion Bid Is Over For Swansea City As Steve Cooper Concedes: We Weren't Good Enough
Steve Cooper has told his Swansea City players they were “nowhere near good enough” after suffering a loss that may have ended their hopes of automatic promotion. The Swans gave a shapeless, lifeless and error-strewn display as they slumped to a 1-0 defeat at struggling Birmingham City. It was a... Read More
By Paul Jones Mick McCarthy accused Watford’s Francisco Sierralta of “cowardice” after the Cardiff City manager suffered his first defeat as Bluebirds boss. McCarthy was distinctly unimpressed by Watford’s exuberant celebrations at the final whistle after a 94th minute winner from Adam Masina gave the Hornets a 2-1 victory. Words were exchanged between... Read More
Mick McCarthy Expecting Toughest Test As Cardiff City Boss But Won't Be Fooled By Injury Doubts Over Watford Ace
Mick McCarthy reckons Cardiff City are facing an acid test in their promotion hopes - but insists he will not be fooled by injury doubts surrounding Watford skipper Troy Deeney. The Bluebirds face second-placed Hornets at home on Saturday with McCarthy knowing victory would be a huge boost to his... Read More