Chris Type helped deliver Welsh Boxing’s most successful Commonwealth Games for more than 60 years in Birmingham last summer. Now, he is aiming to help add some extra punch to Welsh Athletics’ ambition to build on the success enjoyed by track and field in Wales. Last summer, Welsh athletes Olivia Breen and Aled Sion Davies won gold medals at the Commonwealth Games, with Harrison Walsh earning bronze.
Warren Gatland has been backed to make a success of his second stint in charge of Wales – but it won’t be pretty, according to the man who ground out more victories than most. JPR Williams enjoyed a phenomenal success rate of over 70 per cent in 55 Tests for Wales and believes Gatland can restore the winning habit when his second stint in charge begins with Wales’ opening Six Nations match against Ireland. “I think if anyone can put up a decent show, it'll be him,” says Williams of Gatland ahead of the Ireland clash, which is live on S4C on Saturday.
Luca Giannini has revealed how the meteoric rise of Joe Hawkins is inspiring the current crop of Wales U20 youngsters. Scarlets teenager Giannini will make his Six Nations bow as one of the youngest players in coach Byron Hayward’s side when Wales host Ireland in Colwyn Bay on Friday night in a match that is live on S4C. But the 18-year-old back rower – whose family swapped the Bay of Naples for the Carmarthenshire coast – holds an ultimate aim of following Hawkins into the senior squad in double quick time.
Friends, colleagues and admirers of Eddie Butler joined in a heartfelt celebration of the rich life of the former Wales captain on Thursday afternoon. Abergavenny Market Hall was the venue for an emotional memorial service for the much-loved and multi-talented broadcaster and writer, who died last September while on a charity event in Peru. Around 750 people gathered to hear former Pontypool and Wales teammates share their memories of the1983 British and Irish Lions tourist, who went on to become the voice of the Six Nations as well as an esteemed national newspaper writer.
Swansea City failed to sign a single player in the January transfer window after the club’s plan to bring in West Bromwich Albion striker Karlan Grant on loan backfired. In the dying minutes of Tuesday night’s window, Swansea's attempt to secure a loan for the West Brom forward fell through. The deal was expected to see Grant join the Swans on loan for the remainder of the season – filling some of the gaps exposed by the six players who have left the club this month.
Warren Gatland believes Wales will relish being underdogs for Saturday’s Six Nations opener against Ireland. The Principality Stadium encounter kicks off Gatland’s second stint as Wales head coach, with his previous reign between 2008 and 2019 yielding four Six Nations titles, three Grand Slams and two World Cup semi-finals. Ireland will arrive in Cardiff as the world’s top-ranked team following a memorable year when they beat New Zealand twice, South Africa and Australia.
By James Skeldon A woeful Hundred campaign for Welsh Fire has lead to a fierce debate around the future of the team based in Cardiff. While attendances were up, the product on the pitch was poor, with only one win between the two sides, Welsh fans were left without any real... Read More
Welsh Fire men’s nightmare campaign in The Hundred continued on Wednesday night as they were defeated by London Spirit at Lord’s. The latest loss means they are without a win in six matches and hopes of progressing to the next stage in the tournament are long gone. Tasked with chasing... Read More
By David Williams The Welsh Fire men succumbed to their fifth defeat in five games in the hundred against Southern Brave, who dominated both games at Sophia Gardens. The Welsh side are now languishing at the bottom of the table with 0 points in both the men’s and women’s competitions, after another... Read More
England international and BBC broadcaster Alex Hartley is full of optimism ahead of Welsh Fire's opening match against Birmingham Phoenix at Sophia Gardens on Saturday. The left-arm spinner is making her second appearance in The Hundred tournament, but this season she has swapped her Manchester Originals jersey for Welsh Fire.... Read More
The Hundred: World Cup Winner Tammy Beaumont Says The Chance To Captain Welsh Fire Was Too Good To Refuse
By Tom Prosser England international Tammy Beaumont says the opportunity to captain Welsh Fire in the Hundred was too good to turn down. Both the men’s and women’s squads for the second edition of the Hundred have been announced and the Fire have bolstered their women’s team by signing a trio of... 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