Wales coach Wayne Pivac admits his men are on a mission to restore lost pride when they face the daunting challenge of South Africa this week. The tourists will meet the world champions with faces still red after Wales’ 22-21 defeat to Italy in their last match of the Six Nations. “I hope we are going to be a lot better than our last game,” pledged Pivac.
Gareth Bale has told Los Angeles FC he will see them soon in a message posted as it was announced the Wales captain is joining the Major League Soccer club. After weeks of speculation – that included the always seemingly unlikely idea that he might move from Real Madrid to play in the Championship for Cardiff City – Bale has opted to play in the United States as he prepares to lead Wales into the World Cup in Qatar later this year. The five-time Champions League winner is soon to be a free agent and is looking for a new club ahead of playing for Wales at the World Cup , which starts in November.
Jeremiah Azu says he wants to change British sprinting forever after winning the Muller UK Athletics Championships 100m title in the fastest time ever run by a Welshman. Cardiff's reigning under-23 champion blasted to a remarkable wind-assisted time of 9.90 to win the final in impressive style.
Glamorgan’s Colin Ingram admitted his team were disappointed at losing a seven-over bash against Somerset which leaves the Welsh county as outsiders to make the T20 Blast knockout stages. Glamorgan were denied a win in their final home match of the season in a hectic, rain-affected fixture. The match was reduced to just seven overs a side, with Glamorgan losing by 16 runs.
Hannah Brier became Wales's fastest woman in history with a blistering 100m run at the Muller UK Athletics Championships in Manchester on Friday night. The Swansea Harrier had previously jointly held the Welsh record of 11.39 with Sallyane Short and Elaine O'Neill.
As the soft, summer rain fell, barely three miles from where Phil Bennett helped Llanelli famously beat New Zealand 9-3 at Stradey Park 50 years ago, family, friends, players past and present, coaches and rugby supporters gathered at Parc y Scarlets to honour his legacy. Bennett was described as “a great gentleman and a great rugby player” as giants of the sport from Wales and beyond united in tribute to him at a remembrance service at the stadium. Bennett, who died earlier this month after a long illness at the age of 73, captained Wales and the British and Irish Lions.
Rhys Jones has described being selected for a third Commonwealth Games as his “gold medal moment”. Anything else he achieves on the Alexander Stadium track in Birmingham this summer will be a bonus, says the para sprinter.
Welsh Football League
Bala Town and TNS will look to restore pride back into Welsh domestic football as they target a place in the Europa League. Bala travel to Malta to face Valletta in the first qualifying round tonight while TNS host Slovakian side MSK Zilina. Both clubs will be looking to put some... Read More
Alan Harrington RIP - One Of Greatest Bluebirds: Tales Of Finney, Sherwood, Blanchflower, Scoular, Bailey
Penarth-born former Cardiff City and Wales player Alan Harrington has died at the age of 86. Harrington, who made more than 400 appearances during a one-club career (1951-1966), was one of the Bluebirds’ greatest-ever players. He is survived by his wife Gloria and daughters Judith and Rachel. Welshmen Alan Harrington and... Read More
Pontardawe Town 5, Bodedern Athletic 0 Welsh League Pontardawe Town will play Cefn Albion in the FAW Trophy final next month. That’s a North v South battle which is likely to be played at Latham Park, Newtown or Aberystwyth FC. Pontardawe cruised through their semi-final at Newtown AFC after opponents Bodedern had goalkeeper... Read More
Cefn Albion 3, STM Sports 1 after extra time Cefn Albion from North Wales are through to the FAW Trophy final after beating Welsh League STM Sports 3-1 at Latham Park, Newtown. Albion, from the Wrexham area, had a player sent off and went a goal down, but they fought back to earn... Read More
Coedpoeth United are the talk of Welsh football. The Welsh National League Division One team earned an outstanding result in the JD Sports Welsh Cup, beating Penrhyndeudraeth 4-2 thanks to Curt Griffiths (2) and Nathan Jones (2). Wrexham club Coedpoeth failed to win in 28 fixtures last season but they are through... Read More
The chase for Welsh Football League title glory and possible promotion is hotting up. Leaders Barry Town United suffered a first Division One home defeat of the season at Jenner Park, slipping 2-1 against second-placed Goytre FC. Only three points cover the top four clubs with one promotion place available, while Penybont... Read More