Hello......and welcome to Dai Sport's live blog as Dolgellau's Elfyn Evans resumes his bid to become the first Welsh driver to be crowned FIA World Rally Champion.
The debates have raged on during the Autumn Nations Cup. For some, the game has become a snore-fest of kicking, pile-ups, penalties and shapeless set-pieces. For others, these moaners just don’t get the modern game. For Harri Morgan, it all depends on where you sit – and how long you’ve been watching. There is a critical point in the life of a hobby golfer where a decision must be made - continue as a happy hacker or invest the hours into improving. More time spent honing the swing might yield a tad more consistency out on the course, but it will also drive up performance expectation.
Caretaker manager Rob Page will conduct Wales' World Cup draw media duties with uncertainty remaining over the long term future of Ryan Giggs. Page was in interim charge last month as Wales beat the Republic of Ireland and Finland to secure promotion to the top tier of the Nations League and confirm their place in Pot 2 of Monday's World Cup qualifying draw in Switzerland. Giggs was absent for Wales' November games after being arrested on suspicion of assaulting his girlfriend at his Manchester home on November 1.
The countdown to the Lions tour of 2021 has begun with contenders only likely to have six more Test opportunities in which to press their claims. For the wing spots, Josh Adams has a lead on his rivals built up over the past two seasons according to former Wales wing Nigel Walker, who spoke to Graham Thomas. Josh Adams can underline his status as a Lion-in-waiting when he plays his final international of the year this weekend, according to former Wales wing Nigel Walker. Adams will pair up with Louis Rees-Zammit against Italy on Saturday as Wales bid to end their underwhelming Autumn Nations Cup showing with an emphatic win against Italy.
The Jersey boys will be uniting again tomorrow as three former players of the Channel Islands club – Kieran Hardy, Callum Sheedy and Will Rowlands – prepare to face Italy. Hardy has had a brief taste of Test rugby and now wants to challenge the more established names as James Dodd reports. Kieran Hardy is determined to end Wales’ 2020 campaign by proving he can be first choice scrum-half in 2021. The 25-year-old from Carmarthen made his debut a fortnight ago in Wales’ 18-0 victory over Georgia at Llanelli.
Good morning.....and welcome to Dai Sport's live blog as Elfyn Evans bids to become the first Welsh driver to be crowned World Rally Champion. The 31-year-old is lying fourth after Thursday's opening special stage of Rally Monza on Thursday.
Neil Harris insists he is “not fussed” by the presence of Watford fans for Cardiff City’s visit to Vicarage Road on Saturday. The Bluebirds manager is more concerned by the continued absence of his own club’s fans from home games which he says is leading to unfairness within the Championship. Fans returned to Football League matches for the first time in 266 days on Wednesday as clubs in tiers one and two welcomed back supporters.
Zoe Backstedt's chances of claiming another UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup victory this month have been dashed by COVID-19 regulations. Cycling's governing body has cancelled the junior women's races that were scheduled to take place victory in Belgium, in Namur on 20 December and Dendermonde on 27 December.
Elfyn Evans admitted he took it steady as he got his bid to be crowned World Rally Champion underway in Monza. Having had a spin in the pre-event shakedown earlier in the morning, the title pacesetter took a cautious approach on SS1 in Monza's F1 circuit.
Former Wales striker Nathan Blake has told sports in Wales to stop talking and start doing something about their lack of diversity. His call comes after an ITV Wales investigation revealed levels of diversity that were described as "shocking" and "shameful" by Race Council Cymru. A survey conducted showed there are only 19 people from a Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic background out of 765 employees across some of Wales' biggest sports governing bodies.
Evans above! Brother and sister Emyr and Tesni emerged winners for Welsh Wizards on a tough night against Warwick/Kenilworth at the Wales National Sports Centre in Cardiff. Emyr defeated World number 33 Daniel Mekbib, from the Czech Republic, 11-7, 14-12, while sister Tesni won 11-7, 10-12, 14-12 against Sarah-Jane Perry. English player... Read More
Welsh Wizards were rocked by selection problems for their Karakal Premier Squash League trip to play RAC away in Pall Mall, London. Cardiff-based Wizards were led by Egyptian Marwan ElShorbagy, while India’s Joshna Chinappa was their women’s number one. But a number of players, including Peter Creed, Emyr Evans and Tesni Evans... Read More
Welsh Wizards powered to victory against London club Coolhurst in their latest Premier Squash League match. World number 10 Marwan ElShorbagy won at first string against Adrian Waller, while Anna Kimberley and Joshna Chinappa won the women’s matches to clinch a 3-2 Wizards win. Bristol-based Chinappa, the World number 12 from Chennai... Read More
Welsh Wizards, the Cardiff-based team who are among the best in World squash, have called up a player from Bryn Mawr for a home match on Tuesday. But Todd Harrity, who will play for Wizards in their Karakal Premier Squash League clash with Coolshurst, is not from the Welsh Brynmawr, in... Read More
Marwan ElShorbagy, who plays number one for Cardiff-based Welsh Wizards, is running into sizzling form on the PSA World squash tour. Bristol-based Egyptian Marwan earned one of the most significant wins of his career earlier in Doha, Qatar when he defeated older brother Mohamed to qualify for the World Championship semi-finals. Marwan... Read More
Tesni Evans will return from Egypt and the world championships with renewed belief she can continue her progress up the global rankings of women’s squash. Wales’ world number nine went out in the last 16 of the PSA Women’s World Championships in Cairo at the weekend, when she was beaten... Read More