Neil Jenkins at 50: The humble Valleys boy who faced down the critics and became a Welsh rugby hero

You sometimes wonder where all the years have gone. Neil Jenkins turned 50 earlier this year. Little fuss was made in the media — no special supplements in newspapers, no TV interviews, no ‘50 Neil Jenkins facts’, no nothing. Which was probably exactly how the man himself liked it. He is, after all, someone who once put together a run […]

Wales need to make big calls on senior stars amid call for new captain but youngsters aren’t doing enough – Graham Price

Rugby at international level is a four-year cycle revolving around the World Cup. As soon as one tournament is over, the theory is that top coaches will evolve a team for the next one – giving younger players the opportunity to develop at the expense of older stars considered likely to be past their sell-by date a further four years […]

Cardiff City chairman Mehmet Dalman addresses Mick McCarthy’s future and refuses to ‘take risk’

Cardiff City chairman Mehmet Dalman says the result of today’s Championship clash with Middlesbrough will not determine Mick McCarthy’s future as manager. Dalman met a group of supporters leaders at Cardiff City Stadium ahead of kick-off to address concerns they may have about the team and the club. He was asked straight away about the plan over McCarthy if the […]

Cardiff City v Middlesbrough Live: Kick-off time, team news and score updates

Cardiff City are back in Championship action this afternoon as they take on Middlesbrough at the Cardiff City Stadium (12.30pm kick-off). The Bluebirds are on a desperate run of seven straight defeats after their loss at high-flying Fulham on Wednesday night, their worst string of results since 1933. The pressure has unsurprisingly grown on boss Mick McCarthy, whose position will […]

Tennis star Ash Barty withdraws from competing citing Australian quarantine rules

World number one Ashleigh Barty will not defend her season-ending WTA Finals title nor compete further in 2021 due to quarantine restrictions in her native Australia. The 25-year-old, who spent two weeks in quarantine after returning from the US Open in September to her home in Brisbane, said she is “not willing to compromise my preparation for January” when the […]

Slovenia Women 1-1 Wales: Green on target before seeing red as Gemma Grainger’s side battle to point

Kayleigh Green netted a precious equaliser for Wales Women as they continued their World Cup qualifying campaign with a battling 1-1 draw with Slovenia. The hosts took the lead through substitute Manja Rogan midway through the second half, before Green powered home a header just minutes later. Green’s joy turned to misery when she was handed a second yellow card, […]