Andrew Penman's notes from the Games

South Wales Argus: ROYALTY: Prince Harry and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at the Wales v Scotland hockey match

9:12am Wednesday 30th July 2014

AFTER seeing the Queen at the opening ceremony and a Welsh hockey match last week, the royals seem to be following me around Glasgow with William, Kate and Harry all joining me at the hockey and swimming on Monday evening.

Boris Stankovich: I want to create a scrummaging culture at Dragons

South Wales Argus: POWERFUL PROP: Boris Stankovich has signed for Newport Gwent Dragons from Leicester

7:16am Wednesday 30th July 2014

BORIS Stankovich loves his scrums and the loosehead prop hopes his Newport Gwent Dragons teammates will soon join him in thriving in the dark arts of the set piece.

LIVE: Commonwealth Games in Glasgow

South Wales Argus:

9:10am Tuesday 29th July 2014

FOLLOW live coverage of the Commonwealth Games from our man in Glasgow Andrew Penman.


South Wales Argus: Christian Jolley surges forward (8748565)

9:27pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

NEWPORT County made it back-to-back 1-0 friendly wins at Spytty Park last night, but they did it thanks to a vastly improved performance.

Welsh women make a splash again with gold and silver

South Wales Argus:

9:11pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

GEORGIA Davies claimed gold for Wales in the 50m backstroke as Wales won their second swimming event in 24 hours following the exploits of Jazz Carlin on Monday evening.

More medal success in the gymnastics for Team Wales

South Wales Argus: TEAM BRONZE: Wales' Georgina Hockenhull competes on the beam during the women's artistic gymnastic's team final

8:40pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

ON A day of record-breaking, Wales made more history at the Commonwealth Games with a first ever team medal in artistic gymnastics, writes Andrew Penman.

Medal in the bag, but Joe Cordina wants gold

South Wales Argus: VICTORY: St Joseph's boxer Joe Cordina, left, on his way to a comfortable win over New Zealand's Chad Milnes in Glasgow

7:37pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

ST JOSEPH’S boxer Joe Cordina has guaranteed himself at least a Commonwealth Games bronze medal but he’s vowed to fight all the way for gold in Glasgow.

First ever Commonwealth Games wrestling medal for Team Wales

South Wales Argus: Wales' Craig Pilling celebrates his victory in the Bronze Medal Match in the FS 57kg wrestling  Category at the SECC, during the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday July 29, 2014. See PA story COMMONWEALT

6:02pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

HE MAY speak with a broad Bolton accent but Craig Pilling has won the first ever Commonwealth Games wrestling medal for Wales.

Victory for Welsh boxing history-maker

South Wales Argus:

5:18pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

CHARLENE Jones made history in Glasgow as the first woman to represent Team Wales in the boxing ring at a Commonwealth Games, writes Andrew Penman.

Bronze medal winner hails 'awesome' Glasgow experience

South Wales Argus: SPRINT STAR: Wales' Rhys Jones with his bronze medal after the men's para-sport T37 100m final

1:51pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

WELSH para-sport sprinter Rhys Thomas described his bronze medal in the T37 100m on Monday night as ‘awesome,' writes Andrew Penman.

Andrew Penman's notes from the Games

South Wales Argus: BAD TIMING: Scottish sprinter Chris Pritchard proposes to his partner Amanda Ball after his Keirin race

9:26am Tuesday 29th July 2014

I FINALLY made it to Hampden Park for the athletics yesterday, 16 months after what should have been my first visit.

Dai Greene backs banned Welsh pair to clear their names

South Wales Argus: RIVALS: DaI Greene, right, has sympathy for his Welsh and Team GB rival Rhys Williams, far left

9:24am Tuesday 29th July 2014

WELSH medal hope Dai Greene has backed Gareth Warburton and Rhys Williams after the pair failed doping tests before the Commonwealth Games, writes Andrew Penman.

Newport wing Elliot Frewen loving his Dragons chance

South Wales Argus: OPPORTUNITY TAKEN: Newport winger Elliot Frewen impressed for the Dragons in the Premiership Rugby 7s

9:04am Tuesday 29th July 2014

TO SOME the Premiership Rugby 7s is merely a low-key warm-up before the start of the proper season but for Elliot Frewen the tournament is a major opportunity.

Dragons set to take on Bell's Lydney

South Wales Argus: No pain no gain for Dragons' veteran prop Duncan Bell

8:30am Tuesday 29th July 2014

A NEWPORT Gwent Dragons Development XV will take on Duncan Bell’s Lydney in a pre-season friendly, writes Chris Kirwan.

MICHAEL PEARLMAN SAYS: Langer could and should make Ryder Cup team

7:38am Tuesday 29th July 2014

COULD it really happen? Could Bernhard Langer make the European Ryder Cup team at the age of 56?

MICHAEL PEARLMAN SAYS: Incredibly hard to predict anything other than excitement over new campaign for County

South Wales Argus: Justin Edinburgh applaudes the fans as he leaves the pitch (5916344)

7:26am Tuesday 29th July 2014

AFTER turning off and tuning out for a few weeks as my attention went exclusively to Brazil and the World Cup it’s time for us to return to the grind of domestic football.

Jones makes case for County defence

South Wales Argus: Newport County v AFC Carl Zeiss Jena
Goal. Darren Jones celebrates his winning goal (8632171)

6:34am Tuesday 29th July 2014

MATCH winner Darren Jones is only worried about stopping goals as the Exiles gear up for the new campaign.

Edinburgh to shuffle the pack against Coventry tonight

12:02am Tuesday 29th July 2014

NEWPORT County boss Justin Edinburgh will rotate his ranks again for tonight’s friendly with Coventry City at Spytty Park, writes Michael Pearlman.

Newport boxer Sean McGoldrick still on course for Games history

South Wales Argus:

5:14pm Monday 28th July 2014

NEWPORT boxer Sean McGoldrick is just one win away from a medal at Glasgow 2014 and three victories from making Commonwealth Games history.

Gold for Jazz Carlin in the pool

South Wales Argus:

8:41pm Monday 28th July 2014

JUBILANT Jazz Carlin swept to Wales' first swimming gold medal at Glasgow 2014 as she broke her own Commonwealth Games record in the 800 metres freestyle.

Royal audience fails to inspire Gwent girls to victory

South Wales Argus: ROYALTY: Kate Duchess of Cambridge, right, and Prince William, left, watched Wales take on Scotland

7:22pm Monday 28th July 2014

GWENT hockey trio Abi Welsford, Sophie Clayton and Danielle Jordan played in front of a royal audience for the second time at Glasgow 2014 but also suffered their third defeat, writes Andrew Penman.

Lawn bowls trio delighted with bronze for Team Wales

South Wales Argus: BRONZE: Wales' Marc Wyatt competes in the men's triples at Kelvingrove Lawn Bowls Centre

2:31pm Monday 28th July 2014

THE first Welsh medal of day five in Glasgow came in the lawn bowls as Marc Wyatt, Jonathan Tomlinson and Paul Taylor beat Australia 16-13 to win bronze in the men’s triples competition, writes Andrew Penman.

Captain Aled Davies so proud of Glasgow 2014 team after 'rocky start'

South Wales Argus: SILVER: Wales Aled Davies during the men's para-sport discus F42/F44 competition at Hampden Park

2:09pm Monday 28th July 2014

WELSH captain Aled Davies put aside his personal pain at missing out on gold to praise the way his team has bounced back from a troubled start to Glasgow 2014.

Dragons to hold supporter workshops

12:44pm Monday 28th July 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons will be holding three supporter workshops next Monday.

More medals already for Team Wales on day five

South Wales Argus:

12:23pm Monday 28th July 2014

TEAM Wales stars took the nation’s Glasgow 2014 medal tally to 20 this morning with a silver for team captain Aled Davies and a bronze in the lawn bowls.

Becky James targets Rio 2016 after cancer scare

South Wales Argus: RIO TARGET: World champion Becky James was ruled out of Commonwealth Games after cancer scare

9:20am Monday 28th July 2014

DOUBLE world champion cyclist Becky James is determined to bounce back from a cancer scare that ruled her out of Glasgow 2014 and she’s already targeting Rio 2016.

Dragons will look to 'right wrongs' at Premiership Rugby 7s finals day

South Wales Argus: Dragons in Premiership Sevens. Matthew Pewtner breaks clear of the Ospreys defence. (8633304)

8:32am Monday 28th July 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons will attempt to channel the frustration of not being Welsh champions when they take on England's finest at finals day of the Premiership Rugby 7s.

St Joseph's boxer Joe Cordina closing in on a medal

South Wales Argus: VICTORY: Wales' Joseph Cordina, in blue, on his way to beating Canada's David Gauthier

6:39am Monday 28th July 2014

ST JOSEPH’S boxer Joe Cordina is just one win away from a guaranteed medal at Glasgow 2014 after cruising into the quarter-finals of the 60kg division.

Blackwood boxer Kody Davies beaten in Glasgow

South Wales Argus:

11:05pm Sunday 27th July 2014

THERE was a disappointing end to an otherwise highly promising day in the boxing ring for Team Wales as Blackwood's Kody Davies was beaten by Scottish heavyweight hope Stephen Lavelle, losing on all three judges' scorecards.

Brilliant Barker just misses out on gold on the track

South Wales Argus: TEAM GB STARS: Wales' Elinor Barker, left, with winner Laura Trott, centre, and bronze medallist Katie Archibald

7:09pm Sunday 27th July 2014

WELSH teenager Elinor Barker won her second medal of the Commonwealth Games, just missing out on gold in a sprint to the line with Olympic champion Laura Trott.

Defeat at the death for rugby sevens against Aussies

South Wales Argus: DEFEAT: Wales' Luke Morgan in action in the rugby sevens at Ibrox

5:10pm Sunday 27th July 2014

IT WAS the same old story for Welsh rugby against Australia as the sevens team were beaten at the death at Glasgow 2014.

Exiles are hospitable off the field, not on it

South Wales Argus: Newport County v AFC Carl Zeiss Jena
Goal. Darren Jones goes up with Chris Zebroski to score the winning goal (8632169)

5:05pm Sunday 27th July 2014

NEWPORT County were generous hosts for Carl Zeiss Jena but Exiles boss Justin Edinburgh was delighted that his defence wasn't in a giving mood at Spytty Park.

St Joes boxer Joe Cordina one win from a medal

South Wales Argus:

4:02pm Sunday 27th July 2014

ST JOSEPH’S boxer Joe Cordina is just one win away from a medal after his second victory in two days at Glasgow 2014.

Dragons qualify for Premiership Rugby 7s finals day

South Wales Argus:

9:58pm Saturday 26th July 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons qualified for finals day of the Premiership Rugby 7s but were controversially denied victory of the Welsh leg at BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park.

I can retire happy, says Newport bronze winner

South Wales Argus:

9:31pm Saturday 26th July 2014

NEWPORT judoka Mark Shaw says he can retire a happy man after claiming an unexpected bronze medal at Glasgow 2014.

Gold a dream come true for Welsh judoka

South Wales Argus:

7:53pm Saturday 26th July 2014

WELSH judoka Natalie Powell fulfilled a childhood dream by beating England’s Gemma Gibbons to win the 78kg gold medal at Glasgow 2014.

Frankie Jones' dad so proud of golden girl

South Wales Argus:

6:27pm Saturday 26th July 2014

THE Pontypool father of gymnast Frankie Jones described her Commonwealth Games performance as "wonderful" after watching his daughter win a gold and five silvers.

I'm never doing this again, says bronze winner Michaela Breeze

South Wales Argus:

6:16pm Saturday 26th July 2014

WELSH weightlifter Michaela Breeze won bronze in the women's 58kg weightlifting at the Clyde Auditorium on what is likely to be her final Commonwealth Games appearance.

Bronze for Welsh cyclist Elinor Barker

South Wales Argus:

6:06pm Saturday 26th July 2014

TEAM Wales cyclist Elinor Barker battled her way out of the pack to win Commonwealth Games bronze in the women’s 10km scratch race.

Newport County 1 Carl Zeiss Jena 0

3:56pm Saturday 26th July 2014

NEWPORT County triumphed on Carl Zeiss Jena’s return to Welsh soil thanks to a second-half header from centre back Darren Jones.

Fabulous Frankie Jones bows out a golden girl

South Wales Argus:

2:07pm Saturday 26th July 2014

GOLDEN girl Frankie Jones "danced her heart out" to win her first Commonwealth Games title in her last ever competitive rhythmic gymnastics routine in.

Victory for St Joseph's boxer Joe Cordina

South Wales Argus:

1:55pm Saturday 26th July 2014

WELSH boxing got a much-needed boost for their Glasgow 2014 campaign as Joe Cordina beat England’s Pat McCormack in their first round clash.

Newport silver medal winner pays tribute to husband

South Wales Argus:

10:29am Saturday 26th July 2014

NEWPORT shooter Elena Allen paid tribute to her husband after winning silver in the women's skeet at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow yesterday.

Welsh gymnasts go for more medals today

South Wales Argus:

9:47am Saturday 26th July 2014

WELSH rhythmic gymnastics stars Frankie Jones and Laura Halford are hoping to add more medals to their collection at Glasgow 2014 today.

Andrew Penman's notes from the Games

South Wales Argus: WELSH WOES: The dancing Tunnock's teackaes have had a better Games than Team Wales so far

9:26am Saturday 26th July 2014

THE shocking news about Rhys Williams’ doping charge dominated day two of competition from a Welsh perspective and it’s caused quite a stir in Glasgow.

Dragons looks for Wales sevens aces to make a din in defence

South Wales Argus: Rhys Jones in Wales Sevens squad

9:02am Saturday 26th July 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons will be looking for their Wales stars to make a racket when they take to the field in the Premiership Rugby 7s this evening.

Dorian Jones hoping Dragons show defensive strength at sevens

South Wales Argus: DEFENCE IS KEY: Dorian Jones tackles Dan Robinson while on Cross Keys duty

8:28am Saturday 26th July 2014

THERE will be plenty of attacking talent on display at the Premiership Rugby 7s in the capital this evening but Newport Gwent Dragons hope to show a mean streak in their bid for finals day, writes Chris Kirwan.

Wales need to avoid Commonwealth Games sevens slips

8:13am Saturday 26th July 2014

WALES will attempt to avoid a pair of banana skins at Ibrox today as they attempt to qualify for the quarter-finals of the Commonwealth Games rugby sevens, writes Chris Kirwan.

Melissa Jones says: Al Kazeem dream not over

6:06am Saturday 26th July 2014


Mr Versatile finally finds his position... as replacement for Pipe

South Wales Argus: Gloucester City versus Newport County (pre-season friendly)
SPEED Newport County's Robbie Willmott takes up play (8396858)

6:05am Saturday 26th July 2014

NEWPORT County have finally named their replacement for right back David Pipe... left winger Robbie Willmott.

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