Wales Luke Charteris and French captain Pascal Pape during the RBS 6 Nations match at the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff. Photograph: Tim Ireland/PA Wire.

Scarlets lock Jake Ball will start for Wales at Twickenham on Sunday after Luke Charteris (Perpignan) was ruled out with a neck injury. B(...)

George North, seen here tackling Brian O’Driscoll, was moved to centre after  Scott Williams injured his shoulder tackling the Ireland player during the Six Nations game at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

George North looks set to answer Wales’ midfield SOS for the crunch Six Nations clash against France on Friday. Wales have already lost s(...)

Antony Jenkins, chief executive officer of Barclays. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Attempts by Barclays chief executive Antony Jenkins to clean up his bank’s image faced a serious setback yesterday amid criticism of (...)

Wales captain Sam Warburton will get another match under his belt this weekend. Photograph: Stu Forster/Getty Images

Wales captain Sam Warburton and prop Gethin Jenkins are among 10 players who will be released to their regional teams for Pro12 action later th(...)

 Alun Wyn Jones in action for Wales against Italy at the Millennium Stadium last Saturday. Photograph: Stu Forster/Getty Images.

The Welsh squad and management are clearly at pains to avoid entering discussions about Warren Gatland’s omission of Brian O’Driscoll from the Lions t(...)

Sam Warburton will lead Wales against Ireland

Wales captain Sam Warburton will return to the starting line-up for Saturday’s Six Nations match against Ireland at the Aviva Stadium. Warburton, who (...)

Eoin Reddan injured his calf muscle during training and will have to sit out the squad sessions over the next few days.

Eoin Reddan has been sidelined for the week and is highly unlikely to play any part in Ireland’s opening Six Nations championship match against Scotla(...)

Referee Roman Poite watches the replay on the big screen before showing a red card to Ian Evans of Ospreys. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Ospreys lock Ian Evans could miss at least part of Wales’ Six Nations title defence after he was sent off for stamping on Mike McCarthy’s head last n(...)

Leinster’s Andrew Goodman: set to make his seasonal bow. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Leinster coach Matt O’Connor could be forgiven if he indulged in a quick headcount to establish if he had enough players for Friday night’s RaboDirect(...)

Leinster’s Shane Jennings will lead the charge into the Dragons’ den at Rodney Parade.

Matt O’Connor will know more about his squad, individually and collectively, by the time the final whistle blows tonight. For the Leinster coach this (...)