South Africa fullback Willie le Roux scored a 71st-minute try in the second Test against Wales in Nelspruit. Photograph: Luke Walker/Gallo Images/Getty Images

South Africa 31 Wales 30A late penalty try denied Wales an historic first victory over the Springboks in South Africa.Liam Williams was penalised for (...)

England’s Luther Burrell  avoids the tackle of Wales’ Leigh Halfpenny to score his side’s second try during the Six Nations game at Twickenham. Photograph: Tim Ireland/PA

England 29 Wales 18: England won their first Triple Crown for 11 years and kept u(...)

Wales captain Sam Warburton (left) and George North warm up during the Wales training session at the Vale Hotel. Photograph: Stu Forster/Getty Images

Robin McBryde readily admits that Wales’ crushing RBS 6 Nations defeat against Ireland 10 days ago was “pretty painful” to watch. The 26(...)

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(...)

Wales captain Sam Warburton and head coach Warren Gatland face the music. Photograph: Colm O’Neill/Inpho 3:01

The muffled sound around Lansdowne Road was the soft slump of Welsh players and coach’s falling on their swords. Warren Gatland, Sean Edwards and flan(...)

Ireland’s Chris Henry in full flight against Scotland in last week’s RBS Six Nations Championship match at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

It almost does not tally with such a polite, pleasant and humble Ulster player but apart from being perhaps the biggest game of Chris Henry’s caree(...)

Scotland’s Jim Hamilton, Moray Low and Ryan Grant tackle Chris Henry during the Six Nations match in Dublin last weekend. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Chris Henry will stick to his ball-stealing strengths in his bid to offset the loss of “world-class” Sean O’Brien to Ireland’s Six Nations campaign.Th(...)

 Wales head coach Warren Gatland has released Aaron Shingler back to the Scarlets.

Wales flanker Aaron Shingler is to undergo further treatment on an ankle injury. The Welsh Rugby Union announced that 26-year-old Shingler has been re(...)

 Wales coach Warren Gatland oversees training during a squad  training session ahead of their Six Nations match against Italy on Saturday. Photograph: Getty Images

One word recurs when players and coaches talk about Warren Gatland and the key to his success: honesty. The New Zealander, whose coaching career has t(...)

     England’s Alex Goode and Jamie Roberts of Wales in last March’s game at the Millennium Stadium. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

It’s back. Unlike the Tri-Nations, it may not scale the heights of the ridiculous quality evident in the South Africa-New Zealand showdown in Johannes(...)