Leinster’s Isa Nacewa scores his side’s try in the Guinness Pro 12 game against Cardiff Blues at Cardiff Arms Park. Photograph: Ashley Crowden/Inpho

Cardiff 13 Leinster 14 Leinster went top of the Guinness Pro12 for the first time this season thanks to a performance in which Isa Nacewa scored th(...)

Jack Conan in training earlier this week: player is  among the eight changes within the squad that Leo Cullen has made for the Cardiff Blues game. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Cardiff Blues v Leinster, Cardiff Arms Park, 3.0pm (Sky Sports 1) The misfortune suffered by Mike McCarthy that has prematurely ended his season a(...)

Dan Biggar (centre) talks to Jamie Heaslip and   Jonathan Davies after last Sunday’s Six Nations game in Dublin. Photograph:  James Crombie/Inpho

Outhalf Dan Biggar will feature in an unchanged Wales team for Saturday’s Six Nations clash against Scotland at the retitled Principality Stadium in C(...)

Dan Biggar may be available for Wales’ game against Scotland despite spraining his ankle against Ireland. Photograph:  James Crombie/Inpho

Wales will decide whether outhalf Dan Biggar is fit enough to play against Scotland later this week. Biggar was forced off in the first half of Sunda(...)

“It’s a day for boot, bite and bollock,” said Ronan O’Gara on the RTÉ panel. Photograph: Anthony Wallace /AFP/Getty Images

For youngsters, John F Kennedy is the man who promotes wind energy on the telly, but for the rest of us he’s the fella who foresaw how many would feel(...)

Connacht’s Nathan White in a ruck during Ireland squad training at Carton House on Friday. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

As pivotal openers go, this looks fairly pivotal alright. If Ireland lose, they will be looking down the barrel of successive visits to Paris, in just(...)

Wales coach Warren Gatland expects a physical game against Ireland on Sunday. Photograph: James Crosbie/Inpho.

Never shy about declaring his hand, either four days out from the match or two days ahead of his counterpart Joe Schmidt, or declaring anything else (...)

Warren Gatland has handed a first Wales cap in five years to Cardiff winger Tom James, while skipper Sam Warburton starts at blindside flanker. Photograph: Inpho

Cardiff Blues wing Tom James will make his first Wales appearance for more than five years in Sunday’s Six Nations clash against Ireland. And Wales h(...)

 South Africa’s captain Fourie Du Preez runs in to score the winning try against Wales six minutes before the final whistle  at the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff. Photograph: David Davies/PA Wire

South Africa: 23 Tries: Fourie du Preez, Pens: Handre Pollard (5) Wales: 19 Tries: Gareth Davies, Cons: Dan Biggar, Pens: Biggar (3) At the fina(...)

Fourie Du Preez and Schalk Burger embrace after South Africa’s Rugby World Cup quarter-final win over Wales. Photograph: Getty

South Africa 23 Wales 19 Wales fell agonisingly short, a defeat they might haunt them for some time. Not because they didn’t give their all, th(...)