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(...)

Wales coach Warren Gatland speaking at a press conference two days before his side’s World Cup quarter-final with South Africa. Photo: Martin Bureau/Getty Images

Warren Gatland was at his world weary best at the Wales team base in Weybridge, barely glancing up as he summed up the opposition. “It will be the sam(...)

Gethin Jenkins has been recalled by Warren Gatland for Wales’ World Cup quarter-final clash with South Africa. Photograph: Getty

Wales head coach Warren Gatland has made three changes of personnel to his team for Saturday’s Rugby World Cup quarter-final against South Africa at T(...)

Welsh player Tyler Morgan  (right), seen in action against Fiji, dons the number 13 jersey for the showdown against South Africa. Photograph:  Geoff Caddick/EPA

Triskaidekaphobia is the fear of the number 13. In the context of the Welsh international team, it should inspire certain trepidation, but only for th(...)

Bristol’s Gavin Henson playing an  IPA Championship match last February. Photograph: Dan Mullan/Getty Images

Wales will today name the replacement for Liam Williams who, after suffering the recurrence of a foot injury during the weekend defeat by Australia, (...)

 Wales’ Liam Williams has been ruled out of the Rugby World Cup with a foot injury he picked up in the game against Australia at Twickenham. Photograph: Mike Egerton/PA

Wales have suffered another Rugby World Cup injury blow with wing Liam Williams being ruled out of the tournament remainder with a foot injury. The Sc(...)

Wales captain Sam Warburton

There is a temptation to portray Warren Gatland as the poker-faced gambler, a man who follows a hunch, from his days in charge of Ireland, through hi(...)

George North, seen here lifting Israel Folau while playing for the Lions against Australia in 2013, has been moved to centre by Wales coach Warren Gatland. Photograph: Matt King/Getty Images.

There is honour among coaches. Warren Gatland knows a thing or two with regard to criticism. During the week he took time to offer empathetic support (...)

Wales’ George North will start in the centre against Australia. Photograph: Getty Images

Gareth Anscombe will make his Rugby World Cup debut for Wales at fullback one of six changes that coach Warren Gatland made from the side that beat Fi(...)