23-year-old Gareth Anscombe, who is from New Zealand but has a Swansea-born mother, has been named in Wales’ Six Nations squad. (Photograph: INPHO/Simon King)

Gareth Anscombe, the 23-year old New Zealander with a Swansea-born mother, has been named in the Wales squad less than three months after leaving the (...)

Munster’s Ian Keatley passes the ball as Saracens’ Owen Farrell moves in. The two sides meet again this weekend in the European Champions Cup. Photograph: INPHO/Billy Stickland

If it’s January in Europe then Munster have to be fighting for their lives. However, even by their standards, Munster are in a particularly tricky pic(...)

Billy Vunipola of Saracens. Vunipola will be one of Munster’s main challenges when they face Saracens at Allianz Park. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

“They are demanding . . . not necessarily demanding of the finest rugby skills but they are demanding of passion . . . They want to see you wear your (...)

Prop Adam Jones has been left out of the Wales squad for the autumn international series. Photograph:  Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Prop Adam Jones and outhalf James Hook have both been left out of a 34-man Wales squad for next month’s Tests against Australia, Fiji, New Zealand and(...)

 Laurie Fisher

Gloucester have confirmed the appointment of Laurie Fisher as head coach.The Australian will complete a new-look coaching team at the English club, jo(...)

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(...)

As it stands: Alun-Wyn Jones will captain Wales in their Six Nations opener against Italy on Saturday, with Sam Warburton among the replacements.

Sam Warburton could start Wales’ RBS 6 Nations opener against Italy on Saturday as he prepares to make his comeback from injury. Warburton, who has be(...)

Cardiff’s Leigh Halfpenny is is to leave and the end of the season. Photograph: David Davies/PA Wire
Leigh Halfpenny bound for Toulon
  • Rugby
  • January 23, 2014, 16:13

Cardiff Blues have confirmed that Wales star Leigh Halfpenny will leave them at the end of this season. The Blues have not revealed 25-year-old Halfp(...)

Gethin Jenkins leads the celebrations after Wales retained the Six nations title last March. Photograph:   David Davies/PA

Welsh rugby chiefs are to present the country’s four regional teams with a new agreement regarding the professional game in Wales.The regions – Newpor(...)

Donnacha Ryan: will partner Paul O’Connell in the second row for Munster today. Photo: Billy Stickland/Inpho

The positive result of the ruthless manner in which Munster reacted to their collapse in Edinburgh in October could be erased today. That’s how fine t(...)