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 (...)

 Alex Cuthbert (right) of beats Asaeli Tikoirotuma of Fiji to score the second try  at the Millennium Stadium. Photograph:  Michael Steele/Getty Images

Wales 17 Fiji 13Wales recorded their first victory since last season’s Six Nations Championship by predictably subduing Millennium Stadium visitors Fi(...)

George North takes part in a Wales training session at the Millennium stadium. Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images

George North will start his second match in the centre for Wales on Saturday when their World Cup group rivals Australia visit the Millennium Stadium (...)

Connacht’s Bundee Aki in action during the Guinness Pro12 game against the Ospreys at  Liberty Stadium in Swansea. Photograph: Ian Cook/Inpho

Ospreys 26 Connacht 11Connacht failed to take advantage of an Ospreys side short of nine internationals as they produced something of a Halloween shoc(...)

Munster’s Gerhard van den Heever gets tackled by Aaron Jarvis and Justin Tipuric of Ospreys in their Pro12 game. Photograph: Inpho.

With the score 5-0 in Munster’s favour against Ospreys at Thomond Park last weekend, it was plain to see that had Keith Earls, Simon Zebo or Felix Jon(...)

Munster’s Gerhard van den Heever scores a try in the corner against Ospreys after being put in by Ian Keatley. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/inpho¨

When bursting at the seams and teeming for the haute cuisine of big European occasions, it remains one of the great European venues; witness how Toulo(...)

Munster’s Sean Dougall is tackled by Rhys before Paul O’Connell and Denis Hurley arrive to give a helping hand. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Munster 14 Ospreys 19 Tonight’s defeat, their second in four games this season, leaves Munster at sixth in the Pro12 table, a point below next (...)

Ospreys’ Jeff Hassler brushes off Connacht’s Eoin Griffin on his way to scoring a try during the RaboDirect Pro 12 match at the  Liberty Stadium. Photograph: Huw Evans/Inpho

Ospreys 45 Connacht 20: Centre Ashley Beck crossed for two tries as the Ospreys signed off their Pro12 season with a bonus point win over Connacht at (...)

Pat Lam: on a run of four defeats

Connacht’s season has petered out rather anti-climactically, a run of four defeats following a four-match winning sequence which in turn has seen them(...)

Leinster’s Gordon D’Arcy is tackled by Mathieu Bastareaud of Toulon during last Sunday’s Heineken Cup quarter-final at Stade Félix Mayol. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Leinster must move rapidly onwards. That will require bodies torpedoing into the breakdown – where Justin Tipuric(...)