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(...)

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(...)

Wales’ captain Sam Warburton has missed out on some sleep in recent days. Photograph: Rebecca Naden/Reuters

Wales captain Sam Warburton was unable to sleep after his team mate Dan Lydiate apparently saw a ghost in room 1313 at the team’s Rugby World Cup base(...)

Tyler Morgan will partner Jamie Roberts in the Welsh midfield. Photograph: Getty

POOL A: Wales v Fiji, Millennium stadium, 4.45 (Live on TV3, UTV) “It’s a tough tournament, isn’t it?” Warren Gatland, the ultimate survivor, w(...)

Wales number eight Taulupe Faletau shows the England defence a clean pair of heels at Twickenham. Photograph: Glyn Kirk/AFP photo

England 25 Wales 28 Sometimes a game actually lives up the hype, and in this instance that’s really saying something. After nearly two years of(...)

New Zealand’s Sonny Bill Williams offloads in the tackle against Argentina during the side’s World Cup Pool C at Wembley. Photograph: Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

I don’t want to get all gushy so early in the tournament, but the signs of a return to running rugby at international level are looking good. I(...)

Wales captain Sam Warburton retains his place at openside flanker despite the strong form of Justin Tipuric. Photograph: Franck Fife/AFP/Getty Images.

Warren Gatland may lob the odd verbal grenade but he is rarely the one to initially pull the pin. That’s been the media’s function in the past; walk i(...)

 Gareth Davies of Wales breaks for the try line during the Rugby World Cup Pool A match against Uruguay at Millennium Stadium  in Cardiff. Photograph: Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

Wales 54 Uruguay 9 Wales achieved a bonus point victory over a Uruguay side made up largely of amateurs, but it was laboured and costly. The fullback (...)