Wales’ Jamie Roberts takes on Scotland’s Rob Harley during their Six Nations  match at Murrayfield earlier this month. Photograph: Russell Cheyne/Reuters

Wales centre Jamie Roberts will go into next Saturday’s Six Nations clash against France amid speculation that he could be released early from his con(...)

Wales’ Jonathan Davies runs through to score a try against Scotland during the  Six Nations match at  Murrayfield. Photograph:  Owen Humphreys/PA

Scotland 23 Wales 26Wales claimed an eighth successive victory over Scotland as they revived their Six Nations title hopes following a thrilling win a(...)

Wales head coach Warren Gatland raises a smile whilst facing the media at the Wales RBS Six Nations Squad Announcement. Photograph: Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Warren Gatland has a remarkable Six Nations coaching record and his ability to chisel out a psychological edge is among his many talents. Naming his (...)

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 (...)

Ulster’s Ian Humphreys charges through the Scarlets defence during the European Rugby Champions Cup at the Kingspan Stadium. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

Luke Marshall may have returned but Stuart Olding, Wiehahn Herbst, Nick Williams and Stuart McCloskey stack Ulster’s injury pile higher than Neil D(...)

Ulster’s Ian Humphreys charges through the Scarlets defence during the province’s victory at Kingspan stadium. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)

Ulster fulfilled the pre-match remit of winning with a bonus point, but the victory extracted a high tariff as five players went off injured. Stuart O(...)

Ulster’s Darren Cave scores a try despite the tackle of Scarlets’ Scott Williams during the European Rugby Champions Cup match at  Kingspan Stadium in Belfast. Photograph:  Darren Kidd/Inpho/Presseye

Ulster 24 Scarlets 9Ulster delivered the bonus-point victory but the tariff was mighty high in terms of injuries. During the course of a hard-fought c(...)

Ruan Pienaar: his decision-making and place-kicking can give Ulster a crucial edge against the Scarlets. Photograph: Russell Pritchard/Presseye/Inpho.

Ulster v Scarlets, Ravenhill, 7.45pm: Defeats smart but the nature of those setbacks determines the severity and for how long. Losing to Leicester at(...)

Recalled Gethin Jenkins in training at the Vale Hotel ahead of Saturday’s Autumn International against South Africa. Photograph: Stu Forster/Getty Images

Gethin Jenkins will return to the Wales frontrow on Saturday, ready for a trademark punishing physical encounter against South Africa. The Cardiff Blu(...)

 Australia fullback Israel Folau  escapes the challenge of Wales’ Alex Cuthbert to score the first of his two tries in the autumn international at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff. Photograph:   Michael Steele/Getty Images

Wales 28 Australia 33Wales’ excruciating agony against the southern hemisphere heavyweights continued in Cardiff as they suffered a 10th successive lo(...)