Ospreys wing Eli Walker has been called into Wales’ World Cup squad as a replacement for the injured Liam Williams, the Welsh Rugby Union has announced. Photograph: Tim Ireland/PA

Wales have called Ospreys wing Eli Walker into their World Cup squad as a replacement for the injured Liam Williams, the Welsh Rugby Union has announc(...)

Wales fullback Liam Williams was the latest player from Warren Gatland’s squad to be ruled out of tournament. Photograph: Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

Despite the mounting injury count to Welsh and Irish players, World Rugby says it is not alarmed by attrition rates in teams. Figures from this World(...)

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(...)

Jonathan Thomas in action for  Worcester in February 2014. Photograph:  David Rogers/Getty Images

Jonathan Thomas talks easily and fluidly about the severe head trauma he endured as a rugby player. The former Wales international, who won 67 caps an(...)

 Wales’s Gareth Davies puts in against Fiji during their World Cup Pool A match at the Millennium Stadium. Wales forward coach Robin McBryde said: “Fiji put England and Australia under pressure but we were under pressure on our own ball (against Fiji) when the hooker was striking.” Photograph: Getty Images

There is a growing fear of how referees are calling scrums and the breakdown as the World Cup moves towards the final pool matches. While there has(...)

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(...)

Peter O’Mahony and Jonathan Sexton go through their warm-up routines ahead of Ireland squad training at Surrey Sports Park in Guilford. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Rise up this morning and went to Ireland’s media gathering in Guildford. Simon Zebo is doing television.This is interesting for two reasons. Th(...)

Scott Williams leaves England’s Mike Brown and Sam Burgess trailing in his wake at Twickenham. Burgess showed all the attributes of his rugby league background in what was England’s biggest game for eight years. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

I only started playing centre in 2004. It took until the 2007 World Cup before I felt properly attuned to the nuances of the position and comfortable (...)