Leinster’s Isa Nacewa scores his side’s try in the Guinness Pro 12 game against Cardiff Blues at Cardiff Arms Park. Photograph: Ashley Crowden/Inpho

Cardiff 13 Leinster 14 Leinster went top of the Guinness Pro12 for the first time this season thanks to a performance in which Isa Nacewa scored th(...)

Jack Conan in training earlier this week: player is  among the eight changes within the squad that Leo Cullen has made for the Cardiff Blues game. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Cardiff Blues v Leinster, Cardiff Arms Park, 3.0pm (Sky Sports 1) The misfortune suffered by Mike McCarthy that has prematurely ended his season a(...)

Dan Biggar (centre) talks to Jamie Heaslip and   Jonathan Davies after last Sunday’s Six Nations game in Dublin. Photograph:  James Crombie/Inpho

Outhalf Dan Biggar will feature in an unchanged Wales team for Saturday’s Six Nations clash against Scotland at the retitled Principality Stadium in C(...)

Paul O’Connell is stretchered off at half-time after receiving a serious leg injury during Ireland’s pool match against France at the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff. Photograph: David Davies/PA Wire.

Amid the prevailing end-of-year doom and gloom, lest we forget that was the year that produced the greatest World Cup ever – as well as Super Saturday(...)

Connacht’s Ian Porter scores his side’s first try during the Guinness Pro 12 match  at  Cardiff Arms Park. Photograph:  Ashley Crowden/Inpho

Cardiff Blues 20 Connacht 16 Connacht’s poor record at the Arms Park continued on Friday night as their six-game winning run in the Pro 12 league was(...)

 South Africa’s captain Fourie Du Preez runs in to score the winning try against Wales six minutes before the final whistle  at the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff. Photograph: David Davies/PA Wire

South Africa: 23 Tries: Fourie du Preez, Pens: Handre Pollard (5) Wales: 19 Tries: Gareth Davies, Cons: Dan Biggar, Pens: Biggar (3) At the fina(...)

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(...)

Fiji’s centre Vereniki Goneva  is tackled by Dan Biggar  and   Jamie Roberts of Wales  during the Rugby World Cup  Pool A match at the Millennium stadium in Cardiff. Photograph: Gabriel Bouys/AFP/Getty Images

Wales 23 Fiji 13 Wales missed what may prove an essential bonus point but considering the five-day turnaround, and against this calibre of free spirit(...)

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 (...)