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 (...)

Racing Metro have offered Ireland outhalf Jonathan Sexton  a new four-year deal that would keep him in Paris until June 2019. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Jonathan Sexton has been offered a new four-year contract by Racing Metro that would keep the 29-year-old in Paris until June 2019.“He has in his han(...)

 Jamie Roberts with Racing Metro team-mate   Jonathan Sexton during a training session in Toulouse. Photograph: Remy Gabalda/AFP/Getty Images

On a rainy day in Paris an excuse for a long lunch is ready made. “The sun might not come out again today,” Jamie Roberts says cheerfully as he glance(...)

England’s Luther Burrell  avoids the tackle of Wales’ Leigh Halfpenny to score his side’s second try during the Six Nations game at Twickenham. Photograph: Tim Ireland/PA

England 29 Wales 18: England won their first Triple Crown for 11 years and kept u(...)

Wales Luke Charteris and French captain Pascal Pape during the RBS 6 Nations match at the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff. Photograph: Tim Ireland/PA Wire.

Scarlets lock Jake Ball will start for Wales at Twickenham on Sunday after Luke Charteris (Perpignan) was ruled out with a neck injury. B(...)

George North, seen here tackling Brian O’Driscoll, was moved to centre after  Scott Williams injured his shoulder tackling the Ireland player during the Six Nations game at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

George North looks set to answer Wales’ midfield SOS for the crunch Six Nations clash against France on Friday. Wales have already lost s(...)

Sam Warburton will lead Wales against Ireland

Wales captain Sam Warburton will return to the starting line-up for Saturday’s Six Nations match against Ireland at the Aviva Stadium. Warburton, who (...)

Eoin Reddan injured his calf muscle during training and will have to sit out the squad sessions over the next few days.

Eoin Reddan has been sidelined for the week and is highly unlikely to play any part in Ireland’s opening Six Nations championship match against Scotla(...)

As it stands: Alun-Wyn Jones will captain Wales in their Six Nations opener against Italy on Saturday, with Sam Warburton among the replacements.

Sam Warburton could start Wales’ RBS 6 Nations opener against Italy on Saturday as he prepares to make his comeback from injury. Warburton, who has be(...)

Referee Roman Poite watches the replay on the big screen before showing a red card to Ian Evans of Ospreys. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Ospreys lock Ian Evans could miss at least part of Wales’ Six Nations title defence after he was sent off for stamping on Mike McCarthy’s head last n(...)