Wales captain Sam Warburton, with his knee iced up,  celebrates with team-mate Dan Lydiate after the victory over France at the Stade de France. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Wales are sweating on skipper Sam Warburton’s fitness after he took a blow to his knee during the 20-13 Six Nations victory over France in Paris.Wales(...)

  Morgan Parra starts for France, after bringing them back into contention off the bench against Ireland. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Philippe Saint-André was this week eulogising France scrumhalf Morgan Parra, admiring the tactical nous of a player who, at 26, is in his prime. Why (...)

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 (...)

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 (...)