Ireland forwards coach John Plumtree.

Paul O’Connell’s “fussy” leadership commands worldwide respect, according to Ireland forwards coach John Plumtree. O’Connell has made “rapid improveme(...)

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 (...)

Ireland’s Conor Murray has been singled out for special praise by Shaun Edwards. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/EPA

Shaun Edwards believes that Wales face “a huge job” defensively when they tackle Ireland in Dublin next Saturday.Wales only conceded three tries durin(...)

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(...)

Ospreys lock Ian Evans will join Toulon on a three-year deal. Photograph: Warren Little/Getty Images

Heineken Cup holders Toulon have announced the signing of Wales international lock Ian Evans. Toulon confirmed Evans’s capture in an announcement on t(...)

George North in action against Tonga. Wales’s game against Australia falls outside the IRB’s official autumn window.  Photograph: Michael Steele/Getty Images

Northampton have accepted they are “outside Premiership Rugby board policy” after their Wales wing George North was released for Saturday’s Test match(...)

Bath scrumhalf Peter Stringer tackles Jerome Fillol of Stade Francais during the   Amlin Challenge Cup quarter-final at the Recreation Ground. Photograph: Tom Dulat/Getty Images

Bath 20 Stade Francais 36: Former Ireland scrumhalf Peter Stringer admits he was (...)

 Sam Warburton of Wales gestures during the match between Scotland and Wales at Murrayfield. Photograph:  Stu Forster/Getty Images

Gethin Jenkins will captain Wales in Saturday’s Six Nations title decider against Grand Slam-chasing England at the Millennium Stadium. (...)

Ryan Jones of Wales receives treatment during the match against Scotland. Photograph:
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Welsh captaincy up for grabs
  • Rugby
  • March 12, 2013, 16:21

Assistant coach Robin McBryde claims the Wales captaincy is “up for discussion” after an injured Ryan Jones was ruled out of Saturday’s Six N(...)