Pat Lam has made four changes to his Connacht side for visit of Ospreys. Phtograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho.

Connacht v Ospreys, The Sportsground, Saturday, 7.35pm, TG4 Pat Lam has made four personnel changes to the team that put 50 points on Zebre six day(...)

Wales coach Warren Gatland expects a physical game against Ireland on Sunday. Photograph: James Crosbie/Inpho.

Never shy about declaring his hand, either four days out from the match or two days ahead of his counterpart Joe Schmidt, or declaring anything else (...)

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(...)

Gethin Jenkins has been recalled by Warren Gatland for Wales’ World Cup quarter-final clash with South Africa. Photograph: Getty

Wales head coach Warren Gatland has made three changes of personnel to his team for Saturday’s Rugby World Cup quarter-final against South Africa at T(...)

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(...)

 Gareth Davies of Wales breaks for the try line during the Rugby World Cup Pool A match against Uruguay at Millennium Stadium  in Cardiff. Photograph: Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

Wales 54 Uruguay 9 Wales achieved a bonus point victory over a Uruguay side made up largely of amateurs, but it was laboured and costly. The fullback (...)

Ireland’s Iain Henderson in action in the World Cup warm-up match against Wales at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph:   Cathal McNaughton/Action Images via Reuters/Livepic

Ireland 10 Wales 16 The cascading rain that enveloped the Aviva stadium for the final 10 minutes of the contest provided a suitably leaden hued backdr(...)

Warren Gatland has named nine uncapped players in his 47-man training squad for the Rugby World Cup. Photograph: Getty

The Wales head coach Warren Gatland has turned to the Premiership as he starts preparing in earnest for the World Cup. His training squad of 47 for th(...)

Wales’ frontrow crisis means Aaron Jarvis will start their final Six Nations fixture against Italy. Photograph: Getty Images

Wales go to Rome on Saturday in search of a third Six Nations title in three years with their third-choice loose-head prop in the front row against op(...)

Wales lock Alun-Wyn Jones has put in  stunning performances against Scotland and France. Photograph:  Stu Forster/Getty Images

Rob Howley believes that Ireland’s unrelenting accuracy “in everything they do” has helped make them such a force during Joe Schmidt’s coaching reign.(...)