Wales coach Robert Howley during the Wales open session ahead of Saturday’s RBS Six Nations match against Italy. Photograph: Stu Forster/Getty Images

Rob Howley admits Wales will be using the fact that RBS Six Nations trophies are being sent to Twickenham and Murrayfield on Saturday as motivation fo(...)

Wales’ scrumhalf Rhys Webb is wary of Irelands halfbacks. Photograph: Martin Bureau/Getty Images

Rhys Webb accepts there can be “no margin for error” when Wales attempt to divert Ireland’s seemingly-relentless RBS Six Nations title march off cours(...)

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.(...)

George North: Wales want him to continue to prepare for the game against France in Paris. Photo: David Davies/PA

Northampton will be without George North when they face Bath in the English Premiership at the Recreation Ground tomorrow after Wales refused to rele(...)

 Samson Lee of Wales has been ruled out of the Scotland game.  Photograph:   Michael Steele/Getty Images

Wales were dealt a second major injury blow on Friday as they departed for a make-or-break Six Nations mission against Scotland at Murrayfield. Prop S(...)

New Ireland forwards coach Simon Easterby. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho.

Thoughtful and meticulous for the most part in teasing out his answers, Simon Easterby cuts a relaxed figure in his first official media engagement si(...)

Andrew Trimble takes the high ball ahead of Wales’ Liam Williams during the Six Nations match at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph:  Billy Stickland/Inpho

Wales coach Warren Gatland could find no excuses after losing to Ireland in the second match of the Six Nations Championship. The former Irish coach a(...)

Conor Murray  during Ireland’s training session at  Carton House, Co Kildare. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Conor Murray has been given plenty of advice over the years, from coaches, team-mates, former players, fans et al. But one piece of advice will always(...)

Dan Carter during an All Blacks training session in London yesterday as he prepares to celebrate his 100th cap. Photograph: Phil Walter/Getty Images

“Some players play with the wind, others create it,” wrote the late Carwyn James in the Guardian many years ago. He was talking about Barry John but h(...)

Brian O’Driscoll and Warren Gatland meet on the pitch following the Lions’ third Test victory in Sydney. Photograph: Reuters.

Brian O’Driscoll’s brush with mortality when he was dropped by Lions coach Warren Gatland for the third and final Test match against Australia in June(...)