Romania celebrate after their Pool  D victory over Canada at the Leicester City Stadium. Photograph: Peter Cziborra/Action Images via Reuters/Livepic

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Tyler Morgan will partner Jamie Roberts in the Welsh midfield. Photograph: Getty

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An Ireland fan looks dejected during the IRB RWC Quarter Final match between Ireland and Wales at Wellington Regional Stadium in 2011. Photograph: Steve Haag/Gallo Images/Getty Images

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Wales boss Warren Gatland has defended his decision to play Leigh Halfpenny in his side’s final World Cup warm-up game against Italy. Photograph: Reuters

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Leigh Halfpenny was injured during Wales’ final Rugby World Cup warm-up game against Italy at the Millenium Stadium. Photograph: Reuters

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 All Black captain Reuben Thorne and winger Doug Howlett combine to bring down Welsh wing Tom Shanklin. Photograph: Ross Land/Getty Images

Despite Wales’ World Cup history being bookended by two semi-finals appearances, both of whichended in contentious defeats, one of the game’s grand(...)

2015 Rugby World Cup Warm-Up Match, Millennium Stadium, Cardiff, Wales vs Ireland. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

BBC Wales earned the ubiquitous 15-minutes of fame, certainly in an Irish context, as the rugby or sporting diaspora tuned into the complexity of unsc(...)

Wales are disconsolate and Fiji ecstatic after their 38-34 win in the final pool game of the 2007 World Cup in Nantes. Photograph: Getty

When it comes to top tier nations suffering shock World Cup defeats, Wales have taken the bullet more often than most. They were the side to fall vict(...)

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Shane Williams dives past Ireland’s Keith Earls to score a Welsh try during the 2011 Rugby World Cup quarter-final in New Zealand. Photograph: Alex Livesey/Getty.

Shane Williams is talking about endangered species in rugby union. His own kind. The little men. Craig Gilroy gets a mention. All six foot (183cm) and(...)