Bristol’s Gavin Henson playing an  IPA Championship match last February. Photograph: Dan Mullan/Getty Images

Wales will today name the replacement for Liam Williams who, after suffering the recurrence of a foot injury during the weekend defeat by Australia, (...)

 Wales’ Liam Williams has been ruled out of the Rugby World Cup with a foot injury he picked up in the game against Australia at Twickenham. Photograph: Mike Egerton/PA

Wales have suffered another Rugby World Cup injury blow with wing Liam Williams being ruled out of the tournament remainder with a foot injury. The Sc(...)

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(...)

George North, seen here lifting Israel Folau while playing for the Lions against Australia in 2013, has been moved to centre by Wales coach Warren Gatland. Photograph: Matt King/Getty Images.

There is honour among coaches. Warren Gatland knows a thing or two with regard to criticism. During the week he took time to offer empathetic support (...)

Wales’ George North will start in the centre against Australia. Photograph: Getty Images

Gareth Anscombe will make his Rugby World Cup debut for Wales at fullback one of six changes that coach Warren Gatland made from the side that beat Fi(...)

Australia’s head coach Michael Cheika at a team training session at Dulwich college in London. Photograph: Getty Images

Israel Folau and Rob Horne will undergo late fitness tests on Thursday afternoon before Australia coach Michael Cheika selects his starting XV to face(...)

Wales’ captain Sam Warburton has missed out on some sleep in recent days. Photograph: Rebecca Naden/Reuters

Wales captain Sam Warburton was unable to sleep after his team mate Dan Lydiate apparently saw a ghost in room 1313 at the team’s Rugby World Cup base(...)

Gordon D’Arcy celebrates with his  team-mates after scoring against France after his return from injury  in 2009. “The lads mobbed me because they understood what their team-mate had been through, where he had to climb from to wear a green jersey again.” Photograph: Peter Muhly/AFP 2:49

Being a recently retired player I know how everyone in the Ireland squad will be feeling. As Sunday comes closer public fears might be growing about F(...)

England are down to eighth place in the new Rugby world rankings. Photograph: Henry Browne/Reuters

England’s early exit from the Rugby World Cup has dropped the tournament hosts down to eighth in the world rankings, equalling their lowest-ever posit(...)

Ireland struggled at times against Italy and captain Paul O’Connell feels the gameplan possibly needs to change. Photo: Dan Sheridan/INPHO

Paul O’Connell is adamant Ireland need to hold on to the ball more, which to the untrained eye must seem an odd comment considering the amount John(...)