Prop Adam Jones has been left out of the Wales squad for the autumn international series. Photograph:  Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Prop Adam Jones and outhalf James Hook have both been left out of a 34-man Wales squad for next month’s Tests against Australia, Fiji, New Zealand and(...)

 Wales captain Sam Warburton. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

Welsh rugby has finally agreed a peace deal with 10 players receiving dual contracts in a six-year €75 million-plus agreement. The new Rugby Services(...)

The Celtic Manor Resort, outside Newport, south Wales, will host Ireland during their 2015 Rugby World Cup campaign. Photograph: Giddens/PA Wire

The bases for all of the teams competing at next year’s 2015 Rugby World Cup in England and Wales have been completed.Joe Schmidt’s Irish side will m(...)

Aurillac head coach Jeremy Davidson: “I’m looking forward to seeing him [Eddie O’Sullivan]. I left him a message when he was appointed to wish him all the best.” Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

French club rugby is not noted for the presence of non-French coaches, yet while Bernard Jackman coaches Grenoble in the Top 14, this weekend’s openin(...)

 Wales captain  Sam Warburton will miss Cardiff Blues friendly against Exeter on Friday  as a result of the civil war blighting  Welsh rugby. Photograph:  David Davies/PA

Cardiff Blues have confirmed that Sam Warburton will miss Friday’s friendly against Exeter as a result of the civil war blighting Welsh rugby.Warburto(...)

Weslh captain Sam Warburton, who currently has no club to play for sits with head coach Warren Gatland and forwards coach Robyn McBride. Photograph:  ©INPHO/Colm O’Neill

Warren Gatland returned to Wales this week from his holiday in New Zealand one year out from the start of three World Cup warm-up matches but his prep(...)

Gareth Anscombe will be joining Cardiff Blues next season. The son of sacked Ulster coach Mark called Ulster’s management ’clowns’. Photograph: Scott Barbour/Getty Images

Cardiff’s signing of Gareth Anscombe from New Zealand’s Waikato Chiefs should spice up the Welsh club’s Pro12 matches against Ulster this season. He m(...)

South Africa fullback Willie le Roux scored a 71st-minute try in the second Test against Wales in Nelspruit. Photograph: Luke Walker/Gallo Images/Getty Images

South Africa 31 Wales 30A late penalty try denied Wales an historic first victory over the Springboks in South Africa.Liam Williams was penalised for (...)

Daniel Day-Lewis is to  be awarded a knighthood after being named in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list. Photograph: Ian West/PA Wire

Multi-award-winning actor, and Wicklow resident, Daniel Day-Lewis is to be knighted.He is one of more than 1,100 people from the UK and beyond to be r(...)

George North has recovered from a virus and is included in the Wales team to play South Africa. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

George North has overcome a virus to be named in Wales’ starting line-up for their first Test against South Africa on Saturday.Head coach Warren Gatla(...)