Northern Ireland’s Gareth McAuley (centre) concedes a penalty by fowling Wales’ Simon Church in the area. Photo: Nick Potts/PA Wire.

In many respects it was one of those international friendlies that confirmed what most people already suspected. While Michael O’Neill’s Northern Ire(...)

England’s prop Joe Marler clashes with  Samson Lee  at Twickenham last week. Photograph: Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty Images

Wales v Italy, Cardiff, Saturday 2,30pm Wales assistant coach Robin McBryde says that prop Samson Lee is not someone “distracted by things on the ou(...)

Wales head coach Warren Gatland has apologised for his ‘just banter’ comments. Photograph: David Davies/PA

The Wales head coach Warren Gatland has apologised for referring to the insult Joe Marler aimed at Samson Lee as “just banter”. Marler is facing a fo(...)

 Wales prop Tomas Francis has been banned for eight weeks by an independent Six Nations disciplinary committee for ‘recklessly making contact with the eye or eye area’ of England prop Dan Cole during last Saturday’s match at Twickenham, the RBS Six Nations has announced. Photograph: David Davies/PA

The Exeter and Wales prop Tomas Francis has been banned for eight weeks after he was adjudged to have recklessly made contact with the eye area of Dan(...)

 Sam Warburton of Wales gives the thumbs up as he leaves the field on a stretcher during the defeat at Twickenham Stadium. Photograph: Clive Rose/Getty Images

Ospreys flanker Dan Lydiate will captain Wales for the first time in a Test match when Wales conclude their Six Nations campaign against Italy on Satu(...)

England’s Joe Marler scuffles with Wales’ Samson Lee during their Six Nations clash at Twickenham stadium. Photograph: EPA

England prop Joe Marler has been cited for striking Wales front row Rob Evans in Saturday’s Six Nations victory at Twickenham. The incident of verbal(...)

Gareth Davies scores a Wales try during the Pool A game against England at last year’s World Cup. Photograph: AFP

Sometimes the Six Nations feels about as light and airy as a dessert trolley from the 1970s. Treacle sponge, knickerbocker glory, banana fritters: th(...)

Wales have named an unchanged team for their Six Nations clash with England. Photo: Getty Images

Wales head coach Warren Gatland has named an unchanged team for Saturday’s Six Nations showdown against England at Twickenham. Gatland retains the st(...)

Wales have called Ospreys scrumhalf Rhys Webb into their squad for their crunch Six Nations fixture against England. Photograph: Inpho

Wales have called scrumhalf Rhys Webb into their Six Nations squad. Ospreys number nine Webb missed the World Cup earlier this season due to a foot i(...)

Wales’ Sam Warburton and Gethin Jenkins combine to tackle France’s Vincent Pelo during the 2016 RBS Six Nations match at the Principality Stadium, Cardiff. Photo: Joe Giddens/PA

Wales 19 France 10 Wales will very probably win the Six Nations if they defeat England at Twickenham in the next round with only Italy at home to f(...)