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Rhys Patchell will make his first start for Wales in 15 months in Saturday’s World Cup warm-up match against Ireland. Photograph:    Harry Trump/Getty Images

Warren Gatland says it is important that Wales are “rugby-ready” as they move towards their World Cup opener against Georgia. Wales complete a busy t(...)

Ireland centre Bundee Aki makes a break during the International match between Wales and Ireland at Principality Stadium  in Cardiff on Saturday. Photograph: Stu Forster/Getty Images

Wales 17 Ireland 22 This was far from perfect, but Ireland at least produced a reaction and generated a feel-better factor, if not entirely feel-good(...)

Cory Hill has been named in Wales’ RWC squad as he recovers from a fractured leg. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Cory Hill has been named in Wales’ 31-man World Cup squad despite suffering from a leg fracture. Dragons lock Hill, who captained his country in two (...)

Jacob Stockdale celebrates his first try against Wales. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Wales 17 Ireland 22 That was a little more like it. Ireland restored a degree of confidence and momentum from what was a much more hard-earned win t(...)

 Johnny Sexton during the 25-7 defeat at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff. Photo:  Dan Mullan/Getty Images

Wales 25 Ireland 7 Wales kept their best for last and, in truth, Ireland reserved their worst. Securing a Grand Slam, and almost pulling up, against (...)

Wales wing George North and Scotland’s Byron McGuigan chase the ball during the Six Nations match at Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh. Photograph: Andy Buchanan/AFP/Getty Images

Scotland 11 Wales 18 The Grand Slam dream lives on. Warren Gatland’s Wales stuttered to a 13th successive victory, their fourth in this season’s Six (...)

Wales’  Corey Hill, who scored a try  against England. Photograph:Tommy Dickson/Inpho

The Six Nations championship mid-term report card highlights Wales as the star pupils, unbeaten three-fifths of the way through the tournament and the(...)

 Gareth Anscombe will wear the 10 jersey for Wales against England. Photograph: Michael Steele/Getty Images

Gareth Anscombe will start at outhalf for Wales in Saturday’s Guinness Six Nations clash against England at the Principality Stadium. Anscombe has be(...)

Gareth Anscombe in action against Italy. Many Welsh pundits believe Anscombe can bring more to Wales’ game than Dan Biggar. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Back in the days of simultaneous kick-offs, and particularly if Ireland were slumping to another defeat, one of the time-honoured customs at Lansdowne(...)

Referee Nigel Owens speaks to French players Guilhem Guirado and Arthur Iturria in Twickenham. Photograph: EPA

Less leading to more mistakes from officials A pre-tournament directive from World Rugby to reduce the role of the TMO has led to more errors being m(...)

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