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Wales flanker Dan Lydiate suffered knee ligament damage in the opening Six Nations game against Ireland and could be out for the season. Photograph:  David Davies/PA Wire

Wales boss Wayne Pivac must make at least four changes to his starting line-up for Saturday’s Guinness Six Nations clash against Scotland. Wing Halla(...)

Ireland’s Iain Henderson and Wales’ lock Alun Wyn Jones in action at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff. Photograph: Getty Images

On June 11th 2016 CJ Stander was red carded on his return to Cape Town. With 22 minutes on the clock the Springboks carried off their badly concussed (...)

Louis Rees-Zammit dives to score Wales’s second try against Ireland ahead of Tadhg Furlong. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Wales 21 Ireland 16 Ireland returned to their bubble from Cardiff with a deeply frustrating and profound case of what might have been. A 14th minute (...)

 Ireland’s Peter O’Mahony leaves the pitch after receiving a red card. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

There is no scope to forgive Billy Burns’ inaccuracy as the premature ending in the Principality had Ireland coach Andy Farrell wide eyed and staring (...)

Ireland’s Tadhg Beirne and Tadhg Furlong training at the IRFU High Performance Centre, Sport Ireland Campus, Dublin ahead of their Six Nations opener. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

So here it is then, the first Six Nations from the outset without any real, live, cheering, singing and colour-coordinated supporters. It will also be(...)

 Alun Wyn Jones: one of a small group to have won  three Grand Slams for Wales during a long and outstanding career.   Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

At 35-years-old, the look, the years, suggest he is that warhorse. His 15th season with Wales and warhorse may seem needlessly pejorative. Venerable w(...)

Rhys Webb dives to score a try during the Ospreys’ win over Connacht. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Connacht 20 Ospreys 26 Connacht’s woeful home record continued in the Galway Sportsground after failing to account for visitors Ospreys who grabbed a(...)

Ulster’s Iain Henderson is shown a red card by referee Mike Adamson. Photograph: Inpho

Ospreys 12 Ulster 24 Ulster made it two wins from two in Conference A of the new Pro14 season with a convincing win over the Ospreys, but the victory(...)

Wales’ scrumhalf  Mike Phillips celebrates as a dejected Paul O’Connell, Mike Ross and Cian Healy of Ireland look on at the final whistle of the 2011 Rugby World Cup quarter-final. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Eventually you make a pact with yourself. Enough of these dazed walks up Jones’ Road as the light declines. Sam Maguire winters in Kerry or Ulster. I(...)

Matthew Watkins in action for Wales during the 2006 Six Nations in Dublin. Photograph: Getty Images

Former Wales centre Matthew J Watkins has died at the age of 41 after a long illness. Watkins, who won 18 caps for Wales between 2003 and 2006, retir(...)

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