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Wales have suffered another injury blow ahead of the Six Nations after Rhys Webb was released from the squad with a knee injury. Photo: David Davies/PA Wire

Wales have suffered another injury blow ahead of the Six Nations after Rhys Webb was ruled out of the tournament with a knee problem. The scrum-half,(...)

Liam Williams in action for Saracens against Northampton. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Liam Williams is set to make his return from injury in Saracens’ pivotal Champions Cup match against the Ospreys on Saturday, handing Wales a timely b(...)

The forwards  huddle during the Captain’s Run ahead of the Lions’ game against  the Wellington Hurricanes on Tuesday. Photograph:  Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Hurricanes v British & Irish Lions, Westpac Stadium, Wellington, 7.35pm local time (8.35am Irish), Sky Sports 1 from 8am. First off this is about(...)

 It was interesting to hear Gatland speak so positively of O’Brien’s experience, chat and leadership off and on the pitch against the Crusaders. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Four years ago, Warren Gatland and his coaching staff picked seven backrowers in the Lions squad to tour Australia. Sam Warburton would miss out on th(...)

Scotland’s Stuart Hogg: “To receive this award again is an absolute honour”. Photograph: Ian Rutherford/PA Wire.

Stuart Hogg has been named as the RBS Six Nations player of the championship for the second year running, the Scotland fullback securing almost 25 per(...)

 Keith Earls in action for the British and Irish Lions in 2009. The Munster man did not feature in the preceding Six Nations tournament for Ireland. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

Keith Earls and Alan Quinlan share a unique distinction pertaining to the 2009 Lions tour to South Africa in that of the original 37-man squad select(...)

New Zealand’s Malakai Fekitoa tackles Simon Zebo of Ireland around the neck during the November international at the Aviva stadium. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Nigel Owens made a call last weekend. It was an incorrect interpretation of the rules but he was decisive. It was instinctive, as Nigel trusted his e(...)

South Africa head coach Allister Coetzee (right). Photograph: Getty Images.

At the end of what he described as a terrible year, South Africa’s head coach, Allister Coetzee, has chosen the rawest Springboks side in the professi(...)

Japan’s Amanaki Lotoahea  runs in to score their third try during the   match against  Wales  at The Principality stadium in Cardiff. Photograph:  Geoff Caddick/AFP

Wales 33 Japan 30 Sam Davies got Wales out of jail with a last-gasp drop goal as Japan were thwarted 33-30 at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff. T(...)

England head coach Eddie Jones: since he took over England have not lost in nine games and shed their old skin of tactical uncertainty. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

Aside from the first pictures of Donald Trump inside the White House, there was no disputing the week’s most terrifying image. Those cold-hearted r(...)

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