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Dan Biggar is tackled by Tamaz Mchedlidze during Wales’ opening win over Georgia. Photograph: Mike Hewitt/Getty

Wales 43 Georgia 14 If Wales at this World Cup is a three act play then scene one of the second just unfolded; a calming, clinical victory to follow (...)

Ireland’s Rory Best leaves the field to a thunderous ovation after the game against Wales in the Aviva Stadium on Saturday. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Ireland 19 Wales 10 On the proviso that Keith Earls’s quadricep injury is as insignificant as initially presumed – and hence, miracle of miracles, no(...)

  Joe Schmidt: “To the Aviva Stadium and what it means over the years, I have had some special experiences and absorbing the atmosphere.”

The ‘Game of Thrones’ theme music pumped out over the public address system with footage of the Irish team bus arriving to Aviva Stadium as the sun br(...)

 Tadhg Furlong scores his side’s second try. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Ireland 19 Wales 10 Top of the world ma. Not perfect, but much more like it. Far from derailed, Ireland duly completed a deserved double over Wales w(...)

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(...)

Johnny Sexton starts at outhalf for Ireland this weekend. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Pivotal Irish halfback duo Johnny Sexton and Conor Murray are back together to face Wales on Saturday. Joe Schmidt’s final match as Ireland coach at t(...)

Johnny Sexton during training at Carton House, Kildare, ahead of Ireland’s final Test match against Wales. Photograph:  Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Joe Schmidt and Warren Gatland are likely to be true to their word, and to each other, in unveiling fairly full-strength sides today for Saturday’s fi(...)

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 (...)

Joe Schmidt: “We’re going to have to be cleaner than clean.” Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Joe Schmidt assuredly spoke for many coaches yesterday when airing his concerns over the heightened risk of losing players to yellow or red cards, and(...)

 Manu Tuilagi warms up during an England training session at Pennyhill Park. Photograph: Getty Images

Manu Tuilagi has revealed how he could have avoided more than a year of his injury layoff if he had come clean regarding his initial groin problem, de(...)

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