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 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 (...)

Tom Price of Scarlets beats Mike Haley of Munster to the ball during the Guinness Pro 14 game at  Parc y Scarlets. Photograph: Alex Davidson/Inpho

Scarlets 10 Munster 6 A defiant defensive performance earned Scarlets a well-deserved Guinness Pro14 victory over Munster in terrible conditions at P(...)

 Wales look to be without Taulupe Faletau for the upcoming Six Nations. Photograph: Reuters

Wales number eight Taulupe Faletau looks set to miss the Six Nations after breaking his arm again. Faletau, a British and Irish Lion, suffered a frac(...)

England wing Jonny May has recovered from his shoulder injury to face Scarlets in the  Heineken Champions Cup.  Photograph:  David Rogers/Getty Images

Leicester Tigers v Scarlets, Welford Road , 7.45 (Live on BT Sport) The Scarlets may have to rekindle some of the character they demonstrated last se(...)

  Leicester’s Jonah Holmes in action against Ulster in the Champions Cup last weekend. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Wales boss Warren Gatland has handed surprise call-ups to uncapped wings Jonah Holmes and Luke Morgan for this season’s autumn Tests. The 26-year-old(...)

Connacht’s Niyi Adeolokun celebrates scoring a late try in the Guinness Pro 14 game against Scarlets at the Sportsground in Galway. Photograph:  James Crombie/Inpho

Connacht 33 Scarlets 20 Niyi Adeolokun’s late try put the seal on Connacht’s rousing 33-20 Guinness Pro 14 win over Scarlets at the Sportsground, wit(...)

Scarlets’ Steve Cummins gets an offload away against Leinster. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Scarlets 23 Leinster 21 Scarlets held on to win an intense, hard-fought Pro14 clash against champions Leinster at Parc y Scarlets. The home side trai(...)

Ireland’s Jonathan Sexton, Jamie Heaslip and Keith Earls with Dan Biggar and Scott Williams of Wales in the Six Nations championship round 4 at Principality Stadium in Cardiff in  March 2017. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Jonathan Davies: “I think it’s just ferocious, Paulie. You can hear the hits.” Paul O’Connell: “Absolutely, you can hear ’em, ya.” Davies: “The gasp(...)

Gareth Anscombe: was denied a perfectly legitimate try against England when it was ruled out by the New Zealand TMO Glenn Newman. Photograph: Glyn Kirk/AFP/Getty

Uneasily lay the mantle of favouritism in Paris, and so could be the case again this coming Saturday when Wales pitch up in the Aviva Stadium. Little(...)

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