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Ross Moriarty is set to be fit for Wales’ Six Nations opener in France. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

When Warren Gatland named his squad for the Six Nations last week, he chose 39 players because so many were carrying injuries and he wanted to ensure (...)

 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(...)

Munster’s Chris Farrell is set to miss this weekend’s Champions Cup clash. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Chris Farrell is expected to miss Munster’s trip to Castres on Saturday after pulling out ahead of last Sunday’s win over the Top 14 champions at Thom(...)

  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(...)

Seán O’Brien, Peter McCabe, Bundee Aki and Eoin Griffin at a Connacht squad training sesion at Sportsground, Galway. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Robin Copeland will make his Connacht debut, Tom Farrell has recovered from illness, Bundee Aki makes his first start of the season alongside him in m(...)

Stuart Lancaster: “I go hard on them, because I think it’s about winning,”. Photograph: Oisín Keniry/Inpho

There should be an edge to Leinster’s first appearance of the season at the RDS this Saturday when the Dragons come calling (kick-off 5.15pm). The a(...)

Ulster’s John Cooney kicks the winning score against Scarlets at Kingspan Stadium. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Ulster 15 Scarlets 13 Not the worst start in the new job, but Dan McFarland has been around long enough to know that Ulster, for all their work ethic(...)

The Australian international Henry Speight during   Ulster’s  captain’s run at Kingspan Stadium, Belfast. Photograph: Matt Mackey/Inpho

One suspects Ulster can’t wait to get this opening match done and put last season behind. Their first chance to put a poisonous year in the rearview m(...)

Cory Hill: “It’s a case of one last effort and I’m sure the boys will put the hard yards in. A first series win here since 1999 is all the motivation we need.” Photograph:  David Davies/PA

Wales captain Cory Hill hopes he can be the man to lead his country to a first series win in Argentina since 1999 when the two sides meet in Saturday (...)

Australia’s Israel Folau   is tackled by Conor Murray and Johnny Sexton in his side’s 18-9 Test victory on Sunday. Photograph:   Mark Kolbe/Getty Images

Ireland could have won in Brisbane, should have is a leap in the air with Israel Folau. That was the difference, the Wallabies’s best players; Folau o(...)

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