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Ireland’s Josh van der Flier against Wales at the Aviva Stadium in their World Cup warm-up. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

It’s always hard to tell with the pre-World Cup phoney war. Extreme results are commonplace, with even the All Blacks as well as Australia and Ireland(...)

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(...)

 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(...)

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 (...)

 Wales’ Dan Biggar:  throughout his career he has proved able to adapt his game to the demands of coaches.  Photograph:  Reuters/Rebecca Naden

What is the Brexit brouhaha compared to the outhalf debate that has raged in Wales as long as the game has been played there? Dan Biggar has the thi(...)

Dan Biggar tackles Maro Itoje during Wales’ win over England in Cardiff. Photograph: David Davies/PA

Wales 13 England 6 Warren Gatland says Wales will not get carried away after replacing New Zealand as World Rugby’s top-ranked nation. Wales’ 13-6 W(...)

Alun Wyn Jones will captain Wales in their first Rugby World Cup warm-up match against England on Sunday. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

Alun Wyn Jones will become Wales’ most-capped player when he leads a powerful team into Sunday’s World Cup warm-up clash against England. It will be (...)

Leinster’s Jordan Larmour in action against Wasps at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry, England, in January. Photograph: ©INPHO/Gary Carr

For a player who because of inexperience could appear vulnerable or open to self-doubt, Jordan Larmour says he’s breezing nicely into the heaving brea(...)

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