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Rory Best: ”We always strive to get better. We haven’t done that.”

Long before the finish of this 25-7 defeat the Welsh fans were laughing in unison. Laughing at Joe Schmidt’s decision to let the heavens into the(...)

 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 (...)

 Saturday’s clash in Cardiff will mark Joe Schmidt’s 30th and last Six Nations game as Ireland’s head coach, and also Warren Gatland’s 50th and last for Wales. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Ireland appear to have drawn something of a short straw again. Playing England first-up they ran into a hugely motivated team who’d had a fortnight t(...)

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 (...)

Ospreys’ Luke Morgan beats Tom Prydie of Scarlets to score a try during the Guinness Pro 14 game at the Liberty Stadium in December. Photograph: Alex Davidson/Inpho

Welsh rugby is set for its most radical overhaul since 2003 with the country’s two most successful professional sides – Ospreys and Scarlets – poised (...)

 Gareth Anscombe will wear the 10 jersey for Wales against England. Photograph: Michael Steele/Getty Images

Gareth Anscombe will start at outhalf for Wales in Saturday’s Guinness Six Nations clash against England at the Principality Stadium. Anscombe has be(...)

Leigh Halfpenny went off late against Australia after being on the receiving end of a late challenge from Wallabies centre Samu Kerevi. Photograph:  Ian Cook/ CameraSport via Getty Images

Leigh Halfpenny looks set to miss the start of Wales’ Six Nations campaign. The Scarlets fullback has not played since suffering concussion during Wa(...)

Liam Williams scores Wales’ 10th try during the autumn international against  Tonga at the Principality Stadium in  Cardiff. Photograph: Rebecca Naden/Reuters

Liam Williams will replace fullback Leigh Halfpenny in the Wales team for Saturday’s autumn international against South Africa in Cardiff. Halfpenny (...)

Wales’ Justin Tipuric in action against    Ben Toolis of Scotland during their 21-10 victory  last weekend in Cardiff. Photograph:  Charlie Crowhurst/Getty Images

Justin Tipuric can see no let-up in what he describes as the “crazy” competition for backrow places in the Wales team. Wales’ revered backrow streng(...)

  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(...)

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