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 Mako Vunipola gets over to score England’s second try during the  Autumn Nations Cup against Wales at  Parc y Scarlets. Photograph: Robbie Stephenson/Inpho

Wales 13 England 24 England booked their place in the Autumn Nations Cup final by beating battling Wales 24-13 at Parc y Scarlets. Eddie Jones’s men(...)

Ireland’s James Lowe scores a debut try against Wales. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

During a wide-ranging interview earlier in the week Mako Vunipola referenced James Lowe describing him as “one of the best wingers in Europe for the p(...)

  James Lowe of Ireland celebrates with team mates after scoring his  try against Wales. Photograph: Brian Lawless/Getty Images

The All Blacks are hardly pining for James Lowe like the Irish were watching Jack Grealish at Wembley, but the benefit to their respective nations of (...)

French scumhalf Antoine Dupont celebrates with try scorer Charles Ollivon and  Teddy Thomas during the game against Wales at the Stade de France. Photograph:  Anne-Christine Poujoulat/AFP via Getty Images

France have just embarked upon a revised six-game, end-of-year schedule which sparked such a ferocious row between the federation (FFR) and the clubs (...)

 Ireland’s Jordan Larmour scores the first try of the game. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

When scrum coach John Fogarty was asked at the captains’ run on Friday what threat Wales held, he referenced coach Wayne Pivac and his Scarlets team o(...)

Ireland’s Andrew Conway tackles Wales’ Ken Owens during the match at the Aviva Stadium. Photo: Donall Farmer/PA Wire.

Ireland 24 Wales 14 Rumours of Ireland’s demise appear premature. This was only the second game of the Six Nations and only the second game of the An(...)

Dan Biggar competes for a ball with Jacob Stockdale during last year’s  Six Nations clash at  Principality Stadium, Cardiff. Wales won 25-7 to clinch the Grand Slam.  Photograph:Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Six Nations: Ireland v Wales Kick-off: 2.15pm. Venue: Aviva Stadium. How to follow: The Irish Times liveblog will begin(...)

 Josh Adams of Wales celebrates with Dan Biggar after scoring his team’s second try against Italy. Photograph: Getty Images

Wales 42 Italy 0 Wales made a strong start to their defence of the Six Nations title by beating Italy 42-0 at the Principality Stadium on Saturday af(...)

Wales’ coach Warren Gatland during a training session at the International Stadium, Yokohama. Photograph:  Adam Davy/PA Wire.

Rugby World Cup semi-final: Wales v South Africa Kick-off: 9am Irish time, Sunday. Venue: International Stadium, Yokohama. How to follow: T(...)

 Liam Williams, seen here  preparing for a Wales training session  on Wednesday, has been ruled out of the Rugby World Cup semi-final against South Africa on Sunday according to the BBC. Photograph:  Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

Wales fullback Liam Williams has been ruled out of Sunday’s Rugby World Cup semi-final against South Africa after sustaining an ankle injury, the BBC(...)

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