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Wales flanker Dan Lydiate suffered knee ligament damage in the opening Six Nations game against Ireland and could be out for the season. Photograph:  David Davies/PA Wire

Wales boss Wayne Pivac must make at least four changes to his starting line-up for Saturday’s Guinness Six Nations clash against Scotland. Wing Halla(...)

Ireland’s James Lowe consoles Billy Burns after his missed penalty kick to touch in the Six Nations game against Wales in Cardiff. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

At face value, it would appear that next Sunday’s match in the Aviva Stadium is perfectly set-up for France. They flexed their muscles to beat Italy 5(...)

Wales head coach Wayne Pivac has seen his team struggle since taking over the job. Photo: Robbie Stephenson/Inpho

When will Welsh rugby get the message when it comes to the English rugby clubs? Well they still desperately want to be invited to join the English P(...)

Wales’ Louis Rees-Zammit  scores his side’s first try of the game during the Autumn Nations Cup match against Georgia at Parc y Scarlets. Photograph:  David Davies/PA Wire

Wales 18 Georgia 0 Wales eased the pressure on head coach Wayne Pivac with an 18-0 Autumn Nations Cup win over Georgia in Llanelli. Nineteen-year-ol(...)

Ross Byrne couls at start at outhalf for Ireland against England on Saturday. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

One of the more curious sub-plots to this week’s England-Ireland game at Twickenham is that the two outhalves in the Irish squad twice faced off again(...)

Leinster’s Rob Kearney and Fergus McFadden lift the Guinness Pro 14 trophy after the victory over Ulster in the final at the Aviva Stadium in September. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

The reaction to the probability of the four South African Super Rugby franchises joining an expanded Pro 16 has been mixed. By and large, the response(...)

Hugo Keenan has been named at fullback in Leinster’s side to take on the Dragons at the RDS on Friday night. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Pro14: Leinster v Dragons, RDS, Friday, 8.15pm – Live on Eir Sport Leo Cullen’s decision to switch Hugo Keenan to fullback with Jordan Larmour moving(...)

Stuart Lancaster would welcome the addition of further South African franchises to the Pro14. Photograph: Tom O’Hanlon/Inpho

Stuart Lancaster knows a thing or two about England and Saracens, and amid the ongoing hangover brought about by Leinster’s Champions Cup quarter-fina(...)

Billy Vunipola of Saracens touches down to score his team’s second try during the Champions Cup Final match between Saracens and Leinster at St James’s Park last year. Photograph: Getty

Of all the games Leinster supporters wanted to attend, and of all the games Leinster wanted their supporters to fill the Aviva Stadium and be in full (...)

Alun Wyn Jones will earn a joint-Test record of 148 caps when Wales face Scotland on Saturday. Photograph: Shaun Botterill/Getty

Wales captain Alun Wyn Jones will equal the world record for most international rugby union appearances in Saturday’s Guinness Six Nations clash again(...)

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