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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 (...)

 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 (...)

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 (...)

 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(...)

 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 Tyler Bleyendaal at the  Liberty Stadium in Swansea. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Ospreys 16 Munster 21 Munster demand perfection and even this deserved – if eventually narrow – victory over the Ospreys didn’t please everyone in Ra(...)

Taulupe Faletau will be among the replacements for the visit of Ireland on Friday. Photograph: Getty Images

Wales boss Rob Howley has named an unchanged team for Friday’s RBS 6 Nations clash against Ireland in Cardiff. Howley keeps faith with the team beat(...)

Munster’sJean Kleyn: will miss the next eight to 10 weeks with a neck injury.Photograph: Inpho

The legacy of Munster’s emphatic victory over the Newport Gwent Dragons last weekend came with a particularly costly tariff following confirmation tha(...)

Rhys Webb of Wales talks with team mates Rob Evans and Sam Davies during a training session in Cardiff. Photo: Michael Steele/Getty Images

Wales have made two changes to their starting line-up for Saturday’s Six Nations clash against England in Cardiff. Both switches are in the front-row(...)

Pat Lam faces another patch-up job ahead of Connacht’s Champions Cup fixtures with Zebre and Toulouse. Photograph: Inpho/Ian Cook

Connacht coach Pat Lam has urged his injury-ravaged squad to defy a host of potential absentees and make history by qualifying for the last eight of t(...)

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