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 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(...)

Josh Navidi will miss the rest of the Rugby World Cup with a hamstring injury. Photograph: Michael Steele/Getty

Wales are set to call a back into their World Cup squad as a replacement for hamstring injury victim Josh Navidi. Cardiff Blues wing Owen Lane and Os(...)

Ireland centre Bundee Aki makes a break during the International match between Wales and Ireland at Principality Stadium  in Cardiff on Saturday. Photograph: Stu Forster/Getty Images

Wales 17 Ireland 22 This was far from perfect, but Ireland at least produced a reaction and generated a feel-better factor, if not entirely feel-good(...)

Ireland outhalf Jack Carty sets up the attack for the game’s first try during Ireland’s 22-17 win over Wales   in Cardiff. Photograph: Stu Forster/Getty Images

Of all his birthdays Jack Carty is unlikely to ever forget his 27th. He wore the fabled Irish number 10 jersey for the first time, was part of a winni(...)

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 (...)

Jacob Stockdale celebrates his first try against Wales. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Wales 17 Ireland 22 That was a little more like it. Ireland restored a degree of confidence and momentum from what was a much more hard-earned win t(...)

Peter O’Mahony talks during the Ireland Captain’s Run at  Carton House on Friday. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Wales v Ireland, Principality Stadium. Cardiff, Saturday, 2.30pm – Live on Channel 4. As mere footnotes in history go, this has a fair amount riding (...)

James Ryan during an Ireland squad session at Carton House. The Leinster man returns to the Ireland starting XV for the visit to Wales. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Another warm-up friendly and another World Cup trial, the last before Joe Schmidt and his assistant coaches finalise their 31-man squad for Japan on S(...)

Will Addison is in line to play fullback in the World Cup warm-up against Wales in cardiff on Sunday. Photograph:  Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Opportunity knocks for one last time before Ireland’s 31-man squad is finalised for the World Cup when Joe Schmidt announces his side to face Wales in(...)

Rory Best:  needs a big game over one of the next two Saturdays against Wales after his  struggles at Twickenham. Photograph:  David Rogers/RFU/The RFU Collection via Getty Images

Let’s begin by looking at the positives. Things can hardly get any worse, or at any rate this Ireland team can hardly play any worse, can they? Furth(...)

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