Michael Kiernan attempts a drop goal over Mark Ring during Ireland-Wales Five Nations match at Cardiff Arms Park in 1987. Ireland won 15-11. Photograph: Simon Bruty/Allsport

Meetings between Ireland and Wales are akin to a two-horse race, but at times over the last two or three decades it’s been easier to pick the winner o(...)

An emotional Phil Davies after Wales were beaten by Western Samoa at the Cardiff Arms Park. Photograph: Getty

While Wales 38-34 defeat to Fiji which dumped them out of the 2007 World Cup constituted a shock,it wasn’t an earth shattering one. The athleticism an(...)