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Rhys Patchell will make his first start for Wales in 15 months in Saturday’s World Cup warm-up match against Ireland. Photograph:    Harry Trump/Getty Images

Warren Gatland says it is important that Wales are “rugby-ready” as they move towards their World Cup opener against Georgia. Wales complete a busy t(...)

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(...)

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(...)

Tom Price of Scarlets beats Mike Haley of Munster to the ball during the Guinness Pro 14 game at  Parc y Scarlets. Photograph: Alex Davidson/Inpho

Scarlets 10 Munster 6 A defiant defensive performance earned Scarlets a well-deserved Guinness Pro14 victory over Munster in terrible conditions at P(...)

Rory Scannell will become the youngest player to reach 100 appearances for province. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

The Scarlets may languish in fifth place in Conference B but they are just five point behind Benetton Rugby in second place and coach Wayne Pivac will(...)

Ross Moriarty is tackled by South Africa’s Elton Jantjies during Wales’ win in Washington. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/AFP

Warren Gatland praised Wales’ next generation of young talent after they held on to secure a dramatic 22-20 victory over South Africa at Washington’s (...)

Leinster’s Isa Nacewa lifts the trophy as he celebrates victory in the Pro14 final over Scarlets at the Aviva Stadium, his final game for the province. Photograph:  James Crombie/Inpho

Leinster 40 Scarlets 32 And so all that remains to be achieved is a first series win against one of the Southern Hemisphere big three since 1979. A(...)

Isa Nacewa has been named in the Leinster team for Saturday’s Pro14 final. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Leinster head coach Leo Cullen has confirmed that his captain Isa Nacewa will lead the side out on what will be his 185th and final appearance for the(...)

How Munster’s Sam Arnold fares againstScarlets’ Scott Williams will be worth watching. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Munster v Scarlets, Thomond Park, Saturday, 5.30 (live on Sky Sports Arena) Ordinarily a game against the Guinness Pro14 champions would appeal to Mu(...)

James Davies: the Scarlets flanker has been released from the Welsh national squad and will line out against Ulster.  Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Scarlets v Ulster, Parc y Scarlets (7.35, live on BBC2) Given the Scarlets double-digit personnel commitment to the Wales squad for the Six Nations (...)

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