Neil Jenkins

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Johnny Sexton: “I’ve got to concentrate on myself and bringing the best performances out of myself and see where that gets me.” Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Johnny Sexton may be a relative Lions’ veteran, and a proven winner as their chief playmaker in all three tests in Australia four years ago, but he re(...)

England hooker Dylan Hartley could be called up for the Lions’ tour of New Zealand if Wales’ Ken Owens is ruled out through injury. Photograph:   Mike Egerton/PA Wire

Dylan Hartley missed out on a British & Irish Lions tour in 2013 after being sent off in the Premiership final and banned, but the England captain(...)

 Ken Owens has suffered an ankle injury. Photograph: Inpho

British and Irish Lions hooker Ken Owens has been ruled out of the Scarlets’ Guinness Pro12 play-off clash against Leinster on Friday. The Scarlets s(...)

Leigh Halfpenny kicks a penalty during the Six Nations match against Scotland at Murrayfield. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Leigh Halfpenny accepts he made an error of judgement in turning down a kick at goal during Wales’ Six Nations defeat to Scotland. Fullback Halfpenny(...)

Alun Wyn Jones: “You have to try and get into the mind of the opposition,” said the Welsh captain, “but it’s very easy to overthink these things.” Photograph: Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty Images

Alun Wyn Jones says Wales must be ready to “expect the unexpected” when they chase a 10th successive victory over Scotland on Saturday. Wales will ar(...)

Ireland begin their Six Nations campaign at Murrayfield Stadium this weekend. Photograph: PA

Even before a ball is passed or punted, the 2017 Six Nations Championship feels different. There is more potential intrigue than at any time since Ita(...)

Jonathan Sexton kicks at goal against Montpellier, a game in which he reached a landmark in Champions Cup rugby. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/inpho

Jonathan Sexton reached a milestone in Champions Cup rugby in the 55th minute of last Friday night’s 57-3 victory over Montpellier at the RDS when con(...)

 Taulupe Faletau is set to return to the Wales side for their final November clash against South Africa. Photograph: Getty/MIchael Steele

Taulupe Faletau looks set to make a Test match return on Saturday — despite playing less than an hour of competitive rugby in 12 weeks. The Bath numb(...)

Rob Howley will take over as Wales head coach while Warren Gatland is on Lions duty. Photograph: Getty

Rob Howley has been named as Wales head coach while Warren Gatland concentrates on his New Zealand tour role with the British and Irish Lions for the (...)

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(...)

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