Gareth Anscombe

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George North scores Wales’ fourth try against Italy in Cardiff. Photograph:David Davies/PA

Wales 38-14 Italy Wales moved to second in the table with an ultimately comfortable victory over Italy, who suffered their 16th successive Six Nation(...)

The consistently high performance of the Irish scrum has been a revelation. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

There are many eternal truths in rugby. The first is that ‘forwards win matches, backs decide by how much’. While Jonny Sexton’s Parisian drop goal (...)

Ireland’s Jacob Stockdale celebrates his try against Wales with Conor Murray and Chris Farrell. Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times

What is happening to our defence when we have the ball? It may take counterfactualisation or counterfactual theory of causation (bear with me!) to und(...)

Jacob Stockdale runs in to score Ireland’s crucial fifth try against Wales. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Even the greatest sporting teams require their fair share luck in order to turn talent into silverware, and Ireland’s Grand Slam chasers will prove no(...)

Ireland’s Jacob Stockdale  scores his side’s fourth try past Wales’ Leigh Halfpenny  during the Six Nations match at the Aviva Stadium, Dublin.

Ireland 37 Wales 27 When Peter O’Mahony appeared to have something to say to Gareth Davies in the immediate aftermath of helping Cian Healy burrow ov(...)

 Jacob Stockdale scores the clinching try in overtime. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Ireland 37 Wales 27 Ireland and Wales don’t tend to do dull but even by their standards this was a bizarre, rip-roaring, riotous rollercoaster of a g(...)

Ireland players at the captain’s run in the Aviva Stadium, Dublin. Photograph: ©INPHO/Tommy Dickson

Once more 2.15pm on a Saturday at Lansdowne Road is Six Nations time. But this will be different from a fortnight ago. The forecast is set fair and th(...)

 Dan Biggar: the outhalf’s return should improve Wales’ aerial game.  Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

The amount of insider information and crossover in coaching methods involving any Ireland-Wales game has only intensified recently given the make-up o(...)

Wales coach Warren Gatland says  his side will have to target Ireland’s halfbacks Conor Murray and Johnny Sexton in Saturday’s Six Nations encounter. photograph:   Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Wales will attempt to shut down Ireland halfback stars Johnny Sexton and Conor Murray in Saturday’s Six Nations clash in Dublin. Gatland, who this we(...)

Gareth Anscombe: was denied a perfectly legitimate try against England when it was ruled out by the New Zealand TMO Glenn Newman. Photograph: Glyn Kirk/AFP/Getty

Uneasily lay the mantle of favouritism in Paris, and so could be the case again this coming Saturday when Wales pitch up in the Aviva Stadium. Little(...)

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