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# wales - Wednesday 11 April, 2018

Wales' most capped player agrees terms for 14th season with the Blues

Gethin Jenkins is playing on for another year at least.

# wales - Monday 9 April, 2018

Wales to face Scotland for charity in rare all-northern November clash

Australia, Tonga and South Africa will also play Tests against Wales in November, the WRU has revealed.

# wales - Monday 26 March, 2018

100-cap Cavani hands Giggs his first defeat as Wales boss in China Cup final El Matador This post contains videos

100-cap Cavani hands Giggs his first defeat as Wales boss in China Cup final

Uruguay claimed a 1-0 win thanks to the PSG striker, who marked the milestone by scoring the decisive goal.

# wales - Sunday 25 March, 2018

Former Wales and Lions prop Adam Jones to retire at the end of the season

Jones will remain with Premiership club Harlequins as assistant forwards coach when he hangs up his boots at the end of the season.

# wales - Thursday 22 March, 2018

Bale becomes Wales' all-time record goalscorer with hat-trick as Giggs gets off to a winning start All Too Easy This post contains videos

Bale becomes Wales' all-time record goalscorer with hat-trick as Giggs gets off to a winning start

The Real Madrid star overtook Ian Rush with the 27th, 28th and 29th goals for his country in a 6-0 win over China.

# wales - Wednesday 21 March, 2018

Giggs more nervous ahead of Wales managerial debut than he ever was as a player

The ex-Manchester United winger takes charge for the first time on Thursday.

# wales - Tuesday 20 March, 2018

From TheJournal.ie One killed after Red Arrows plane crashes at RAF base Wales

One killed after Red Arrows plane crashes at RAF base

Two people were on board the jet at the time.

# wales - Sunday 18 March, 2018

'Congratulations to Ireland... they deserve that, but they'll know they were a little bit lucky as well'

The Wales head coach spoke after their win over France.

# wales - Saturday 17 March, 2018

England slip to worst finish since 1987 in final Six Nations table

Wales and Scotland claimed narrow wins to edge their way up the standings.

# wales - Friday 16 March, 2018

France defeat Wales to complete 2018 Women's Six Nations Grand Slam Champions This post contains videos

France defeat Wales to complete 2018 Women's Six Nations Grand Slam

A straightforward win saw France score six tries at Colwyn Bay.

# wales - Sunday 11 March, 2018

Wales work their way into second place with laboured bonus point win over Italy

Liam Williams was hooked at half-time by Warren Gatland, who cut a frustrated figure throughout Wales’ five-try win.

Ireland Women aiming to bring offloading style to the fore against Scots

Ciara Griffin and her team were very impressive in their victory over Wales two weekends ago.

# wales - Friday 9 March, 2018

'Outstanding' Wales are not disrespecting Italy, insists O'Shea

Wales may have made 10 changes for the visit of Italy, but that is not a sign of disrespect according to Conor O’Shea.

# wales - Sunday 4 March, 2018

Wales centre Davies provides hospital 'taxi service' in Storm Emma

“I think there was about 20 or so volunteers — it was good to see that people were helping out and doing their bit.”

# wales - Thursday 1 March, 2018

Roux energised and relishing the challenge of Schmidt work-ons

The Connacht lock is working hard to stay involved in Ireland’s Six Nations setup and hopes to achieve ‘something special’ in the weeks ahead.

# wales - Monday 26 February, 2018

'With the Ireland U18s, I was eight tries in five games, so I'm dropping off now!'

21-year-old Jacob Stockdale has scored eight tries in his first seven Tests for Ireland.

21-year-old Ryan a force for Ireland as he holds himself to highest standards

The Leinster lock is already an impressive presence in Test rugby.

# wales - Sunday 25 February, 2018

'Anything over 44 minutes, we have won... anything 37 or below, they have won' Bip

'Anything over 44 minutes, we have won... anything 37 or below, they have won'

Warren Gatland was disappointed with the ‘stop-start’ nature of Ireland’s win over Wales.

Last year's defeat in Edinburgh still rankles in Grand Slam-chasing Ireland squad

10 straight Test wins for Ireland set them on course for a mouth-watering meeting with Gregor Townsend’s impressive side.

Ireland well positioned to claim Six Nations but Schmidt concerned about defence

After Scotland’s win over England, Ireland are five points clear at the top of the table.

# wales - Saturday 24 February, 2018

Injuries not concerning for Schmidt, who backs Sexton call to 'seize the moment'

Injuries not concerning for Schmidt, who backs Sexton call to 'seize the moment'

Keith Earls suffered cramp, while Ireland’s halfbacks also picked up knocks against Wales.

Farrell outstanding, Ireland's depth delivers and a huge effort from the pack

Joe Schmidt will pick out the flaws in his team’s display but there were many positives.

Player ratings as Ireland see off Wales in Six Nations thriller

Chris Farrell and Keith Earls were consistently excellent in a topsy-turvy affair.

Grand Slam hopes alive as Ireland notch bonus-point win against Wales

Joe Schmidt’s men scored five tries in a stunning Six Nations clash.

As it happened: Ireland v Wales, Six Nations

Joe Schmidt’s side faced Wales in round three of the championship.

Fierce fraternal rivalry makes Wales a pivotal point in Ireland's season

New faces on the pitch do not diminish the spiky relationship between these sides.

# wales - Friday 23 February, 2018

Ireland U20s come up just short in wild Donnybrook encounter with Wales

There were 11 tries in a frenetic game in Dublin.

Best allays concern over Sexton fitness, plans an unhappy 100th for Gatland

The out-half needed some physio attention at the Aviva Stadium today, but returned to finish out the session, according to the captain.

'One opposition coach has tried to create that story': Schmidt defends Ireland's creative powers

Ahead of tomorrow’s clash with Wales, Schmidt sought to dispel comments Warren Gatland made in 2015.

# wales - Thursday 22 February, 2018

Highly-rated Hume set for U20s debut as captain O'Brien moves to wing

Hooker Ronan Kelleher and scrum-half Jonny Stewart have returned to the starting XV.

'I get a call every Monday from the old man and mum, trying to tweak my game'

Bundee Aki has more than Joe Schmidt to answer to when the odd pass goes astray.

# wales - Wednesday 21 February, 2018

Porter to start for Ireland as Furlong and Henderson set to miss out

James Ryan is set to return to Ireland’s second row for the Six Nations clash with Wales.

Four changes for Ireland as Griggs names starting team to welcome Wales

Kick-off at Donnybrook is 3pm on Sunday.

'It can't be a risk, he has to be fully fit' - Furlong's hamstring a major worry

Andrew Porter and John Ryan are next in line for Joe Schmidt’s team.

# wales - Tuesday 20 February, 2018

'Everyone has cues. He has a few more cues than other out-halves'

Rob Kearney will be a key part of the battle of the backfield and the kicking games on Saturday.

CJ Stander pushes passing skills as opposition analyse his ball-carrying

The number eight says Munster boss Johann van Graan has helped him to develop.

'Average is not acceptable' - Farrell left fuming by conceded tries against Italy

The Ireland defence coach was not a happy man as Ireland switched off against Italy.

James Ryan fully fit while Furlong and Henderson are 'hitting their markers'

Andy Farrell says Ireland won’t take any risks with their tighthead and second row.

Faletau misses out as Wales name starting XV to face Ireland

However, Gatland has been able to recall Liam Williams, Leigh Halfpenny and Dan Biggar for his 100th match in charge of the Principality.

'They'd have made me Prince of Wales after some games but beheaded me the next week'

Former Wales wing Shane Williams is worried about Ireland’s kicking game.

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