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# wales - Today’s News

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 - Yesterday’s News

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.

# wales - Monday 19 February, 2018

Wales give 'green light' for returning stars Faletau, Halfpenny, Biggar and Williams

Warren Gatland’s injury list has been considerably shortened ahead of Saturday’s clash with Ireland.

Focus inwards as Ireland bid to end winless run against Wales

Losses in Cardiff and a draw last time out in Dublin have left Ireland without a Six Nations win over Wales since 2014.

'These are players we'd love to see playing in Wales and playing in the red jersey'

Shane Williams is hopeful Wales can hang onto more players like James McCarthy in the future.

Schmidt calls up Scannell, Cooney and Ringrose to Ireland's Six Nations squad

Meanwhile, Tadhg Furlong, Iain Henderson and James Ryan are progressing on the injury front.

# wales - Sunday 18 February, 2018

‘He’s always had to prove himself’ - Ken Owens believes Warren Gatland doesn’t get credit he deserves

Gatland will take charge of his 100th game as Wales boss against Ireland at the Aviva Stadium this Saturday.

# wales - Saturday 17 February, 2018

From Magnitude 4.4 earthquake strikes southwest Britain Wales

Magnitude 4.4 earthquake strikes southwest Britain

The earthquake struck at 2.31pm near Swansea, Wales.

'You heard the likes of Darce and Drico talking about it when you were in your mid-20s'

Fergus McFadden has been rejuvenated this season and has returned to the Ireland set-up.

# wales - Friday 16 February, 2018

Chris Farrell has 'his nose in front' for Ireland's 13 shirt - Schmidt

The Munster centre is expected to replace Robbie Henshaw for the clash with Wales.

Ireland are firm favourites but Schmidt warns of new Welsh strengths

Warren Gatland’s team have been using their forwards to pass the ball more often.

# wales - Tuesday 13 February, 2018

A definitive ranking of the best Six Nations tries so far 6 Of The Best This post contains videos

A definitive ranking of the best Six Nations tries so far

32 tries into the 2018 Championship, we give you the cream that’s risen to the top.

# wales - Monday 12 February, 2018

Terrific Thomas, excellent Earls and the rest of our Six Nations Team of the Week Round 2 This post contains videos

Terrific Thomas, excellent Earls and the rest of our Six Nations Team of the Week

Scotland got back in the winners’ circle. England and Ireland marched on. But who stood out for you?

# wales - Saturday 10 February, 2018

Was this a try? TMO decision denies Wales in their narrow loss against England Six Nations This post contains a poll This post contains videos

Was this a try? TMO decision denies Wales in their narrow loss against England

Controversy surrounded the decision to disallow Gareth Anscombe’s try.

# wales - Friday 9 February, 2018

England have All Blacks' strength in depth - Shane Williams

England’s strength in depth is comparable to the All Blacks, according to Wales legend Shane Williams.

Alun Wyn Jones laughs off verbal grenades from 'Uncle Eddie'

Considering his bad manners, the Wales captain noted: “my parents have been saying that for many years, and I am married now so…”

# wales - Monday 5 February, 2018

Wonderful Welsh dominate our Six Nations Team of the Week

Who stood out for you?

# wales - Sunday 4 February, 2018

From 'If you have to use a shock collar, you don't know how to train a dog - end of story' Electric Shock

'If you have to use a shock collar, you don't know how to train a dog - end of story'

There are calls for the Ireland to follow Scotland in banning the use of the canine training devices.

# wales - Saturday 3 February, 2018

Wonderful Wales unleash their Scarlets to thrash Scotland

Warren Gatland’s men lit up the opening day of the Six Nations.

# wales - Sunday 28 January, 2018

English club struggles could spill into Six Nations, says Gatland

Reigning European champions Saracens are England’s sole representatives in the Champions Cup quarter-finals, catching Warren Gatland’s eye.

# wales - Wednesday 24 January, 2018

Wales hit by Liam Williams setback after Biggar blow

Wales coach Warren Gatland said Liam Williams will be “rehabbed extensively over the next couple of weeks” but may require an operation.

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