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#Sam Warburton

# sam-warburton - Wednesday 13 March, 2019

Warburton hails 'brilliant' Gatland for transforming Welsh rugby

Gatland has won three Six Nations titles, two Grand Slams and reached the semi-finals of the 2011 World Cup.

# sam-warburton - Saturday 21 July, 2018

Sam Warburton retirement a 'red flag' for rugby

The former Wales and British Lions captain this week announced he was hanging up his boots at the age of 29.

# sam-warburton - Thursday 19 July, 2018

Warburton overwhelmed by support following shock retirement announcement

“Never in a million years expected this much support. I cannot put into words how much it means to me.”

# sam-warburton - Wednesday 18 July, 2018

Lions captain Sam Warburton announces surprise retirement from rugby at 29

It’s a major blow for Wales head coach Warren Gatland ahead of next year’s World Cup in Japan.

# sam-warburton - Saturday 30 December, 2017

British and Irish Lions captain heads sports New Year Honours list

Sam Warburton has skippered the team on two separate tours.

# sam-warburton - Friday 8 December, 2017

Wales star Sam Warburton ruled out of Six Nations with knee injury

The Lions captain has undergone surgery on his knee.

# sam-warburton - Tuesday 12 September, 2017

Big blow for Wales and Cardiff as neck surgery to sideline Warburton until 2018

The Lions captain will be out for four months.

# sam-warburton - Saturday 8 July, 2017

The massive Romain Poite call that decided the Lions v All Blacks series Ref Justice This post contains videos

The massive Romain Poite call that decided the Lions v All Blacks series

Poite decided that Ken Owens was accidentally offside, and chose not to award a late penalty.

'I was ready for extra-time': Warburton left speechless after drawn series

Kieran Read said he felt ‘pretty hollow’ on the occasion of his 100th All Black cap.

# sam-warburton - Friday 30 June, 2017

Analysis: The key areas for the Lions if they are to win in Wellington

We’ve looked at the areas where Warren Gatland’s side need to be better against the All Blacks.

Family man Warburton teams up with O'Brien after taking over from POM

The 28-year-old Lions captain has taken over from Peter O’Mahony for this weekend.

# sam-warburton - Thursday 29 June, 2017

'It was a tough call' - O'Mahony goes from captain to out of the Lions' Test 23

The Munster man has been left out of the second Test squad.

# sam-warburton - Sunday 25 June, 2017

Changes on the cards as Lions set to 'shake it up' with selection

Warren Gatland name-checked Maro Itoje and Sam Warburton as two possible inclusions.

# sam-warburton - Monday 12 June, 2017

O'Brien's performance puts pressure on returning captain Warburton

‘I know there’s every chance that I might not even get involved in that first Test.’

# sam-warburton - Friday 9 June, 2017

'We've spoken about the potential of that happening': Lions have captaincy contingency plans

Sam Warburton continues to struggle with an ankle injury, although Graham Rowntree has played down the severity of the problem.

# sam-warburton - Thursday 8 June, 2017

Opportunity knocks for O'Brien as Warburton sidelined with ankle injury

Warren Gatland confirmed the Wales openside has an ankle issue.

# sam-warburton - Sunday 4 June, 2017

Lions to dedicate performances in New Zealand to victims of London attack

The touring squad were shocked by the news from London.

# sam-warburton - Wednesday 31 May, 2017

Te'o at 12, the Irish contingent and more Lions team talking points

The quality of the Lions’ bench to face the NZ Provincial Barbarians indicates their depth.

# sam-warburton - Thursday 20 April, 2017

Lions 'clutching at straws' if Ireland's Chicago win an inspiration, insists Steve Hansen

‘We are going to get a similar game style to what we’ve always got whenever we’ve played a Warren Gatland team’ says the all Blacks coach.

# sam-warburton - Tuesday 11 April, 2017

Leading Lion Sam Warburton sidelined for six weeks before tour to NZ

The tour kicks off in Whangarei in just under nine weeks’ time.

# sam-warburton - Thursday 2 February, 2017

Sam Warburton starts for Wales against Italy

Meanwhile, scrum-half Rhys Webb has been recalled after missing most of the November programme through injury.

# sam-warburton - Tuesday 17 January, 2017

'We want Sam to concentrate on his game' - Howley on call to change Wales captain

Alun Wyn Jones will lead the side for this year’s Six Nations campaign.

# sam-warburton - Tuesday 4 October, 2016

Surgery for Warburton after JVDF clash, flanker hopes to return in time for Wales' November Tests

The Wales captain suffered a fractured cheekbone in the loss to Leinster.

# sam-warburton - Saturday 18 June, 2016

Gatland proud despite series loss to New Zealand

After suffering a 36-22 loss to New Zealand that sealed their fate in the series, Wales coach Warren Gatland nonetheless expressed pride.

# sam-warburton - Monday 31 August, 2015

Gatland willing to start without Warburton after Tipuric's 'best performance in a Welsh jersey'

There’s only room for one lucky seven at a time the starting line-up.

Wales have revealed their World Cup squad and there's a couple of surprises

Only two hookers and five locks?

# sam-warburton - Sunday 10 May, 2015

Scarlets pull clear of Connacht in race for Champions Cup qualification

Rhys Priestland kicked 11 points on his last home appearance for Scarlets.

# sam-warburton - Thursday 5 March, 2015

We'll Leave it There So: Roy Keane summonsed, Warburton's hi-tech icer and the rest of today’s sport

Meanwhile, Swansea’s Bafetimbi Gomis has taken to Twitter to allay concerns following his collapse on the pitch against Tottenham.

Sam Warburton is hoping this hi-tech icer can help him be fit to face Ireland

What ever happened to a bag of peas?

# sam-warburton - Monday 2 March, 2015

One of Wales' key players looks odds-on to be fit for their Six Nations clash with Ireland

The team captain suffered a contusion to his knee during his country’s defeat of France at the weekend.

# sam-warburton - Friday 6 February, 2015

Wales has been pumped for English visit since Christmas -- Warburton ready burst the 6 Nations open

The principality can lay down a big World Cup marker if they play half as well as they did on England’s last visit.

# sam-warburton - Saturday 10 January, 2015

Ben Te'o looked particularly beastly at 13 when boshing Sam Warburton earlier

Leinster fans will be hoping this is a glimpse of things to come.

# sam-warburton - Monday 14 July, 2014

Wales captain Warburton could be clubless as civil war continues

The 25-year-old is facing the possibility of having no club side for the start of the season.

# sam-warburton - Thursday 13 February, 2014

Analysis: Ireland win the battle of the chop tackle to stifle Wales

Joe Schmidt’s men showed signs that they had prepared themselves for the Welsh defensive tactics.

# sam-warburton - Wednesday 5 February, 2014

'We want to be a team that delivers every week' - Ireland's Chris Henry

The Ireland flanker feels it’s time for Ireland to string wins together, with Wales next in their sights.

# sam-warburton - Sunday 26 January, 2014

Toulon offered Warburton €850k a year after failing to land O'Brien

In the end, the Heineken Cup champions got Ben Mowen and Leigh Halfpenny. Handy consolation prizes.

# sam-warburton - Saturday 25 January, 2014

Wales captain Sam Warburton becomes first player to sign central contract

The WRU have followed the lead of their Irish counterparts to snap up their captain.

# sam-warburton - Monday 13 January, 2014

Injury worries as Wales prepare to name Six Nations squad

Captain Sam Warburton and Gethin Jenkins are major doubts for the tournament opener against Italy.

# sam-warburton - Friday 13 December, 2013

Toulon open door to Halfpenny, close it on Warburton

The club president says the Lions skipper has priced himself out of a move.

# sam-warburton - Wednesday 6 November, 2013

Warburton unfazed by reunion with Irish ref Rolland

The Dubliner controversially sent off the Welsh captain in the first half of a 2011 Rugby World Cup semi-final defeat to France.

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