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# UKad
Welsh rugby player to serve four-year ban for anti-doping violation
The amateur player accepted the charge but disputed the suspension, claiming he might have ingested contaminated meat.
# Breaking
Wales v Scotland in the Six Nations is now OFF after late change of mind
Earlier, the WRU had said the game would go ahead but sense has finally prevailed.
# in the spotlight
Gambling firm's integrity unit blew whistle on Wales assistant coach Howley
‘We’re checking in on his wellbeing as we formalise our processes to get through the investigation,’ says WRU CEO Martyn Phillips.
# Hot Water
Bath likely to be fined for releasing Taulupe Faletau to play for Wales
Premiership Rugby policy prevents clubs from releasing non-English players for Tests outside of the official window.
# au revoir rhys
Wales scrum-half Webb confirms move to France
The ‘market forces’ of Toulon look to have tempted one of Wales’ key players out of the Principality.
# New Signing
Halfpenny set to choose Scarlets over Cardiff Blues
The full-back is set to join Scarlets.
# Bail Out
Newport Gwent Dragons set for name change as WRU near takeover deal
WRU chief executive Martyn Phillips says the move will safeguard the future of rugby in the region.
# Bad Blood
Welsh rugby at crisis point as peace talks break down
The regional sides are unhappy with the level of funding on offer from the Welsh Rugby Union.
# wanted men
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.
# statement
IRB re-confirms stance on European club competition by backing unions
The International Rugby Board says it ‘supports the commitment’ of the Six Nations member unions.
# statement wars
'WRU has failed miserably': Welsh regions angrily reiterate backing for RCC with 'facts'
‘It is yet to be explained why bringing an additional £12m into the game is not in the best interests of Welsh rugby.’
# War of Words
Statement war continues as Welsh club rugby future remains in doubt
The latest words from the RRW change very little, but push the deadline for decision back a month.
# gatty
Gatland extends Welsh contract to cover 2019 World Cup
The Lions coach will be in charge of Wales for 12 years if he sees out this new deal.
# Support
Welsh regions vow their support for Rugby Champions Cup
In a major breakthrough for the English and French clubs, the Welsh regions say they are behind the new tournament.
# North by Northampton
The secret's out -- George North is off to join Northampton next season
Delight for the Saints as they capture “one of the most formidable back-three attacking players in world rugby.”
# quids in
Diagnosis money: Welsh Rugby Union follow Irish lead to lock in Jamie Roberts
The Cardiff Blues centre, who is studying to be a doctor, may get a fancy mála scoile out of this.
# Recovering
Gatland breaks both heels in domestic accident
The Wales rugby coach took a fall while on a visit back to New Zealand over Easter.
# out of 10
Six Nations: How Ireland rated against the Scots
It was another eventful evening at Lansdowne Road as Declan Kidney’s men took on the Scots. Here’s how we think they went.
Ireland v Scotland, Six Nations
Every kick and tackle and some of the atmosphere live from Lansdowne Road. Join us for Ireland’s latest Six Nations showdown.
# Rocky Road
Open thread: how do you think Ireland will do against Scotland today?
Rory Best will the skipper the side at the Aviva Stadium this evening. How are you feeling about it?
# Six Nations
We have the best backs in the world, says Heaslip
We’ll come up with plans, says the Leinster man ahead of tomorrow’s clash at Lansdowne Road.
# Six Nations
Don't forget Paris: 5 key questions for Ireland ahead of this weekend's Scotland clash
Let’s do this, Deccie.
# Code Breaker
Caption time: when ROG met Mickey Harte...
What was said between the Munster out half Ronan O’Gara and the Red Hand boss?
# in cold blood
Kearney demands greater 'killer instinct'
The in-form fullback says Ireland were just ‘one or two percent’ from victory in Paris.
# Six Nations
Opinion: Plenty still to ponder before Paris
Conor Murray could be one man punished after Ireland ran up an impressive scoreline against Italy
# Job Done
Reaction: O'Connell satisfied as focus turns to France
“We kept coming and coming and eventually broke them, which was satisfying.” said the Irish skipper.
# out of 10
Six Nations: How Ireland rated
Our man in the stand runs the rule over the victorious Irish players.
Ireland v Italy, Six Nations
We sat high in the west stand and went minute-by-minute for Ireland’s Six Nations season re-start against Italy. Read it and weep.
# Six Nations 2012
Open thread: how do you think Ireland will do today?
The Italians are in town and looking for their first win of the tournament. How do you reckon it will go?
# friendly discussion
Keyboard warriors: Rugby bloggers from Ireland and Italy file in for a Gchat debate
We called in the on-line experts to give us their thoughts ahead of tomorrow’s big game.
# unbeaten
Six Nations: Tuilagi back to make a splash for England
The Leicester centre is one of four changes as England gear up to face tournament-favourites, Wales, at Twickenham.
# Go time
Ireland need to get angry against Italians
Declan Kidney’s side need to play at a much higher tempo against the Italians and with a greater intensity this weekend, writes Tom Fox.
# Team-Sheet
Italy make four changes for trip to Dublin
Azzurri coach Jacques Brunel has named his side for Saturday’s Six Nations test against Ireland.
# Italian Job
We're ready to put our bodies on the line, insists O'Connell
Ireland’s Six Nations skipper is expecting the toughest physical challenge of the tournament against the Italian this weekend.
# Bad start
Player reaction: it came down to two mistakes, admits Paul O'Connell
“We’d put ourselves in a great position but there was a bit of work left to do and we didn’t do it.”
# Frustration
Kidney: Lessons will be learned after this
Declan Kidney cut a disappointed figure after seeing his Ireland side lose to Wales in their Six Nations opener on Sunday. George Hook, meanwhile, was scathing.
Ireland v Wales, Six Nations Championship
We went minute-by-minute for Ireland’s first game of the tournament against old foes Wales at Lansdowne Rd. Here’s how the drama unfolded.
# The heart says
Five reasons Ireland will win the Six Nations
Line up the fireworks, put the champagne on ice. We’re heading for a big Paddy’s day party at Twickenham.
# Six Nations 2012
Open thread: how do you expect Ireland to do against Wales today?
The time for talk from experts, pundits and players talk is almost over. What do you think will happen today in Ballsbridge?
# The head says
Five reasons Ireland won't win any Six Nations silverware
This way for a wet blanket and a cold, objective eye.