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Justin Tipuric ruled out of Wales's tour to New Zealand due to concussion
Justin Tipuric is ruled out of Wales's summer tour to New Zealand due to concussion that he suffered during the Six Nations.
Apr 11, 15:39
Joe Marler looks on during the England training session at Pennyhill Park on November 7, 2013
England's Joe Marler: "I'm not a racist"
England prop Joe Marler stresses that he is not a racist as he prepares to face a World Rugby misconduct hearing.
Apr 4, 22:15
Joe Marler looks on during the England training session at Pennyhill Park on November 7, 2013
Conor O'Shea: 'Joe Marler is not racist'
Harlequins coach Conor O'Shea leaps to the defence of Joe Marler after World Rugby opened an investigation into his "gypsy boy" comment to Samson Lee.
Mar 23, 22:32
Joe Marler looks on during the England training session at Pennyhill Park on November 7, 2013
Joe Marler to face no action over abusive Samson Lee remark
Joe Marler is to avoid any action over an abusive comment aimed at Samson Lee during England's 25-21 win over Wales at Twickenham.
Mar 16, 21:07
Wales coach Warren Gatland raises a smile during Wales training at the Millennium stadium on November 3, 2014
Warren Gatland clarifies Joe Marler "banter" comment
Warren Gatland insists that he "does not condone racism of any kind" after coming under fire for describing a recent Joe Marler remark as "just banter".
Mar 16, 19:41
Wales's prop Tomas Francis lines up ahead of the 2015 Rugby World Cup warm up match between Ireland and Wales at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin, Ireland on August 29, 2015.
Wales prop Tomas Francis banned for eight weeks
Wales prop Tomas Francis is banned for eight weeks for making contact with Dan Cole's eye during a Six Nations match.
Mar 15, 14:51
Joe Marler looks on during the England training session at Pennyhill Park on November 7, 2013
Joe Marler apologises for abusive Samson Lee comment
The Welsh Rugby Union condemns a slur made by Joe Marler in the direction of Samson Lee concerning the Wales prop's heritage.
Mar 13, 20:59
Wales coach Warren Gatland raises a smile during Wales training at the Millennium stadium on November 3, 2014
Warren Gatland: 'First-half display in England defeat unacceptable'
Wales boss Warren Gatland criticises his side's disappointing first-half showing against England, claiming that he even considered making a raft of changes early on.
Mar 12, 21:34
Jonathan Davies of Wales during the RBS Six Nations match between Wales and Scotland at Millennium Stadium on March 15, 2014
Jonathan Davies wary of Manu Tuilagi danger
Wales centre Jonathan Davies admits that he is wary of the threat posed by fit-again Manu Tuilagi ahead of the Six Nations clash with England at Twickenham.
Mar 9, 13:37
Gareth Davies of Wales hands off Antoine Burban of France during the Six Nations match at the Principality Stadium on February 26, 2016
Wales name unchanged side for Six Nations clash with England
Wales name an unchanged XV for Saturday's Six Nations showdown with England, although there are three new faces on the bench.
Mar 8, 11:34
Rhys Webb of Wales goes over to score the opening try during the RBS Six Nations match between Wales and England at the Millennium Stadium on February 6, 2015
Rob Howley: 'Rhys Webb return gives Wales selection dilemma'
Wales assistant coach Rob Howley admits that his side have a "selection issue" at scrum-half following the return of Rhys Webb to the squad.
Mar 7, 17:47
Rhys Webb of Wales goes over to score the opening try during the RBS Six Nations match between Wales and England at the Millennium Stadium on February 6, 2015
Rhys Webb gets Wales call for Six Nations showdown with England
Wales recall Ospreys scrum-half Rhys Webb into their Six Nations squad ahead of the potential title decider against England at Twickenham on Saturday.
Mar 7, 14:35
Liam Williams of Wales during the RBS Six Nations match between Wales and England at the Millennium Stadium on February 6, 2015
Liam Williams looking forward to taking on Mike Brown
Wales full-back Liam Williams is looking forward to coming up against "spiky character" Mike Brown when his side take on England at Twickenham.
Mar 5, 22:31
Dan Cole of England looks on during the RBS Six Nations match between France and England at Stade de France on February 1, 2014
Dan Cole: 'Beating Wales won't make up for World Cup exit'
England prop Dan Cole admits that beating Wales in the Six Nations would not make up for their loss to Warren Gatland's side at last year's World Cup.
Mar 2, 18:38
A rugby ball is thrown through the goal post 28 August 2007
Injury forces Dwayne Peel to retire
A long-standing shoulder injury leads former Wales and Bath Rugby scrum-half Dwayne Peel to announce his retirement from rugby.
Mar 2, 11:58
Wales coach Warren Gatland raises a smile during Wales training at the Millennium stadium on November 3, 2014
Warren Gatland eyes fifth straight Six Nations win over France
Wales head coach Warren Gatland sets his sights on picking up a fifth straight Six Nations win over France to climb to the top of the table.
Feb 23, 14:51
Wales coach Warren Gatland raises a smile during Wales training at the Millennium stadium on November 3, 2014
Wales make three changes for Six Nations clash against France
Wales make three changes for Friday's Six Nations clash against France at the Principality Stadium.
Feb 23, 11:50
Wales captain Sam Warburton faces the media at the team announcement, ahead of their RBS six nations match against England on sunday, at the Vale Hotel on March 4, 2014
Sam Warburton predicts "wide open" Six Nations
Wales captain Sam Warburton believes that this year's Six Nations will be "wide open" following his side's hard-fought 27-23 victory over Scotland.
Feb 13, 22:38
Dan Biggar kicks a penalty for Wales during the Rugby World Cup game with England on September 26, 2015
Sam Warburton hails Dan Biggar recovery
Wales captain Sam Warburton praises the professionalism shown by Dan Biggar to recover from a sprained ankle in time to start against Scotland in the Six Nations.
Feb 11, 22:57
Dan Biggar in action for Wales during the Rugby World Cup game with England on September 26, 2015
Wales fly-half Dan Biggar making "excellent progress" following ankle injury
Wales confirm that fly-half Dan Biggar has made "excellent progress" in his recovery from an ankle injury and could feature against Scotland this weekend.
Feb 9, 14:35
Wales player Leigh Halfpenny kicks at goal during the Autumn international match between Wales and Australia at Millennium Stadium on November 8, 2014
Leigh Halfpenny 'staying at Toulon'
Toulon head coach Bernard Laporte claims that Leigh Halfpenny is going nowhere and will sign a contract extension with the European champions.
Jan 18, 15:01
Jake Ball of Wales in action during the RBS Six Nations match between England and Wales at Twickenham Stadium on March 9, 2014
Wales lock Jake Ball to miss Six Nations?
Wales lock Jake Ball could miss the Six Nations after picking up a knee injury while playing for Scarlets.
Dec 30, 21:45
Wales player Leigh Halfpenny kicks at goal during the Autumn international match between Wales and Australia at Millennium Stadium on November 8, 2014
Leigh Halfpenny 'to decide future in next two weeks'
Wasps director of rugby Dai Young reiterates his interest in bringing Leigh Halfpenny to the club, with the full-back set to make a decision on his future within two weeks.
Dec 22, 19:48
Mike Ross of Ireland looks on during the RBS Six Nations match between Ireland and England at the Aviva Stadium on March 1, 2015
Mike Ross to miss Ireland Six Nations opener?
Tighthead prop Mike Ross is a doubt for Ireland's Six Nations opener against Wales on February 7 having sustained a serious hamstring tear.
Dec 22, 18:47
Wales player Mike Phillips in action against South Africa during an international match on November 9, 2013
Mike Phillips retires from international rugby
After making 94 Test appearances for Wales, Racing 92's scrum-half Mike Phillips retires from international rugby.
Dec 1, 16:30
Wales coach Warren Gatland raises a smile during Wales training at the Millennium stadium on November 3, 2014
Lawrence Dallaglio: 'England need to tempt Warren Gatland'
Lawrence Dallaglio states that it is "painfully apparent" that Wales head coach Warren Gatland is the right option for the vacant position at England.
Nov 15, 12:48
Wales coach Warren Gatland raises a smile during Wales training at the Millennium stadium on November 3, 2014
Warren Gatland "not interested" in replacing Stuart Lancaster
Warren Gatland responds to speculation linking him with the vacant England job by stating that he intends to remain with Wales.
Nov 14, 14:14
Wales coach Warren Gatland raises a smile during Wales training at the Millennium stadium on November 3, 2014
WRU dismisses reports linking Wales coach Warren Gatland with England switch
WRU chairman Gareth Davies insists that Warren Gatland is "staying with us until 2019" amid rumours linking the Wales coach with a move to England.
Nov 13, 16:56
Josh Lewsey of England during the Chartis Cup match between the Asia Pac Barbarians and the World XV at Hong Kong Rugby Club on June 11, 2011
Josh Lewsey to quit Welsh position
Former England international Josh Lewsey reveals that he will leave his position as the head of the Welsh Rugby Union in January.
Nov 11, 15:35
Lions head coach Warren Gatland smiles after their victory during the International Test match between the Australian Wallabies and British & Irish Lions at ANZ Stadium on July 6, 2013
Wales head coach Warren Gatland hints at 2019 exit
Wales head coach Warren Gatland admits that he is considering stepping down from the position after the 2019 Rugby World Cup.
Nov 5, 16:27
Fourie Du Preez of South Africa is congratulated by Bryan Habana of South Africa for scoring the winning try as Captain Sam Warburton of Wales looks dejected during the 2015 Rugby World Cup Quarter Final match between South Africa and Wales at Twickenham
Gareth Anscombe: 'Nothing between South Africa, Wales'
Wales full-back Gareth Anscombe tells Sports Mole that there was "nothing" between his side and South Africa in their Rugby World Cup quarter-final at Twickenham.
Oct 18, 00:11
Fourie Du Preez of South Africa is congratulated by Bryan Habana of South Africa for scoring the winning try as Captain Sam Warburton of Wales looks dejected during the 2015 Rugby World Cup Quarter Final match between South Africa and Wales at Twickenham
George North "gutted" by Rugby World Cup exit
Wales winger George North tells Sports Mole that he is "gutted" after seeing his side eliminated from the Rugby World Cup by South Africa at the quarter-final stage.
Oct 17, 23:34
The South Africa team celebrates the try of Fourie Du Preez of South Africa during the 2015 Rugby World Cup Quarter Final match between South Africa and Wales at Twickenham Stadium on October 17, 2015 in London, United Kingdom.
South Africa head coach Heyneke Meyer hails "tactical genius" Fourie Du Preez
South Africa head coach Heyneke Meyer hails Fourie du Preez as a "tactical genius" after he scored the winning try in South Africa's quarter-final defeat of Wales.
Oct 17, 22:20
Fourie Du Preez of South Africa is congratulated by Bryan Habana of South Africa for scoring the winning try as Captain Sam Warburton of Wales looks dejected during the 2015 Rugby World Cup Quarter Final match between South Africa and Wales at Twickenham
Wales coach Warren Gatland: "We were not good enough"
Wales head coach Warren Gatland admits that his side were not good enough in their Rugby World Cup quarter-final loss to South Africa.
Oct 17, 22:01
The South Africa team celebrates the try of Fourie Du Preez of South Africa during the 2015 Rugby World Cup Quarter Final match between South Africa and Wales at Twickenham Stadium on October 17, 2015 in London, United Kingdom.
Jannie du Plessis: "Difference was one play"
South Africa prop Jannie du Plessis tells Sports Mole that his side's quarter-final victory over Wales came down to just one play.
Oct 17, 21:45
Fourie Du Preez of South Africa is congratulated by Bryan Habana of South Africa for scoring the winning try as Captain Sam Warburton of Wales looks dejected during the 2015 Rugby World Cup Quarter Final match between South Africa and Wales at Twickenham
Sam Warburton: 'Rugby World Cup exit feels premature'
Wales captain Sam Warburton tells Sports Mole that it is not a case of one game too far for his injury-ravaged side despite their World Cup exit to South Africa.
Oct 17, 20:52
Luke Charteris of Wales is tackled by Adriaan Strauss of South Africa and Handre Pollard of South Africa during the 2015 Rugby World Cup Quarter Final match between South Africa and Wales at Twickenham Stadium on October 17, 2015
Warren Gatland: 'Penalties cost Wales'
Wales head coach Warren Gatland acknowledges that four first-half penalties within scoring range cost his side in their World Cup quarter-final defeat to South Africa.
Oct 17, 20:32
Fourie Du Preez of South Africa is congratulated by Bryan Habana of South Africa for scoring the winning try as Captain Sam Warburton of Wales looks dejected during the 2015 Rugby World Cup Quarter Final match between South Africa and Wales at Twickenham
Heyneke Meyer: 'Semi-final against Wales could have gone either way'
South Africa head coach Heyneke Meyer tells Sports Mole that his side's World Cup quarter-final victory over Wales "could have gone either way".
Oct 17, 20:11
Wales centre Jamie Roberts in action during Wales training ahead of their RBS Six Nations match against Italy on saturday, at the Vale hotel on January 28, 2014
Jamie Roberts: Wales ready for "warfare"
Wales centre Jamie Roberts says that the team are prepared for "physical warfare" in their Rugby World Cup quarter-final against South Africa.
Oct 16, 22:46
Wales coach Warren Gatland raises a smile during Wales training at the Millennium stadium on November 3, 2014
Three Wales changes for Rugby World Cup quarter-final against South Africa
Warren Gatland brings in three new faces for Wales's Rugby World Cup quarter-final against South Africa at Twickenham.
Oct 15, 11:20