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Detailing Ireland’s Chequered History With Wayne Barnes

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Writing in the Irish Times on Wednesday, Gavin Cummiskey summed up the apprehension felt by many Irish fans ahead of their side’s clash with Wales by headlining his article following Joe Schmidt’s squad announcement with “Referee the only concern as Schmidt names expected team”. Although Cummiskey’s headline raised some eyebrows, it’s fair to say that Ireland’s relationship with Wayne Barnes has been …

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Wales Make Six Changes For Argentina Match

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Interim Wales Head Coach Rob Howley has made six changes to the team humbled by Australia last weekend, report Wales Online. Howley has wielded the axe for the clash with ‘Los Pumas’: with prop Samson Lee dropping to the bench and being replaced by the Exeter Chiefs’ Tomas Francis. While the ever-present Jamie Roberts is also dropped, with Scarlets centre …

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Wales’ Likely Starting XV For Australia Match

WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - JUNE 18: Wales sing the national anthem during the International Test match between the New Zealand and Wales at Westpac Stadium on June 18, 2016 in Wellington, New Zealand. (Photo by Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images)

With Wales set to kick-off their autumn campaign on Saturday against Australia, we look at Rob Howley’s likely starting XV for the clash.  _______ 15. Liam Williams (if fit) Wales’ best player during the summer series against New Zealand, the 25-year-old has continued his fine form into the new season. Left the field early with an ankle injury during the Scarlets’ …

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The Most Gatland-Esque Lions XV Warren Gatland Can Select

EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND - SEPTEMBER 07: Warren Gatland is announced as the Head Coach of the British & Irish Lions for the 2017 Tour to New Zealand during the British and Irish Lions Press Conference at Standard Life House on September 7, 2016 in Edinburgh, Scotland. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Lions and Wales coach Warren Gatland is known for his ‘Warrenball’ style of play: winning the collisions, getting over the gainline, defensive intensity, raw physicality and earning the right to go wide. Although Wales have sought to play a more expansive game recently, it will be interesting to see if Wales will persevere with this new approach if it doesn’t …

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Aviva Premiership 2016-2017 Preview: Wasps

One of professional rugby’s greatest success stories almost disappeared completely after financial near-collapse, but with Derek Richardson as owner the Coventry-based club has gone from strength to strength. The six-time league winners and double Heineken Cup champions will be looking to get their hands on their first silverware since 2008 this season and with an increasingly-powerful squad, it might just …

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Wasps Enhance Star-Studded Squad With Ninth Summer Signing

COVENTRY, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 21: The Wasps team run onto the pitch for their first game at their new ground during the Aviva Premiership match between Wasps and London Irish at the Ricoh Arena on December 21, 2014 in Coventry, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Wasps have once again splashed the cash from their ever deepening pockets in securing their ninth signing of the Summer in landing the signature of second-row Matt Symons. Matt Symons to join @WaspsRugby from London Irish #AvivaPrem https://t.co/yA3aes4zi7 pic.twitter.com/106U4lEt1T — Premiership Rugby (@premrugby) June 28, 2016 Symons is somewhat of an under the radar talent having finished his time at Esher …

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Trio Of Welsh Stars Return Home Due To Injury

WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - JUNE 18: Wales sing the national anthem during the International Test match between the New Zealand and Wales at Westpac Stadium on June 18, 2016 in Wellington, New Zealand. (Photo by Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images)

Ahead of Warren Gatland’s sides final test match with the All Blacks this weekend, the last thing that neither the kiwi nor Welsh fans would have wanted would be futher injuries to their already depleted squad. However that is exactly what they have gotten with a trio of Welsh players having returned home to Britain following ineligibility to play as …

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Welsh Media Very Confident Going Into All-Blacks Test Series

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 26: Chris Robshaw of England leaves the field dejected as Jamie Roberts of Wales celebrates after the 2015 Rugby World Cup Pool A match between England and Wales at Twickenham Stadium on September 26, 2015 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

With the eagerly awaited summer test series now only a matter of hours away, anticipation is reaching fever pitch as the best the northern hemisphere has to offer heads south to take on the perennial top three nations in world rugby. However, while anticipation may be high expectations will not be as such, as the north’s best hope for a …

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Gatland Opts For Experience As He Names His Selection For First Test

Wales coach Warren Gatland has named a battle-hardened team for the first test against New Zealand on Saturday. In a team packed with plenty of caps, the New Zealander has also sprang a couple of surprises: Gethin Jenkins, Wales’ most capped player, comes in at loosehead in place of Rob Evans, while Scarlets skipper Ken Owens replaces Scott Baldwin at hooker. …

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The XV Wales Coach Warren Gatland Should Pick To Face England

LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 12: Warren Gatland, head coach of Wales looks on prior to the RBS Six Nations match between England and Wales at Twickenham Stadium on March 12, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Wales coach Warren Gatland will today name his XV for his team’s clash against England on Sunday. Both teams will use the match as preparation for their respective summer tours to New Zealand and Australia next month. Here’s the XV I feel Gatland should pick for Sunday’s game: 15. Liam Williams Williams has suffered an injury-interrupted season but has impressed …

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Another Welsh International Signs National Dual Contract

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 17: Taulupe Faletau (3rdL) of Wales looks dejected with team mates after the 2015 Rugby World Cup Quarter Final match between South Africa and Wales at Twickenham Stadium on October 17, 2015 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

The Welsh regional regeneration continues as it has today been announced that another name is to be added to the long list of welsh internationals in fluxing back into the Welsh domestic game, that name; Bradley Davies. The second row is now poised to join the Ospreys in a deal that will span from next season up until the 2019 …

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Second Row Linked With Wasps Exit

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Wasps could be on the verge of losing one their locks. Although it has been rumoured for a number of weeks, it now looks as if Bradley Davies will join the Ospreys this summer. While a deal has not yet been done, Wales Online have reported that talks are at an advanced stage. The Welsh news site understand that the …

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Watch The Tackle That Got David Halaifonua Red Carded

David Halaifonua was sent off for a dangerous tackle on Bradley Davies. With Wasps leading Gloucester 16-0, the Cherry and Whites needed a strong second half performance to get them back into the game. However in the 45th minute, Tongan winger David Halaifonua found himself sent off this dangerous tackle on Bradley Davies. Replays showed Halaifonua’s shoulder impacting on Davies head. Although …

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