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Wales Suffer Another Injury Blow Ahead Of The Six Nations

We’re less than five weeks away from the beginning of the 2018 Six Nations championship and it promises to be an excellent edition of the tournament with many sides capable of winning it outright.  England and Ireland are the two favourites for the competition after both teams completed a November clean-sweep while Scotland could be the surprise package after putting …

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The Already Injured Six Nations XV

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 27: Billy Vunipola of England runs with the ball during the RBS Six Nations match between England and Ireland at Twickenham Stadium on February 27, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)

Since the dawn of professionalism, rugby has become an increasingly attritional game. Players are now bigger, quicker and stronger than ever before, which in turn has led to greater and more dangerous collisions. In a study commissioned by the LNR (Ligue Nationale de Rugby) and FFR (Fédération Française de Rugby) cataloguing all of the injuries suffered by Top 14 players between …

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British and Irish Lions 2017: Blindside Flanker Options

Lions Guinness Series, Aviva Stadium, Dublin 19/11/2016 Ireland vs New Zealand Ireland's CJ Stander tackled by Malakai Fekitoa of New Zealand

The fifth article in a series will analyse the options Warren Gatland has at blindside flanker for the British and Irish Lions 2017 tour of New Zealand. With recent injuries to Dan Lydiate and Chris Robshaw, the number six jersey might be slightly less competitive than previously thought. However, it will be no easy task attaining a place in Gatland’s initial Lions squad in …

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Dan Lydiate Ruled Out Of Six Nations And Lions Tour

Wales v Italy - RBS Six Nations

It’s fair to say Wales have not enjoyed a vintage 2016. After a World Cup campaign that saw them win a great deal of praise, Warren Gatland’s side seems to have stagnated somewhat. Two defeats to England followed by a difficult three match series against New Zealand saw many commentators demand that Wales evolve their style of play. Although Rob Howley …

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Wales Make Six Changes For Argentina Match

Wales v Australia - International Match

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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Alun Wyn Jones To Miss Wales’ Tie With Australia

CARDIFF, WALES - FEBRUARY 26: Alun Wyn Jones of Wales looks on during the RBS Six Nations match between Wales and France at the Principality Stadium on February 26, 2016 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Talismanic lock Alun Wyn Jones will miss Wales’ clash against Australia on Saturday following the death of his father Tim, according to Wales Online 102 cap Jones was the favourite to lead the side out in their Autumn series opener on Saturday, following the announcement yesterday that skipper Sam Warburton would miss the game with a neck injury. A former Wales …

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Four Crucial Players Sign Welsh Rugby Union Dual Contracts

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)

The Welsh Rugby Union has been given a massive boost today in its efforts to retain the top players within the Welsh regions. Wales captain Sam Warburton, backrow colleague Dan Lydiate and young stars Hallam Amos and Samson Lee have all signed dual contracts with their regions and the Welsh Rugby Union. With a 160 caps between them, according to the …

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3 Possible Back Row Combinations Rob Howley Could Use In The Autumn

Wales LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 17: Rob Howley, Attack Coach of Wales looks on prior to kickoff 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. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

With No8 Taulupe Faletau a major doubt for the Autumn internationals and Sam Warburton a doubt for the start of the campaign, we look at three possible back row combinations that Rob Howley might consider using next month. Each has its own strengths and weaknesses but there are a number of options available to the Wales management team. – 1.Ross Moriarty, …

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Analysis: Wales Short On Back-Row Options Ahead Of Autumn Internationals

Wales are facing a shortage of options in the back row ahead of next month’s Autumn internationals after it was confirmed that Sam Warburton needs surgery on a fractured cheekbone. The Wales captain suffered the knock in Cardiff Blues’ defeat to Leinster on Saturday. It could be some very bad news for Cardiff Blues and Wales https://t.co/VySSy7J6kK — WalesOnline Rugby (@WalesRugby) October …

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Toulon Coach’s Comments Casts Doubt Over Halfpenny’s Future Wales Involvement

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 15: Leigh Halfpenny poses for the camera at Royal Garden Hotel on September 15, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Christopher Lee/Getty Images for Dove)

French rugby giants Toulon are optimistic they will retain the services of coveted Wales full-back Leigh Halfpenny beyond the end of his contract this summer. Under new rules set by the Welsh Rugby Union, only three ‘wildcard’ selections per campaign will be available to national team coaches to pick players not playing for Welsh regions. Halfpenny is currently exempt from …

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