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Massive Blow For Wales As Gareth Anscombe Ruled Out Of World Cup

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Warren Gatland and Wales have received a massive blow with the news that out-half Gareth Anscombe has been ruled out of the 2019 Rugby World Cup.  Anscombe suffered a knee injury in the 34th minute of Wales’ clash with England at Twickenham on Sunday afternoon. It has now been confirmed that the 28-year-old has damaged his anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) …

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Watch: Controversial Scenes As Touch Judges Appear To Incorrectly Award Cardiff Blues A Conversion


There were controversial scenes just seven minutes into Wales’ “Judgement Day” on Saturday, in the Pro 12 encounter between Cardiff Blues and Ospreys. The Principality Stadium played host to this fixture as part of a double-header with Newport Gwent Dragons versus Scarlets, and the crowd did not have to wait long for their first big talking point. The Blues raced …

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Rob Howley Makes 10 Changes To Wales Team To Face Japan

Wales v Australia - International Match

Wales take on Japan in Cardiff on Saturday. After claiming a tight 24-20 win over Argentina last Saturday, Wales have made 10 changes to their side for Saturday’s tie with Japan. Wales had come in for a great deal of criticism following their tame 32-8 defeat at the hands of Australia earlier this month, but managed to reassert themselves as against the …

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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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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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Watch: Cardiff Blues’ Gareth Anscombe Scores Amazing Solo Try

Gareth Anscombe Cardiff Blues

Gareth Anscombe scored an amazing solo try during his side’s narrow 13-16 defeat to Leinster at the Arms Park on Saturday night. Receiving a pass on the halfway line from Lloyd Williams, he broke the first tackle and seeing the field open up before him turned on the gas, outstripping the covering defence to score a fine try. Cais! Gareth …

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Are Foreign-Born Players A Problem In International Rugby?

during the RBS Six Nations match between Ireland and Wales at the Aviva Stadium on February 7, 2016 in Dublin, Ireland.

Playing for your country – the highest possible honour that could ever be bestowed upon any athlete; or at least that’s what we thought. The advent of professionalism in rugby has changed the landscape of the sport. With rugby becoming increasingly globalised and an increase in the ease of access and flexible representation rules, we are seeing more naturalised internationals than we ever …

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Reports Suggest Wales Suffer Major Injury Blow

Wales v Italy - International Match

Wales are being forced into a late change. With kick off only a matter of hours away, Wales have reportedly been hit by an injury to full back, Gareth Anscombe. Although Liam Williams is a more than adequate replacement, many commentators have suggested that Anscombe was selected so as to give Wales a second first receiver. Therefore, not only would …

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Big Rhys Priestland News Breaking In Wales

Rhys Priestland had announced that he was taking a sabbatical from international rugby. According to reports in the Bath Chronicle and Wales Online, out half, Rhys Priestland is set to backtrack on his decision to take an 18 month sabbatical from international rugby. Priestland announced his decision to take a break came after he signed for Bath after the World …

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Super Rugby XV: The Emerging Backs

In the second part of our look at promising Super XV players, Michael McCarthy selects a backline of players who have impressed in Super Rugby this season. CLICK HERE TO SEE THE SUPER RUGBY XV: EMERGING FORWARDS   9. T.J. Perenara, New Zealand Team: Hurricanes Age: 22 Caps: 3 Scrum half is just another position at which the All Blacks cup …

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