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‘We Are Targeting A Bonus Point’ – Wales Scrum Half Sets Stall Out Ahead Of Ireland Clash

Wales take on Ireland in an eagerly anticipated NatWest 6 Nations clash on Saturday as Joe Schmidt’s side look to keep their Grand Slam aspirations alive. While the Welsh opened their campaign with an impressive win over a fancied Scotland side, the fell just short in a controversial 12-6 defeat at Twickenham last time out. However, despite not being able …

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Kristian Dacey Speaks About Controversial Lions Call-Up

Wales and Cardiff Blues hooker Kristian Dacey has opened up about his controversial Lions call-up in a interview with Wales Online. Lions coach Warren Gatland came in for stinging criticism following his decision to draft in six players to his squad based on geography, with Welsh quartet Dacey, Tomas Francis, Gareth Davies, and Corey Hill brought in alongside Scotland’s Finn …

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Rob Howley Names Wales Side For Six Nations Clash Against France

EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND - FEBRUARY 25: Rob Howley the innterim head coach of Wales watches over his team's warm up prior to kickoff during the RBS Six Nations match between Scotland and Wales at Murrayfield Stadium on February 25, 2017 in Edinburgh, Scotland. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Wales have announced their team for their final Six Nations match of 2017 against France, and interim coach Rob Howley has decided to remain with the 23 man squad who dispatched Ireland 22-9 last weekend. Hooker Ken Owens will win his 50th cap, while Taulupe Faletau will start on the bench having just returned from injury. While Wales will surely be …

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British and Irish Lions Tour 2017: Scrumhalf Options

LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 03: Ben Youngs of England celebrates scoring his sides third try during the Old Mutual Wealth Series match between England and Australia at Twickenham Stadium on December 3, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)

The eighth instalment in the series analyses the options Warren Gatland has at scrumhalf for the British and Irish Lions 2017 tour of New Zealand, with there being a number of experienced players with contrasting skill-sets to choose from. Ireland – Conor Murray, Kieran Marmion Conor Murray The favourite to don the number 9 jersey against the All Blacks, Murray …

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Ten Diminutive Internationals Who Could Thrive Under New High Tackle Laws

LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 03: Ben Youngs of England breaks during the Old Mutual Wealth Series match between England and Australia at Twickenham Stadium on December 3, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

After watching the first weekend’s Premiership action under the new zero tolerance high tackling laws, former England international Will Greenwood predicted that shorter players could thrive under the new laws as their lower centre of gravity and smaller tackle area mean a greater risk of indiscretions by opposing players. He went on to explain to Sky Sports News (via the …

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The Perfect Game: How Eddie Jones’ Drive To Make England The Best Has Only Just Begun

England’s victory over the Springboks on Saturday was solid and for brief glimpses truly exciting, but Eddie Jones’ brutally honest assessment after the game shows the national side has a long way to go achieve their ultimate aim: the perfect game. The All Blacks often talk of achieving the ‘perfect’ performance and despite some truly breathtaking and majestic matches in …

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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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PRO12 Analysis: Our Welsh Team Of The Week

As Wales’ four regions endured mixed fortunes in the opening round of the new PRO12 campaign, I pick my Welsh PRO12 team of the week. On the plus side the Ospreys got off to a flyer, crushing a poor Zebre side 59-5, while Cardiff impressed in a 34-16 bonus point victory over Edinburgh. However, both the Dragons and Scarlets went down …

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