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Warren Gatland Makes 12 Changes In Wales XV To Face The All Blacks

CARDIFF, WALES - NOVEMBER 09: Wales Head coach Warren Gatland shares a joke with captain Alun Wyn Jones as they face the media during Wales Media access ahead of their game against the Australian Wallabies at the Hensol Castle on November 9, 2017 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Wales coach Warren Gatland has made a dozen changes for this weekend’s clash against New Zealand. Captain Alun Wyn Jones comes back into the team from the XV that ground out a win against Georgia at the Principality Stadium last Saturday. TEAM NEWS ??????? Captain @AlunWynJones returns to lead Wales against New Zealand at @principalitysta this Saturday. #WALvNZL pic.twitter.com/1fR6huXcfL — …

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Rhys Webb Offered To Top Clubs In England And France [Report]

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - JULY 08: Rhys Webb of the Lions is held back by TJ Perenara during the Test match between the New Zealand All Blacks and the British & Irish Lions at Eden Park on July 8, 2017 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Wales and Lions scrum-half Rhys Webb is being offered to top clubs in England and France, according to reports in the French media.  The 30-cap Ospreys star’s national dual contract, which he signed in 2015, comes to an end in the summer, and there are sure to be no shortage of offers for one of Europe’s best scrum-halves. Renowned French …

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Report Suggests Warren Gatland To Name Jamie Roberts In Lions Squad

MAYNOOTH, IRELAND - DECEMBER 07: Warren Gatland, the Lions head coach, faces the media during the 2017 British & Irish Lions Coaching Team Announcement held at Carton House Hotel on December 7, 2016 in Maynooth, Ireland. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Yesterday, just two days before the official unveiling of the British & Irish Lions squad, a report from The Telegraph suggested that a surprising sextet of England internationals are set to miss out on selection. According to Telegraph sources, Chris Robshaw, George Ford, Jonathan Joseph, James Haskell, Mike Brown and Joe Launchbury will all be missing from Warren Gatland’s 37-man …

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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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The Greatest Lions XV Of The Professional Era

Australia v British & Irish Lions: Game 3

The Lions have toured on five occasions since the dawn of professionalism. When rugby turned professional in August 1995, many questioned whether or not touring sides such as the British and Irish Lions had a place in the modern game. However, since the dawn of professionalism, the Lions have toured on five occasions. Nevertheless, while the Lions may have struggled for …

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“Gatland’s Law In Chaos” As Leigh Halfpenny Looks Set To Turn His Back On Wales [Report]

Scotland v Wales - RBS Six Nations

The protracted transfer saga involving Leigh Halfpenny looks to be coming to a close after French TV station, BFM, reported that the Welsh fullback could sign a new contract with Toulon within the next two weeks. Although Mourad Boudjellal did stress that “nothing is signed”, Toulon’s colourful owner confirmed negotiations are “going well”. BFM believe the three-time European Champions want Halfpenny to …

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British and Irish Lions 2017: Inside Centre Options

Guinness Series, Soldier Field, Chicago, USA 5/11/2016 Ireland vs New Zealand Ireland’s Robbie Henshaw is tackled by New Zealand All Blacks’s Aaron Cruden

The tenth article in a series analyses the options Warren Gatland has at inside centre for the British and Irish Lions 2017 tour of New Zealand. Five centres were chosen for the 2013 Lions tour of Australia, with Owen Farrell filling the 12 jersey on occasion (even though he was chosen as a fly-half). With it being expected that Farrell …

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Five Established Players Who Could Miss The Lions Tour

Every Lions tour has high profile omissions. In 2009 Ryan Jones was omitted from the touring squad less than six months after receiving a World Player of the Year nomination. In 2013 Chris Robshaw was overlooked by Warren Gatland who preferred the openside trio of Sean O’Brien, Justin Tipuric and tour captain Sam Warburton instead of the England captain. Every tour has …

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Gatland’s Law In Disarray After Leigh Halfpenny Is Offered Massive New Contract By Toulon

Wales v Australia - International Match

Welsh rugby could be heading toward crisis after Wales Online revealed that Toulon have offered Leigh Halfpenny a “gold-plated package” to remain at the Stade Mayol beyond the end of this season. Although many had expected the fullback to return to Wales this summer, Toulon’s offer might simply be too good to turn down. Indeed, as the French giants are expected …

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