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Shane Williams Picks His Preferred Wales Team For Autumn Series

CARDIFF, WALES - MARCH 15: Ex Wales player Shane Williams looks on before the RBS Six Nations match between Wales and Scotland at Millennium Stadium on March 15, 2014 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Wales and Ospreys legend Shane Williams has picked his team for the upcoming autumn series which sees Warren Gatland’s men pit their wits against Australia, Georgia, New Zealand and South Africa. Writing in WalesOnline, Williams who scored a record 58 tries in 87 tests for Wales, has opted for experience in his XV for the hugely demanding tests against the …

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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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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’ English-Based Stars Will Be Available For Australia Test

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)

Wales’ English-based stars will be able to play against Australia in their opening autumn test on November 5 after Premiership Rugby generously agreed to release all of them for the match, according to Wales Online. This means that the likes of George North (if he recovers from a  hand injury), Jamie Roberts, Luke Charteris, Ross Moriarty and Tomas Francis will be …

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WRU Selection Policy Could See Jamie Roberts, Taulupe Faletau And George North Miss Out On Lions Tour

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 29: George North of the Lions lifts Israel Folau of Wallabies while carrying the ball during game two of the International Test Series between the Australian Wallabies and the British & Irish Lions at Etihad Stadium on June 29, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images for HSBC)

Warren Gatland Maybe without some of his biggest stars in New Zealand. Yesterday Welsh rugby revelled in the fact that Warren Gatland had retained his position as head coach of the British and Irish Lions for the upcoming tour of New Zealand. However 24 hours later they have been left reeling, after Wales Online confirmed that the WRU’s Senior Player Selection Policy, …

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By Numbers: Exeter Chiefs In The Premiership

Despite having only been in the Premiership since September 2010, Exeter Chiefs have made huge waves in English rugby, reaching their first play-off final last season before losing out to English and European champions Saracens. We take a look back at their greatest achievements in those six years. Team Records Biggest win: 74 v 19 against London Welsh at Sandy …

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Gatland’s Law In Disarray As Tomas Francis Signs Long Term Deal With Exeter Chiefs

LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 12: Warren Gatland of Wales looks on before the RBS 6 Nations match between England and Wales at Twickenham Stadium on March 12, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

The introduction of the ‘Gatland Law’ is set to see Wales’ playing resources become somewhat limited as players who have signed overseas contracts in the aftermath of the rules implementation become ineligible for international selection. While Leigh Halfpenney’s tenure at Toulon; were he to extend his contract with the option of an additional year, would see the man remain in …

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Warren Gatland Defends Joe Marler

Warren Gatland believes the ‘gypsy boy’ issue should be put to bed. Although England secured the Six Nations Championship last weekend, their achievement was overshadowed by the claims of unsporting conduct. Indeed supporters of both England and Wales seemed to trade accusations in the aftermath of Saturday’s result. While England fans were quick to highlight the manner in which Tomas Francis made …

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Tomas Francis Suspended For Eye Gouge On Dan Cole

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Wales prop Tomas Francis has been suspended for eight weeks for making contact with Dan Cole’s eye during his side’s 25-21 loss to England at Twickenham on Saturday. Referee Craig Joubert elected not to show the prop a card, but now Francis has been suspended for a lengthly period. The incident occurred as Wales began an unlikely comeback that could …

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Video: Should Tomas Francis Be Expecting A Call From The Citing Commissioner?

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Tomas Francis appeared to make contact with Dan Cole’s eye. Although referee, Craig Joubert, thought otherwise, Tomas Francis could have been sent off for making contact with Dan Cole’s eye. The incident occurred as Wales began an unlikely comeback that could have seen them leave Twickenham with yet another famous win. Despite Warren Gatland conceding that the incident ‘didn’t look …

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Warren Gatland Reveals Wales Team To Play Ireland On Saturday

Wales coach, Warren Gatland, has announced the Welsh team to play Ireland on Saturday Warren Gatland has returned many of his top players to the Welsh team to play Ireland on Saturday. The fixture will see Dan Lydiate, Justin Tipuric and Taulupe Faletau selected as a formidable back row, with Rhys Webb and Dan Biggar forming the half back partnership. George North’s …

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