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It’s Hard To Disagree With BBC’s World Rugby Team Of The Year

2017 was a remarkable year of rugby union, including a cracking Six Nations, an absorbing Lions tour, and another dominant Rugby Championship win for the All Blacks. As the year draws to a close, the usual reviews and debates are taking place, and BBC Radio Five Live put together a team of the year. Naturally, this will always lead to …

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Welsh FA Chief Finds Himself In Hot Water For ‘No English’ Remark

Football Association of Wales Chief Executive Jonathan Ford is to face disciplinary action regarding comments he made about Wales’ manager search. Wales are currently on the lookout for a successor to Chris Coleman following his departure for Sunderland last month. Ford appeared on BBC Wales last week to discuss said search, and remarked that while the priority would be to …

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Ryan Giggs Puts His Name Forward For International Management Role

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 01: Manchester United Assistant Manager Ryan Giggs looks on during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Leicester City at Old Trafford on May 1, 2016 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Matthew Ashton - AMA/Getty Images)

Ryan Giggs has once again outlined his interest in embarking on a full-time managerial career. The Manchester United legend, whose only managerial experience to date was a four-game interim spell after the disastrous David Moyes came to an abrupt end in 2014. Speaking to Sky Sports News, Giggs confirmed that he would be interested in succeeding Chris Coleman as manager …

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Wales Dig Deep For Dramatic Victory Over South Africa In Cardiff

CARDIFF, WALES - DECEMBER 02: Leigh Halfpenny of Wales kicks a penalty during the international match match between Wales and South Africa at Principality Stadium on December 2, 2017 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

It’s no secret that Wales have struggled in their Autumn internationals in recent years, failing to overcome New Zealand or Australia time and time again. However, they have capped off a mixed campaign this year with victory over South Africa. The bruised Springboks came to Cardiff aiming to finish 2017 on a high. Having defeated France in a series clean sweep …

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Wales Coach Warren Gatland Make Five Changes In Starting XV To Face South Africa

CARDIFF, WALES - NOVEMBER 24: Wales coach Warren Gatland (r) raises a smile during training ahead of their International tomorrow against The New Zealand All Blacks at Principality Stadium on November 24, 2017 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Wales coach Warren Gatland has made a handful of changes for this weekend’s clash against the Springboks – including a debut at centre. That particular honour goes to Hadleigh Parkes. The 30-year-old New Zealand native, at Scarlets since 2014, has qualified under residency law and comes in for Owen Williams to partner his namesake Scott. ?Team announcement: Wales make 5 …

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Ospreys Announce Signing Of Wales International Star From Scarlets

There have been plenty of high profile moves within Welsh rugby this month, with George North and Ross Moriarty announcing switches. Today, Ospreys have confirmed the signing of international star Scott Williams. The 27-year-old centre has picked up 50 caps for his country, making the landmark appearance against the All Blacks last week, and he celebrated with a try. He has now …

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Republic of Ireland Plummet In Latest FIFA World Rankings

2018 FIFA World Cup Playoff Second Leg, Aviva Stadium, Dublin 14/11/2017 Republic of Ireland vs Denmark Ireland's Robbie Brady and Seamus Coleman dejected after the match

Ireland’s failure to qualify for next year’s World Cup has had an immediate impact on the national side’s place in the FIFA World Rankings. Martin O’Neill’s side endured a chastening night against Denmark at the Aviva just over a week ago, going down 5-1 at home after a 0-0 stalemate in Copenhagen. As a result of this (and other mitigating …

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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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George North Is Leaving Northampton At The End Of The Season

NORTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 14: George North of Northampton in action during the European Rugby Champions Cup match between Northampton Saints and Castres Olympique at Franklins Gardens on January 14, 2017 in Northampton, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

Wales star George North is widely respected as one of the best wingers in Europe. The 25-year-old has been with Premiership outfit Northampton Saints since leaving the Scarlets in 2013. However, the club have today announced that North will be leaving Franklin’s Gardens at the end of the season. The Welsh international explained his move, feeling it is the right time …

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Warren Gatland Launches Scathing Attack At ‘Underhanded’ New Zealand Media

Warren Gatland has once again addressed the questionable treatment he received from the New Zealand media during last summer’s Lions tour.  Having coached the Lions through a drawn Test series against the All Blacks last summer, Warren Gatland recently admitted that he had hated the experience and would not subject himself to another tour. “I’m done and I wouldn’t subject …

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