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  1. Sport - Other Sport - RUGBY UNION

    Wales brim with confidence ahead of title decider

    Posted Mar 13th 2013, 11:57am by Reuters in London

    ... Reuters in London Wales, trailing by 20 points midway through the opening match of their Six Nations championship defence on February 2, have rebounded to such effect that they are now ... for Wales after they had won a third grand slam in eight years. Their captain Sam Warburton, an early favourite to lead the British and Irish Lions in Australia this year, was then injured ...

  2. Sport - Other Sport - RUGBY UNION

    Wales lock ready for Johnson’s ‘boring’ mind games

    Posted Mar 01st 2013, 03:07pm by Agence France-Presse in Cardiff, Wales

    ... coach in 13 years to oversee back-to-back Six Nations wins. “I am not surprised by it,” Evans said. “He has been around international rugby with Wales and Australia, and he’s obviously ... Agence France-Presse in Cardiff, Wales Wales lock Ian Evans has said any verbal tricks played by former coach Scott Johnson ahead of next week’s Six Nations international at Murrayfield ...

  3. Sport - Rugby

    Welsh rugby in crisis as talks break down

    Posted Jul 12th 2014, 04:10pm by AFP

    ... Regional Rugby Wales (RRW) and the Welsh Rugby Union (WRU) over the future direction of the sport. The four regions which form RRW – the Blues, Dragons, Ospreys and the Scarlets – have been ... point. [We] regret to confirm that... the control, commercial and financial conditions that are being demanded of the regions are completely unacceptable Regional Rugby Wales The failure to find ...

  4. Sport - Rugby

    Warren Gatland commits to Wales until after 2019

    Posted Dec 16th 2013, 11:06pm by AFP

    ... the 2019 World Cup, the Welsh Rugby Union (WRU) said on Monday. The 50-year-old former Ireland and Wasps coach took up the post in 2007 and has since led Wales to Six Nations success in 2008, last year and this year, as well as a semi-final place at the 2011 World Cup. “I am proud and delighted to have been chosen by the Welsh Rugby Union to take charge of Wales teams for the next two ...

  5. Sport - Rugby - Six Nations

    Captain Warburton returns to starting line-up for Wales

    Posted Feb 05th 2014, 12:14am by Reuters

    ... back into the side and it’s a good opportunity for Andrew Coombs to start as well,” coach Warren Gatland told the Welsh Rugby Union website. “Last weekend was a good hit-out for a lot ... Reuters in Cardiff Captain Sam Warburton will return to the Wales starting line-up for Saturday’s Six Nations Championship clash against Ireland in Dublin. The flanker came ...

  6. Sport - Other Sport - RUGBY UNION

    South Africa beat Wales 24-15

    Posted Nov 10th 2013, 02:21pm by Agence France-Presse in Cardiff

    ... Agence France-Presse in Cardiff South Africa beat Wales 24-15 in a one-off rugby union international at the Millennium Stadium on Saturday. The Springboks scored three tries through captain Jean de Villiers, Bismarck du Plessis and Fourie du Preez, fly-half Morne Steyn bagging two conversions and a penalty, with Pat Lambie also hitting a conversion. Wales had just five Leigh ...

  7. Sport - Rugby

    Welsh union stumbles into New Year still seeking direction

    Posted Jan 01st 2014, 10:10am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Cardiff Welsh union stumbles into New Year still seeking direction The chaos within Welsh rugby continued into the New Year after the four regions condemned the Welsh Rugby ... for the professional game in Wales and is an integral part of the rugby pyramid structure in Wales,” the WRU said. “The decision of the existing regional organisations not to continue with the PA has now freed ...

  8. Caution as Wales join Sevens fold

    Posted Oct 08th 2005, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... of the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union for the Sevens Long Lunch yesterday. He was able to travel to Hong Kong as he is currently on the injured list and is not playing for Cardiff Blues- the team ... Alvin Sallay They might be grand slam winners, but don't expect Wales to cause too many ripples when they make their grand entry into the IRB Sevens this season. Wales, reigning Six ...

  9. Wales add to growing silverware collection

    Posted Apr 03rd 2006, 12:00am by Jonathan Powell

    ... at the Hong Kong Sevens. 'I don't think the union has had so many trophies in one season,' said Wales coach Dai Rees. 'It's been a fantastic end to a superb season and what ... Jonathan Powell PLATE'I don't think the union has had so many trophies in one season' Four tournaments, four trophies. On their return to the IRB Sevens fold this season ...

  10. Normal service restored by still-smarting Wales

    Posted Mar 26th 2011, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... at the hands of Wales in their opening pool game. The defeat put to rest a grudge which had been an irritant for Wales the past year. A year ago, Hong Kong savoured one of their finest moments in the tournament's 36-year history when they shocked Wales 21-19. But this time the proud Welsh dragon was breathing fire. 'Of course that defeat rankled for everybody involved in that game ...




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