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  • Dec 22, 2014
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Wales Rugby

Wales overwhelm France to restore title hopes

France No 8 Louis Picamoles is swamped by the Wales defence during their Six Nations match in Cardiff on Friday. Photo: AFP

Wales coach Warren Gatland was an unusually happy man on Friday after a try in each half earned a third successive win over France and put them back in the hunt to retain their Six Nations crown.

Saturday, 22 February, 2014, 2:18pm

Wales drop scrum-half Phillips for must-win match against France

Scrum half Mike Phillips has suffered behind a struggling Wales pack. Photo: AP

Wales half back Mike Phillips has been dropped to the bench for Friday’s must-win Six Nations match with France in Cardiff, while wing George North has moved into midfield in the absence of Scott Williams and Jonathan Davies.

22 Feb 2014 - 2:41pm

Struggling Wales to feel full brunt of All Blacks

Injured All Blacks fly-half Dan Carter is doubtful for the match. Photo: AFP

World champions New Zealand go into their test match against Wales today as overwhelming favourites as they seek to defend a 27-match winning run in their November internationals dating back to 2002.

21 Feb 2014 - 7:02pm

Maple Leafs rise to occasion to stun jaded Wales

Perhaps it was fitting that a young man dressed as some sort of wildcat would breech security, climb up the goal posts and parade himself in front the crowd.

It was perfect entertainment for Team Canada after their commanding 35-19 victory against world champions Wales in the Bowl final.

21 Feb 2014 - 6:32pm

Edwards on a high after Grand Slam

There were 74,000 fans packed into Cardiff as Wales clinched their Six Nations grand slam last month. And to hear Gareth Edwards tell it, every one of them was singing as the Welsh rode to a 29-12 victory over France.

21 Feb 2014 - 6:34pm

Edwards reflects on a memorable career – and ‘that try’

'Growing up in a Welsh mining village, you are either going to become a humorist, or a manic depressive,' says Gareth Edwards. He got the lucky break and became one of the best scrum-halves the world has ever seen.

21 Feb 2014 - 6:39pm

Principal stands by levy on parents

He says forced debenture is normal, and it may still be followed by a fee increase

The principal of the International Christian School has defended the controversial plan to force parents to pay for part of the construction of a new school and has revealed they could also face a rise in fees at the end of the year.

14 Oct 2005 - 12:00am

Call for ban

London: The Welsh Rugby Union has called for players to be banned from gambling on matches after a Wales international admitted placing bets against his team in the recent Six Nations Championship.

21 Feb 2014 - 6:47pm

Welsh chaos

Cardiff: Welsh rugby was plunged into chaos yesterday when two of the country's biggest clubs, Cardiff and Swansea, refused to sign loyalty agreements with the Welsh Rugby Union (WRU).

The WRU confirmed that neither of the big two would be playing in the Premier Division, which kicks off next week.

22 Feb 2014 - 3:25pm

Davies leads Welsh Sevens challenge

RUGBY union and league champion Jonathon Davies will provide a star quality to the Welsh squad at next month's Cathay Pacific HongKong Bank Invitation Sevens.

Davies, a brilliant union full-back who made an equally big impact when he switched to rugby league, is part of a strong 10-man Welsh squad announced yesterday.

Davies recently reverted to the union game.

23 Feb 1996 - 12:00am

Quinnell fails fitness test

Scott Quinnell has been ruled out of the Wales team to play Romania in their crucial 1995 Rugby World Cup ranking match in Bucharest tomorrow after failing a fitness test.

21 Feb 2014 - 7:14pm

Quinnell in the frame

Welsh Five Nations hero Scott Quinnell is being lined up to replace England international Ben Clarke in the President's Seven team for next month's Hong Kong Sevens.

21 Feb 2014 - 6:56pm

Wales stroll to record win

Wales ran in nine tries to one to record their biggest rugby union international win with a 55-5 defeat of Japan in Cardiff yesterday.

1 Mar 2014 - 2:44pm

Unique school with two systems

THE Chief Secretary, Sir David Ford, will officially open a magnificent new sports hall and classroom complex at the German Swiss International School on October 16.

3 Oct 1993 - 12:00am

WRU denies secret payments gag order

THE Welsh Rugby Union have denied attempting to hush up alleged secret payments to players to join the South African Centenary tour in 1989.

The South Africans recruited 10 Welsh players to join their World XV squad.

A report commissioned by the WRU into how the players and six administrators were recruited for the tour concluded that players might have been paid.

22 Feb 2014 - 3:23pm