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  • Sep 18, 2014
  • Updated: 9:00pm

Wales Rugby

Wales overwhelm France to restore title hopes

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

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

George North ready to be centre of attention for Wales

Wales power wing George North is set for an unfamiliar midfield role when the champions look to get their faltering Six Nations campaign back on track against France in Cardiff on Friday. The Lions star was moved to the centres when Scott Williams suffered a shoulder injury during Wales’ crushing 26-3 loss to Ireland.

22 Feb 2014 - 2:45pm

Irish earn right to dream of title after convincing win over Wales

Ireland ended Welsh dreams of a record third Six Nations title in a row, with a clinical display at Dublin's Lansdowne Road. Warren Gatland's men in red never got close to the hosts, who tactically outmanoeuvred them at every turn.

22 Feb 2014 - 2:54pm

Extra charge in the air as Wales take on Ireland

Ireland and Wales have much in common. Their talismanic captains, Paul O’Connell and Sam Warburton, are back as starters. Their coaches are Kiwis. They tend more to win in each other’s backyards.

22 Feb 2014 - 2:51pm

Captain Warburton returns to starting line-up for Wales

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 on as a replacement in the second half of last week’s 23-15 victory over Italy in Cardiff after having been out since November with a shoulder injury.

22 Feb 2014 - 2:52pm

Wales hold off dogged Italy to kickstart hat-trick bid

Holders Wales got their bid for an historic hat-trick of Six Nations titles off to a nervy start when they squeezed past a dogged Italy 23-15 in the opening match on Saturday. First-half tries by Alex Cuthbert and Scott Williams gave the hosts a handy 17-3 lead at the break.

22 Feb 2014 - 3:18pm

Alun Wyn Jones to lead Wales against Italy

Alun Wyn Jones will captain defending champions Wales in their Six Nations opener against Italy at Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium on Saturday, with Sam Warburton on the bench.

Ospreys skipper Jones, who last captained Wales against Italy in 2009, leads a side bidding to win an unprecedented third consecutive Six Nations crown.

22 Feb 2014 - 3:19pm

Wales pick seasoned squad for treble bid

Defending champions Wales named an experienced squad on Tuesday for this year's Six Nations Championships in their quest to win an unprecedented third straight title.

No team has ever completed a hat-trick of championships in the tournament’s various guises, not even the celebrated Wales team of the 1970s.

22 Feb 2014 - 3:26pm

Struggling Wales to feel full brunt of All Blacks

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