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Willie le Roux leads Springboks rout of Wales

A first-half blitz from Willie Le Roux propelled the Springboks to a 38-16 rout of Wales in Durban on Saturday in the first of a two-Test rugby series.

Juan De Jongh and Marnitz Boshoff to miss first Wales test

South Africa have ruled out Stormers centre Juan de Jongh and uncapped Lions five-eighth Marnitz Boshoff for the first test against Wales in Durban on Saturday.

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Wales drop Mike Phillips for France match

Wales scrumhalf Mike Phillips has been demoted to the bench for Friday’s crunch Six Nations international against unbeaten France in Cardiff.

Wales thump France in Six Nations

Rob Cole 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.

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Wales overwhelm France to restore Six Nations title hopes

Sam Warburton

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.

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England down Wales to take Triple Crown

Luther Burrell

Julian Guyer England have clinched the Triple Crown and kept their Six Nations title hopes alive with a 29-18 win over champions Wales at Twickenham.

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Wales thrash 14-man Scotland

At arm's length: Alun Wyn Jones of Wales palms of Richie Gray of Scotland.

Julian Guyer Wales inflicted Scotland's heaviest Six Nations defeat with a crushing 51-3 victory at Cardiff's Millennium Stadium on Saturday.

Alun-Wyn Jones to captain Wales in opener

Alun-Wyn Jones

Alun-Wyn Jones will captain Wales in the defending champion's Six Nations opener against Italy on Saturday.

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Pressure test for Wales in the hunt for Six Nations hat-trick

Warren Gatland

Graham Clutton Wales coach Warren Gatland has turned up the pressure on his players by demanding they live up to their billing as the Six Nations Championship favourites.

Six Nations champions Wales edge past brave Italy

Wales v Italy

Julian Guyer Wales began their quest for an unprecedented third successive outright Six Nations title with a shaky 23-15 victory over a gutsy Italy at Cardiff's Millennium Stadium on Saturday.

Ireland play down Lions tensions as Wales clash looms

Brian O'Driscoll.

Oliver Brown Joe Schmidt, Ireland's head coach, moved to douse the simmering tensions over Brian O'Driscoll's Lions snub by Warren Gatland, claiming that the controversy would not be a distraction from their...

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Ireland dent Wales' hopes of record Six Nations three-peat

Ireland's Paddy Wallace (C) scores a try against Wales in their Six Nations rugby union match at Aviva stadium in Dublin February 8, 2014. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton (IRELAND - Tags: SPORT RUGBY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

Ciaran O'Raghallaigh Ireland has put a huge dent in Welsh hopes of a record third Six Nations title in a row, with a clinical display in Dublin's Lansdowne Road as they ran out 26-3 winners.

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Wales scrum-half Mike Phillips set to sign for Racing Metro

Mike Phillips.

Wales scrum-half Mike Phillips is set to sign for Racing Metro in France's Top 14 league, club president Jacky Lorenzetti said Monday.

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Wales rugby great Cliff Morgan dies

10th August 1955:  Welsh rugby union fly-half Cliff Morgan is tackled by Koch whilst playing for the British Lions against South Africa at Johannesburg. He was voted player of the series after the tour, retiring three years later when he went on to a career as a radio broadcaster with the BBC.  (Photo by Prior/Central Press/Getty Images)

Former Wales and British and Irish Lions five-eighth Cliff Morgan has died at the age of 83, the Welsh Rugby Union (WRU) announced on Thursday.

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Australia to play Wales again next November

Sam Warburton.

Wales will play the southern hemisphere's 'big three' again in the 2014 end of year internationals, the Welsh Rugby Union (WRU) announced on Wednesday.

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Warren Gatland extends Wales deal to 2019

Warren Gatland

New Zealander Warren Gatland has extended his contract as head coach of Wales until after the 2019 World Cup, the Welsh Rugby Union (WRU) announced on Monday.

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Rhys Priestland bucks exodus trend, pledges future to Wales

Rhys Priestland

Gavin Mairs Rhys Priestland, the Scarlets and Wales fly-half, has given Welsh rugby a major boost by rejecting the opportunity to join the exodus of high profile players from the country.

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Wales injuries a worry for Warren Gatland

Warren Gatland.

Injury concerns are threatening to overshadow Wales coach Warren Gatland's Six Nations squad announcement.

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Ryan Jones forced out of Wales squad

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Reigning Six Nations champions Wales suffered a setback when back-row forward Ryan Jones withdrew from their squad on Monday with a hamstring injury.

Sam Warburton says Wales must beat southern hemisphere nations

Sam Warburton

Sam Warburton admits there is a feeling of "work undone" until Wales can start delivering knockout punches to rugby union's southern hemisphere heavyweights.