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Australia score back-to-back Women's World Cup wins with comfortbale victory over Wales

Australia have beaten Wales 25-3 in a brutal encounter at the Women's Rugby World Cup.

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.

Willie le Roux leads Springboks rout of Wales

Willie le Roux

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.

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.

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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.

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 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.

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Wallabies' Dublin 'tight five' recharged for Wales, says James Horwill

James Horwill

Georgina Robinson The Wallabies will be boosted by the return of five sets of unexpectedly fresh legs for their final, crucial clash with Wales in Cardiff this weekend.

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Wales will batter Wallabies, says Hibbard

Richard Hibbard.

Georgina Robinson Hulking Welsh hooker Richard Hibbard says Wales will "batter" the Wallabies with the same physicality used to devastating effect by the British and Irish Lions to claim a watershed win in Cardiff...

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Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie believes the Australians have won the mind games over Wales

Wallabies head coach Ewen McKenzie

Georgina Robinson Ewen McKenzie is calling Wales' bluff, saying the Six Nations champion is worried about falling to nine straight losses.

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Wales name 10 Lions for Wallabies clash

Alex Cuthbert

Wales selected 10 British and Irish Lions in a powerful starting team to play the Wallabies in this weekend’s year-ending Test at Millennium Stadium.

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Wallabies evolving into Rugby World Cup 2015 contenders, says Wales coach Warren Gatland

Wales coach Warren Gatland

Georgina Robinson The Wallabies had stagnated under former coach Robbie Deans and played badly in their first few hit outs under Ewen McKenzie, according to Wales coach Warren Gatland.

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