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Two changes as Wales look for more steel against South Africa

Wales' determination to match the muscle of South Africa has seen coach Warren Gatland make two changes to his pack for the second test at Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit on Saturday.

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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.

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Scotland's Hogg apologises for late red-card hit

Yellow card: Referee Jerome Garces shows Hogg a yellow card before changing his mind.

Scotland fullback Stuart Hogg took the unusual step of issuing a public apology on Saturday after he was red-carded for a late hit on Wales flyhalf Dan Biggar in the Six Nations clash in Cardiff earlier in the day.

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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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Leigh Halfpenny out for four months

Welsh sharpshooter: Leigh Halfpenny.

Wales fullback Leigh Halfpenny will be sidelined for up to four months with a shoulder injury sustained in the 29-18 defeat by England at Twickenham on Sunday.

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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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Graham Rowntree says England have learnt Welsh lesson

Alex Cuthbert

England forwards coach Graham Rowntree has warned Wales that his side have learnt the lessons from their one-sided Six Nations defeat in Cardiff a year ago.

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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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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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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.

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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.

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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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Ian Evans set to learn Six Nations fate

Ian Evans

Wales lock Ian Evans will discover this week if he will miss the Six Nations as he faces a European Rugby Cup disciplinary hearing.

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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.

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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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IRB supports unions in European Cup row

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International Rugby Board (IRB) chairman Bernard Lapasset reiterated Wednesday his warnings against breakaway tournaments that threaten to split European club rugby and the Welsh game.

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Northampton Saints hit with George North release fine

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Northampton Saints were hit with a £60,000 ($111,000) fine for releasing star wing George North to play for Wales, Premiership Rugby said 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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Lions hooker Hibbard joins Gloucester

Richard Hibbard.

British and Irish Lions hooker Richard Hibbard will join Gloucester from Ospreys next season, the English Premiership side announced on Monday.

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Warren Gatland wants to coach Lions against All Blacks in 2017

Warren Gatland.

Wales coach Warren Gatland says that he would be interested in coaching the British and Irish Lions for a second time when they tour his native New Zealand in 2017.

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