Steve James George North has still not completed his recovery from the concussion problems that blighted him last season and will miss Wales's World Cup warm-up match against Ireland on Saturday.
Steve James Wales head coach Warren Gatland has expressed deep concerns about the future of George North.
Much has been written about the great Australian rugby exodus and the negative impact it could have on local teams in Super Rugby and the Wallabies. But some exiles are still doing their bit for the gold jersey's cause at the World Cup.
Daniel Schofield English club Northampton have stood down George North for their Champions Cup quarter-final against Clermont Auvergne after the winger suffered a third concussion in the space of eight weeks. The Wales star is consulting a neurosurgeon to assess whether he can play again this season.
Daniel Schofield It was not enough, but Wales did all they could in a sensational second-half demolition of Italy.
James Corrigan Win over Ireland gives inspired Wales a shot at the Six Nations title heading into the final round.
Wales rekindle their Six Nations title hopes with a bruising 20-13 win against a struggling French outfit.
Wales' Six Nations campaign back on track with a frenetic away-victory over Scotland.
Wales winger George North should not have stayed on the pitch after suffering a head injury during the second half of his team's 21-16 Six Nations defeat by England, World Rugby said on Tuesday.
Gavin Mairs Facilities for video reviews of suspected concussion injuries at pitchside and in team medical rooms are to be mandatory at the Rugby World Cup this year in a bid to prevent a repeat of the incident during England's Six Nations victory against Wales on Friday in which George North was allowed to return to play despite appearing to be knocked out.
Daniel Schofield The Welsh Rugby Union was facing mounting criticism on Saturday over its decision to allow George North to play on after receiving two blows to the head in Wales's 21-16 defeat against England on Friday night.
Steve James Hosts' approach felt too contrived after all the pre-match nonsense, writes Steve James
England bagged early World Cup bragging rights by clawing back a 10-point deficit to claim a thrilling 21-16 victory over Wales in the opening match of the Six Nations on Friday.
James Corrigan Rugby's rules on national eligibility are a disgrace - but do not blame players or coaches for using them, writes James Corrigan.
Mick Cleary Mercurial No 10 who last played a Six Nations match seven years ago named in England team.
Springboks skipper sent for scans after nasty knee injury during lost to Wales.
Justin Palmer Wales ended their long and frustrating wait for victory over a southern hemisphere heavyweight when Leigh Halfpenny kicked them to a 12-6 victory over South Africa on Saturday.
Wales coach Warren Gatland has denied he is under extra pressure ahead of Sunday's clash with the Boks.
Tom Cary The hand-wringing and headlines were as predictable as the final result: Wales capitulate again. The All Blacks march on. Sixty-one years of hurt and counting. But did that tell the full story of a pulsating match here?