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#Wales

# wales - Wednesday 11 April, 2018

From The42 Wales' most capped player agrees terms for 14th season with the Blues Longevity

Wales' most capped player agrees terms for 14th season with the Blues

Gethin Jenkins is playing on for another year at least.

# wales - Monday 9 April, 2018

From The42 Wales to face Scotland for charity in rare all-northern November clash Doddie Weir

Wales to face Scotland for charity in rare all-northern November clash

Australia, Tonga and South Africa will also play Tests against Wales in November, the WRU has revealed.

# wales - Monday 26 March, 2018

From The42 100-cap Cavani hands Giggs his first defeat as Wales boss in China Cup final El Matador This post contains videos

100-cap Cavani hands Giggs his first defeat as Wales boss in China Cup final

Uruguay claimed a 1-0 win thanks to the PSG striker, who marked the milestone by scoring the decisive goal.

# wales - Sunday 25 March, 2018

From The42 Former Wales and Lions prop Adam Jones to retire at the end of the season Farewell Tour

Former Wales and Lions prop Adam Jones to retire at the end of the season

Jones will remain with Premiership club Harlequins as assistant forwards coach when he hangs up his boots at the end of the season.

# wales - Thursday 22 March, 2018

From The42 Bale becomes Wales' all-time record goalscorer with hat-trick as Giggs gets off to a winning start All Too Easy This post contains videos

Bale becomes Wales' all-time record goalscorer with hat-trick as Giggs gets off to a winning start

The Real Madrid star overtook Ian Rush with the 27th, 28th and 29th goals for his country in a 6-0 win over China.

# wales - Wednesday 21 March, 2018

From The42 Giggs more nervous ahead of Wales managerial debut than he ever was as a player Hard Act To Follow

Giggs more nervous ahead of Wales managerial debut than he ever was as a player

The ex-Manchester United winger takes charge for the first time on Thursday.

# wales - Tuesday 20 March, 2018

One killed after Red Arrows plane crashes at RAF base

Two people were on board the jet at the time.

# wales - Sunday 18 March, 2018

From The42 'Congratulations to Ireland... they deserve that, but they'll know they were a little bit lucky as well' Warren G

'Congratulations to Ireland... they deserve that, but they'll know they were a little bit lucky as well'

The Wales head coach spoke after their win over France.

# wales - Saturday 17 March, 2018

From The42 England slip to worst finish since 1987 in final Six Nations table Snakes And Ladders

England slip to worst finish since 1987 in final Six Nations table

Wales and Scotland claimed narrow wins to edge their way up the standings.

# wales - Friday 16 March, 2018

From The42 France defeat Wales to complete 2018 Women's Six Nations Grand Slam Champions This post contains videos

France defeat Wales to complete 2018 Women's Six Nations Grand Slam

A straightforward win saw France score six tries at Colwyn Bay.

# wales - Sunday 11 March, 2018

From The42 Wales work their way into second place with laboured bonus point win over Italy 6 Nations

Wales work their way into second place with laboured bonus point win over Italy

Liam Williams was hooked at half-time by Warren Gatland, who cut a frustrated figure throughout Wales’ five-try win.

From The42 Ireland Women aiming to bring offloading style to the fore against Scots Style Of Play

Ireland Women aiming to bring offloading style to the fore against Scots

Ciara Griffin and her team were very impressive in their victory over Wales two weekends ago.

# wales - Friday 9 March, 2018

From The42 'Outstanding' Wales are not disrespecting Italy, insists O'Shea Only Way Is Up

'Outstanding' Wales are not disrespecting Italy, insists O'Shea

Wales may have made 10 changes for the visit of Italy, but that is not a sign of disrespect according to Conor O’Shea.

# wales - Sunday 4 March, 2018

From The42 Wales centre Davies provides hospital 'taxi service' in Storm Emma Kind Gesture

Wales centre Davies provides hospital 'taxi service' in Storm Emma

“I think there was about 20 or so volunteers — it was good to see that people were helping out and doing their bit.”

# wales - Thursday 1 March, 2018

From The42 Roux energised and relishing the challenge of Schmidt work-ons Mighty Quinn

Roux energised and relishing the challenge of Schmidt work-ons

The Connacht lock is working hard to stay involved in Ireland’s Six Nations setup and hopes to achieve ‘something special’ in the weeks ahead.

# wales - Monday 26 February, 2018

From The42 'With the Ireland U18s, I was eight tries in five games, so I'm dropping off now!' Prolific

'With the Ireland U18s, I was eight tries in five games, so I'm dropping off now!'

21-year-old Jacob Stockdale has scored eight tries in his first seven Tests for Ireland.

From The42 21-year-old Ryan a force for Ireland as he holds himself to highest standards Self Critical

21-year-old Ryan a force for Ireland as he holds himself to highest standards

The Leinster lock is already an impressive presence in Test rugby.

# wales - Sunday 25 February, 2018

From The42 'Anything over 44 minutes, we have won... anything 37 or below, they have won' Bip

'Anything over 44 minutes, we have won... anything 37 or below, they have won'

Warren Gatland was disappointed with the ‘stop-start’ nature of Ireland’s win over Wales.

From The42 Last year's defeat in Edinburgh still rankles in Grand Slam-chasing Ireland squad 6 Nations

Last year's defeat in Edinburgh still rankles in Grand Slam-chasing Ireland squad

10 straight Test wins for Ireland set them on course for a mouth-watering meeting with Gregor Townsend’s impressive side.

From The42 Ireland well positioned to claim Six Nations but Schmidt concerned about defence Narrow

Ireland well positioned to claim Six Nations but Schmidt concerned about defence

After Scotland’s win over England, Ireland are five points clear at the top of the table.

# wales - Saturday 24 February, 2018

From The42 Injuries not concerning for Schmidt, who backs Sexton call to 'seize the moment'

Injuries not concerning for Schmidt, who backs Sexton call to 'seize the moment'

Keith Earls suffered cramp, while Ireland’s halfbacks also picked up knocks against Wales.

From The42 Farrell outstanding, Ireland's depth delivers and a huge effort from the pack Analysis

Farrell outstanding, Ireland's depth delivers and a huge effort from the pack

Joe Schmidt will pick out the flaws in his team’s display but there were many positives.

From The42 Player ratings as Ireland see off Wales in Six Nations thriller Marks Out Of 10

Player ratings as Ireland see off Wales in Six Nations thriller

Chris Farrell and Keith Earls were consistently excellent in a topsy-turvy affair.

From The42 Grand Slam hopes alive as Ireland notch bonus-point win against Wales Outstanding

Grand Slam hopes alive as Ireland notch bonus-point win against Wales

Joe Schmidt’s men scored five tries in a stunning Six Nations clash.

From The42 As it happened: Ireland v Wales, Six Nations Liveblog

As it happened: Ireland v Wales, Six Nations

Joe Schmidt’s side faced Wales in round three of the championship.

From The42 Fierce fraternal rivalry makes Wales a pivotal point in Ireland's season 6 Nations

Fierce fraternal rivalry makes Wales a pivotal point in Ireland's season

New faces on the pitch do not diminish the spiky relationship between these sides.

# wales - Friday 23 February, 2018

From The42 Ireland U20s come up just short in wild Donnybrook encounter with Wales Tryfest

Ireland U20s come up just short in wild Donnybrook encounter with Wales

There were 11 tries in a frenetic game in Dublin.

From The42 Best allays concern over Sexton fitness, plans an unhappy 100th for Gatland Captain's Run

Best allays concern over Sexton fitness, plans an unhappy 100th for Gatland

The out-half needed some physio attention at the Aviva Stadium today, but returned to finish out the session, according to the captain.

From The42 'One opposition coach has tried to create that story': Schmidt defends Ireland's creative powers 6 Nations

'One opposition coach has tried to create that story': Schmidt defends Ireland's creative powers

Ahead of tomorrow’s clash with Wales, Schmidt sought to dispel comments Warren Gatland made in 2015.

# wales - Thursday 22 February, 2018

From The42 Highly-rated Hume set for U20s debut as captain O'Brien moves to wing Changes

Highly-rated Hume set for U20s debut as captain O'Brien moves to wing

Hooker Ronan Kelleher and scrum-half Jonny Stewart have returned to the starting XV.

From The42 'I get a call every Monday from the old man and mum, trying to tweak my game' Son Of Hercules

'I get a call every Monday from the old man and mum, trying to tweak my game'

Bundee Aki has more than Joe Schmidt to answer to when the odd pass goes astray.

# wales - Wednesday 21 February, 2018

From The42 Porter to start for Ireland as Furlong and Henderson set to miss out Changes

Porter to start for Ireland as Furlong and Henderson set to miss out

James Ryan is set to return to Ireland’s second row for the Six Nations clash with Wales.

From The42 Four changes for Ireland as Griggs names starting team to welcome Wales Bring It

Four changes for Ireland as Griggs names starting team to welcome Wales

Kick-off at Donnybrook is 3pm on Sunday.

From The42 'It can't be a risk, he has to be fully fit' - Furlong's hamstring a major worry Hammy

'It can't be a risk, he has to be fully fit' - Furlong's hamstring a major worry

Andrew Porter and John Ryan are next in line for Joe Schmidt’s team.

# wales - Tuesday 20 February, 2018

From The42 'Everyone has cues. He has a few more cues than other out-halves' Finding Grass

'Everyone has cues. He has a few more cues than other out-halves'

Rob Kearney will be a key part of the battle of the backfield and the kicking games on Saturday.

From The42 CJ Stander pushes passing skills as opposition analyse his ball-carrying Another String

CJ Stander pushes passing skills as opposition analyse his ball-carrying

The number eight says Munster boss Johann van Graan has helped him to develop.

From The42 'Average is not acceptable' - Farrell left fuming by conceded tries against Italy Standards

'Average is not acceptable' - Farrell left fuming by conceded tries against Italy

The Ireland defence coach was not a happy man as Ireland switched off against Italy.

From The42 James Ryan fully fit while Furlong and Henderson are 'hitting their markers' Injury Update

James Ryan fully fit while Furlong and Henderson are 'hitting their markers'

Andy Farrell says Ireland won’t take any risks with their tighthead and second row.

From The42 Faletau misses out as Wales name starting XV to face Ireland Team-Sheet

Faletau misses out as Wales name starting XV to face Ireland

However, Gatland has been able to recall Liam Williams, Leigh Halfpenny and Dan Biggar for his 100th match in charge of the Principality.

From The42 'They'd have made me Prince of Wales after some games but beheaded me the next week' Fickle

'They'd have made me Prince of Wales after some games but beheaded me the next week'

Former Wales wing Shane Williams is worried about Ireland’s kicking game.

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