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# wales - Today’s News

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 - Yesterday’s News

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.

# wales - Monday 19 February, 2018

From The42 Wales give 'green light' for returning stars Faletau, Halfpenny, Biggar and Williams Bolstered

Wales give 'green light' for returning stars Faletau, Halfpenny, Biggar and Williams

Warren Gatland’s injury list has been considerably shortened ahead of Saturday’s clash with Ireland.

From The42 Focus inwards as Ireland bid to end winless run against Wales 6 Nations

Focus inwards as Ireland bid to end winless run against Wales

Losses in Cardiff and a draw last time out in Dublin have left Ireland without a Six Nations win over Wales since 2014.

From The42 'These are players we'd love to see playing in Wales and playing in the red jersey' Talent

'These are players we'd love to see playing in Wales and playing in the red jersey'

Shane Williams is hopeful Wales can hang onto more players like James McCarthy in the future.

From The42 Schmidt calls up Scannell, Cooney and Ringrose to Ireland's Six Nations squad Fresh Faces

Schmidt calls up Scannell, Cooney and Ringrose to Ireland's Six Nations squad

Meanwhile, Tadhg Furlong, Iain Henderson and James Ryan are progressing on the injury front.

# wales - Sunday 18 February, 2018

From The42 ‘He’s always had to prove himself’ - Ken Owens believes Warren Gatland doesn’t get credit he deserves Great Gatsby

‘He’s always had to prove himself’ - Ken Owens believes Warren Gatland doesn’t get credit he deserves

Gatland will take charge of his 100th game as Wales boss against Ireland at the Aviva Stadium this Saturday.

# wales - Saturday 17 February, 2018

Magnitude 4.4 earthquake strikes southwest Britain

The earthquake struck at 2.31pm near Swansea, Wales.

From The42 'You heard the likes of Darce and Drico talking about it when you were in your mid-20s' Ferg

'You heard the likes of Darce and Drico talking about it when you were in your mid-20s'

Fergus McFadden has been rejuvenated this season and has returned to the Ireland set-up.

# wales - Friday 16 February, 2018

From The42 Chris Farrell has 'his nose in front' for Ireland's 13 shirt - Schmidt Midfield

Chris Farrell has 'his nose in front' for Ireland's 13 shirt - Schmidt

The Munster centre is expected to replace Robbie Henshaw for the clash with Wales.

From The42 Ireland are firm favourites but Schmidt warns of new Welsh strengths Next Step

Ireland are firm favourites but Schmidt warns of new Welsh strengths

Warren Gatland’s team have been using their forwards to pass the ball more often.

# wales - Tuesday 13 February, 2018

From The42 A definitive ranking of the best Six Nations tries so far 6 Of The Best This post contains videos

A definitive ranking of the best Six Nations tries so far

32 tries into the 2018 Championship, we give you the cream that’s risen to the top.

# wales - Monday 12 February, 2018

From The42 Terrific Thomas, excellent Earls and the rest of our Six Nations Team of the Week Round 2 This post contains videos

Terrific Thomas, excellent Earls and the rest of our Six Nations Team of the Week

Scotland got back in the winners’ circle. England and Ireland marched on. But who stood out for you?

# wales - Saturday 10 February, 2018

From The42 Was this a try? TMO decision denies Wales in their narrow loss against England Six Nations This post contains a poll This post contains videos

Was this a try? TMO decision denies Wales in their narrow loss against England

Controversy surrounded the decision to disallow Gareth Anscombe’s try.

# wales - Friday 9 February, 2018

From The42 England have All Blacks' strength in depth - Shane Williams Tough Ask

England have All Blacks' strength in depth - Shane Williams

England’s strength in depth is comparable to the All Blacks, according to Wales legend Shane Williams.

From The42 Alun Wyn Jones laughs off verbal grenades from 'Uncle Eddie' War Of Words

Alun Wyn Jones laughs off verbal grenades from 'Uncle Eddie'

Considering his bad manners, the Wales captain noted: “my parents have been saying that for many years, and I am married now so…”

# wales - Monday 5 February, 2018

From The42 Wonderful Welsh dominate our Six Nations Team of the Week First XV

Wonderful Welsh dominate our Six Nations Team of the Week

Who stood out for you?

# wales - Sunday 4 February, 2018

'If you have to use a shock collar, you don't know how to train a dog - end of story'

There are calls for the Ireland to follow Scotland in banning the use of the canine training devices.

# wales - Saturday 3 February, 2018

From The42 Wonderful Wales unleash their Scarlets to thrash Scotland Scarlets Fever

Wonderful Wales unleash their Scarlets to thrash Scotland

Warren Gatland’s men lit up the opening day of the Six Nations.

# wales - Sunday 28 January, 2018

From The42 English club struggles could spill into Six Nations, says Gatland Poor Form

English club struggles could spill into Six Nations, says Gatland

Reigning European champions Saracens are England’s sole representatives in the Champions Cup quarter-finals, catching Warren Gatland’s eye.

# wales - Wednesday 24 January, 2018

From The42 Wales hit by Liam Williams setback after Biggar blow Why Why Why

Wales hit by Liam Williams setback after Biggar blow

Wales coach Warren Gatland said Liam Williams will be “rehabbed extensively over the next couple of weeks” but may require an operation.

From The42 Biggar out-half problem for Wales as Gatland prepares to trust in Anscombe Starter For 10

Biggar out-half problem for Wales as Gatland prepares to trust in Anscombe

Rhys Patchell is also a potential stand-in for the injured Biggar, who is unlikely to return before Wales travel to face Ireland.

# wales - Saturday 20 January, 2018

From The42 Wales dealt Priestland blow ahead of Six Nations Starter For 10

Wales dealt Priestland blow ahead of Six Nations

Warren Gatland will not be calling up a replacement.

# wales - Tuesday 16 January, 2018

From The42 Gatland names two uncapped players while Scotland recall experience Six Nations

Gatland names two uncapped players while Scotland recall experience

The first two squads of the 2018 Six Nations have been announced.

From The42 Ryan Giggs reveals he went to counselling after Old Trafford exit Psychologist

Ryan Giggs reveals he went to counselling after Old Trafford exit

“I saw a psychologist when I left United because I had been straight from school into being an apprentice,” the new Wales boss said.

# wales - Tuesday 9 January, 2018

From The42 Another injury blow for Wales as Ospreys flanker ruled out of Six Nations Sidelined

Another injury blow for Wales as Ospreys flanker ruled out of Six Nations

Dan Lydiate will miss the rest of the season after requiring surgery on a bicep injury.

# wales - Wednesday 3 January, 2018

From The42 Blow for Wales as injury-stricken George North a doubt for Six Nations opener Race Against Time

Blow for Wales as injury-stricken George North a doubt for Six Nations opener

The winger suffered a fresh injury that will require four weeks of rehabilitation.

# wales - Tuesday 2 January, 2018

From The42 Dan Lydiate joins growing list of Welsh injury worries for Six Nations Welsh Woe

Dan Lydiate joins growing list of Welsh injury worries for Six Nations

Sam Warburton and Taulupe Faletau have already been ruled out for the Welsh ahead of the tournament.

# wales - Wednesday 27 December, 2017

From The42 Bath fined for releasing Faletau to play for Wales Club V Country

Bath fined for releasing Faletau to play for Wales

The Premiership side want a rule change.

# wales - Sunday 24 December, 2017

From The42 Sort it early! Wales want to appoint Gatland's successor in 2018 End Of An Era

Sort it early! Wales want to appoint Gatland's successor in 2018

The identity of his successor at the helm could be known more than a year before he is due to leave the role.

# wales - Thursday 21 December, 2017

Wales confident of keeping Gatland despite Northampton links

Northampton Saints may be interested in Warren Gatland, but Wales expect him to stay until his contract expires after the 2019 World Cup.

# wales - Tuesday 19 December, 2017

From The42 Northampton confirm interest in Gatland as a replacement for Mallinder Garden Fate

Northampton confirm interest in Gatland as a replacement for Mallinder

The Saints are searching for a new director of rugby after sacking Jim Mallinder last week.

# wales - Monday 18 December, 2017

Woman and children missing from Wales may be in Ireland

Police are trying to locate the woman and children.

# wales - Tuesday 12 December, 2017

From The42 Faletau a Six Nations doubt for Wales after lengthy lay-off confirmed Race Against Time

Faletau a Six Nations doubt for Wales after lengthy lay-off confirmed

Ireland are due to face the Welsh in week three at the Aviva Stadium, 24 February.

# wales - Saturday 9 December, 2017

From The42 Come and get me! Ryan Giggs voices his interest in Wales top job Hat In The Ring

Come and get me! Ryan Giggs voices his interest in Wales top job

‘I’ve not spoken to anyone at the moment, but I’d definitely be interested,’ he said.

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