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#Wales

# wales - Wednesday 30 October, 2019

Gatland: 'We haven't even spoken about the haka, we might do a W for Wales'
# Response
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# Response

Gatland: 'We haven't even spoken about the haka, we might do a W for Wales'

Oct 30th 2019, 3:53 PM 9,305 Views 23 Comments

The Wales coach also joked his final game in charge should be settled by a drinking game.

All Blacks make seven changes as Gatland shakes up Wales team
# Team News
From The42
# Team News

All Blacks make seven changes as Gatland shakes up Wales team

Oct 30th 2019, 8:44 AM 13,077 Views 7 Comments

Steve Hansen and his Welsh counterpart will coach their teams for the final time.

# wales - Monday 28 October, 2019

'Send my best wishes to Warren and make sure he enjoys the third-place play-off'
# Sparring
From The42
# Sparring

'Send my best wishes to Warren and make sure he enjoys the third-place play-off'

Updated Oct 28th 2019, 5:01 PM 61,519 Views 44 Comments

Eddie Jones couldn’t resist firing a shot back at the Wales boss.

# wales - Sunday 27 October, 2019

Gatland looking to 'have some revenge' with the Lions in South Africa in 2021
# Gats
From The42
# Gats

Gatland looking to 'have some revenge' with the Lions in South Africa in 2021

Oct 27th 2019, 2:04 PM 8,770 Views 30 Comments

The Wales boss was proud of his side’s effort in their World Cup semi-final defeat to the Springboks.

Erasmus' Boks set up World Cup final with England after edging Wales
# Tension
From The42
# Tension

Erasmus' Boks set up World Cup final with England after edging Wales

Oct 27th 2019, 10:59 AM 14,224 Views 40 Comments

Handré Pollard’s place-kicking was crucial as the Boks edged the semi-final in Yokohama.

As it happened: Wales v South Africa, Rugby World Cup semi-final
# Liveblog
From The42
# Liveblog

As it happened: Wales v South Africa, Rugby World Cup semi-final

Oct 27th 2019, 8:07 AM 53,667 Views 29 Comments

Rassie left Ireland to bring South Africa back to the top of the game. Warren Gatland and Wales stood between them and the World Cup final.

Gatland's Wales and Rassie's Boks to battle for final spot against England
# Slugfest
From The42
# Slugfest

Gatland's Wales and Rassie's Boks to battle for final spot against England

Oct 27th 2019, 1:15 AM 8,305 Views 22 Comments

The second semi-final in Yokohama promises to be a brutally physical affair.

# wales - Friday 25 October, 2019

Halfpenny in for injured Williams as Gatland's Wales welcome back Davies
# Changes
From The42
# Changes

Halfpenny in for injured Williams as Gatland's Wales welcome back Davies

Oct 25th 2019, 4:50 AM 4,147 Views 7 Comments

Leigh Halfpenny comes into the team at 15 in place of the injured Saracens man.

# wales - Thursday 24 October, 2019

Wales full-back Liam Williams set to miss World Cup semi-final against South Africa
# Out Of Action
From The42
# Out Of Action

Wales full-back Liam Williams set to miss World Cup semi-final against South Africa

Oct 24th 2019, 5:18 PM 8,347 Views 10 Comments

The 28-year-old suffered an ankle injury during training on Wednesday.

# wales - Tuesday 22 October, 2019

Wales wary of explosive Kolbe and Boks' 'blowtorch speed' out wide
# Little Genius
From The42
# Little Genius

Wales wary of explosive Kolbe and Boks' 'blowtorch speed' out wide

Oct 22nd 2019, 1:30 PM 3,702 Views 3 Comments

Wales defence coach Shaun Edwards also lauded the ongoing class of Alun Wyn Jones.

Gatland aims for World Cup glory after Wales play 'get-out-of-jail card'
# Emporer
From The42
# Emporer

Gatland aims for World Cup glory after Wales play 'get-out-of-jail card'

Oct 22nd 2019, 2:48 AM 6,788 Views 4 Comments

This World Cup is Gatland’s final campaign before heading home to New Zealand for a new job with the Chiefs.

# wales - Monday 21 October, 2019

'I just lost control' - Vahaamahina announces international retirement after World Cup dismissal
# Lock Out
From The42
# Lock Out

'I just lost control' - Vahaamahina announces international retirement after World Cup dismissal

Updated Oct 21st 2019, 6:39 PM 22,122 Views 22 Comments

The France lock was sent off in the 49th minute of their quarter-final defeat to Wales yesterday.

Blow for Gatland's Wales as Navidi ruled out of remainder of World Cup
# Tough To Take
From The42
# Tough To Take

Blow for Gatland's Wales as Navidi ruled out of remainder of World Cup

Oct 21st 2019, 11:26 AM 3,744 Views 1 Comment

The Cardiff Blues back row injured his hamstring in yesterday’s dramatic win over France.

# wales - Sunday 20 October, 2019

France coach Brunel disappointed by contentious Welsh try
# Feeling Bleu
From The42
# Feeling Bleu

France coach Brunel disappointed by contentious Welsh try

Oct 20th 2019, 2:08 PM 17,646 Views 11 Comments

Ross Moriarty’s late score was awarded by the TMO as Wales advanced through to the semis.

As it happened: Wales v France, Rugby World Cup quarter-final
# Liveblog
From The42
# Liveblog

As it happened: Wales v France, Rugby World Cup quarter-final

Oct 20th 2019, 7:15 AM 41,483 Views 17 Comments

Ireland may be gone, but the World Cup carries on and we’re going minute-by-minute as Warren Gatland chases another semi-final.

# wales - Friday 18 October, 2019

Penaud and Dupont passed fit for France's quarter-final showdown with Wales
# L'Equipe
From The42
# L'Equipe

Penaud and Dupont passed fit for France's quarter-final showdown with Wales

Oct 18th 2019, 10:55 AM 3,609 Views 2 Comments

Jacques Brunel has made just one change to the side which began in such impressive fashion against Argentina.

Wales' Biggar given all clear from second head knock to play France
# Return To Play
From The42
# Return To Play

Wales' Biggar given all clear from second head knock to play France

Oct 18th 2019, 8:39 AM 3,841 Views 7 Comments

Jonathan Davies was also named in Warren Gatland’s XV after shaking off a knee problem.

# wales - Monday 14 October, 2019

'It's like having 10 men when Bale plays': Real Madrid star slammed by Toshack
# Wales
From The42
# Wales

'It's like having 10 men when Bale plays': Real Madrid star slammed by Toshack

Oct 14th 2019, 5:00 PM 29,069 Views 9 Comments

Ex-Wales boss John Toshack believes certain aspects of Bale’s game make him more susceptible to injury.

# wales - Sunday 13 October, 2019

Work to do for Wales and Croatia following feisty stalemate
# Draw
From The42
# Draw

Work to do for Wales and Croatia following feisty stalemate

Oct 13th 2019, 10:24 PM 4,973 Views 2 Comments

Neither Wales nor Croatia will be truly happy with a point apiece following a hard-fought encounter in Cardiff on Sunday.

Wales make heavy weather of it, but beat Uruguay to set up quarter-final clash with France
# Gats Enough
From The42
# Gats Enough

Wales make heavy weather of it, but beat Uruguay to set up quarter-final clash with France

Oct 13th 2019, 11:08 AM 14,871 Views 5 Comments

Warren Gatland’s men were on a four-day turnaround and struggled to put the South Americans away.

# wales - Friday 11 October, 2019

Fitzgerald's star continues to rise as Connacht thrash Dragons and return home with bonus point
# Feeling 22
From The42
# Feeling 22

Fitzgerald's star continues to rise as Connacht thrash Dragons and return home with bonus point

Oct 11th 2019, 9:56 PM 11,695 Views 21 Comments

Gavin Thornbury, Matt Healy, Finlay Bealham, Cillian Gallagher and Kieran Marmion all ran in tries in Newport.

# wales - Wednesday 9 October, 2019

Biggar out for Uruguay game and will require further assessment after another head injury
# HIA
From The42
# HIA

Biggar out for Uruguay game and will require further assessment after another head injury

Oct 9th 2019, 5:19 PM 7,123 Views 11 Comments

The out-half previously suffered a blow to the head against Australia.

Wales secure quarter-final berth after bruising battle against Fiji
# Red Alert
From The42
# Red Alert

Wales secure quarter-final berth after bruising battle against Fiji

Oct 9th 2019, 1:05 PM 12,640 Views 20 Comments

A sickening blow to Dan Biggar’s head will pose an injury concern for Warren Gatland’s side.

As it happened: Wales v Fiji, Rugby World Cup
# Liveblog
From The42
# Liveblog

As it happened: Wales v Fiji, Rugby World Cup

Oct 9th 2019, 9:57 AM 45,047 Views 8 Comments

We went minute-by-minute as Warren Gatland’s men took their chance to reach the quarter-finals.

# wales - Saturday 5 October, 2019

'Pan-Celtic political culture': McDonald calls for shared approach to Brexit from Ireland and Wales
# Swansea
# Swansea

'Pan-Celtic political culture': McDonald calls for shared approach to Brexit from Ireland and Wales

Oct 5th 2019, 5:44 PM 18,764 Views 59 Comments

McDonald was speaking at a conference of the Welsh political party Plaid Cymru this afternoon.

# wales - Thursday 3 October, 2019

Tom Lawrence named in Wales squad after drink-driving charge
# International Duty
From The42
# International Duty

Tom Lawrence named in Wales squad after drink-driving charge

Oct 3rd 2019, 10:46 AM 3,679 Views 0 Comments

Ryan Giggs has included the Derby County forward for the upcoming games against Slovakia and Croatia.

# wales - Sunday 29 September, 2019

Cheika 'embarrassed' by refereeing inconsistencies
# Not Happy
From The42
# Not Happy

Cheika 'embarrassed' by refereeing inconsistencies

Sep 29th 2019, 2:17 PM 17,270 Views 15 Comments

The Wallabies head coach was left frustrated by Romain Poite’s performance in his side’s defeat to Wales.

As it happened: Australia v Wales, Rugby World Cup
# Liveblog
From The42
# Liveblog

As it happened: Australia v Wales, Rugby World Cup

Sep 29th 2019, 9:30 AM 76,424 Views 26 Comments

We followed all the action as the two heavyweights of Pool D clashed in Tokyo.

# wales - Friday 27 September, 2019

AWJ reaches record caps haul as Cheika changes his playmakers
# Pool D
From The42
# Pool D

AWJ reaches record caps haul as Cheika changes his playmakers

Sep 27th 2019, 9:33 AM 10,439 Views 7 Comments

The brilliant second row eclipses Gethin Jenkins record as he prepares to run out for a 130th international appearance.

# wales - Monday 23 September, 2019

Wales carve their way through Georgia and grab bonus point victory
# Pool D
From The42
# Pool D

Wales carve their way through Georgia and grab bonus point victory

Sep 23rd 2019, 1:44 PM 21,236 Views 9 Comments

Wales barely had a glove laid on them as they raced out into an early lead.

As it happened: Wales v Georgia, Rugby World Cup
# Liveblog
From The42
# Liveblog

As it happened: Wales v Georgia, Rugby World Cup

Sep 23rd 2019, 10:34 AM 50,121 Views 8 Comments

It’s Monday morning and there’s top class international rugby on. So we’re following it minute-by-minute.

# wales - Saturday 21 September, 2019

Alun Wyn Jones to equal Wales record against Georgia
# Teamsheet
From The42
# Teamsheet

Alun Wyn Jones to equal Wales record against Georgia

Sep 21st 2019, 12:27 PM 7,440 Views 5 Comments

Warren Gatland has named an experienced side for Monday’s World Cup clash.

# wales - Thursday 19 September, 2019

Ireland Women left with just one November Test after being 'let down badly'
# International Rugby
From The42
# International Rugby

Ireland Women left with just one November Test after being 'let down badly'

Sep 19th 2019, 12:33 PM 8,048 Views 0 Comments

The 15-a-side team will take on Wales on 10 November in UCD.

# wales - Wednesday 18 September, 2019

Gambling firm's integrity unit blew whistle on Wales assistant coach Howley
# In The Spotlight
From The42
# In The Spotlight

Gambling firm's integrity unit blew whistle on Wales assistant coach Howley

Sep 18th 2019, 12:00 PM 57,207 Views 39 Comments

‘We’re checking in on his wellbeing as we formalise our processes to get through the investigation,’ says WRU CEO Martyn Phillips.

# wales - Tuesday 17 September, 2019

Wales' World Cup preparation in chaos as Rob Howley sent home over alleged betting offences
# Disruption
From The42
# Disruption

Wales' World Cup preparation in chaos as Rob Howley sent home over alleged betting offences

Sep 17th 2019, 5:06 PM 66,289 Views 58 Comments

The Assistant Head Coach was not present at the team’s official welcome ceremony yesterday.

Familiar foes all have a point to prove in Pool D
# RWC2019
From The42
# RWC2019

Familiar foes all have a point to prove in Pool D

Sep 17th 2019, 10:16 AM 7,304 Views 19 Comments

The teams in the fourth and final World Cup pool need no introduction (to one another).

# wales - Monday 9 September, 2019

Watch: Daniel James continues impressive form with curling winner for Wales
# On A Roll
From The42
# On A Roll

Watch: Daniel James continues impressive form with curling winner for Wales

Sep 9th 2019, 10:07 PM 8,910 Views 13 Comments

The Man United winger’s first-half strike made it back-to-back victories for Ryan Giggs’ side.

'Those sorts of things, they give the other players real confidence'
# Cheese
From The42
# Cheese

'Those sorts of things, they give the other players real confidence'

Sep 9th 2019, 8:13 PM 18,064 Views 11 Comments

James Ryan delivered yet another outstanding performance in Ireland’s win over Wales.

10 seconds that show why Rob Kearney is so important to Schmidt's Ireland
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

10 seconds that show why Rob Kearney is so important to Schmidt's Ireland

Sep 9th 2019, 8:00 PM 39,035 Views 42 Comments

The 33-year-old fullback looks to be in excellent physical condition ahead of the World Cup.

'The most incredible hat-trick you’ll see': League One defender scores two corners and free-kick
# Hattrick Hero
From The42
# Hattrick Hero

'The most incredible hat-trick you’ll see': League One defender scores two corners and free-kick

Sep 9th 2019, 12:05 PM 8,964 Views 4 Comments

Former Wales U21 captain Joe Jacobson bagged an astonishing hat-trick over the weekend.