Bradley Davies

CLOSE BUT no cigar is a phrase that can too often be associated with Welsh rugby. Yet again last weekend they were within minutes of a historic victory in Australia…

Rebel times: Beale returns despite off-field drama

FULLBACK KURTLEY Beale will resume International duties for the Wallabies after being named for Saturday’s final Test against Wales at Allianz Stadium in Sydney. The Rebels star, who is being…

Breaking the line: Berrick Barnes put in a fine performance

Wales came very close to beating the Wallabies on Saturday - you can’t come any closer. There were certainly positives that can be taken from the performance, most notably the…

Mike Harris

Wales were denied a famous victory with the final kick of the game – Australia’s replacement fly-half Mike Harris nailing a late penalty from out wide to give the Wallabies…

Wallaby fan

MELBOURNE COULD feel a little like home for Wales when they take on the Wallabies in the second Test. The Etihad Stadium’s closed roof is sure to remind them of…

Wallabies unchanged for second Wales Test

Robbie Deans has named an unchanged line-up for Saturday night’s second Test against Wales in Melbourne. Despite concerns over the fitness of Sekope Kepu, after he strained a tendon in…

Marked man: Leigh Halfpenny's all-round game continues to impress

THE DIFFERENCE in playing styles between the northern and southern hemispheres maybe narrowing, but the speed at which it is played is not. Wales really struggled with the pace at…

Match winner: Pat McCabe picks the right line to score

WALES SENSING a first victory on Australian soil since 1969 were far too slow out of the traps against a Wallaby side desperate to atone for their humbling 9-6 midweek…

Ken Owens

IT WILL be Tri-Nations champions versus Six Nations champions when Australia and Wales kick off their three-Test series in Brisbane on Saturday – and it should be an enthralling encounter.…