Highs and lows: Cory Allen delighted the fans with a hat-trick but suffered an injury. (Photo Getty Images)

Wales avoided a first-day upset, running in eight tries to beat Uruguay at a canter. Four first-half tries – three by Cory Allen – set the scene and after the…

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Whicheve lens you look through, Gareth Thomas is a rugby legend. He became the first player to represent Wales 100 times, he was a Grand Slam winning captain with Wales…

Argentina

Argentina make rugby history August was largely a month of Rugby World Cup warmups and national coaches carefully pruning their squads like Mister Miyagi tending to a bonsai tree. But…

Wales squad

A regulation split of 17 forwards and 14 backs formed the 31-man Wales World Cup squad, which hail predominantly from the regions, which is a testament to the efforts of…

Pinged: Referee Craig Joubert signals for a penalty to the frustration of Ireland captain Paul O'Connell

Picture the scene: Wales and Ireland are locked at 10-10, close to the hour mark. Dublin’s Aviva Stadium is expectant. The hosts have taken a while to click into gear but are finally…

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The full-on Friendly. When Ireland faced Wales on Saturday it felt as though the Rugby World Cup had started early. The fitness sessions were over, the training bibs were back…