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Wales v Samoa: Five things we learned

I READ a lot of stat sheets prior to writing these articles. But the reason for Samoa’s win against Wales won’t be found on any of them. You can’t measure…

Leigh Halfpenny

Wales 19-26 Samoa: The Verdict

DEMOLITION DERBY. Those are the two words that spring to mind after this game. The hits were fearsome, the tackle contest was ferocious and Samoa so effectively shut Wales down…

Justin Tipuric

Wales v Samoa: The Preview

The best way to describe Wales' performance against Argentina is flat. There was no energy, no spark and certainly none of the pizzazz that is now expected from the men…

Stand-out: Faletau carried Wales

Wales v Argentina: Five things we learned

WALES’ 12-26 defeat to Argentina seems to have come as a shock to many. To those who analysed the Pumas performances in the inaugural Rugby Championship, it hasn't. Argentina may…

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Wales 12 Argentina 26: The Verdict

WARREN GATLAND’S mantra is paying off for Argentina – but not Wales. Gatland has long said that Wales can only get better by playing the best in the world –…

Gonzalo Camacho

Wales v Argentina: The Preview

WALES HAVE geared up for this autumn's Dove Men Series with a week of gruelling training in Poland and are now hoping their tip-top conditioning programme will prove decisive in…

Leicester Tigers v Ospreys - Heineken Cup

October – Wales in focus

A MONTH is a long time in Welsh rugby. Let’s take a look at look at the highs and lows of October: Damian Browne, Jamie Heaslip, Fionn Carr, Cian Healy,…

Enforcer: Jim Hamilton's aggression could be key against Australia's pack

Five Lions ‘bolters’ to tour Australia

EVERY FOUR years, a player not considered for the Lions tour suddenly finds themselves on the plane, regardless of Test experience or age. Ahead of the British & Irish Lions…