Mike Phillips

Wales

Wales v South Africa: Five things we’ve learnt

The best, worst, most pleasing, annoying defeat Wales’ performance against the Springboks, in isolation, was impressive. But in the context of the first test, it was miraculous. The performance must…

Mike Phillips Gareth Davies

Welsh trial: Four key match-ups

This evening sees the first Probables v Possibles game since 2000. While this is enticing fans, the reasons for playing it are far from ideal. For the first time since…

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Rugby World – August 2013 edition contents

[imagebrowser id=41] THE ECSTASY and agony of the Lions series is transported to the pages of Rugby World’s August issue, in which we have exclusive interviews with some of the…

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…

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Australia v Wales: 2nd Test preview

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…

Match winner: Pat McCabe picks the right line to score

Australia 27-19 Wales: The verdict

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…

Mike Phillips Bayonne

Top 14 Focus: Relegation scrap heats up

By Gavin Mortimer TWO ROUNDS of the Top 14 to go and down at the foot of the table it’s looking tight. Lyon are doomed, that much is sure, even…

Jonathan Davies

Five things we learnt about Wales: Final round

Wales won their third RBS 6 Nations Grand Slam in eight seasons when beating France on Saturday. It was a wonderful occasion in Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium. Here’s my in-depth analysis…