Wales

Late change: Cooper Vuna comes in to replace Brumbies winger Joe Tomane

Wallabies make eight changes for first Wales test

FIVE NEW forwards and three new backs feature in the starting combination, from that beaten 9-6 by Scotland midweek in Newcastle. The alterations in the pack sees the all-New South…

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Rugby World – July 2012 edition contents

[imagebrowser id=26] IT’S THE start of the new global calendar, with seven northern hemisphere countries down south for end-of-season tours. The July issue of Rugby World looks ahead to the…

Biggar's back: Dan has been in fine form for the Ospreys

Four new faces in Wales squad

By Owain Jones, Rugby World Editor WALES HEAD coach Rob Howley has named four uncapped players in his 38-man touring party to face the Barbarians before travelling to Australia for…

Lloyd Burns

Rugby community pulls together for Lloyd Burns

By Sarah Mockford, Rugby World Features Editor NO SOONER had Lloyd Burns grown accustomed to life as a professional rugby player than it was all over, his burgeoning career cut…

Alex Cuthbert

Wales 16-9 France: The Grand Slam Verdict

Wales won a third Grand Slam in eight seasons at the Millennium Stadium to equal the achievement of the Seventies greats. Alex Cuthbert, fast becoming a key member of this…

Gethin Jenkins turns on style to score against Namibia

Gethin Jenkins turns on style to score against Namibia

GETHIN JENKINS, who will join Toulon after Wales’ three-Test tour of Australia this summer, is more renowned for his scrummaging and tackling ability than splitting opposition defences. Against Namibia at…

Justin Tipuric had a fine game at openside showcasing his skills

Wales v Italy: The Verdict

Italy tackled themselves to a standstill in a scrappy game in which Wales struggled to find their rhythm but still had more than enough class not to be ruffled by…

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Ten things you didn’t know about Andries Pretorius

CARDIFF BLUES’ South Africa-born back-rower Andries Pretorius qualifies for Wales on residency this summer, but here are a few facts about him you probably don’t know… 1. He’s currently reading…

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Wales defeat will sting but England should take heart

By Ben Coles FIRST things first; what an outstanding test match. The word brutal is commonly associated with international rugby, but rarely has it been showcased more viscerally than when…