Thumbs up? Should Wales be happy with their win? (Photo: Getty Images)

Five things we learnt: Wales v Uruguay

When is a job done satisfactorily? The difficulty with completing any job is that some people are never fully satisfied. Whether it’s a painter, gardener or rugby writer someone will…

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

World Cup 2015: Wales 54-9 Uruguay

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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Gareth Thomas – Never Alone

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…

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Five Talking points – August

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…

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

Rugby World debates: Paul O’Connell’s clear-out

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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Ireland v Wales: 5 Things we learnt

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…

Sam Warburton

Wales 31-man squad for the Rugby World Cup?

This may not be the squad Warren Gatland pick tomorrow at midday but it’s the squad we believe he should pick. Sadly there is no place for Eli Walker, Matthew…

Mike Phillips

Five things we learnt: Wales v Ireland

The awkward reality of ‘Warm up’ matches Wales lost to Ireland by 35 points to 21 in what was a very difficult game to watch from a Welsh perspective. But…