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Dan Biggar

RBS 6 Nations: Wales analysis

WALES HAD a tackle completion rate of 98% against Scotland. That’s right – 98%. They only missed two tackles in 80 minutes and completed 83. It was a sensational display,…

Bouncebackability: Tom Croft

RBS 6 Nations: Calling on the cavalry

The 1981 chart-topping song Stop the Cavalry may be a Christmas classic, but in truth it is a protest against war. Appropriate, then, that during the continent’s biggest celebration of…

Louis Picamoles and Mike Phillips

RBS 6 Nations match review: France 6-16 Wales

This was a drab game, full of errors and lacking inspiration, with little to entertain as players trudged from scrum to scrum. In fact, it look like the pitch was…

jonathan sexton ireland

RBS 6 Nations: Ireland analysis

BOD’S HANDS… Zebo’s feet… First half demolition… Second half defensive scrambling… It’s hard to know where to start with the latest celtic clash in Cardiff because as the late Belfast…

Andrew Coombs

RBS 6 Nations: Wales analysis

WALES HAD a tremendous second half against Ireland. It was as well as they have played at any point during the last nine months. They dominated the entire period and…

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Wales in focus: Searching for positives

JANUARY SAW Olly Kohn and Andries Pretorius named in Wales’ Six Nations squad. Despite having their hand forced by numerous injuries to key back-row and second-row forwards, both Pretorius’ and…

Nathan Sharpe

Wales 12-14 Australia: The Verdict



This game was the horror movie version of Groundhog Day for Wales, who put in their best performance of a hugely disappointing autumn series only to finish bereft after losing…

Scott Williams

Wales v New Zealand: Five things we learned

WALES HAVE once again become one of those teams that takes positives from defeats against the world’s best. This time last year that wasn’t the case. Wales were a team…

jamie roberts wales

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…