Wales coach Warren Gatland fired an early shot at the All Blacks' World Cup defence, suggesting the New Zealanders may be hampered by their weak pool.
Some of the Welsh stars who flocked to France for far bigger pay packets are keen to return home, claimed Wales coach Warren Gatland.
Scarlets and Wales hooker Ken Owens has undergone a scan to determined the severity of a neck injury he suffered during training.
Rob Howley said he was "flabbergasted" after Toulon president Mourad Boudjellal threatened to terminate the contract of Welsh fullback Leigh Halfpenny.
Wales' plans ahead of next year's World Cup will include training camps in Switzerland and Qatar, coach Warren Gatland said.
Wales coach Warren Gatland hopes the introduction of new dual contracts will turn the tide of the talent drain.
The bitter civil war between the Welsh Rugby Union and the country's four professional regional teams appeared to be at an end.
BREAKING NEWS: Tournament hosts England will have an additional advantage, as they bid to win the 2015 World Cup.
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