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Gatland: Depleted England still a threat

Wales coach Warren Gatland has insisted England's injury crisis won't give his side an advantage when they meet in their Six Nations opener.

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Gatland thanks departing Jones

Warren Gatland has thanked Adam Jones for his contribution to Wales and offered best wishes for his future in the game.

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Welsh stalwart Jones quits

Wales prop Adam Jones has announced his retirement from international rugby, after being omitted from the Six Nations squad.

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Gatland must gamble or lose

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Wales legend Jonathan Davies said Warren Gatland must take more risks in the Six Nations or risk losing out in the World Cup.

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Kilted Kiwis to rule the roost in 6N?

It is not only in France where the Southern Hemisphere's top players are leaving their mark. Other Six Nations countries are littered with imports.

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Anscombe included in Welsh squad

New Zealand-born Gareth Anscombe has been included at flyhalf in Warren Gatland's 34-man Wales squad to contest the Six Nations.
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Samson the latest to score with NDC

Prop Samson Lee has become the latest Welsh international to commit his future to the Scarlets and Wales by signing a National Dual Contract.

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Ball joins dual contract club

Burly lock Jake Ball has become the sixth player to sign a national dual contract with the Welsh Rugby Union and his regional team, Scarlets.

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WRU swoop for Wales tyros

NEWS: The Welsh Rugby Union have secured the signatures of three future stars on the National Dual Contract.

Wales' RWC desert storm

Wales have revealed their preparation plans for the World Cup, with training camps in Qatar, Poland and Switzerland.

Lydiate signs central contract

Wales flank Dan Lydiate has signed for Ospreys to become the second player, after national captain Sam Warburton, to seal a national dual contract between the Welsh Rugby Union and the regions.

Phillips wants the jersey back

Controversial Welsh scrumhalf Mike Phillips has insisted he is not ready to allow Rhys Webb a free run in the Wales No.9 jersey 

Wet-weather decisions to be made

The Springboks decision making in Northern Hemisphere conditions will receive serious attention in the build-up to the World Cup next year.

All Blacks are still the yardstick

New Zealand remained the team to beat less than a year out from the World Cup in England after another successful November campaign.
 

Welsh hail big Bok scalp

Ex-Wales stars lined up to celebrate Wales' second-ever victory over South Africa after a tough victory at the Millenium Stadium.

Death of the Bok bomb?

Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer says that he might have to change tactics after another costly yellow card conceded under a high ball.

Gatland: It's all about World Cup

REACTION: Warren Gatland has long been in the media crosshairs for his failure to guide Wales to more than one win over the Southern Hemisphere giants.

Boks happy to 'blood youngsters'

REACTION: South Africa's 6-12 defeat by Wales was "disappointing", but they would improve greatly before the World Cup.