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Halfpenny included in Wales Six Nations squad

Wales included Leigh Halfpenny in their Six Nations squad on Tuesday, despite the fullback having not played rugby since he was concussed against Australia in November.

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Vunipola, Williams to return for Saracens

Billy Vunipola and Liam Williams are both in line for Six Nations squad places with England and Wales respectively after Saracens announced their returns from injury.

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Jones, Humphreys to assist Pivac at Wales

Former Welsh internationals Stephen Jones and Jonathan Humphreys have been appointed as assistants to incoming head coach Wayne Pivac, the Welsh Rugby Union announced today.

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Campese: players must take some blame

World Cup-winning legend David Campese believes Rugby Australia would be panicking if it gambled on an overseas replacement for beleaguered Wallabies coach Michael Cheika.

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Jenkins requires surgery for 'significant' injury

Ellis Jenkins will require surgery after sustaining a "significant knee injury" against South Africa earlier this month, his club Cardiff Blues have confirmed.

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What we learned about rugby's top sides this November

New Zealand were beaten, Ireland and Wales were not. England secured important results while Australia looked broken. ESPN looks at the key takeaways from this month.

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Boks name unchanged starting lineup

Springboks' coach Rassie Erasmus has made only one change to his match day squad to face Wales in Cardiff on Saturday as Eben Etzebeth returns to the bench.

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Williams at full-back for Wales against Boks

Liam Williams will starts at full-back as Wales coach Warren Gatland restored Gareth Anscombe to the fly-half berth for their final November international against South Africa.

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France to wear rainbow laces in support of Thomas

The France rugby team will wear rainbow shoelaces for their game against Fiji this weekend in a show of support for former Wales captain Gareth Thomas, who was recently the victim of a hate crime

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Wales suffer Halfpenny blow

Leigh Halfpenny has been ruled out of Wales' final autumn international against South Africa after failing to recover from concussion.

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Wallabies win, but Dublin classic highlights class gap

Ireland's historic win over the All Blacks was a magic moment for rugby, but highlighted just how large the gap is between Australia and those who actually know how to play the game.

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Genia urges fans to stick with Wallabies

Wallabies halfback Will Genia admits nothing less than a convincing Test victory will suffice against European minnows Italy on Saturday.

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Hansen open to having chat to Schmidt about NZ job

New Zealand coach Steve Hansen is willing to sit down and have a chat to Ireland's Joe Schmidt about the pressures of the All Blacks job if he is serious about applying for it.

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Hooper rues missed opportunities

Australia skipper Michael Hooper admits he made the wrong move in not kicking for goal after the Wallabies sunk to a disappointing 9-6 Test loss to Wales.

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Gatland praises Welsh bench for Australia win

Wales coach Warren Gatland says the strength of their bench played a major role in the narrow 9-6 victory over Australia at the Millennium Stadium on Saturday.

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Cheika backs hothead Latu in Cardiff

Australia coach Michael Cheika has thrown his support behind firebrand hooker Tolu Latu after handing him a surprising first start in almost two years against Wales, while Jack Demspey also makes his way into the starting side.

2018 RankingsSix Nations

  • WALES3rd
    TRIES SCORED 1st Ireland : 20 Tries Scored
  • WALES2nd
    POINTS DIFFERENCE 1st Ireland : 78 Points Difference