Wales rugby: Five things we’ve learned in November

By Paul WilliamsBig three still escape Wales…. ON THE 1st February 2014 Wales will endeavour to make history by becoming the first team to win three RBS Six Nations titles in a row. However, in reality,...

Madiba magic for Blitzbokke

The memory of Nelson Mandela loomed large in Port Elizabeth on Sunday as the Blitzbokke came from behind to seal a dramatic victory over New Zealand. The South African team took huge inspiration from...

IRB confirms pool draw for USA Sevens

IRB confirms pool draw for USA Sevens

The IRB has confirmed the pool draw for the USA Sevens, the fourth round of the HSBC Sevens World Series in Las Vegas on 24-26 January 2014. The draw was conducted just before the Cup final of the Cell...

IRB confirms pool draw for USA Sevens

The IRB has confirmed the pool draw for the USA Sevens, the fourth round of the HSBC Sevens World Series in Las Vegas on 24-26 January 2014. The draw was conducted just before the Cup final of the Cell...

Inspired South Africa win home Sevens title

Inspired South Africa win home Sevens title

From Tom Chick at the Nelson Mandela Bay StadiumAn inspired South Africa came from 14-0 down to fight back and win a popular victory against New Zealand, 17-14, to clinch the Cell C Nelson Mandela Bay...

Inspired South Africa win home Sevens title

From Tom Chick at the Nelson Mandela Bay StadiumAn inspired South Africa came from 14-0 down to fight back and win a popular victory against New Zealand, 17-14, to clinch the Cell C Nelson Mandela Bay...

SA win Nelson Mandela Bay Sevens

SA win Nelson Mandela Bay Sevens

From Tom Chick at the Nelson Mandela Bay StadiumHosts South Africa came from 14-0 behind to beat four-times defending champions New Zealand 19-14 in the final of the Cell C Nelson Mandela Bay South Africa...

SA win Nelson Mandela Bay Sevens

From Tom Chick at the Nelson Mandela Bay StadiumHosts South Africa came from 14-0 behind to beat four-times defending champions New Zealand 19-14 in the final of the Cell C Nelson Mandela Bay South Africa...

Blitzbokke reign on home soil

The Blitzbokke beat New Zealand 17-14 in the Cup Final of the the Nelson Mandela Bay Sevens in Port Elizabeth on Sunday. South African skipper Kyle Brown scored the only try of the second half in what...

Hosts to face defending champions in final

Hosts to face defending champions in final

From Tom Chick at the Nelson Mandela Bay StadiumDefending champions New Zealand will play South Africa in the final of the Cell C Nelson Mandela Bay South Africa Sevens, a repeat of the final in 2011.  ...

Nicky Smith gets Wales rugby call-up - SBS

Nicky Smith gets Wales rugby call-up - SBS

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Wales go up against Australia, Fiji, New Zealand and South Africa on successive weekends in Cardiff. Newcomer Smith is among six props named in the squad - Gethin Jenkins, Paul James, Samson Lee, Aaron Jarvis and Rhodri Jones are the others - with ...

Warren Gatland names experienced Wales rugby side - 3News NZ

Warren Gatland names experienced Wales rugby side - 3News NZ

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A total of 12 players return to international duty after missing the summer tour to South Africa, but there was no place for either veteran prop Adam Jones or fly-half James Hook. The pair have more than 170 caps between them with 95 going to 33-year ...

Rugby-Wales call up young prop Smith, drop old prop Jones - Reuters UK

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"Nicky Smith has been playing exceptionally well for the Ospreys and we have been impressed with him and it's a great opportunity," Gatland said of the squad for games against Australia, Fiji, New Zealand and South Africa on consecutive November ...

Ask Steven Rugby: Cardiff's contribution to the Lions - ESPN.co.uk (blog)

Ask Steven Rugby: Cardiff's contribution to the Lions - ESPN.co.uk (blog)

The last Lions fly-half from Cardiff before the professional era brought a reorganisation of club rugby in Wales was Gareth Davies, who toured South Africa with the class of 1980. He missed many of the early tour matches through a shoulder injury but ...

Wales: Dragons' Tom Prydie says versatility aided recall - BBC News

Wales: Dragons' Tom Prydie says versatility aided recall - BBC News

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The 6ft 4in Porthcawl-born player also became Wales' youngest try-scorer when he touched down against South Africa in June 2010 and later that month played twice against New Zealand. But Prydie then fell out of favour with Wales, while he also ...

Rugby: Cheika named Wallabies coach - Otago Daily Times

Rugby: Cheika named Wallabies coach - Otago Daily Times

Cheika led the New South Wales Waratahs to the Super Rugby title last season, completing a unique coaching double after he guided Irish province Leinster to a Heineken Cup triumph in 2009. The 47-year-old will see out the final year of his ... That ...

Wales call up young prop Smith, drop Jones - SuperSport

Wales call up young prop Smith, drop Jones - SuperSport

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"Nicky Smith has been playing exceptionally well for the Ospreys and we have been impressed with him and it's a great opportunity," Gatland said of the squad for games against Australia, Fiji, New Zealand and South Africa on consecutive November ...

The Wales rugby stars under pressure as underdogs stake their claim for autumn ... - WalesOnline (blog)

The Wales rugby stars under pressure as underdogs stake their claim for autumn ... - WalesOnline (blog)

They are the men who, for now, have ownership of the jerseys...the 15 players who took the field for Wales against South Africa for the second Test in Nelspruit last June which ended in a heartbreaking 31-30 defeat. Admittedly, some took the field ...

Autumn series watch: Wales' fringe stars who hope to impress Warren Gatland ... - WalesOnline

Autumn series watch: Wales' fringe stars who hope to impress Warren Gatland ... - WalesOnline

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A prodigious talent but might need one more telling display against Grenoble to feature in any Welsh plans this autumn. Matthew Rees - The Blues captain made a welcome return to Test rugby in South Africa last summer. But despite the injury to Ken ...

Wales star Adam Jones fighting to save Test career - Express.co.uk

Wales star Adam Jones fighting to save Test career - Express.co.uk

Samson Lee, 21, held his own as Wales came within seconds of an historic first win over the Springboks in South Africa, before losing 31-30. Jones was then caught in the middle of a power struggle between the regions and Welsh Rugby Union, training ...

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