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Alun Wyn Jones says don’t rule out Warren Gatland coaching England

• Gatland will leave Wales after World Cup in Japan• ‘In professional sport you never say never,’ says Wales captainThe Wales captain, Alun Wyn Jones, believes it is possible Warren Gatland will one day coach England. Related: Wales crush Ireland to wi…

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No more heroes? Alun Wyn Jones stands tall even in these cynical times | Kevin Mitchell

Wales captain’s act of kindness on Saturday did not go unnoticed and there is plenty of evidence to suggest sometimes it’s still OK to meet your idolsAn image that will linger from the final round of the Six Nations was not a dazzling run or shuddering…

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Wigan Warriors urge Shaun Edwards to ‘clarify his intentions’

• Super League club want former player as new head coach• Edwards denied he has signed contract with WiganWigan Warriors say they are aiming to speak with Shaun Edwards as a matter of urgency following comments made by the 52-year-old over the weekend …

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Wales’s rising sons set the northern hemisphere benchmark for Japan | Robert Kitson

England may have lost the plot at Twickenham but grand slam winners could write another happy endingHow quickly modern rugby’s wheel of fortune spins. A few weeks ago Ireland were an irresistible force, enjoying such critical acclaim that back-to-back …

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Six Nations’ team of the tournament: Wales and England dominate best XV | Nick Evans

Alun Wyn Jones was arguably the pick of the bunch as grand slam winners Wales and England dominate our columnist’s listA big part of what Saracens do well and exactly the same with Wales, Williams has been brilliant throughout and his ability to play o…

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No doubting that Warren Gatland’s Wales deserve their grand slam | Robert KItson

High-class defence and rare stamina make Wales second in the world and leave their Six Nations rivals struggling in their wakeThere is no such thing as an accidental grand slam. Winning five games on the trot in testing conditions against reliably moti…

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I will miss Six Nations but now it is all about Japan, says Warren Gatland

• Wales coach turns attention to World Cup after grand slam• ‘I am incredibly proud of players for what they have achieved’Warren Gatland will this week turn his attention to the World Cup after celebrating the grand slam and Wales’s fourth Six Nations…

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Alun Wyn Jones battles through pain to lead Wales to Six Nations glory | Andy Bull

The lock forward injured his left knee early on against Ireland but soldiered on, showing how formidable a captain he isAt least all that rain will wash the streets clean. By the time everyone is done in Cardiff, they will surely need it. The fans ther…

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‘Proud is the word’: Wales win Six Nations grand slam – video

Wales beat Ireland 25-7 at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff to win the Six Nations grand slam for the third time in 11 years. Captain Alun Wyn Jones said he ‘is really proud for such a small nation to be able to do that’, while coach Warren Gatland …

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Wales crush Ireland to win third Six Nations grand slam in 11 years

• Wales 25-7 Ireland• Parkes try and Anscombe masterclass give Wales victoryOn the eve of the day of St Patrick, a hat-trick of grand slams for Warren Gatland. Wales’s head coach marked his final campaign in the Six Nations, with the men in red at leas…

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Wales v Ireland: Six Nations final round – live!

Wales bidding to seal Six Nations title and grand slamJoin Tom Bassam for Italy v France – live!And you can email Niall or tweet @niallmcveigh 2.22pm GMT Quite the game in Rome, where Italy are six points behind and doing everything but score what coul…

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Warren Gatland and Joe Schmidt both in search of Six Nations happy ending | Paul Rees

The Wales coach will be wary of a ruthless Ireland side and the tactical nous of his fellow New ZealanderWarren Gatland once reflected on Wales’s capacity to sabotage the future by focusing on the past. “They prefer to regurgitate the Chateaubriand of …

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Twickenham ready for Saturday storms but all looks set fair for Wales | Robert Kitson

England should lift the Calcutta Cup but the real glittering prize can be Warren Gatland’s yet againRarely has the country been in greater need of a glorious Six Nations finale as a distraction from real life. Even Theresa May might benefit from puttin…

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Warren Gatland ready to ride Wales’ emotional wave for grand slam finale | Andy Bull

Welsh prepare to give everything for everyone as they look to sign off the Six Nations against Ireland with another grand slamIn the end it was the money-men who made Richard Burton give up rugby. The film company put a clause in his contract banning h…

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Wales will find another gear against Ireland to seal Six Nations grand slam | Jamie Roberts

All of our coaching staff were involved in the 2012 grand slam and they will have the players believing their hard work will deliver what they deserve on SaturdayWales will need to save their best for last against an Ireland team who have yet to hit to…

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Eddie Jones puts pressure on ‘tired’ Wales in push for Six Nations title

• England coach: ‘I see a Wales team that looks tired’• Jones says dropped Cokanasiga can play 100 TestsWarren Gatland has told Eddie Jones to mind his own business after the England coach said Wales looked “tired” before their Six Nations decider with…

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Wales unchanged for crucial Six Nations finale against Ireland

• Warren Gatland opts for continuity as Wales chase grand slam• ‘There is bound to be a bit of emotion on Saturday’Wales have named an unchanged team to face Ireland in Cardiff on Saturday as they look to complete Warren Gatland’s final Six Nations mat…

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The Breakdown | Warren Gatland’s Wales reflect the image of its leader – stronger together

The New Zealander’s coaching success lies in Wales being able to play catch-up when losing and the ability to defend a leadWhen Warren Gatland was asked last week to explain Wales’s success at a time when the regional game was suffering one of its peri…

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Wales’ Gareth Anscombe defiant as Johnny Sexton talks up Ireland hopes

• ‘We feel we can take on anyone in world,’ says Wales No 10• Sexton: ‘We’ve stopped winning runs before’Wales may be armed with a record 13-match winning run when they face Ireland at the Principality Stadium on Saturday but Gareth Anscombe believes t…

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Warren Gatland gears up for grandest of send-offs but Wales must raise game

Coach can celebrate Cardiff farewell with a third grand slam but his side will need to improve significantly on the error-strewn display against Scotland if they are to see off IrelandWales will not linger over this latest victory, it was not one they …