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Category: Wales rugby union team

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Dan Biggar’s oxygen chamber regime to breathe new life into Wales

• Fly-half in early return from injury after 10 days in oxygen chamber • Biggar returns to face Ireland in Six Nations Test at DublinDan Biggar has clambered out of an oxygen chamber to try to breathe life into Wales’s Six Nations title challenge. The …

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Wales recall Leigh Halfpenny and Dan Biggar for Ireland clash

• Warren Gatland wants his side to deal with expected aerial assault• Liam Williams also returns on the wing in place of Josh AdamsWarren Gatland has called on his Wales team to use their experience to deal with an expected aerial assault from Ireland …

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Wales get boost with Liam Williams and George North fit to face Ireland

• Leigh Halfpenny, Dan Biggar and Taulupe Faletau also fit• Forwards coach Robin McBryde: ‘Ireland is a must-win game’Wales, who need to beat Ireland in Dublin on Saturday to remain in contention for the Six Nations title, have been bolstered by the re…

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France’s Marseille date with Italy shows benefit of taking Six Nations on the road | Robert Kitson

England should venture outside their London moneypit and take a big game to rugby lovers otherwise disenfranchised by geography and, in some cases, historyIt is October 2007 and the clear Mediterranean sky is turning from sapphire blue to purest velvet…

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Wales’ Ken Owens says Warren Gatland deserves more respect

• ‘I don’t think he gets the credit for what he has achieved’• Wales must beat Ireland in Dublin to stay in Six Nations huntKen Owens believes Warren Gatland’s sustained success at Test level has not always gained the respect the coach’s record merits….

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Big six who have stamped their authority on the Six Nations so far | Paul Rees

Big hitters, gamechangers, impact backs, formidable forwards – here are six players who have made an impression after two thrilling roundsAge 30, Wales, flanker, caps 15 Continue reading…

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World Rugby admits Gareth Anscombe’s try for Wales should have stood

• TMO was incorrect to disallow score during defeat at Twickenham • WR’s head of referees acknowledges error to coach Warren GatlandWorld Rugby have confirmed to Wales that the television match official Glenn Newman was incorrect in law when he disallo…

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Six Nations: talking points from the weekend’s action

Wales have case for moral victory in loss to England, Scotland prepare for ‘Big One’ and Ellie Kildunne’s stock continues to riseOne minute Eddie Jones is using the media to put pressure on opposition captains and fly-halves, the next he is criticising…

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Gareth Anscombe insists Wales were not denied victory by TMO ruling

• Anscombe believes he scored try but says: ‘We had chances to fix it’• ‘We’re disappointed, but proud of way we played in second half.”Gareth Anscombe is adamant that he should have been awarded a first-half try but does not believe the failure of the…

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Resilience keeps England on the right side of fine margins | Robert Kitson

Hatred of losing – and a dash of good luck – saw Eddie Jones’s side hold off Wales to secure a Six Nations win at TwickenhamThere is no more tantalising – or irrelevant – phrase in the sporting lexicon than “if only”. Modern Test rugby is almost entire…

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Eddie Jones calls on Georgia’s help to bolster England scrum

• ‘Strongest scrum pack in world’ to visit for training sessions• Jones hopes injured players will be fit to face ScotlandEngland’s pursuit of a third consecutive Six Nations title shows no signs of relenting this week with Eddie Jones revealing he has…

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Warren Gatland baffled by TMO’s decision not to award try – video

Warren Gatland described the decision by the television match official not to award Wales a first-half try as ‘pretty disappointing’ as his side slumped to a fifth straight Six Nations defeat by England Continue reading…

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England’s fingertips prove decisive in brawl in a squall against Wales | Andy Bull

Twickenham oozes intimidation but Wales stand their ground in a bruising Test decided by the finest of marginsIt was a foul day, cold, wet and grey, but no one at Twickenham cared too much about that. There was enough heat on the pitch to keep everyone…

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Rhys Patchell fails to hit the heights against battle-hardened England

The fly-half suffered under the high ball against resilient and resourceful opponents but will rise to future challengesIf Wales had arrived with the ambition to paint the town Scarlet, they had not reckoned on England’s white orcs. This England pack m…

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Warren Gatland says ‘terrible mistake’ by TMO cost Wales against England

• Wales coach claims his team were denied ‘clear-cut’ try • ‘It was a big moment in the game and he got the decision wrong’Warren Gatland cursed what he called a “terrible mistake” by the television match official at Twickenham as Wales suffered a fift…

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Jonny May’s early tries take England over the line against battling Wales

• England 12-6 Wales• Hosts hold firm despite late siege from WalesEngland lacked the volume of their head coach in the buildup, but such is the nous and hardness they have developed under Eddie Jones that they again found a way to win despite not scor…

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England v Wales: Six Nations – live!

Six Nations updates from the showdown at TwickenhamJones targets Patchell and turns up heat on ‘cocky’ WalesAnd feel free to email scott.murray@theguardian.com 4.34pm GMT Eddie Jones speaks to ITV … “We’ve just changed the order. JJ looked sharp. Ben…

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England run rampant against Wales in Women’s Six Nations

• England 52-0 Wales• Teenager Ellie Kildunne scores England’s last and best tryEngland are on course for another grand slam. In miserable conditions at the Stoop they ran in eight tries against a Wales side every bit as outclassed as they had been in …

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Leigh Halfpenny gives Wales injury scare before England clash

Wales full-back sits out captain’s run because of illnessGareth Anscombe in pole position to replace HalfpennyWales have suffered a scare before their Six Nations showdown with England on Saturday with Leigh Halfpenny sitting out Friday’s captain’s run…

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Wales eager to make England’s ‘Jones the Gob’ rue his trash talk | Robert Kitson

A quietly upbeat Wales travel to Twickenham stinging words of England coach Eddie Jones to give them added incentiveFor hundreds of thousands of noisy neighbours on either side of the Severn Bridge this remains the most eagerly anticipated weekend of t…