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Category: Wales rugby union team

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Wales lose injured centre Jonathan Davies for more than six months

WRU statement reveals Davies requires knee surgeryShoulder operation leaves Rhys Patchell a doubt for Six NationsJonathan Davies and Rhys Patchell both need surgery after sustaining injuries at the Rugby World Cup and face lengthy spells on the sidelin…

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Wales lose injured centre Jonathan Davies for more than six months

WRU statement reveals Davies requires knee surgeryShoulder operation leaves Rhys Patchell a doubt for Six NationsJonathan Davies and Rhys Patchell both need surgery after sustaining injuries at the Rugby World Cup and face lengthy spells on the sidelin…

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Wales lose injured centre Jonathan Davies for more than six months

WRU statement reveals Davies requires knee surgeryShoulder operation leaves Rhys Patchell a doubt for Six NationsJonathan Davies and Rhys Patchell both need surgery after sustaining injuries at the Rugby World Cup and face lengthy spells on the sidelin…

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Rugby World Cup 2019: the story of the tournament in pictures and quotes

Click on each image for more information.In South Africa pressure is not having a job. It is one of your friends being murdered. Rugby shouldn’t be something that creates pressure. Continue reading…

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Warren Gatland departs Wales warning of backward slide after World Cup defeat

• Coach’s 12 years in charge ends with loss to All Blacks• ‘It would break my heart if Wales went back to doldrums’Warren Gatland’s 124th match in charge of Wales ended in defeat against his native New Zealand, but he finished his 12 years considerably…

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New Zealand swat Wales aside to win Rugby World Cup bronze final

• All Blacks surge to win in Steve Hansen’s final game• We are expanding our coverage of New Zealand. Please help us by supporting our independent journalismSteve Hansen and Warren Gatland, the two longest-serving tier-one coaches in the tournament rec…

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New Zealand v Wales: Rugby World Cup 2019 bronze final – live!

Updates from the third-place match in Tokyo (9am GMT)Paul Rees: Hansen and Gatland seek winning farewellsGet in touch! Email Luke or tweet @LukeMcLaughlin 8.30am GMT Hansen makes seven changes to his semi-final team – and it’s not just the coaches sign…

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Wales and New Zealand seek to provide fitting send-offs in bronze final

• Warren Gatland still seeking first Wales win over All Blacks• Joseph reportedly now a rival to Foster to succeed HansenThe bronze medal has turned into the crying game. Not because the physical and emotional investment put into their World Cup campai…

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Wales to turn ‘disappointment into fire’ in Gatland’s final act against All Blacks

• ‘We owe a lot to Warren,’ says Wales hooker Elliot Dee• ‘Beating New Zealand is the only thing we have not done’Wales will be running on emotion when their World Cup ends on Friday New Zealand in the bronze play-off at Tokyo Stadium. It will be the 1…

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Time for Wales to rebuild despite failings of the regional system | Paul Rees

Wayne Pivac is the new head coach but, like his predecessor, he will find that he has to spot then develop his own Test playersAs Jonathan Davies entered what is called the mixed zone, a gauntlet lined with reporters who players have to walk through to…

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‘Enjoy the third-place play-off’: Eddie Jones makes dig at Wales’ Gatland – video

Eddie Jones has hit back at Warren Gatland after his comments about England ahead of Saturday’s Rugby World Cup final. The Wales head coach had said: “We have seen in previous World Cups that teams sometimes play their final in semi-finals and don’t al…

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‘Enjoy the third-place play-off’: Eddie Jones makes dig at Wales’ Gatland – video

Eddie Jones has hit back at Warren Gatland after his comments about England ahead of Saturday’s Rugby World Cup final. The Wales head coach had said: “We have seen in previous World Cups that teams sometimes play their final in semi-finals and don’t al…

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South Africa fans celebrate Rugby World Cup semi-final victory over Wales – video

South Africa fans celebrated wildly after their side narrowly beat Wales 19-16 in their Rugby World Cup semi-final in Yokohama.The result sets up a repeat of the 2007 final against England next weekend. Continue reading…

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South Africa edge past Wales to reach World Cup final thanks to late penalty – video highlights

Watch three key moments from South Africa’s narrow Rugby World Cup semi-final victory over Wales.South Africa eked out a small lead in the first-half, before Wales drew level. But Handrè Pollard’s 76th minute penalty snatched the game for the Spri…

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South Africa’s Rassie Erasmus delivers final warning to England

• Coach says his team will not be taken by surprise• But scrum-half Faf de Klerk adds they must improve disciplineRassie Erasmus has warned England that South Africa will not be taken by surprise in the final here on Saturday after the Springboks held …

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‘South Africa deserved to win’: Wales’ Gatland accepts World Cup defeat – video

Wales head coach Warren Gatland was magnanimous in defeat after his Wales side were edged out 19-16 to South Africa in the Rugby World Cup semi-final. Handrè Pollard’s 76th-minute penalty snatched victory for South Africa after Wales fought back i…

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Attritional Springboks show there is more than one way to World Cup final | Gerard Meagher

The semi-final win over Wales was a grim but ultimately effective contrast to England’s evisceration of New ZealandA few hours before kick-off, World Cup organisers had to send out a reminder to fans to double-check they were going to the right stadium…

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South Africa to face England in Rugby World Cup final after beating Wales

• Damian de Allende’s try helps swing tense semi-final • Next Saturday’s match in Yokohama a repeat of the 2007 finalWarren Gatland will get his wish for one final crack at New Zealand before he retires after 12 years as Wales’s head coach, but Friday’…

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Wales v South Africa: Rugby World Cup semi-final – live!

Grand Slam champions Wales aim to reach first finalReturn of Jonathan Davies softens Liam Williams blowSend your thoughts to Luke on email or on Twitter 8.54am GMT Bryan Habana: “It’s going to be spicy.”Understatement of the weekend. 8.54am GMT Shots o…

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Aaron Wainwright takes path from muddy Whitehead to fields of dreams

Wales flanker has opted for an unconventional route to his place in the back row against South AfricaThere are a lot of Welshmen who dreamed of playing in a match like this back when they were kids. But Aaron Wainwright, who will, was not one of them. …