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Hefin Jones
Hefin is a sports anorak with a love for cricket, boxing and football but a particular penchant for rugby. English teacher, Journalism student and Scarlets fan. Attempt to tweet trilingually @hefrhys.

Anthony Watson Accepts Sonny Bill Williams Apology For Red Card Incident

British & Irish Lions Tour To New Zealand 2017 1st Test, Eden Park, Auckland, New Zealand 24/6/2017 New Zealand All Blacks vs British & Irish Lions Lions' Anthony Watson, Elliot Daly and Liam Williams dejected after the game Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Dan Sheridan

British and Irish Lions winger Anthony Watson has revealed that he has accepted an apology from Sonny Bill Williams after the Kiwi’s horrendous shoulder-charge into his head. The most physical inside-centre in world rugby, the 6-foot-4, 17 stone star was sent off in last week’s thrilling second Test which saw the Lions earn a famous 24-21 win in Wellington. As …

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Irish Legend O’Driscoll Questions Elements Of Lions Queenstown Break

Former Ireland and Lions centre Brian O’Driscoll has questioned elements of the Lions’ Queenstown break which they took after their dramatic 24-21 series-levelling win over the All Blacks in Wellington last Saturday. The Lions spent a couple of days in the South Island tourist resort of Queenstown resting and relaxing after six weeks of non-stop rugby which has seen them …

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Warren Gatland A Contender For All Blacks Post Come 2019

Auckland , New Zealand - 24 June 2017; British & Irish Lions head coach Warren Gatland, right, shakes hands with New Zealand head coach Steve Hansen prior to the First Test match between New Zealand All Blacks and the British & Irish Lions at Eden Park in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo By Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

British and Irish Lions head coach Warren Gatland is a contender for the coveted All Blacks coaching role in 2019. Hamilton-born Gatland has not hidden his desire to one day lead his country and ahead of Saturday’s series decider at Eden Park, his chances have been given a boost by New Zealand Rugby chief executive Steve Tew. Speaking to the …

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Kristian Dacey Speaks About Controversial Lions Call-Up

Wales and Cardiff Blues hooker Kristian Dacey has opened up about his controversial Lions call-up in a interview with Wales Online. Lions coach Warren Gatland came in for stinging criticism following his decision to draft in six players to his squad based on geography, with Welsh quartet Dacey, Tomas Francis, Gareth Davies, and Corey Hill brought in alongside Scotland’s Finn …

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Welsh Hooker Richard Hibbard Signs New Deal At Gloucester

GLOUCESTER, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 02: Richard Hibbard of Gloucester breaks with the ball during the Aviva Premiership match between Gloucester and Leicester Tigers at Kingsholm Stadium on September 2, 2016 in Gloucester, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Wales and Lions hooker Richard Hibbard has signed a new deal at Gloucester. Thanks for all the kind messages. V pleased to have signed on again with @gloucesterrugby. Great club & fans – looking forward to the future — Richard Hibbard (@richardhibbard2) November 22, 2016 The experienced 32 year-old has impressed at Kingsholm since joining the club from his home region …

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Wales Make Six Changes For Argentina Match

Wales v Australia - International Match

Interim Wales Head Coach Rob Howley has made six changes to the team humbled by Australia last weekend, report Wales Online. Howley has wielded the axe for the clash with ‘Los Pumas’: with prop Samson Lee dropping to the bench and being replaced by the Exeter Chiefs’ Tomas Francis. While the ever-present Jamie Roberts is also dropped, with Scarlets centre …

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Alun Wyn Jones To Miss Wales’ Tie With Australia

CARDIFF, WALES - FEBRUARY 26: Alun Wyn Jones of Wales looks on during the RBS Six Nations match between Wales and France at the Principality Stadium on February 26, 2016 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Talismanic lock Alun Wyn Jones will miss Wales’ clash against Australia on Saturday following the death of his father Tim, according to Wales Online 102 cap Jones was the favourite to lead the side out in their Autumn series opener on Saturday, following the announcement yesterday that skipper Sam Warburton would miss the game with a neck injury. A former Wales …

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Wales’ Likely Starting XV For Australia Match

WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - JUNE 18: Wales sing the national anthem during the International Test match between the New Zealand and Wales at Westpac Stadium on June 18, 2016 in Wellington, New Zealand. (Photo by Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images)

With Wales set to kick-off their autumn campaign on Saturday against Australia, we look at Rob Howley’s likely starting XV for the clash.  _______ 15. Liam Williams (if fit) Wales’ best player during the summer series against New Zealand, the 25-year-old has continued his fine form into the new season. Left the field early with an ankle injury during the Scarlets’ …

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Wales’ English-Based Stars Will Be Available For Australia Test

Wales LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 17: Rob Howley, Attack Coach of Wales looks on prior to kickoff during the 2015 Rugby World Cup Quarter Final match between South Africa and Wales at Twickenham Stadium on October 17, 2015 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Wales’ English-based stars will be able to play against Australia in their opening autumn test on November 5 after Premiership Rugby generously agreed to release all of them for the match, according to Wales Online. This means that the likes of George North (if he recovers from a  hand injury), Jamie Roberts, Luke Charteris, Ross Moriarty and Tomas Francis will be …

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