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Warren Gatland Hails Sam Warburton As ‘Outstanding’ And Highlights His Lions Qualities

Wales Training Session

British & Irish Lions coach Warren Gatland has hailed Wales flanker Sam Warburton’s performances in the Six Nations thus far as ‘outstanding’. Warburton, who captained the 2013 Lions to a 2-1 win over Australia, has been playing in a new-look Welsh backrow alongside Ross Moriarty and Justin Tipuric. Warburton has performed admirably through two games against Italy and England but …

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Six Nations: Team Of The Weekend

Wales v England - RBS Six Nations

This weekend we were treated to two brilliant Six Nations fixtures. England and Wales played out one of the most physical games seen this season, while France and Scotland offered up a hugely entertaining spectacle in Paris. Ireland’s demolition of Italy will inevitably bring questions over their future participation in the tournament, particularly as Georgia’s demand for inclusion has grown louder in …

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Italy v Wales – Player Ratings

Italy v Wales - RBS Six Nations

Wales opened their Six Nations campaign with a 33-7 win over Italy in Rome as second-half tries from George North, Jonathan Davies and Liam Williams saved Welsh blushes. An Eduardo Gori try put Italy four points clear at halftime as Conor O’Shea’s charges took a surprising 7-3 lead at the break before Wales rallied in the second-half to pull away …

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Gloucester Confirm The Signing Of Owen Williams

Owen Williams

Gloucester have confirmed the signing of Wales hopeful Owen Williams next season after the player agreed to personal terms with the club. After signing for the Tigers from the Scarlets in 2013, Williams has amassed over 500 points during his time at Welford Road with the versatile inside back following forwards Carl Fearns, Fraser Balmain and Val Rapava Ruskin to …

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British and Irish Lions 2017: Blindside Flanker Options

Lions Guinness Series, Aviva Stadium, Dublin 19/11/2016 Ireland vs New Zealand Ireland's CJ Stander tackled by Malakai Fekitoa of New Zealand

The fifth article in a series will analyse the options Warren Gatland has at blindside flanker for the British and Irish Lions 2017 tour of New Zealand. With recent injuries to Dan Lydiate and Chris Robshaw, the number six jersey might be slightly less competitive than previously thought. However, it will be no easy task attaining a place in Gatland’s initial Lions squad in …

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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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3 Possible Back Row Combinations Rob Howley Could Use In The Autumn

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)

With No8 Taulupe Faletau a major doubt for the Autumn internationals and Sam Warburton a doubt for the start of the campaign, we look at three possible back row combinations that Rob Howley might consider using next month. Each has its own strengths and weaknesses but there are a number of options available to the Wales management team. – 1.Ross Moriarty, …

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Analysis: Wales Short On Back-Row Options Ahead Of Autumn Internationals

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - JUNE 11:  Sam Warburton of Wales reacts during the International Test match between the New Zealand All Blacks and Wales at Eden Park on June 11, 2016 in Auckland, New Zealand.  (Photo by Anthony Au-Yeung/Getty Images)

Wales are facing a shortage of options in the back row ahead of next month’s Autumn internationals after it was confirmed that Sam Warburton needs surgery on a fractured cheekbone. The Wales captain suffered the knock in Cardiff Blues’ defeat to Leinster on Saturday. It could be some very bad news for Cardiff Blues and Wales https://t.co/VySSy7J6kK — WalesOnline Rugby (@WalesRugby) October …

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Wales: Three Of The Top Contenders To Replace Faletau This Autumn

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - JUNE 11: Taulupe Faletau of Wales kicks ahead under pressure from TJ Perenara of the All Blacks during the International Test match between the New Zealand All Blacks and Wales at Eden Park on June 11, 2016 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images)

With the news that Taulupe Faletau is a major doubt for the upcoming autumn internationals, after suffering a knee injury, we take a look at three contenders to replace him. ______ 1. Josh Navidi The versatile Cardiff Blues backrower, and the first player of Iranian heritage to play for Wales, has made an excellent start to the season, playing a …

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