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Wayne Pivac Explains Exactly Why Leigh Halfpenny Opted For Scarlets

ROTORUA, NEW ZEALAND - JUNE 17: Leigh Halfpenny of the Lions lines up a penalty during the match between the New Zealand Maori and the British & Irish Lions at Rotorua International Stadium on June 17, 2017 in Rotorua, New Zealand. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Scarlets coach Wayne Pivac has shared why Leigh Halfpenny opted to join the Welsh club, citing a desire to improve his attacking game as the main reason for his move to the Pro12 champions. The 28-year-old yesterday announced his return to Welsh rugby after joining the Scarlets on a three-year dual contract, which will see the WRU pay 60 per …

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Ronald Koeman Tweets Out Hugely Uplifting Photo After Visiting Seamus Coleman

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - JANUARY 02: Leighton Baines of Everton is mobbed by team mates including Seamus Coleman (top) after scoring his team's second goal during the Premier League match between Everton and Southampton at Goodison Park on January 2, 2017 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Things are looking better and better for Seamus Coleman… On Monday, former Manchester United and Southampton physiotherapist Matt Radcliffe stated that despite suffering a horror leg break vs Wales last month, Seamus Coleman could well return to action before the year is out. Explaining the precise nature of the Irish international’s injury, Radcliffe stated that given the clean nature of the …

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Six Nations Team-By-Team Previews: 5th Place – Wales

CARDIFF, WALES - FEBRUARY 26: (L-R) Bradley Davies, Alun Wyn Jones and Jonathan Davies of Wales sing the national anthem prior to kickoff during the RBS Six Nations match between Wales and France at the Principality Stadium on February 26, 2016 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Cast your mind back less than four years ago. Wales have almost single-handedly won the deciding Lions test in Australia with ten players. They were the Six Nations champions, having won the 2012 with a grand slam also. They had reason to be optimistic.   If you’d have told a Welsh fan what has happened since then they wouldn’t be …

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Exclusive: We Speak With Gareth Bale’s High School PE Teacher

CARDIFF, WALES - OCTOBER 09: Gareth Bale of Wales is tracked by Giorgi Navalovski (L), Jano Ananidze (2L) and Murtaz Daushvili (R) of Georgia during the FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifier between Wales and Georgia at Cardiff City Stadium on October 9, 2016 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

At a time when Gareth Bale’s name is being splashed across headlines regarding his new contract negotiations with Real Madrid, we caught up with the Wales international’s former PE teacher, Gwyn Morris, who taught Bale at Whitchurch High School in Cardiff, from 2002-2005. In an exclusive interview with Pundit Arena, Morris discusses subjects such as Bale’s innate talent, unique personality and the other …

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Wales Linchpin Should Be Fit For Autumn Series

LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 12: Sam Warburton of Wales offlodas during the RBS Six Nations match between England and Wales at Twickenham Stadium on March 12, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Wales captain Sam Warburton should be fit for the autumn series, according to Wales Online. The 27-year-old suffered a cheekbone fracture during a clash of heads with Leinster’s Josh van de Flier in Cardiff’s 16-13 defeat to the Dubliners at the weekend. It looked possible that the 67 times capped flanker would miss a part of, or the whole of Wales’ …

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Wales Have Named An Interim Coach To Take Over From Gatland

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 backs coach Rob Howley has been named as Wales’ interim coach following Warren Gatland’s appointment as the British and Irish Lions coach for their tour to New Zealand next year.  Gatland will immediately relinquish his Wales responsibilities until next season and will not take charge of Wales during their upcoming Autumn Internationals. Howley will instead lead Wales during the …

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The Lions May Have Inadvertently Revealed The Identity Of Their New Coach

With just over 18 hours to go before the British and Irish Lions reveal their choice of Head Coach for next summer’s much-anticipated tour to New Zealand, a rather intriguing image appeared online. Seemingly showing Warren Gatland – current Wales boss and favourite for the top coaching job – decked out in red merchandise and surrounded by a photography crew, has the …

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Wales Coach Gatland To Become Highest Paid Lions Coach Ever

LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 12: Warren Gatland, head coach of Wales looks on prior to the RBS Six Nations match between England and Wales at Twickenham Stadium on March 12, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Wales coach Warren Gatland is set to become the highest paid British and Irish Lions coach ever, according to a report from the Sunday Times (via Rugby Heaven). Gatland, who led the Lions to their first series win since 1997 when the Lions defeated Australia 2-1 in 2013, will reportedly be confirmed as the next Lions coach on Wednesday in Edinburgh. The …

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