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Rob Howley Makes 10 Changes To Wales Team To Face Japan

Wales v Australia - International Match

Wales take on Japan in Cardiff on Saturday. After claiming a tight 24-20 win over Argentina last Saturday, Wales have made 10 changes to their side for Saturday’s tie with Japan. Wales had come in for a great deal of criticism following their tame 32-8 defeat at the hands of Australia earlier this month, but managed to reassert themselves as against the …

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Ireland Could Be Set For Huge Jump Up The Fifa World Rankings

Seamus Coleman Ireland

A good year for Ireland is turning into a great year for Ireland. Irish football is in dreamland at present. After going over 14 years between 2001 and 2015 without defeating a higher-ranked opponent in a competitive fixture, the Boys in Green have now vanquished Germany, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Italy and now Austria in little over a year. A thoroughly …

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Football’s British And Irish ‘Lions’ XI

CARDIFF, WALES - NOVEMBER 12: Gareth Bale of Wales (r) in action during the FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifier between Wales and Serbia at Cardiff City Stadium on November 12, 2016 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Ireland and Wales are in the same World Cup qualification group, as are England and Scotland. Therefore yet another hypothetical fantasy team is necessary. So, what would football’s equivalent of a British and Irish Lions team look like? Goalkeeper: Fraser Forster (Southampton) A few mistakes don’t make a bad goalkeeper but for Joe Hart the mistakes have kept coming. His …

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Andy Goode Column: South Africa Can Take Advantage Of England’s Vulnerabilities

Barbarians v South Africa - Killik Cup

Although Ireland’s performance against New Zealand seemed to set the northern hemisphere nations up for a crack at their distinguished guests from south of the equator, Wales left a lot to be desired last weekend. While Ireland were accurate in everything they did in Chicago, Wales were sloppy against Australia. Their defence was porous and their error count stratospheric. Some …

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With Three Wins From 10 Tests, What’s Gone Wrong For Wales?

CARDIFF, WALES - NOVEMBER 05: Justin Tipuric (l) and Luke Charteris look on dejectedly after another try during the international match between Wales and Australia at the Principality Stadium on November 5, 2016 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Welsh rugby looked in a good place a year ago, with only a late Fourie Du Preez try knocking them out of the 2015 Rugby World Cup at the quarter-finals. But with just three wins in their last 10 tests, what has gone wrong for Wales? Wales were destroyed by Australia at the Principality Stadium on Saturday. Brian Moore, writing …

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Northern Hemisphere Beware: Do Australia Have Their Mojo Back?

Australia Israel Folou

Australia thrashed Wales 32-8 at the Principality Stadium on Saturday, and in truth should have scored more points. They dominated up front and tore Wales to shreds in the backs. So have Australia got their mojo back? Australia looked in the mood right from the off against Wales on Saturday. Indeed, much of their playing style in a one-sided first-half …

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Ireland Rise One Place In Latest World Rugby Rankings Following All Blacks Win

CHICAGO, IL - NOVEMBER 05: Robbie Henshaw of Ireland celebrates with teammates after scoring his team's fifth try during the international match between Ireland and New Zealand at Soldier Field on November 5, 2016 in Chicago, United States. (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images)

Ireland”s memorable victory against the All Blacks on Saturday has had a knock-on effect for the world rankings. Joe Schmidt’s side recorded a 40-29 victory against New Zealand – their first ever after 111 years of trying – in a fantastic display in Chicago’s Soldier Field. As a result, Ireland have seen their position rise in the latest World Rugby Rankings – climbing …

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