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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’ 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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5 Lions Bolters Warren Gatland Should Consider

EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND - SEPTEMBER 07: Warren Gatland is announced as the Head Coach of the British & Irish Lions for the 2017 Tour to New Zealand during the British and Irish Lions Press Conference at Standard Life House on September 7, 2016 in Edinburgh, Scotland. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

The British and Irish Lions squad often includes a couple of ‘bolters’ – players who have had limited international exposure and make a late and surprising claim to join the touring party. So who are the candidates to be bolters in 2017? For the purist, Will Greenwood was the last true ‘bolter’ when he toured South Africa in 1997 having …

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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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Injuries Continue To Mount For Wales As Autumn Internationals Edge Nearer

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 have been hit by injuries to star players Liam Williams and George North before their Autumn international series which kicks off against Australia in two weeks, according to Wales Online. Williams, who has been in impressive form this season, limped off after only 15 minutes in the Scarlets’ 44-26 away defeat to reigning European Champions Saracens in their European …

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Three Of Rugby’s Other Major Off-Field Misdemeanours

READING, ENGLAND - JANUARY 14: Gavin Henson of Cardiff Blues looks on during the Heineken Cup match between London Irish and Cardiff Blues at the Madejski Stadium on January 14, 2012 in Reading, England. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)

Following All Black scrum-half Aaron Smith’s misdemeanour in a Chistchurch airport toilet, we look at three other big off the field misdemeanours. _______ 1. Andy Powell And The Golf buggy Incident The powerful 23 times capped backrower has courted plenty of controversy during a playing career which has taken in nine clubs thus far. But the 35-year-old ex-Lion’s most controversial …

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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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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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Saracens Leading The Race To Sign Welsh Fullback

A number of top Premiership clubs are after Wales and Scarlets full-back Liam Williams, and a big money offer could be made to him when his Scarlets contract expires, according to Wales Online. One of the best full-backs in Europe, the classy 25 year-old is on the Ospreys radar with recent reports stating that the Swansea-based region were planning to …

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