Care dismisses Welsh worry

3:43pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

DANNY Care has brushed off suggestions that Wales are in the midst of a scrum-half crisis, tipping Rhys Webb to pick up the mantle for good.

Peace in Europe but no deal imminent between WRU and regions

2:43pm Friday 11th April 2014

REGIONAL Rugby Wales have expressed their delight at peace deal over Europe – but have stressed the job is only "half done".

Euro peace deal announced

6:48pm Thursday 10th April 2014

THE two-year disagreement over the future of European club rugby has been resolved after an agreement over a new tournament structure was signed.

Gala dinner for Warburton in Cwmbran

Western Telegraph: File photo dated 21/02/2014 of Wales' Sam Warburton. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Wednesday March 19, 2014. Wales skipper Sam Warburton is likely to miss "several months" of action after dislocating his shoulder against Scotland, his

6:38am Friday 4th April 2014

INJURED Wales captain Sam Warburton will give the lowdown on his international teammates’ chances of beating the Springboks at a dinner in Cwmbran on the eve of the first Test against South Africa.

Wales set up midweek clash in South Africa

2:21pm Friday 28th March 2014

WALES will take a large squad to South Africa after setting up a midweek fixture against Eastern Province Kings ahead of the first Test against the Springboks, writes Chris Kirwan.

European Cup agreement is 'close'

1:37pm Wednesday 26th March 2014

European rugby bosses are close to reaching an agreement on the elite club tournament to replace the Heineken Cup and an announcement could come as early as Thursday, it has emerged.

Isaacs joins Gloucester's Welsh contingent

10:35am Wednesday 26th March 2014

FORMER Newport and Dragons centre Tom Isaacs has joined the Welsh contingent at Gloucester, writes Chris Kirwan.

Moffett to launch bid for place on WRU board

1:16pm Tuesday 25th March 2014

FORMER chief executive David Moffett will be launching his bid to return to the board of the Welsh Rugby Union on Friday, writes Chris Kirwan.

Big win doesn't make campaign a success, says Alun Wyn Jones

Western Telegraph: BATTLE: Alun Wyn Jones hands off Richie Gray. Picture: Mark Lewis

9:50am Monday 17th March 2014

WALES star Alun Wyn Jones says the players and management should not allow Saturday’s emphatic 51-3 victory over Scotland to paper over the cracks.

Springboks tour is not mission impossible, says Toby Faletau

Western Telegraph: TRY: Toby Faletau crosses the line to score against Scotland. Picture: Mark Lewis

8:26am Monday 17th March 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons flanker Toby Faletau says Wales can go to South Africa this summer with plenty of confidence despite a disappointing Six Nations title defence.

Wales' Six Nations records tumble against sorry Scots

Western Telegraph: STAR MAN: Liam Williams beats Duncan Weir. Picture: Mark Lewis

10:36am Sunday 16th March 2014

WALES' two-year reign as RBS 6 Nations champions reached its conclusion in Cardiff - but not before they went on a record-breaking 51-3 rampage against hapless Scotland.

Players' ratings in Wales' 51-3 hammering of Scotland

9:27pm Saturday 15th March 2014

LIAM WILLIAMS: Wales’ man of the match, he stepped into Leigh Halfpenny’s big shoes with enormous effect, scoring his debut Test try with style and superb in counter attack, highlighting what can be done with positive intent. 9

Sam Warburton a doubt for summer tour

Western Telegraph: File photo dated 01/02/14 of Wales' Sam Warburton. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Tuesday February 4, 2014. Sam Warburton will return to the starting line-up and captain Wales in Saturday's RBS 6 Nations clash against Ireland, the Welsh Rugb

6:15pm Saturday 15th March 2014

WALES captain Sam Warburton looks set to miss the summer tour to South Africa after dislocating his shoulder in this afternoon's 51-3 win over Scotland.

Wales 51 Scotland 3

4:46pm Saturday 15th March 2014

WALES ended a disappointing Six Nations campaign in fine style as they romped to a 51-3 seven-try victory over 14-man Scotland at the Millennium Stadium.

LIVE: Wales v Scotland

Western Telegraph: EYES ON THE PRIZE: Wales outside half Dan Biggar

1:28pm Saturday 15th March 2014

FOLLOW all the action live from the Millennium Stadium as Warren Gatland's men aim to end their disappointing Six Nations campaign on a high with victory over the Scots

Biggar: So strange to be out of contention

5:37am Saturday 15th March 2014

Dan Biggar admits it is "a strange feeling" for Wales to enter the final weekend of an RBS 6 Nations Championship with no silverware at stake.

Wales v Scotland preview

2:38am Saturday 15th March 2014

VICTORY for Wales this afternoon will do little more than paper over the cracks of an atrocious Six Nations campaign.

Jones wants to make most of his chance

10:56pm Friday 14th March 2014

RHODRI Jones is determined to make the most of his golden opportunity after he was given the Wales No 3 jersey ahead of Adam Jones, writes Iwan Gabe Davies.

Edwards hails Jenkins

1:58pm Friday 14th March 2014

SHAUN Edwards has paid a glowing tribute to Wales prop Gethin Jenkins ahead of his record-breaking Test match appearance on Saturday.

Wales team to face Scotland

Western Telegraph: Wales must improve against Pumas – Mike Phillips

11:01am Thursday 13th March 2014

WALES have made six changes to their starting line-up for the RBS Six Nations clash against Scotland at the Millennium Stadium on Saturday (kick-off 2..45pm).

Gatland issues challenge

Western Telegraph: Wales's Rhodri Jones after the RBS 6 Nations match at the Aviva Stadium, Dublin, Ireland. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday February 8, 2014. See PA story RUGBYU Ireland. Photo credit should read: Brain Lawless/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Edi

11:17pm Thursday 13th March 2014

WALES head coach Warren Gatland has challenged his young guns to rise to the occasion after making six changes for tomorrow’s final Six Nations clash of the year against Scotland.

Leigh Halfpenny out for season

Western Telegraph: BIG BLOW: Leigh Halfpenny's season is over

6:43pm Sunday 9th March 2014

WALES head coach Warren Gatland has hinted he might make changes as his side look to end their Six Nations campaign on a high against Scotland.

How the Wales players rated in today's 29-18 defeat to England

5:26pm Sunday 9th March 2014

LEIGH HALFPENNY: His magnificent place kicking kept Wales in the game, the full-back slotting some monster penalties. For such an exciting player though he does get involved in kick tennis rather than look to attack. 7

England 29 Wales 18

Western Telegraph: TOUGH DAY: Jonathan Davies and his Wales teammates struggled against a rampant England

5:00pm Sunday 9th March 2014

A DISAPPOINTING Wales slumped to defeat after England deservedly claimed a Triple Crown by comprehensively outplaying the visitors at a sun baked Twickenham.

England v Wales - big match preview

Western Telegraph: Wales must reproduce Lions intensity – Richard Hibbard

7:54am Saturday 8th March 2014

WALES will strut out at Twickenham’s gladiatorial arena tomorrow with no fear and fully confident of gate crashing the hosts’ Triple Crown party, writes Iwan Gabe Davies.

ENGLAND U20s 67 WALES U20s .. 7

9:37pm Friday 7th March 2014

Wales U20s’ hopes of getting their RBS 6 Nations campaign back on track after defeat to France were blown away by a rampant England in Newcastle.

Gwent youngsters get chance for Wales under-20s

11:09am Wednesday 5th March 2014

WALES under-20s head coach Byron Hayward has made ten changes to his side for the trip to Newcastle to face England on Friday night (kick-off 7.45pm).

Wales team to face England

Western Telegraph: Wales Toby Faletau is tackled by England's Chris Robshaw, Tom Youngs and Owen Farrell during the RBS Six Nations match at the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday March 16, 2013. See PA story RUGBYU Wales. Photo

11:04am Wednesday 5th March 2014

WALES have made two changes to the side to face England in the RBS 6 Nations clash at Twickenham on Sunday (kick-off 3pm) with British and Irish Lions duo Jonathan Davies and Alun Wyn Jones returning to the starting XV.

We want revenge against Wales, admits England star

Western Telegraph: REVENGE: England star Tom Wood is gunning for Wales

11:52am Monday 3rd March 2014

TOM Wood has broken ranks by admitting England's drive for a first RBS 6 Nations victory against Wales under Stuart Lancaster is being fuelled by last year's ordeal in Cardiff.

Wales ace Faletau: Cousin Billy a big loss for England but Morgan is a fine deputy

Western Telegraph: England's Billy Vunipola (centre) breaks away from a tackle by Ireland's Devin Toner during the RBS 6 Nations match at Twickenham Stadium, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday February 22, 2014. See PA story RUGBYU England. Phot

9:02am Thursday 27th February 2014

TAULUPE Faletau knows from bruising experience about how much England will miss number eight Billy Vunipola in the crunch Six Nations encounter with Wales.

Don't expect another Wales points-fest at Twickenham - defence coach Shaun Edwards

Western Telegraph: England's Mike Brown (centre right) fumbles the ball as he is tackled by Wales Alex Cuthbert (centre left) during the RBS Six Nations match at the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday March 16, 2013. See PA stor

7:20am Wednesday 26th February 2014

SHAUN Edwards expects that Wales will need to be at their miserly best if they are to keep their Six Nations title hopes alive by winning at Twickenham.

Wales lock Andrew Coombs gunning for Twickenham spot

Western Telegraph: Wales lock Andrew Coombs gunning for Twickenham spot

8:34am Tuesday 25th February 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons captain Andrew Coombs hasn't given up hope of forcing his way into the matchday squad for Wales' crunch Six Nations clash against England, writes Chris Kirwan.

Mike Brown: It's not all about Millennium Stadium revenge for England

Western Telegraph: Wales Alex Cuthbert gets away from England's Mike Brown to score Wales first try during the RBS Six Nations match at the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday March 16, 2013. See PA story RUGBYU Wales. Photo cred

11:52am Monday 24th February 2014

TWO of the enduring images of the 2013 Six Nations featured England full-back Mike Brown lying forlorn on the Millennium Stadium turf after failing to prevent Wales speedster Alex Cuthbert from crossing for a brace, writes Chris Kirwan.

Adam Jones: We showed our character, now for England!

Western Telegraph: BIG WIN: Adam Jones, centre, watches on as George North goes for the gap against France

11:51am Monday 24th February 2014

PROP Adam Jones insists Friday’s thumping win over France has proved Wales have the character to fight for a third successive Six Nations title.

Wales ace Dan Lydiate: We need to prove ourselves again at Twickenham

Western Telegraph: Wales' Sam Warburton is tackled during the RBS 6 Nations match at the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday February 21, 2014. See PA story RUGBYU Wales. Photo credit should read: Tim Ireland/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS:

8:50am Monday 24th February 2014

FLANKER Dan Lydiate knows it will take a win at Twickenham to stay in Wales boss Warren Gatland's good books, writes Chris Kirwan.

Wales new boys desperate to get Twickenham shot

7:23am Monday 24th February 2014

WALES new boys Jake Ball and Rhys Webb hope to have big involvement in the crunch Six Nations clash against England after grasping their chance to impress.

Wales response delights Gatland

12:02am Saturday 22nd February 2014

WALES coach Warren Gatland hailed his players for a "brilliant" response to their Dublin debacle that put themselves back in RBS 6 Nations title contention with a 27-6 Millennium Stadium drubbing of France.

WALES 27 FRANCE 6

Western Telegraph: Wales v France. Liam Williams leaps for the ball. (4188310)

9:58pm Friday 21st February 2014

WALES 27 FRANCE 6

LIVE: Wales v France

Western Telegraph: File photo dated 01/02/14 of Wales' Sam Warburton. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Tuesday February 4, 2014. Sam Warburton will return to the starting line-up and captain Wales in Saturday's RBS 6 Nations clash against Ireland, the Welsh Rugb

6:46pm Friday 21st February 2014

FOLLOW all the action live from the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff as Wales look to get their Six Nations defence back on track against the Grand Slam-chasing French. Kick-off 8pm

Wales would be content with repeat of ugly Paris win

Western Telegraph: File photo dated 12/02/2012 of Dan Lydiate. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Tuesday April 30, 2013. Dan Lydiate has been named in the British and Irish Lions squad for the tour of Hong Kong and Australia, head coach Warren Gatland has announced. See

10:07am Friday 21st February 2014

HISTORY has been rewritten about the 2013 Six Nations.

Coach Richard Hodges looking for Wales U20s to continue their mean streak

9:22am Friday 21st February 2014

IT'S not just the seniors that are the recipients of defensive orders barked in a northern accent at Wales' Vale of Glamorgan headquarters, writes Chris Kirwan.

Leigh Halfpenny: France clash is the ultimate test of Welsh character

8:30am Friday 21st February 2014

LEIGH Halfpenny insists that every Wales player is playing for their Test future when they tackle France at the Millennium Stadium this evening.

Wales ace Taulupe Faletau: We're all feeling the heat ahead of France

Western Telegraph: Wales' Taulupe Faletau is tackled by Ireland's Andrew Trimble during the RBS 6 Nations match at the Aviva Stadium, Dublin, Ireland. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday February 8, 2014. See PA story RUGBYU Ireland. Photo credit should

7:49am Friday 21st February 2014

FOR years Adam Jones has been the man that Wales dread getting injured the most. Now Taulupe Faletau could lay claim to that title.

Luke Charteris feeling the heat from ex-Dragons teammate

Western Telegraph: HE’S BACK: Wales and former Dragons lock Luke Charteris

8:37am Thursday 20th February 2014

WALES lock Luke Charteris knows that the heat is on to produce a big performance against France after wrestling the jersey off his former Newport Gwent Dragons teammate Andrew Coombs.

Wales boss Warren Gatland fires World Cup warning to misfiring stars

Western Telegraph: GOOD WIN: Mike Phillips takes on Marco Bartolami during Wales' 23-15 victory over Italy

10:03pm Wednesday 19th February 2014

WALES boss Warren Gatland says that his under-fire team are playing for their World Cup dreams when they line up against France tomorrow evening.

Nine Dragons get the nod for Wales U20s

2:55pm Wednesday 19th February 2014

WALES Under-20s will call on nine Newport Gwent Dragons young guns for Saturday's crunch Six Nations encounter against France, writes Chris Kirwan.

Wales team for France clash: Charteris in for Coombs, Phillips dropped to bench

Western Telegraph: Wales team for France clash: Charteris in for Coombs, Phillips dropped to bench

11:08am Wednesday 19th February 2014

FORMER Rodney Parade favourite Luke Charteris returns for Wales at the expense of Newport Gwent Dragons captain Andrew Coombs for Friday’s Six Nations clash with France.

France head to Cardiff with settled team

10:07am Wednesday 19th February 2014

FRANCE coach Philippe Saint-Andre has named a team showing one enforced change for Friday's RBS 6 Nations clash against Wales in Cardiff.

Priestland pens Scarlets deal

Western Telegraph: Scarlets' Rhys Priestland kicks a conversion during the Heineken Cup match at Twickenham Stoop, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday October 12, 2013. See PA story RUGBYU Harlequins. Photo credit should read: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

1:29pm Tuesday 18th February 2014

WALES fly-half Rhys has turned down overtures from England – and the Welsh Rugby Union – to pen a new deal with the Scarlets.

Warburton will put Irish defeat to back of mind

Western Telegraph: Wales captain Sam Warburton reflects on their defeat to South Africa in the Dove Men Series match at the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday November 9, 2013. See PA story RUGBYU Wales. Photo credit should read: Da

6:03pm Friday 14th February 2014

Wales captain Sam Warburton has revealed the squad are desperate to put right the disappointment of the defeat against Ireland when they take on France next Friday.?The visitors arrive at the Millennium Stadium with back-to-back victories to their name but Wales have been working hard reflecting on Dublin and putting things right according to Warburton.



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